The sailing fraternity: All aboard for scenic Glandore
Glandore in Cork has long been a favourite spot among well-heeled holidaymakers, and especially those amiably described as "the sailing fraternity", who flock to the Cork village for its biannual Classic Boat Regatta
Many part-time mariners who'd like to commit themselves more fully to the yachting life long to establish a more permanent mooring in Glandore. And for those who are sufficiently well-heeled, 'The Lookout', a four-bedroom detached house overlooking the harbour, could be just the anchor they're looking for.
Built in 2008, The Lookout has commanding views of the harbour and the sea, and there are floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house to take advantage of that.
It's a vast property, at 4,900 square feet, and there are reception rooms on both its floors. To the left of the main hallway on the ground floor is a living room with windows on three sides.
Double doors lead from there to the open-plan dining room, family room and kitchen. There's also a utility room, a study and a guest toilet on this level.
Off the landing upstairs is a library with dual-aspect windows. And there's another living room on the first floor, giving on to a balcony at the front.
There are four bedrooms on this level, all ensuite; the master bedroom en-suite is equipped with a jacuzzi bath, and it adjoins a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room.
There's a deck at the front, making the most of the view to the south, and a lawn to the side. The property has solar panels and underfloor heating throughout, giving it a B2 energy rating. This will be a relief to those prospective purchasers who've blown the central heating budget on a yacht.
Glandore is a little over an hour's drive west of Cork city. It will take about four hours to drive to Dublin. The agent for the sale is Ganly Walters (01 662 3255) and the asking price is €1.1 million.