8 of our favourite homes to hit the market this month in County Cork

Over 400 properties were put up for sale in County Cork over the past month (September/ October 2021). We’ve trawled through the lot of them and come up with our favourite homes for sale from West Cork to the hilly outskirts of Cork city.

1. Ardagh, Union Hall, West Cork

This traditional 3 bedroom detached home looks out across Union Hall, Glandore Harbour and West Cork’s coastline. The doer upper has bags of potential inside and out that will allow the new owners to make their mark on this beautiful coastal property.

Not only is this potential family home within walking distance of Union Hall village, but is also surrounded by 1 acre of land including a collection of small outbuildings.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill and is on the market for €395,000. Click here for more photos and info.

2. Martello Tower, Belvelly, Cobh, County Cork

With the world seemingly lurching from one crisis to another… maybe moving into a literal fortified property with 4m thick walls isn’t such a crazy idea…

The Martello Tower in Belvelly was first constructed in 1813 and transformed into a modern family home 15 years ago. The property is steeped in both military history, having been built to protect the Irish coast from a possible French invasion. It is one of just five defensive structures built around Cork Harbour.

The one of a kind property has 3 bedrooms set over 3 storeys plus a stunning roof terrace area that commands views across the estuary in Belvelly, Fota and the restored Belvelly Castle.

The Martello Tower is listed by Johanna Murphy & Son Estate Agents and is on the market for €750,000. Click here for more photos and info.

3. The Castle Woods, Dromgarriff, Glengarriff, West Cork

The Castle Woods is an idyllic West Cork coastal retreat set in ancient Irish woodlands. The 3 bedroom property enjoys panoramic views over the scenic Glengarriff harbour and Caha Mountains. Not only does it have these panoramic views, it makes the most of them too with stunning outdoor decking.

The house is designed to a high environmental standard, with natural slate roof, insulated timber frame, pine double-glazed windows and doors throughout and a passive solar orientation plus wood burning stoves.

The Castle Woods, which was featured in the TG4 series on outstanding coastal homes on the Wild Atlantic Way, is surrounded by 4.5 acres of private gardens, lawn and woodland.

The Castle Woods is listed by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill and is on the market for €695,000. Click here for more photos and info.

4. Listarkin, Union Hall, West Cork

This former grocery and hardware store sits right on the waterfront in Union Hall.

This property offers huge potential to any buyer who wants to restore this traditional waterfront shop into a business. The popular West Cork village of Union Hall could offer a great opportunity for a new tourist related business- ranging from cafes, restaurants, holiday lets or other commercial uses combined with a home of character in one of West Cork’s most scenic and popular holiday destinations.

The 5 bedroom property retains character throughout and even enjoys a landscaped garden to the rear and detached garage/ workshop.

Listed by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill and is on the market for €575,000. Click here for more photos and info.

5. Hyde Park House, Middle Glanmire Road, Montenotte, County Cork

Hyde Park House is one of Cork City’s most beautifully preserved and historic residences. The elegant Georgian property is noted in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage as being built between 1820 and 1840. This was a time when the Merchant Princes of Cork City were discovering in Montenotte the perfect spot for their homes; the clean fresh air and wonderful views above the city making this the ideal place to live.

The 6 bedroom property gives you all the privacy you could wish for, with 2.5 acres of private land, while also putting you in prime position for unobstructed views of Cork City, the River Lee, the surrounding countryside, and the Irish coast beyond. A sweeping driveway brings you up to the house, which is wrapped around with patios.

Hyde Park House is listed by Sherry FitzGerald Cork and is on the market for €1,950,000. Click here for more photos and info.

6. Woodsmoke, Castlebernard, Bandon, County Cork

Woodsmoke is probably one of the most unique properties for sale right now in Cork, if not the whole of Ireland. The eco house, built in 1994 and exhibited in Paris as part of L’ Imaginaire Irlandaise exhibition, features an A-frame roof which carries from apex to ground level with all windows purposefully placed to maximise natural light into the property.

The 5 bedroom property is secluded in a former quarry, surrounded by a restored forest and nature. Bandon town centre is just a short drive away and Cork city and it’s airport is half an hour away by car.

Woodsmoke is listed by Savills and is on the market for €750,000. Click here for more photos and info.

7. Ballybane East, Ballydehob, West Cork

Ballydehob is one of West Cork’s most popular and lively villages. Just north of the village, nestled in a quiet valley, you’ll find Foxglove House. The property is surrounded by just over 2 acres of private land, woodland and gardens.

The 4 bedroom home also comes complete with a workshop, studio and stone garage. The whole property mixes contemporary style, including high vaulted ceilings, with traditional Irish cottage features.

Foxglove House is listed by James Lyons O’Keeffe and is on the market for €525,000. Click here for more photos and info.

8. Honeycomb and Honeypot House, Derryduff More, Coomhola, Bantry, West Cork

Honeycomb House and Honeypot Annex combines 2 carbon neutral, eco friendly homes on 2 acres of private land. The West Cork properties are set within the Derryduff Estate, located 3 miles north of the N71 at Ballylickey, between Bantry and Glengarriff. This is a rare opportunity to buy a house in one of Ireland’s most naturally beautiful areas.

The 5 bedroom eco house for sale in the heart of West Cork was built to a high environmentally conscious standard that is reflected in its design. The property is constructed of timber with a central chimney that serves both an open fire with back boiler and a solid fuel stove. The many features of this property include geo-thermal underfloor heating downstairs and in-wall heating upstairs and K window glazing that reflects infrared heat back into the house.

Every time we look at this house, we see something new! This would make a cosy family home, packed full of character, charm and unique features.

Honeycomb House is listed by Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill and is on the market for €375,000. Click here for more photos and info.

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