Put down anchor in Cregg, Glandore

This small-holding offers another opportunity to buy in picturesque Cregg, Glandore, writes Tommy Barker.

Last Saturday, these pages ran a four-page photo splash on a rare chance to finish out a farm cluster renovation, at a spot called Cregg, Glandore.

Rare? Well, not entirely... here’s a Cregg small-holding that was finished out earlier on.

Right next door to last week’s 11-acre Cregg farmhouse, cottages, stables and barn which was being renovated to top standards and guiding €300,000-plus (with almost as much more to spend to finish out) is this more modern block of a build, atmospherically called Anchor Bay, and just as close to picturesque Tralong Bay.

Anchor Bay’s on six acres of grazing land, and it’s a homestead that’s going to appeal most of all to those into their horses and equestrian lifestyles. By the quiet beach of Tralong, it’s an easy strike from Glandore and from Rosscarbery, and very close to the renowned megalithic Drombeg Stone Circle. 

Anchor Bay’s on the market with Clonakilty estate agent Henry O’Leary, who guides at €595,000 for an impressively large, over-lower ground or basement-level home with water views all done, Mr O’Leary says, as a labour of love by its owners, with scope to use part of the building as a self-contained granny flat.

There’s 3,500 sq ft in the main house, with two/three of its four/five bedrooms at lower level, where there’s also a store and large 1,000 sq ft workroom.

The main living rooms and kitchen/dining are spread across the upper front section for views to the bay, and there’s access to a raised balcony which runs past the sitting room.

Put down anchor in Cregg, Glandore

The interior’s good, with wood-topped kitchen units and glass blocks. There’s a range cooker, and several rooms have wood-burning stoves.

Anchor Bay is approached via a long avenue, with railed paddocks, stables, a garage, and a sand arena and it’s set up well for horses, with good grazing, whilst the boundary to the east drops down to a stream, tantalisingly close to the beach at Tralong.

Glandore is about two miles away, Cork city and airport are a 75-minute spin, and Skibbereen and Clon are a short drive away.

VERDICT: There’s a choice now of two substantial Cregg, Glandore properties but they will have two quite different buying demographics. Although on a smaller amount of land, Anchor Bay’s six acres is better set up for grazing, plus the house is a walk-in job. The same sort of €595k budget would allow someone buy the farm cluster with old stone barn and stables on 11 acres next door and to finish it out, but it will take time to sort and complete.

Glandore, West Cork


327 sq m / 3,500 sq ft

Bedrooms: 4/5

Bathrooms: 4


Best Feature: Land and setting


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