KILCROHANE, Dooneen West

Asking Price: €sold

Recently Sold

Sea view


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2,000 sq. ft./186 sq.m  detached property surrounded by approx. 7 acres (2.86 hectares) of moorland and heather with amazing sea views out to the wild Atlantic. A unique design and built to fit into the contours of the surrounding land.  The property is spacious and could easily sleep 10 persons.

After 34 years, the owner is reluctantly selling the property because she and her family can no longer spend as much time here as they would wish.


The property is located approximately 2 miles beyond Kilcrohane village on the Sheepshead Peninsula in West Cork in an area of exceptional natural beauty.   It is within a short stroll of the sea and close to Dooneen Pier.  Bantry is a 35 minute journey by car and Cork city and airport are a 2 hour drive.


The property was designed by a prominent New York architectural firm and built in 1978. The main living areas are laid out in a semi-circular design so as to maximise the heat of the sun for passive solar heating and to avail of the wonderful sea views


The property has quarry tile floors, timber ceilings, hardwood double glazed windows and red brick interior walls that retain the passive solar heat.   All rooms are south facing with sea views and are built in a semi-circular design and are inter-connecting - you walk from one room to the next - there is no corridor or hall.

The living space:

  • entrance door from side of house to small interior porch with coat closet leading to:
  • lobby or dining area - open to kitchen (separated by kitchen counter), door to outside, sea view
  • kitchen - 13' x 16' (including dining area) sea view, half door to dining room/sitting room (to west) , door to self-contained 1 bed apartment (to east) - fitted glass and teak cabinets, Stanley stove (oil), fridge, breakfast bar, washing machine
  • dining room/sitting room - 11' x 11' - sea view, fitted bench, shelves
  • living room - 15' x 10' - multi-fuel burning stove, TV point
  • master bedroom - 12' x 10' - small walk-in closet, open plan to
  • ensuite bathroom (12' x 10') with tub, shower, wash basin, bidet and WC 
  • greenhouse - accessed from ensuite or from outside
  • self-contained apartment comprising:
  • double bedroom (12' x 12')- timber floor, sea view
  • ensuite shower room (7' x 6') and
  • steep stairs to overhead loft space (not suitable for use as a bedroom) 
  • kitchenette/single bedroom (11' x 13') - sink, fridge, microwave and fitted wardrobes with enough space for a single pull-out bed
  • At the rear of the downstairs there is a large open space with concrete floor. This space has a radiator and a storage heater. This space can be accessed from the outside or from the kitchen. This space could be used for a myriad of purposes - storage, games' room, children's play area, party room, large dining room, artist's workshop or studio. It could also be converted to a garage or boathouse.
  • There is a utility closet (6' x 8') with shelving and tumble dryer
  • There is a wet room off of this space (with WC)
  • Spiral stairs lead to an upstairs lounge with kitchenette and wet bar (23' x 15'). Sea view.

Please note that all measurements are approximate

  • deep bored well
  • private septic tank
  • oil central heating (the Stanley acts as the boiler) in all rooms except kitchenette
  • electric immersion water heater
  • storage heating in garage, kitchenette and upstairs lounge
  • double glazed hardwood windows
  • broadband antenna
  • satellite TV


This property was the home of Donald and Mary Grant.  You can read their experiences of life in rural Ireland in the late 1960's in their book, 'White Goats and Black Bees' - available on Amazon.  Below is an interesting article on the Grants written by Finola and taken from her blog, 'Roaring Water Journal'.

Click here to read about the Grants - the original owners of this property at Dooneen West

Map: (on your Sat NAV or Maps App search 51.566164,-9.731096)

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.