Modern comforts on ancient shores in West Cork for €875K
The Stone House on Rossbrin Cove has four bedrooms and stunning views
- Address: The Stone House Rossbrin Schull Co Cork
- Price: € 875000
- Agent: Charles McCarthy Auctioneers
At one time Rossbrin Castle, the remains of which are still standing at the mouth of Long Island Bay, was a centre of learning funded by the O’Mahony clan. By the 1500s Donal O’Mahony switched from education to piracy and was duly hung for his crimes in 1562.
Today Rossbrin Cove, a small south-facing inlet, equidistant from Ballydehob and Schull is an idyllic setting for mariners and anglers – sea trout, mullet and flounder are regularly caught off the pier, and the location for sailors allows exploration of the 50 or so islands in the bay.
The Stone House a 232sq m property set over two floors, was constructed in 2000. The four-bed property set on two acres is decorated in New England style with marvellous views across the bay to Rossbrin Castle.
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On the ground floor lies the master bedroom, which opens out to a Liscannor stone patio, as does the open plan living and dining area. The focal point is a large stone fireplace, which provides a welcome balance to the ravages of the Atlantic on winter nights.
Upstairs are three further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. The gardens are a mixture of landscaping and wild natural planting, with visiting peregrine falcon and sparrow hawks.
Though the property does not have direct access to the water, it is just a stone’s throw away. Local rambling can be found on the 13km Rossbrin Looped walk.
Five hundred years ago, this area was a truly wild Atlantic way – due to the threat of piracy and abduction into slavery – today its natural wilds attract tourists to the region.
The property is for sale through estate agent Charles McCarthy Auctioneers with an asking price of €875,000.