Detached dormer with rolling rural views near harbour

PERFECT for horses, ponies and people is the family home Rachra, near Monkstown and Carrigaline in Cork’s harbour area.

Called after Rachra, the Irish for Offaly’s Shannonbridge near Clonmacnoise, this detached dormer is on grounds of two acres whose higher portion is grazed by well-minded horses, who’ve got a separate elevated road access point to their paddocks and stables.

Dating back to the 1986, this four/five bed home has since been extended and upgraded along the way, and now has 2,200 sq ft of living and sleeping space, and with all of its best rooms up to the front for light and rolling rural views – the best of which include stands and strings of very mature beech trees in large fields across the road.

This land was home to a very large fruit farm up until the 1980s: the fields that Rachra is now on used to grow luscious raspberries.

Rachra’s owners are, clearly, horsey people, and with family reared, its owners intend to relocate to Offaly where they have land.

A new market arrival with estate agent Malcolm Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing, this place at Raffeen will suit owners who want to savour the country life, yet be within a three or four mile drive of Douglas, and even less of a distance from Carrigaline.

Asking price is €675,000, for a bright home with sun room off the lounge, making for a 28’ by 12’ space, modern kitchen with a feature brick alcove around the range cooker, and four bedrooms plus study.

The master bed is off to the left above an easily convertible garage, with a high, apex window for light and views, and a double aspect via double doors through the en suite.

Rachra is close to Hitchmough’s well-know riding school and stables – putting the neigh into neighbours.


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