Four holiday homes on the market in the Cork countryside
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