Generous home in Garryvoe has plenty to offer

A big build, big bones, big rooms, big views, and big site, writes Tommy Barker.

Garryvoe, East Cork €550,000

Size: 402 sq m (4,330 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5


And beaches nearby. They’re some of the big selling points for the wide, deep, and well fitted-out East Cork bungalow that goes under the name of Garryvoe Manor.

Generous home in Garryvoe has plenty to offer

Built back in the early 2000s, on a 0.75 acre coastal site with a view spanning the Atlantic ocean, Ballycotton the island and the lighthouse that crowns it, this is a 4,300 sq ft, well-tended family home with five bedrooms, several en suites (two, plus a third shared between two other bedrooms, and games rooms.

Generous home in Garryvoe has plenty to offer

But, it’s the main living room that sets the tone — quite literally. At 25’ by 20,’ it easily fits in a baby grand piano among the other furnishing items, and the room has a double aspect with views from its super-sized windows, plus a tall, white marble chimneypiece.

The quality kitchen/dining room is even bigger, and it too has views to whet the appetite... for seafood?

Generous home in Garryvoe has plenty to offer

Both these large rooms are given even more airiness thanks to part-vaulted ceilings which help to balance the overall proportions of this architect-designed seaside ranch-like manor.

In addition, there’s a utility, pantry and a games room, and the guest WC has a Jacuzzi bath, as does the master bedroom en-suite, along with a walk-in wardrobe.

Generous home in Garryvoe has plenty to offer

Joint selling agents are Malcolm Tyrrell of Cohalan Downing in Cork city, with Helen Kearney of CCM Property, and they say that its large windows, and unique design, “captures the stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the rugged coastline and equally beautiful surrounding countryside.”

Guide price is €550,000, and the setting is by the miles of sandy beaches around Garryvoe and its highly-regarded hotel, with restaurants, bars and other amenities plus sports facilities and outdoors activities all in the vicinity, and back towards Ballycotton and Shanagarry.

VERDICT: A generous build.


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