Thursday 18 December 2014

A free Speedboat on offer with Goleen Harbour Cottage

Published 19/04/2014 | 02:30

Harbour Cottage is on sale for €335k.
Harbour Cottage is on sale for €335k.
Harbour Cottage comes with its own speedboat.

The owners of Harbour Cottage, a holiday home with its own direct sea harbour access in Goleen, West Cork will often get to the finer restaurants around this tourist hotspot by water rather than road.

With their own Jeanneau made speedboat tethered close by, a quick jaunt across the waves cutting between the tips of the peninsula's beats road travel for time. They use the boat to get to the eateries around Spanish Point and elsewhere up and down the West Cork coastline as well as taking daytrips to the islands.

However with plans to move inland, they are selling Harbour Cottage with the Jeanneau thrown in for €335,000.

Helping a new owner get their sea bearings is the property's own private pier and moorings along with some extensive foreshore that comes with the one third of an acre site.

It helps too that Harbour Cottage is tucked away in a sheltered niche close to the well known village of Goleen. Much of the main accommodation inside the house including the open plan kitchen/living room and dining room and two of the three bedrooms, overlook the harbour view.

While the term “deceptively spacious” is a favourite with auctioneers, this property's compact cottage appearance belies the fact that the floor space totals 1,523 sq ft – about one room larger than a typical city semi. It comes with landline services, broadband as well as mains water.

The house was built in the 1990s and has a floored attic for stashing away fishing or sailing gear and this is accessed via a pull down Stira folding staircase. On top of this there are two bathrooms to save time for those weekends when guests are also scrambling to get out for the day.

The kitchen/ livingroom has a traditional rustic feel to it with timber beams exposed across the ceiling, an open fireplace and a natural slate floor offering an authentic and durable finish.

  • The property is being sold by Hodnett Forde (023-8833367).

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