A property perched on a West Cork cliff has been purchased by a young Irish couple for €1.35m
The property in Drishane Point near Lough Hine which includes two houses offers stunning views of the breathtaking Tragumna Bay below.
The homes also look out upon the historically significant Kedge Rock, where 23 crew members on board the Alondra were rescued by the RNLI in 1916.
The headland property, just five miles from Skibbereen, boasts 30 acres and a private beach exclusive to the homeowners.
Included in the deal are two homes, the first a 3000sqft five bedroom house and the second a two bedroom cottage ideal for lease.
The couple are believed to be based in London and will use the West Cork dream homes as a holiday haven.
Home & Garden
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It's a crisp winter's day and the Ward Union Hunt, the only stag hunt in Ireland, is expected to pass through the fields adjacent to Pondfield House shortly. In existence since 1854, the hunt takes its name from a hamlet and river called the Ward in North Dublin, and the old Union Hotel, where members of the hunt congregated.
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