Denniffs Cottage, Ringarogy, Baltimore
Denniffs Cottage, Ringarogy, Baltimore
Waterfront Period Residence on circa 16 acres.
Dating from the mid-19th century, ‘Denniffs Cottage` is a superbly restored and extended period farmhouse. It is set on circa 16 acres running down to the coastline and has an enviable position with direct access to Baltimore Harbour and Roaring Water Bay.
Waterfront properties in such a sought-after location are rare offerings to the market. Consisting of main residence, artist`s studio, garage, barn, boathouse, greenhouse and polytunnel.
Ringarogy Island is an idyllic place on the West Cork coastline. Although an island, it is joined to the mainland by a causeway, framing Baltimore Harbour with Sherkin Island.
Approached over a private drive which creates a wonderful sense of seclusion and privacy, ‘Denniffs Cottage` is located at the southern extremity of the island and is perfectly positioned for maximum enjoyment of its panoramic aspect.
In excellent condition throughout having been renovated and extended to a high standard, with the latest works completed in 2010. This is a charming residence with accommodation measuring over 2,000 sq ft. Great care and attention have been taken to enhance its period features whilst also bringing the residence in line with modern-day living standards. The sympathetic use of slate floors, tongue & groove panelling, exposed stone walls, exposed ceiling beams and rafters, natural slate roof tiles and hardwood sash windows throughout ensures that the property has an authenticity which is quite special.
The kitchen is truly a `farm house` kitchen with a bog oak mantelpiece over the cooker, an oil-fired AGA, ceiling timbers of solid oak, bespoke fitted kitchen and integrated appliances. The kitchen is very bright with light pouring in from the dual aspect windows. There is a large dining area. Leading off the kitchen is a very comfortable family room with French door access to courtyard. This could be used as a playroom or study depending on one`s needs.
The living room has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and the original cooking crane and wind machine. Leading off the living room and next to the kitchen is a cosy room with its own fireplace that could be used as a sitting room or dining room. Also on the ground floor is a utility room and shower room.
Upstairs are four bedrooms and the main bathroom with separate laundry room. All the bedrooms have stunning views of the coastline and harbour.
There is also an adjoining garage with loft storage and boiler room plus a solar collector on the roof that provides hot water.
A most attractive feature of this property is the pottery studio, completed in 2012. The design is very much in keeping with the authenticity and charm of the farmhouse and presents scope for further accommodation or office use, subject to planning permission.
The garden surrounding the house has been extremely well landscaped and includes a courtyard, raised vegetable beds, greenhouse with mature grapevine, polytunnel with mature grapevines and raised beds, a boathouse, and a substantial barn containing an office and storage areas with electric roller door access. The remainder of the land is of mixed quality, planted with many local hedging and tree varieties for wind abatement and beauty.
Adjoining the property is a most private shingle beach and a pier that features a removable pontoon for step-on access to boats.
This area of South West Ireland is of outstanding unspoilt beauty. Leisure activities are well catered for; Baltimore village is just across the bay with its renowned sailing/yachting club while also being synonymous with fishing and other water pursuits. It has a thriving year-round community along with a shop, pubs and restaurants including one with a Michelin Star.
Skibbereen market town is circa 11 km where there are a host of public amenities including an exceptionally popular farmers market every Saturday. Other local recreational pursuits include golfing, walking, surfing, and horse riding. There are numerous cultural events held throughout the year such as the Taste of West Cork Food Festival, Bantry Literary & Chamber Music Festival, Schull Fastnet Short Film Festival along with a thriving artistic and music scene. Cork International Airport is circa 80 minutes` drive.
The immediate coast is dotted with many habited and uninhabited islands, fine beaches and hidden coves. Roaring Water Bay is highly regarded as providing the best sailing waters on the Irish coastline and is designated a Special Area of Conservation for wildlife habitats.
This is an enchanting waterfront property with magnificent views over the harbour and must be viewed to be appreciated.