From the lap of the ocean to the lap of luxury

SALES are secured, and cheaper buying options are now set to draw new buyers in time for summer and — dare we say it — a return to school in September, at east Cork’s Ardnahinch Bay.

The low-key private settings, right at the edge of Shanagarry village and with a waft of salt air from the sea 200 yd away, are lifestyle lures of the scheme of 16 high-quality family homes built by local man Tom Beausang.

He has half the scheme built out, and there’s no mistaking the quality of finish and materials. Now he’s adjusted the prices downwards and there are buying options from just under €500,000.

Houses are detached, on large sites in a gated community which is expected to have a good complement of full-time residents, given it is just a 30-minute commute to Cork city, with beaches a minute or two’s walk away, and the full stretch of Garryvoe to the east and Ballycotton to the west.

Estate agents are Michael Hegarty locally, with Claire O’Sullivan of Savills HOK in Cork city.

Claire says, “They’re ideal for buyers looking for a luxurious lifestyle. We have had a re-adjustment in price, making them incredibly good value.

These could make an ideal holiday home or alternatively as full time living. Commute to the city in the morning and smell the sea-air from your barbecue in the evening.”

Buying options include solid walnut flooring integrated appliances, tiling and Stira attic access.

Outside, the driveways are done out in paviours, boundaries are walled in and the family-friendly garden includes a decent green area for ball playing.


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