By EMMA CONNOLLY
TOP of the world is how you’d feel in this aptly named house, Top of the Hill, located in a secluded area outside Glandore.
Overlooking the harbour in an area where property is very sought-after, the five bedroom home is on the market for €625,000.
Originally comprising two farmhouses, the architect-designed property was renovated in 2005 with impressive results.
Tastefully done, the original charm of the building was retained, with lots of modern design twists introduced to create interest.
As well Glandore harbour, the 5,200 sq ft house is surrounded by inspiring countryside and wooded areas, along with views of picturesque Union Hall across the way.
And the design and layout takes full advantage of this, with bright and airy living areas flipped to the first floor. Two large reception rooms, with oak flooring, are linked with double doors which make cosy relaxation spaces, as well as ideal entertainment spots.
There’s also south-facing decking and terracing, which is the perfect spot to encourage al fresco dining or to sit back and watch the sun set.
Balconies off a number of rooms and large, horizontal windows are also designed to maximize views and light.
Given its size, along with five bathrooms, Top of the Hill would be ideally suited for a family and offers great privacy situated at the end of a quiet road with a private gravel drive.
It’s within easy reach of amenities and the area boasts an impressive choice of fine restaurants and pubs.
It would also be a gardener’s paradise, with charming gardens to enjoy.
The grounds are well landscaped with mature trees, hedging, shrubs and flowering plants.
This coastal property could also lend itself to anyone interested in embarking on a B&B venture with Cork Airport approx one hour’s drive away.
One bedroom features a unique, four poster bed which would be a unique selling point – if the owners didn’t want to keep this treat just for themselves!
The agent dealing with this property is Charles McCarthy, Bridge St, Skibbereen at 028 21533 and charlesmccarthy.com.