BY EMMA CONNOLLY
RUGGED views over the Beara Mountains contrast sharply and stylishly with the sleek interior of a five-bed family home on the Sheep’s Head peninsula.
Indigo Rock, Gearhies, Bantry is a contemporary coastal detached split-level residence which is new to the market priced at €495,000.
As well as impressive mountain views, vistas can also be enjoyed over Gearhies Pier and Bantry Bay.
And the property – which covers 3,238 sq ft – is designed with the living area at first floor level to take advantage of these excellent sea and mountain views.
The interior is sleek and edgy in an unexpected and very refreshing way as it enhances the surrounds.
Among the many stand-out features at Indigo Rock is a bespoke kitchen with silestone countertops, similar to granite, and polished porcelain tiles.
A cosy living room has a surround sound zoned audio system, recessed cinema screen and on trend herringbone floor while an elmwood and glass inset staircase is also worth noting.
The ground floor accommodation includes entrance porch and hallway, three bedrooms with a master en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, a family bathroom, utility room and garage.
The first floor includes feature hallway, kitchen cum living/family room with French doors to the patio area and an Edikamin Ecoidro wood pellet stove with back boiler, cinema/sitting room with a recessed electric cinema screen and open fireplace, a bathroom and study.
The second floor includes a bedroom and the fifth bedroom which could easily become a playroom depending on the new owner’s needs.
Solar panels and zoned under floor heating are also worth noting.
In all the grounds covers one acre and will be a draw for potential buyers with green fingers and a love of the outdoors as they comprise lawns, a fruit orchard, a chicken/duck run and a pond which combined present a wonderful opportunity to enjoy country living at its best.
The sale is being handled by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, North Street, Skibbereen. Tel 028 21404; email: [email protected]; www.sfon.ie