Location, Location, Location.... all three, and more, are well and truly catered for in this, one of West Cork's hidden treasures.
Not too far west of Schull and with that "can't stop looking to the west" compulsion .... from the sunroom in the Main house, the Guest Cottage, the workshop, or indeed that bench specially sited above the pond for that purpose..... west over the countryside to Dunmanus Bay.
Three-an'-a half acres of Perfect peace and tranquility!....if such can be measured thus.....
Gabriels Return was built to a high standard with family living and self-sufficiency in mind and was completed in 2009. The house is located approximately 5k from Schull. A short distance off the local L8420 which gives access to a large drive area and entrance to the estate, providing ample parking for many vehicles and the like.
The property consists of the Main House, a guest cottage, an old workshop and a ruin, all of which sits on 3 acres of land. The land boasts, a new 30ft polytunnel, a vegetable garden and shed, an orchard with a variety of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. There is a small chalet and deck overlooking the formal gardens providing a good variety of shrubs, plants and trees, as well as the picturesque garden pond. The property has its own water; supplied by a well, so no water charges!
The Main House includes high levels of insulation avoiding high fuel costs thus the house stays remarkably warm and retains the heat very well. UPVC double-glazing windows are throughout the entire house. The house benefits from a cluster of south facing solar-panels, two very efficient multi fuel stoves as well as oil fired central heating. This incorporates under floor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs.
The guest cottage is an old stone dwelling, restored to its former glory in 2007. It boasts one good-sized bedroom on the first floor and a sizable lounge with multi-fuel stove, fully fitted kitchen and shower room on the ground floor. The kitchen leads out onto the patio which is an ideal location to enjoy a BBQ or 'al fresco' lunch overlooking the bay. A ...