Charles McCarthy reports that the most typical property on his books is a four-bed detached on the coast - which is now selling for an average price of around €420,000.
In West Cork, it seems, it's all about the water.
However when inland prices are included the average price comes down to €240,000.
The last 12 months has been good for McCarthy whose sales included a coastal property with sea access for €1.7m in a market which has long had substantial foreign input.
|Cork County West|
|4-bed detached coastal,||€400,000||€420,000||€483,000|
|4-bed detached inland,||€275,000||€285,000||€328,000|
|5-bed detached coastal,||€450,000||€500,000||€575,000|
|"Detached 2,000+ sq ft",||€400,000||€440,000||€506,000|
|3-bed bungalow in town,||€220,000||€240,000||€276,000|
|3-bed bungalow outside town,||€300,000||€330,000||€379,500|
|4-bed bungalow in town,||€230,000||€250,000||€287,500|
|4-bed bungalow outside town,||€350,000||€350,000||€402,500|
|3-bed semi in town,||€140,000||€145,000||€167,000|
|4-bed semi in town,||€170,000||€180,000||€207,000|
"Two thirds of our sales last year were to people based abroad - either Irish looking to move or buying with a view to retiring here in the future.
"They all want property on the coast, and are prepared to pay a premium for that.
"I sold a house recently to a young Irish banker based in London for €1.4m - that's a very nice holiday home indeed."
McCarthy has also noted an increase in the number of purchasers looking to base themselves within easy reach of Cork Airport.
"Commuting to London is a reality for a number of buyers," he says. Wealthy city bankers do this.
"Heathrow is only two hours away."
As a result of steadily growing demand, McCarthy is predicting a substantial increase of 20pc in the value of coastal properties during the year ahead.
Inland, he reckons that increases will be more modest, but still in the region of 10pc. (This leads to an average predicted increase of 15pc across the West Cork market.)
The scenery and UK air proxmeans this location is increasingly sought after by British natives looking for an attractive location to retire to outside of the UK.