Callely's €650,000 home still unsold

Ivor Callely's holiday home in Kilcrohane in west Cork. Photo: Steve Humphreys

By Ralph Riegel

IT was once Ivor Callely's dream home, but his luxury west Cork property has now been on the market for five years -unsold at an asking price of €650,000.

The stunning property at Kilcrohane on the Sheep's Head peninsula is being offered by Henry O'Leary auctioneers in Clonakilty, Co Cork.

The €650,000 asking price has not changed with the Callelys apparently determined to only sell the property for what they believe it is worth.

The house is already on offer for around 40pc less than it would have fetched at the height of 
the Celtic Tiger property boom in 2006/2007.

Located outside the picturesque village of Kilcrohane, it is considered one of the showcase properties still available with panoramic coastal views.

The Callelys were fixtures in Kilcrohane every summer for over a decade.

Mr O'Leary declined to comment to the Herald beyond confirming that all properties listed on his website are currently for sale.

The house is described as "beautifully-built and perfectly-positioned on a spectacular site on the outskirts of the village with breathtaking bay views".

The house ranks as one of the one of the most impressive properties on the peninsula boasting panoramic views 
of the local Kilcrohane countryside and the Atlantic coastline. BBC star Graham Norton bought a holiday home nearby less than four years ago.

The two-storey property has its own access to the sea and has meticulously landscaped gardens which sweep down to the rocky shoreline.

The house has a total floor area of 3,000 sq ft, including four large en-suite bedrooms and lavishly-appointed living areas, many with stunning sea views.