GREAT ES­CAPE

Four hol­i­day homes on the mar­ket in the Cork coun­try­side

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

GORTNALICKY, RIN­GAR­OGY, BAL­TI­MORE, CO CORK €295,000

GORTNALICKY is a four-bed­room home full of char­ac­ter, set in 1.3 acres of lush gar­dens on Rin­gar­ogy Is­land, off the West Cork coast close to Bal­ti­more. Rin­gar­ogy is ac­cessed via the Lag Bridge, off the main Sk­ib­bereen to Bal­ti­more road, and has views look­ing to­wards Roar­ing Wa­ter Bay, the Caha Moun­tains to the west and Lough Hyne to the east. The is­land has nu­mer­ous shore­line and coun­try­side walks.

Gortnalicky is con­tem­po­rary and eco-friendly, with geo-ther­mal heat­ing and dou­ble-glazed win­dows to keep things cosy. The rooms are gen­er­ously pro­por­tioned, and there is a large stu­dio, which will be of in­ter­est to prospec­tive pur­chasers of a cre­ative bent.

There is 180sqm of liv­ing space made up, on the ground floor, of an en­trance porch, open-plan kitchen/liv­ing/din­ing room, study, stu­dio, bed­room, bath­room, util­ity and pantry. Up on the first floor, there are three dou­ble bed­rooms, stor­age space and built-in cup­boards, all off a bright land­ing.

The house has beau­ti­ful gar­dens, with wood­land walks bor­der­ing a rose gar­den, spec­i­men trees, shrubs, flow­ers and a veg­etable gar­den for those who fancy the chal­lenge of grow­ing their own, and sun­bathing spots for those who pre­fer to take things at a more leisurely pace. There is a garage, which has po­ten­tial for res­i­den­tial, work­shop or other use.

Bal­ti­more is the main ferry port to Sherkin Is­land, Cape Clear Is­land and the eastern side of Roar­ing Wa­ter Bay (Loch Trasna) and Car­bery’s Hun­dred Isles. It has a large summer pop­u­la­tion and is pop­u­lar with those in­ter­ested in sail­ing, fish­ing and, lat­terly, scuba div­ing, thanks to the num­ber of ship­wrecks in the bay.

AGENT: Sherry FitzGer­ald O’Neill (028) 21404

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