An Radharc which translates from Gaelic as 'The View` is without a doubt one of Glandore`s finest coastal properties. Standing on elevated terraced gardens extending to circa ¾`s of an acre, it has been designed to take full advantage of its stunning views over Glandore harbour from Adam & Eve Island along the coastline to Union Hall fishing village across the bay.
Constructed on the site of a pre-existing cottage, this impressive residence was built in the mid 2000`s. Extending over three levels, the property measures approximately 5,000 sq. Ft. (464 sq. M.) of tastefully appointed versatile accommodation which has been designed to take full advantage of the magnificent maritime views from all the principal rooms.
As you walk through the hall door, you know you are about to experience something truly special. An Radharc comes to the market in turn-key condition. The finish and level of detail is exceptional throughout and there is more than a nod to its maritime position and the current owners sailing enthusiasm in well thought-out design influences.
In brief, the accommodation comprises a kitchen/dining room, living room, drawing room with dual aspect balconies inspired by a trip to Verona & Vicenza, games/recreational room, utility area, guest wc x 2, cloakroom, wet room, boiler/drying room, comms room & workshop. There are four bedrooms, all en-suite. A large south facing terrace, accessed from the main reception rooms, completes the ensemble and almost every room faces south to the harbour and ocean.
The front of the property is approached through a secure automatic gated entrance with generous parking. The delightful private grounds are particularly impressive, designed by Verney Naylor. Her aim is to create a balance between what is practical and possible against what is fitting and beautiful. She likes her gardens to look as if they have evolved naturally from the landscape rather than being imposed upon it, which has been achieved exceptionally well at this property.
A spectacular house enjoying a truly spectacular position with panoramic coastal views, where one can admire the nautical activity to and from Glandore harbour.
The location itself needs little introduction. Glandore is acclaimed as one of the most scenic villages in Ireland. This much sought-after village is set in a superb position at the head of a spectacular natural wooded harbour and enjoys an easy-going cosmopolitan atmosphere, with residents drawn from around the globe. The village has pubs and restaurants whilst the nearby fishing village of Union Hall, reached across the iron harbour bridge provides a shop, post office as well as further restaurants and pubs. Glandore has a delightful sheltered harbour with much year-round activity on the water including sailing school, sea angling, whale watching, rowing championships and regattas.
The 'capital` of West Cork, Skibbereen, is 11 km distance with extensive shopping and banking facilities and includes a country market. Cork International Airport is approximately one hour`s distance. The area offers many leisure opportunities and sporting facilities together with a peaceful pace of life. This area provides some of the finest sailing along the entire south coast, whilst golf is catered for at Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Bantry. There is excellent fishing by arrangement to the Rivers Ilen, Argideen and Bandon. Sandy Blue Flag beaches are to be found at Inchydoney, Rosscarbery and Tragumna, while there is a picturesque compact beach within walking distance of the property.
Encapsulates many notable features including: At the heart of the house is a continuous central marble staircase with wrought iron Balustrade commissioned by Ronan Creative Ironwork. This piece of architecture, provides symmetry to the design aesthetic of the house. This circular form connects the house and enhances a great sense of space and modern luxury afforded by this contemporary layout. Bespoke solid wood hand painted kitchen with granite work surfaces, splashback, integrated appliances, Smeg double door electric oven with electric hob and central island. Wall and floor units providing ample storage space. The Patio doors open to the large terrace. Oak flooring or marble floor tiles used throughout. Integrated stereo sound system. There are four bedrooms spread over the three levels. The principal bedroom enjoys a commanding position with vaulted ceiling on the first floor. An en-suite bathroom complete with bath, wash hand basin and separate shower also enjoys spectacular sea views. A well-appointed fitted dressing area completes this principal suite. The remaining three double bedrooms all have en-suite shower rooms and built-in wardrobes. The guest bedroom on the first floor is a wonderful dual aspect room with vaulted ceiling. The games room is an impressive room measuring approx. 1,000 sq. Ft. (93 sq. M.) with three large patio doors connecting it to the lower ground terrace and a solid fuel stove with granite surround and hearth. There is a separate wet room complete with shower.
Services: There is an underfloor 3-zone heating system controlled by an Aquatec control system. It is oil-fired with condenser boiler and underground oil tank. There are gas fired units in the drawing & sitting rooms. The lighting control system is Benelec automation and Cat 5 wiring is used throughout. Water supply is from an underground well in the northern car park and is a pressurised hot and cold water system. Approved waste water tank and treatment system in place. There is a comprehensive security and fire alarm system.
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