Thursday 27 October 2016

Cork home near bay of shipwrecks for €345k

'Lissycremin' €395k

Published 06/05/2016 | 02:30

Lissycremin, which stands on an elevated site, has been extended to 1,503 sq ft.
Lissycremin, which stands on an elevated site, has been extended to 1,503 sq ft.
Kitchen and dining room with views of Dunworley Bay

Among the many shipwrecks that lie at the bottom of Dunworley Bay in west Cork is that of the Amity, a slave ship owned by the Royal Africa Company, which sank there in 1701.

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The ship was broken up on the rocks in a storm and all hands were lost - all except one slave boy who survived. Local legend has it that the beach was littered with bodies the following morning, providence having treated slave and slaver the same. The fate of the boy, however, is unknown; he was never heard from again.

On an elevated one-acre site overlooking Dunworley Bay stands Lissycremin, an extended two-storey house about 12 kilometres from Clonakilty.

It has uninterrupted views over the bay and the beach, so its occupants can sit in their kitchen and consider the mysteries of the deep.

The house is entered through a front porch that opens straight into the living room, and the stairs to the first floor rise from that room.

The living room measures 23ft7 by 11ft4, and has an Amtico wood-look floor and a fireplace.

To the left is the kitchen and dining room, which faces the bay. French doors open from the dining area to an Indian sandstone patio, with the sea beyond it.

Off the kitchen there's a utility room and, beside that, a guest toilet.

The house has been expanded to 1,503 sq ft with four bedrooms.

Three of these are on the first floor, along with the main bathroom. The other is downstairs, and as it opens from the living room and has doors to the garden, it's likely a new owner may want to use it as a reception room.

The asking price is €395,000 and the agent is Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill in Clonakilty (023) 883 3995.

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