Tuesday 19 September 2017

Peninsula life at Sheep's Head

Strand House and Lobster Lodge €975k

The property has private access to the shoreline of Bantry Bay
The property has private access to the shoreline of Bantry Bay
The open-plan kitchen and dining room has a vaulted ceiling, an Aga and doors to the terrace

You can occupy a peninsula within a peninsula at Strand House, near Bantry, Co Cork. It's on the Sheep's Head peninsula and occupies two-and-a-half acres including a thin spit of land jutting into the sea.

This means you get private access to the shoreline and the property also has its own slipway as well as a deep-water mooring.

Strand House is in the townland of Killoveenoge, on the Goat's Path, favoured by walkers on the Sheep's Head Way. From the house and grounds you can see clearly across Bantry Bay towards the Beara Peninsula.

The property began as a cottage built in the 19th century and then in the 1990s it was refurbished and extended, and one of the outbuildings has also been converted to guest accommodation, called Lobster Lodge.

The open-plan kitchen and dining room has a vaulted ceiling, an Aga and doors to the terrace
The open-plan kitchen and dining room has a vaulted ceiling, an Aga and doors to the terrace

The main house is 2,500 sq ft with four bedrooms on the first floor - the main one with a fireplace, an en-suite shower and walk-in wardrobe.

On the ground floor there are three reception rooms as well as an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a vaulted ceiling, an Aga and French doors to the terrace.

To the left of this is a triple-aspect living room, also with patio doors and an open fire and there's also a dual-aspect study with another fireplace. The other main reception room is a large family room with two fireplaces - one at each end of the room.

The accommodation in Lobster Lodge is reversed, with a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor and an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room upstairs, with views over the water.

It's just under 10 kilometres from here to Bantry and about an hour-and-a-half by car from Cork Airport.

Strand House and Lobster Lodge are for sale for €975,000 with Charles McCarthy Auctioneers in Skibbereen (028) 21533.

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