All aboard for this sale

ANGLING for a quick sale is this great two-bed apartment in the grounds of Courtmacsherry House Hotel in west Cork: it’s got frontline harbour views, a marine/Hamptons beachhouse theme going on decoratively, and the owners are prepared to sell their three-year old 19’ Bayliner speed boat to expedite the sale.

Courtmac is jokingly referred to as a drinking village with a fishing problem (that’s what the car bumper stickers say,) but the fact is it is a seaside and harbour community that takes its shoreline blessings seriously. Hence, the attractions of a boat for quick access to coves and to caves, to beaches and to ‘catch your own’ barbecues, with fish in tow.

Auctioneer Brendan Bowe seeks offers around €215,000 for No 12, which he reckons is “probably the finest apartment within this sought after coastal complex.”

With water views from one bedroom and the kitchen area as well, thanks to a dip in the old stone boundary wall, it has an open plan kitchen/dining living room measuring 28’ by 12’, two double bedrooms, good hall with storage, and bathroom with shower and bath. There’s 885 sq ft of space, says Mr Bowe, gas heating with mains services, and parking spaces nearby to keep the boat and a car.

The 2007, navy and white Bayliner is an additional €20,000 to the buyer of the apartment, down from a new list price of €35k, with 50 hours on the clock.


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