Beach life beckons

SET just 100 yards from Owenahincha’s beaches in west Cork is the Sandycove Beach Villas scheme, built primarily for holiday home use, just across the road from a shingle beach with coveted Blue Flag status.

Now, though, with No 15 up for sale, auctioneer Martin Kelleher feels the next owner could well be a full-time resident, who’ll relish the sea views from the first floor balcony of this tidy three-bed just 100 metres from the beach. The mid-2000s development is behind secure gates and has a children’s playground plus a small games building.

Built by Frinailla, Sandycove Beach Villas is one of two new, completed and all-but-sold out new home schemes in Owenahincha, about eight miles from Clonkailty and a mile or so from Rosscarbery village and the Warren Strand.

Several other renewal projects remain in the pipeline for Owenahincha, with new plans expected to be revealed soon for a large cleared site (where a 1960s hotel was demolished) by these villas.

Location: Owenahincha, Cork

Price: €179,000

Size: Sq. m: 93 (1,000 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

BER rating: Pending

Broadband: Yes

VERDICT: Beach life beckons: There’s open spaces all around, and although No 15’s bedrooms are on the small side, the living room is quite large at 16’ by 19’, and has a hearty open fire.

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