Rising slowly and beautifully around Roches Point
ROCHES Point Automatic is one of a half-dozen on-shore coastal weather stations supplying information on wind direction and speed, weather, visibility, and atmospheric pressure and tendency.
If you owned a property at Weaver's Point, near Crosshaven, Co Cork, you'd be able to keep an eye on things yourself, and quarrel with Met Eireann's claims if you were so inclined. "Falling slowly? I think not," you might say.
'Beaumont', a semi-detached period house on an elevated site at Weaver's Point, has a clear view of Roches Point across the water, and of the Atlantic Ocean. All shipping bound for both Cork and Crosshaven, home of the world's oldest yacht club, has to pass by its front door.
And for even more determined maritime enthusiasts, there's a Jeanneau 38 sailboat and mooring available as part of the sale.
Built in 1904, Beaumont is around 1,800 sq ft in size, on two storeys and an attic. The front door leads directly into a sunroom overlooking Roches Point and the Atlantic.
Of the main entrance hallway inside is the main reception room – a living room at the front of the house, with a bay window overlooking the sea. Double doors lead from there to a lounge with an exposed stone wall, which is currently in use as a bedroom.
The kitchen/ dining room has a door leading to a pantry and utility room. There's also a guest toilet on this level, and another room described as a 'family room', which has a concrete floor and a door to the back garden.
The main bathroom is on the half-landing and has a fireplace. Above that, on the first floor, are two bedrooms, the main bedroom with two windows overlooking the view. There are another two bedrooms at attic level.
Beaumont is for sale for €395,000 through estate agents ERA Downey McCarthy in Cork (021 490 5000).