Cottage front with shelter trees and flowering shrubs

Address: Bocarnagh, Glengarriff, West Cork

Property Type: Traditional/Land/Sea Access/Sea Views




(GUIDE PRICE €340,000)

Ref: 005010/DH


Bocarnagh is one of the most naturally beautiful townlands in Glengarriff. It combines sea frontage, bay views and wonderful scenic landscapes that are the hallmark of the Glen. This really special property is being presented for sale by private treaty after over 50 years cherished ownership by our clients. In that time the Lodge and gardens have been lovingly nurtured and maintained and the addition of a working farm with related outbuildings opens up great variety of usages by the next fortunate owners. The existence of extensive private bay frontage along with owned mooring facilities close to the property will undoubtedly excite those who wish to access Glengarriff Harbour.


Set against a south facing rocky ridge, Bocarnagh Lodge is a delightful ‘picture postcard’ cottage that looks out over Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island. An oasis of peace and quiet, it is surrounded by 3/4 acre of lovely gardens that in turn lead into well maintained fields. The main part of this cosy three bedroom cottage is pre 1835, with a 1975 externally insulated addition built in the same style. The lands total some 36 acres and are currently utilised as a ‘stand alone’ profitable sheep farm. A particular feature is the wide variety of interesting trees in both the garden and fields.

The Lodge The 940 sq ft cottage is well maintained, damp free and concealed from the road. On the ground floor it consists of an enclosed porch, sittingroom, spacious kitchen and eating area with ample storage and a shelved study alcove. There is also a family bathroom and a small tiled utility area with a washing machine. Upstairs there are two small double bedrooms, one ‘en suite’ with a shower, and a single bedroom. There are currently two single bunk beds in a recess in the linking passage. The two double rooms have spacious built in cupboards, with a large storage area off the master bedroom. All rooms have electric heating and there is also a storage heater in the sittingroom. Cooking is done on a solid fuel AGA cooker which also heats the water and there is a small built-in electric grill. The fireplace in the sittingroom has an ash sump which saves cleaning out, and there is excellent TV reception (RTE and ‘Free to Air’) together with mobile phone and internet reception. All furniture and fitted carpets are included in the sale.

The cottage has a septic tank, while drinking quality water is pumped from a never failing spring that flows into a sunken tank at the end of the gardens. There is also a storage tank behind the cottage.

There is a substantial separate garage with electricity, that is partially used as a fuel store. Between that and the cottage there is a gravelled area that initially was intended for a two storey extension on the gable end of the cottage, where a currently a blocked up doorway gives access to the kitchen.

Gardens The attractive gardens of the Lodge include two driveways and a large gravelled parking area. Most of the garden is in lawn, with limited flower beds planted with shrubs and roses that take full advantage of the locally uneven ground, resulting in an unusual little sunken garden outside the sittingroom window. There is also a split level stone built patio accessible through french windows in the sittingroom. Elsewhere within the area there is a garden shed and a small stable block in need of repair. One stall is used as a log store, with a substantial amount of timber stacked outside and elsewhere in the grounds. The present owner has burnt nothing but timber from the garden area and lands for the past 50 years, with abundant sources still remaining.

There are also a variety of mature trees in the garden and surrounding lands. These include Magnolia, Eucalyptus, Clerodendrum, Quince, Tulip Trees, pink and white flowering Chestnuts, evergreen and Red Oak, purple leaved Cherry trees, ornamental and ‘shelter belt’ Conifers and a Weeping Willow. Native trees include Mountain Ash, Pines, Holly, Quickthorn and Myrtle.

The Farm Lands These consist of some 36 1/2 acres in two separate blocks. A northern block of 10 1\2 acres is linked to the southern end of the garden. It is divided into three fields, with the large lower field adjacent to the road and with sheep dip facilities. An internal roadway leads up to a substantial shed built in 2008, that consists of 3 bays and a central area, with an enclosed concrete yard with fields and commonage access. Currently used as a sheep shed, it has pumped water and electricity and is accessable from the gardens but is concealed from the cottage and road. Two water storage tanks are in one of the fields.

The southern block consists of 26 acres that are located some 200 yards to the south of the northern block, on a hillside, and extend from the road southwards down to the sea. The road is used to link the two blocks. This block is largely rough ground and subdivided into four fields. There are also commonage grazing rights over a further 76 acres adjacent to the northern block. In both blocks water supply is available from field drains that only dry up in (rare) drought conditions.

At present the lands are used for sheep farming, with some 36 sheep and 14 lambs belonging to the owner. The farm business is currently profitable, and qualifies for government grants.

Moorings There is an attractive sheltered bay with mooring facilities only some 100 yards from the road entrance to the sheep shed, with a secluded pebbly beach in the southern part. Access is gained from the road though a strip of commonage over which the owner has access rights. Two mooring rings owned by the owner are set into a rocky spur on the foreshore just before the pebbly beach.

Cottage Specifications

Ground Floor:-

Entrance Porch leading to

Living Room:- 15’9’’x14’ Patio doors leading to split level patio and gardens, traditional open fireplace and south facing windows, adjacent family bathroom and small utility area.

Study Area:- 12’8’’x6’3’’. Leads into,

Kitchen/Dining Area:- 13’5’’x12’8’’. Aga stove, front facing windows overlooking gardens and sea view, fitted units, sink & drainer, open dining area.

First Floor:-

Master Bedroom:- West facing windows overlooking gardens, en-suite shower room.

Middle Single Bedroom

Double Bedroom:- South facing, windows overlooking the gardens and sea views.

Services:- Private water supply & private sewage treatment, broadband & multi channel tv reception available, land divided into two compact lots—ca. 26 acres with extensive private shore line running in close proximity to Muccurragh Pier & ca. 10.5 acres with independent road access separately to residence & farm.

Viewing: By appointment through this office

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