It’s a five-minute spin to the shops.
But looking out the window of Coorannel House, you could easily be sitting in an eagle’s nest, with nothing to obstruct the views of the surrounding ancient woodland and mountains.
Set on four acres, nestled within the Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve, the eco-friendly timber frame, architect-designed residence has just hit the market at €695,000.
Located just 2.5 kilometres from the gorgeous Glengarriff harbour, Garnish Island and the cosy pubs of the village, the house is designed to be in harmony with its unique setting. A slate and glass modernist building, the windows celebrate the constantly changing views of the oak and beech forest, all set against the ruggedly beautiful Caha Mountains.
“The house, built in 2008, offers 287 square meters (3,090 square feet) approximately of light-filled space.” says the agents, Sherry Fitzgerald Clonakilty.
“This ecologically friendly home enjoys many features including energy-efficient glazing, underfloor heating, solar hot water, polished concrete finishes to kitchen bar and fire surround, oak engineered floors and a warm and friendly decor finish.”
On the ground floor, you’ll find an entrance lobby, open plan kitchen, dining and living room, as well as a library/home office.
The master bedroom boasts built-in wardrobes and an en suite, and there’s also a large guest bedroom, family bathroom and utility room.
The lower floor, which is almost finished, contains 842 sq ft of space with a shower room and floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides – ideal for use as additional bedrooms, a playroom or a scenic studio.
Outside, the grounds are laid out to seamlessly meld into the wild landscape. A fenced kitchen garden is set with flower and vegetable areas, soft fruit, plum and apple trees too.
If you’re looking for a spectacular home just 20 minutes from Bantry and 75 minutes from Cork Airport, Coorannel House is your dream base among the trees.
You can check out the full listing here.