If you’re searching for a modern bolthole on Ireland’s coast: we’ve just found your dream home

This modern rural retreat in the heart of West Cork on Ireland’s west coast is the sort of property photographers from glossy monthly magazines get excited about. The Lake House perfectly combines contemporary comfort with a rural and rustic charm.

Finished in 2010, the West Cork bolthole was designed to follow the contours of the wild surrounding landscape and maximise privacy for it’s lucky residents. Current residents include: herons, ducks, moorhens, freshwater fish and even the occasional river otter.

The intentionally pared back interiors are strikingly sleek and functional. With its virtual all-white palette, solid beachy tones and wide plank walnut flooring, The Lake House has a warm restful atmosphere. From the living room, you have direct access to the water via a deck, patio and small jetty. While the summer house provides the perfect place to relax, unwind or socialise.

The 4 bedroom property is just a 5 minute stroll to one of Ireland’s most beautiful stretches of coastline and at night you’ll even be able to see the beam of the world famous Fastnet lighthouse. The West Cork village of Schull, popular in summer with the sailing and yachting community, is just a 10 minute drive along the coast and offers bars, live music, restaurants, seafood and independent shops.

The Lake House was viewed nearly 10,000 times online in just it’s first weekend of being listed for sale by West Cork estate agents Charles McCarthy. This modern rural retreat has every comfort imaginable inside, but its the outside that steals the show.

With barely a neighbouring house to be seen from it’s secluded lakeside position, no light pollution, no noise pollution and with the moon and Fastnet lighthouse beam reflecting off the private lake- this is the property thousands (if not millions) dream of purchasing.

The Lake House is listed by Charles McCarthy and is on the market for €695,000. Click here for more photos and info.

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