THE PREVIOUS owner of West Cork’s converted grain store, retired UK psychotherapist Dr Andrew Stanway, had over 30 books (plus various ‘Lovers’ Guides’ videos) to his credit, most of them regarding sex, love-making, and relationships.
He tweeted sweet nothings to help out his neighbour — but, in the heel of the hunt, the global exposure that Graham Norton gave a West Cork house sale on his doorstep mattered little when it finally changed hands — after nearly a year and a half on the market — to an Irish buyer.
Juggling day-to-day professional jobs back in Cork city, and now with young children, means the owners of this Union Hall home have had to move closer to the big smoke, so they’ve decided to re-offer up this upgraded farmhouse to a much-improved market.
Our family were probably the first tourists in Baltimore,” quips Stuart Musgrave, as he prepares to sell his family’s current base on Cove Road in this appealing West Cork village, known far and wide, and over the seas, for its tourism, sailing, ferries and fishing.
There are already 22,000 people employed across Dublin’s Sandyford Business District — where a collection of four existing business parks has scope for 17,500 more employees, as well as further commercial and residential development.