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Peace, quiet and panoramic views at this €850k hideaway in the West Cork hills

The four-bed bungalow sits on two acres and is a 15-minute drive from Skibbereen.

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TUCKED AWAY AMONG rolling hills in the West Cork countryside, this four-bed property is the perfect hideaway. Located on two acres of landscaped grounds in Castletownshend, the stone-fronted house is on the market for €850,000 through Charles McCarthy.

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Privacy and tranquillity abound, with a winding driveway providing access to the house. The property boasts panoramic views of the coastline and countryside, which add further to the sense of peacefulness. Completed in 2017, the accommodation spans an impressive 1,900 sq ft, with no shortage of natural light or beautiful views throughout. 

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Stepping inside, the living room is to the left of the entrance hall and the kitchen/dining area is to the right. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors in the living room overlook the garden and the surrounding countryside, while a wood-burning stove adds a cosy feel. 

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Moving through to the kitchen, it’s clear that this space was specifically designed to maximise the sea views. This space is bright and airy, with features including tiled floors, a large centre island and room for a dining table to seat at least six. A spacious utility room off the kitchen houses the washing machine and dryer, and benefits from direct access to the garden. 

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Sliding doors in the open-plan area lead to the sizeable front terrace, which makes for the perfect spot to dine al fresco. 

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There are three double bedrooms and one single bedroom at the property, as well as two en suite bathrooms and one family bathroom. Each of the bedrooms feature timber flooring, with a Velux window in one. 

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The grounds surrounding the house are immaculate, with a beautiful lawn to the front and a variety of flower beds, shrubs and hedging. There’s an eye-catching rock formation to one side of the property, and a large detached garage with a separate gated entrance to the other side. 

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There is no shortage of beaches or rocky coves near the accommodation, which are sure to be appreciated by those who love the great outdoors.  The seaside village of Castletownshend, which is situated on the north side of Castlehaven harbour, is a quick 10-minute drive away, while the market town of Skibbereen can be reached in 15 minutes. With a picturesque location and an interior that’s ready to be lived in, this four-bed home offers an ideal escape from everyday life.

The property in Bawnishall, Castletownshend, Co Cork is on the market for €850,000 through Charles McCarthy via

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