AHAKISTA, Ardnageena, P75 FA07

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Ardnageena is a traditional Irish farmhouse (c. 1,400 sf/131 sm) set on 0.67 acres with magnificent sea views across Dunmanus Bay. The main house, annexe and outbuildings (garage, utility room and tool shed) are all over 250 years old, and were built with dry stone walls.


The property is located on the Sheep's Head Peninsula along the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive near the village of Ahakista (with its bars, restaurant, art gallery, cafe, jetty, beach, primary school and church). The larger village of Durrus is a 10 minute drive. The market town of Bantry is a 15 minute drive and the airport and Cork city are a one and a half hour drive.


I. The main house - approx. 1,400 sq. ft./130 sm.


Original slate floor in the porch, kitchen and sunroom
White ceramic tiles in bathroom
Carpet over original slate floor in bedroom

Entrance Porch - leading to:

Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Area - 27' x 13' - custom made cream coloured kitchen cabinets - fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, luxury induction cooker with two ovens, 'quooker' (a special tap for instant boiling water). TV/SKY connection

Sunroom: - 24' x 7'9" - updated in 2013 - magnificent garden, country, mountain and sea views. Wood burner. TV/SKY connection

Bedroom: - 11' x 13' -. TV/SKY connection

Bathroom: - 7'6" x 13' - WC, twin sinks set in black granite table, heated towel rail, spacious shower cubicle with high pressure shower, ample custom made cupboard space (mostly shelves) with sliding doors


Carpet over treated and solid wood floors
Open spacious ceilings which expose the original 250+ year old beams
Insulated roof
All rooms have central heating/radiators and wall lights with dimmer switches

Office/spare bedroom - 11' x 13'

Guest toilet with hand basin

TV room & living room: - 26' x 13' - TV room currently used as an artist's studio (the satellite connection is still there). New fireplace in the living room with wonderful views of the Bay. Separate entrance from outside

II. Outbuildings:

1. Annexe: - possible uses - artist's studio or workshop

2. Stone outbuilding divided into 2 spaces:

a)  Utility room: - washing machine and dryer, sink (enough room to hang laundry on damp or wet days)
b)  Tool shed: - workbench, ample sockets and plenty of space for tools. Water pump and filter system are located here.

3. Garage: - suitable for a small car or an ideal storage facility. The combi-boiler is here. Ample sockets (useful for all sorts of outdoor jobs)

III. The Garden (c. 0.5 acres): - the following information is provided by the current owner!

"The garden is a treasure trove of beautiful plants and shrubs - some exotic - and all planted (most even grown from seed or cuttings) in raised beds. The walls of the raised beds are stone walls, hand built with local rock by a neighbour.

There are seven apple trees, which give beautiful blossoms in spring and an abundance of lovely apples in autumn. Most of the garden is now purposely left unattended to encourage birds and wildlife into the garden. There is a little greenhouse at the western gable end with a wooden shed behind it, which houses the lawnmower and other gardening tools.

There is an amazing sundeck/picnic area in the bottom part of the garden. Some ancient picturesque steps will get you down there. Perfect for barbecues or private sunbathing. There is a tap for watering or maybe killing a small BBQ fire.  There is a socket for electricity if late night lights are required on the sundeck...

There is a poly tunnel frame here too.

The way down to the bottom garden features the mentioned ancient and rather wonderful set of stone steps, at the top of which you will find a "love seat", which will give you the most amazing and relaxing view of Dunmanus bay. I promise you, this is *the* most relaxing spot in the world.

A slightly rundown but sunny, warm and fully functional little greenhouse. Yes, it needs a little work. Right now I use it only as a potting shed for my house plants and to dry wood for the stove. But it has served me well for many years, growing some wonderful plants. A little TLC will get it back up and running in no time.

Lastly, the wooden garden tool shed. That to me is really only home to garden tools not used regularly and to my beloved snazzy lawn mower. But there's space and options there!

Sunrises can be seen all year round from the sunroom and in winter you get the most wonderful sunsets. Owing to 'zero light pollution', the moon and the Milky Way are visible and look amazing on clear nights year round".


deep bored well with filtration system
recently installed septic tank and percolation area
oil fired central heating and wood burner
combi-boiler (for hot water)
pressurised shower
TV satellite dish
internet receiver - excellent wifi reception
wiring replaced 13 years ago and ample sockets in the house, annexe and outbuildings
water and electricity in all outbuildings
2 outdoor taps
ample outdoor lighting
water from old well used for the garden
wrought iron gates and railings (locally handmade at Cronin's Forge of Durrus)

Map: (on your Sat NAV or Maps App search 51.612576,-9.602029)

DISCLAIMER: These details should be read as a general description of the property and no guarantee or warranty is given that the particulars are in every respect exact and precise. Please note that all negotiations, viewing arrangements and offers must be made through this office. If not, the Purchaser may be responsible for payment of Agent's fees.