Saying goodbye to office life for good?
Working from home during the pandemic has more of us than ever planning on making it a full-time lifestyle choice.
With the freedom to set up a home office, many people are quitting the city for life on the Cork coast, trading cramped apartments for roomy houses, balconies for large decks and gardens and gym visits for daily walks on the beach.
If you’ve been considering country life, there’s a home for sale in the quiet fishing village of Union Hall that might just tick all your ‘dream home’ boxes… and it’s guiding at a very reasonable €230,000.
The Milleen in Carrigillihy is a four-bedroom, one-bathroom property with spectacular views, all just 400 metres from the beach.
The house sits on almost an acre of mature grounds with a stream on one boundary, just around the headland from Glandore harbour.
Inside, the 1600 sq ft of living space is in good nick, but a little modernisation would go a long way.
The tiled entrance hall is extremely spacious so there’s probably scope for some reconfiguration if you’re seeking more space elsewhere. In the living room, there’s a cosy stove to supplement the oil-fired central heating and built-in bookcases for all those classics you’ve been looking forward to reading someday.
A door leads to a sunny conservatory and deck where you can kick back with a cuppa and savour the sea breeze from the harbour.
There are some other dreamy features too; take the bedroom balcony for instance; sliding doors reveal sweeping views of the surrounding treetops that can be enjoyed from the bed.
There’s a hammock set up outside but this space could easily be transformed into a picturesque outdoor dining space for alfresco dinners and sun-drenched breakfasts during the summer months.
Exposed beams and hardwood floors are other factors that will be appreciated by interior decor enthusiasts and the large wet room could easily be made into a stylish family bathroom.
All in all, this could be a stunning home for a buyer who is ready for a major lifestyle change. It’s not too remote either; the shops, pubs and cafés of Union Hall village are 2.5km away and the larger town of Skibbereen is 12km from the door. The wifi is good too.