Safe harbour in West Cork for €795k
Blind Harbour €795k
Although it's very picturesque, Blind Harbour, on the Reen peninsula near Union Hall in West Cork, is not as popular with sailors as its more westerly neighbour, Castlehaven Harbour.
This can only be good news for the buyer of this detached waterfront property overlooking Blind Harbour. Because it means that you're more likely to have the waters all to yourself.
The house, itself known as Blind Harbour, was designed by an architect and built in 2003. It comes with its very own private slipway and mooring, so there's no excuse not to push the boat out.
All the living rooms are on the first floor - the better to take advantage of the views. They consist of a living room and a lounge, both with fireplaces.
The living room opens into the kitchen, from which you can step out onto a sun terrace that measures 26ft by almost 10ft. There's also a smaller sun deck on the opposite side of the house, measuring about 10ft by 9ft, and as well as that, there's a balcony to the front.
Downstairs on the ground floor are the four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms. There's a family bathroom on this level as well, together with a guest toilet upstairs. Total floor space is 1,850 sq/ft.
The house is on two-thirds of an acre of grounds, with lawns, hedging and shrubs, and there's parking on the gravel driveway.
Blind Harbour is on a secluded road that comes to a complete stop after it's meandered about five kilometres due south of Union Hall.
The property itself is not as secluded as all that, though. It's right beside an older, larger house - a converted coastguard property known as Blind Harbour House.
The agent for the sale of Blind Harbour is Charles McCarthy in Skibbereen (028) 21533, and the price is €795,000.