Small retreat is perfect in Clonakilty oasis setting

THE best goods, in small packages: the motto comes to mind when it comes to No 4, Glebe Gardens, in a Clonakilty oasis setting.

Is oasis the right word for the setting of this one-bedroom mews-like retreat in a so-secure setting? Quite probably. Whatever it is about the soil in the former orchard and gardens of Glebe House, just off the erstwhile Emmet Square, but the landscaping put down barely over two years ago is colonising the place like crazy.

Centrepiece is a retained myrtle tree, a survivor from the previous century, and around it are eight c1,000 sq ft two-bed townhouses, plus this one one-bed. A further phase of three-beds of 1,300 sq ft homes on the overall one-acre of walled and landscaped gardens, went up for sale in late summer, via agent Kieran O’Gorman.

Mr O’Gorman has now been charged with the sale of No 4, with a €350,000 guide, which reflects the fact it is being sold fully furnished.

With its own allocated car parking space, and dual access to Emmet Square, either via a gated pedestrian laneway or the adjacent Brewery Lane with a car, it is as likely to appeal to a trader-down as a first-time buyer, says Mr O’Gorman. He emphasises the setting’s style and security.

The main living space is 18’ by 15’ with a bay window overlooking the gardens, screened by verdant growth, tit has a beamed ceiling (the roof is mono-pitch, with a costly zinc exterior coating, and there’s also a quality kitchen and island, in rich wood tones and stainless steel, made by Tower, Blarney man Seamus Walsh, with overhead Velux.

There’s one 15’ by 11’ bedroom, also with exposed feature ceiling beams and Velux overhead. The bathroom is wheelchair accessible, with wet-room tiled floor and power shower, with Jacuzzi bath.

Maintenance on the unit at No 4 is minimal as: a management company takes care of the grounds right to your front door.

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