Imagine if you could pack up your city home and move it to the coast.
That’s exactly what happened to Myrtleville’s dreamy Atlantic House more than a century ago… and now it’s looking for a new owner to enjoy its ocean views.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow has just hit the market at €850,000, offering 1,720 sq ft of luxe living space, views of the surrounding coastline, Roches Point and Ringabella Bay as well as a unique slice of Cork history in its very walls.
“Located on the southern side of the Coast Road, Atlantic House was originally on show at the Cork International exhibition of 1902 in what is now known as Fitzgerald’s Park.” explains estate agent, Laura Pratt of Lisney.
“On closing at the end of October 1903, all the buildings were dismantled and auctioned. Atlantic House was subsequently transferred to Myrtleville and rebuilt in a spectacular location with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding coastline.”
The property was even architecturally remodelled to ensure all the living accommodation is orientated to enjoy a south-facing aspect, ensuring maximum sunlight throughout the day.
An entrance porch and spacious reception hallway lead guests into an open plan kitchen/dining area and living room. With no stairs to navigate, there are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom, conservatory, utility room, guest bathroom and a garage with roller doors all at the same level.
The conservatory is cleverly designed allowing sun all day long (all the windows are triple glazed so you can be sure it’ll remain cosy, even in the winter) and the outdoor dining patio is a magical setting for summer dinners al fresco, overlooking the harbour.
There’s room to grow too; a small yard can be accessed off the utility room and a door leading back onto the main road. There is a separate double detached garage to the west of the property providing plenty of parking space, storage or potential conversion to a home office or workshop.
Outside, the garden features a manicured lawn, mature shrubs and planting throughout, but the most covetable feature is the timber decking with a glazed balcony spanning the full length of the property.
If you’re ever tempted to leave Atlantic House, the popular Bunnyconnellan Restaurant is a short stroll from the door and you’re never more than a few minutes from a refreshing sea swim at Myrtleville Beach or Poulgorm.
You can check out more pictures of Atlantic House and arrange a viewing here.