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Spacious seaside home has hopes riding on Olympics

price: €1.3m


Baywood House, Glandore, West Cork


Coastal home on 9 acres

Overlooking Glandore Harbour, Baywood House has a pretty spectacular location in west Cork, taking in views of the Adam & Eve Islands, the coastline and the fishing village of Union Hall.

The 464sqm dormer-style residence has been completely refurbished by the current owners, but there are further opportunities for the new owners to put their own stamp on the property.

Planning permission has been granted to extend the east wing of the house and add an elevated walkway to the gardens.

Accommodation in the main house begins with a tiled entrance porch that leads into a galleried reception hall.

This, in turn, leads to a library, which is connected to the study, sitting room and family room.

The sitting room has access to the south-facing sun terrace with a hot tub outside.

The family room features a large picture window to take in views of the bay, while the large sunroom, located between the kitchen and dining room, also has double French doors leading to the sun terrace.

The blue and cream decorated kitchen features newly fitted bespoke units, granite worksurfaces and a two-oven oil-fired AGA with snug burner. Off the kitchen are a pantry, a boot room and a utility room, with access to courtyard and garage.

Upstairs, Baywood House features a reading room off the galleried landing and five bedrooms in all.

The first bedroom has an en suite bathroom and access to outside stone steps to the garden, while the master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows, a dressing area with built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room.

The guest apartment connected to the main house consists of one bedroom with en suite and a sitting room. Also attached to the main house is a 37sqm (392sq ft) garage.

Keen horse riding enthusiasts, the vendors have paid just as much attention to the equestrian facilities as they did the house.

The stable block has three internal loose boxes, a tack room and feed room, while there is also a separate building for storage.

The newly constructed 47m x 33m arena has a sand and rubber surface finished to an exceptionally high standard.

Dappled grey gelding Stormhill Kossack is the owners' top horse and chief competitive chance this year. Known at home as Devon, Kosack, he will compete for the Italian team at the three day eventing competition at this summer's London Olympics.

This son of Stormhill Miller is a brother to Stormhill Michael, ridden by Australian Paul Tapner.

The nine acres of land are laid out in paddocks overlooking Glandore, which is one of the most sought-after destinations on the West Cork coastline.

However, the property is also close to the fishing village of Union Hall, the colourful towns of Skibbereen and Clonakilty and the blue flag beaches of Tragumna and Roscarberry.

Enquiries to Charles McCarthy Estate Agents on 028 21533.

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