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Jump ship for this luxury retreat a few steps from the West Cork ocean

Batten down the hatches at The Slipway in Baltimore.
Jul 2nd 2020, 3:23 PM 40,063 9

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LOCATED SECONDS FROM the sea in Baltimore, West Cork, The Slipway is an enticing property in every way

The residence features an appealing exterior, charming interior, a direct walkway to the shore and, most impressively, uninterrupted views of Baltimore harbour and Sherkin Island. It boasts lush landscaped grounds of 0.7 acres, with mature trees and shrubs providing a sense of privacy.


For €735,000 you’ll get eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms in total, spread across a main residence, a one-bedroom annex, a small cottage and another building which could be used as a workshop or studio. 

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Although the property has operated as a B&B, there’s nothing commercial about its interior. Inside the 3,409 sq ft hideaway, you’ll find a living room with traditional stone features at ground level, along with a study and three bedrooms. The main living area, a larger space, is on the first floor. 

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This first floor area features wood-panelled ceilings and double doors to a spacious terrace with unrivalled views of the harbour. There’s also a cosy seating space with a slanted roof, which would make for the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. 

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The kitchen is compact and features a centre island, while a doorway leads to the impressive sun room. With glass ceilings and walls, this space feels as if it’s part of the mature gardens and instantly gives a relaxing atmosphere.

For sunny days, double doors open to a private decking area. Two bedrooms and en suite bathrooms on the second floor complete the main house accommodation. 

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The guest annex shares the ground floor and first floor with the main house. The living and dining area in this accommodation is bright and welcoming, with ceiling beams, tiled floors and plenty of room to unwind or entertain a small group. The kitchen and bathroom are also on the ground floor, while the bedroom is on the first floor.

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While The Slipway provides a tranquil sanctuary for its residents, it also offers convenience: you’ll be just a 15-minute walk of Baltimore village. As well as being home to a selection of restaurants and bars, there’s also the chance of a trip to Sherkin Island, Cape Clear or whale watching at Union Hall.

With an unbeatable location and an interior to match, The Slipway blows nearby properties out of the water.

The Slipway, The Cove, Baltimore, West Cork is on the market for €735,000 through Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill via

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