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Private €1.15m slipway to float your boat in Foilnamuck, West Cork

Cluain Álainn, Foilnamuck €1.15m

Published 03/07/2015 | 02:30

Cluain Álainn sits on two and a half acres,with a shoreline barbecue and picnic area
Cluain Álainn sits on two and a half acres,with a shoreline barbecue and picnic area
A wall of windows makes the most of the views over Roaringwater Bay

Cluain Álainn is a stone-fronted detached house in the townland of Foilnamuck (named after the cliff of the pig, apparently, rather than the blood thereof) near Ballydehob in West Cork.

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It's on two-and-a-half acres of grounds looking out over Roaringwater Bay, and comes with a private slipway and pontoon. And there's also a basic but quite funky guest cottage on the grounds.

The main house is 2,200 sq ft and, roughly, L-shaped. There's a small porch and, on the right-hand side of the hallway beyond, there's a utility room and guest toilet. To the left of the hall is a kitchen and dining room measuring over 17 ft by 15ft, opening onto a sun terrace with a barbecue and hot tub.

Next to the kitchen is a living room with a fireplace, which leads directly into a recently added double-height conservatory at the side of the house, with a wall of windows looking over the sea. From here a flight of stairs leads up to a mezzanine study, with a vaulted skylit ceiling and even more long-range sea views.

The ensuite master bedroom is on the ground floor, off the hallway, and opens through French doors on to the sun terrace.

On the first floor there are two more good-sized bedrooms, each measuring over 15ft by 12ft, together with a bathroom.

The guest cottage measures some 530 sq ft and consists of an open-plan kitchenette, living room and bedroom with a fireplace, a bathroom with a free-standing bath, and a small bedroom in the attic space.

The grounds slope down to the water, where there's a barbecue and picnic area right on the shoreline. The landscaped gardens include lawns, trees and shrubs and a large pond.

The agent is Charles McCarthy in Skibbereen, (021) 21533, and the asking price is €1.15m.

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