Trish Dromey says Courtmacsherry home is ideal for buyers looking for a permanent or a holiday residence.
Fom a garden studio at 28 Meadowlands, the owner has painted the sea, the sky, the boats and the beach at Courtmacsherry as well as all manner of scenic West Cork seascapes.
A Dublin-born businessman, he came to the seaside village a few years ago to paint and has since become well-known in the area as an artist. His picture-perfect detached home with its studio and scenic views of the bay has now come on the market with a guide of €350,000.
Selling agents Hodnett and Forde say the beautifully presented property is attracting interest from buyers looking for holiday homes and permanent residences alike.
“It’s in development of detached houses which was built in the late 1990s and already has a mix of owner occupiers and holiday home owners “ says auctioneer Andy Donoghue. The attraction of the location for both types of buyers is that it’s within a short walk from the beach, the pier and the village where there is access to a wide variety of water-based activities such as swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing and coastal rowing.
The attractions of the house are that it offers 1,750 sq ft of modern living space, is on an elevated site overlooking the bay and has well-planted, mature gardens The largest room is a kitchen/dining room which stretches from front to rear and has white-fitted units, black counter tops and marble tiled flooring.
The house has a front sitting room with a stone fireplace and sea views as well as a back sitting room overlooking the garden. There’s also a bathroom and a utility room.
The upper level has a bathroom and four carpeted bedrooms. The largest bedroom has sea views at the front, a built-in wardrobe and a Juliet balcony which looks out on to the gardens at the side.
Huge effort has gone in to the colourful gardens which have an area of decking at the rear, a patio at the side as well as a stepped garden planted with flowers and shrubs.
A timber cabin in the front garden is used as a reading room while a larger timber chalet at the rear is used as the artist’s studio.
VERDICT: Coutmac’s pretty as a picture.
Courtmacsherry, West Cork
Best Feature: Colourful eye
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