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Tearmann, Inchydoney, Clonakilty, P85 N257


Detached House

For Sale



235 sq.m.
0.60 acres

BER No: 103194957
EPI: 108.18 kWh/m2/yr

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Contemporary beachside residence on circa 0.6 of an acre.

This incredible residence occupies a stunning elevated coastal site with spectacular views over Inchydoney strand which is less than 100 meters away from the house. Aptly named ‘Tearmann' which is Gaelic for ‘sanctuary', it nestles against the hillside providing shelter from the elements and privacy for its occupants, whilst enjoying the special quality of West Cork light.

Redesigned in recent years by eminent architect Chris Ralphs RIAI, the brief was to maximise the coastal aspect and to ensure light-filled living spaces. This has been achieved in a most sublime and understated fashion, invoking contemporary minimalism.

Element proofing and longevity, also key requirements during the renovations, are reflected in the new B2 energy rating.

In the much sought-after area of Inchydoney, adjacent to its expansive blue flag beach, this impressive detached residence commands an enviable position. There is a great sense of space and modern luxury afforded by the layout of this fine home. Extending to approximately 237 sqm of elegantly appointed accommodation over two light-filled levels, consisting of open plan kitchen/dining/living room, a utility/boot room with guest WC, a hallway, 3 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms.

Sitting lightly in its plot of just over half an acre, it is visually anchored into its surrounding landscape. Preceding the electronic gated vehicular and pedestrian entrance, lie two front garden areas, and a dedicated off-road parking space. The main garden has been landscaped with its seating area mirroring the amphitheatre style of the Virgin Mary Bank on the Inchydoney headland. The plants, selected to match those outside the iconic Gasholders in St Pancras, London, provide screening and a blaze of colour in late summer enhancing the upper patio area with its discreet lighting. An alfresco hot and cold shower to wash the sand off one's toes is a useful feature. There is ample parking space and a good turning circle.

The side entrance with clever secure dog/cat flap incorporated provides the primary way into the sociable open plan kitchen, living and dining room. Attuned to easy living, this impressive room has an exceptional quality of ever-changing light. Swathes of floor-to- ceiling glazing and aptly positioned windows frame the breath-taking views of Inchydoney beach, taking in the southern facade.

In warmer months, the central sliding floor-to-ceiling window opens the living space onto the outside, whilst in winter the wood burning stove and underfloor heating create cosiness. The bespoke kitchen, with a generous provision of cabinetry and high-level appliances is simply detailed and thoughtfully considered, combining clever aesthetic cohesion and functionality. A handy, also bespoke utility/boot room which houses a guest WC and rear access is just off the kitchen.

Not a single corner of this contemporary home has been designed without undivided attention – not least its sleeping accommodation and bathrooms. They sit in perfect harmony with the rest of the house, sharing a similarly polished palette of both colours and material. The design of the bathrooms feels akin to a luxury spa, with metro tiled walls & Italian porcelain tiles underfoot, emphasised by two very generous bathtubs on the lower level.

The first floor is pretty much given entirely to the principal suite. The master bedroom is accessed via a large sliding pocket door. The sliding component of the floor-to-ceiling glazing provides access to the balcony overlooking the beach and lets in the sounds of the ocean. A separate balcony lies to the rear. There is an added touch of opulence to this sleeping space with its free-standing bath and wood burning stove conjuring a private and intimate atmosphere. Finishing out this floor is the landing with separate glazed access to the front balcony, and a separate shower room.

A few steps up from the landing lies the loft room, where the fixed cinema seats, ceiling projector and infra-red sauna hint at relaxing pastimes.

Tearmann is a most calm and inviting residence, all the glass really connects you with your environment. You can see the horizon, the narrow silver line between sky and sea, light shimmering on the water, weather changing, the roll of the waves, the direction of the wind, and the occasional dolphins and whales passing through…. You can stroll out of this property to the adjacent shores, where hours can be spent walking, sea swimming or surfing.

Clonakilty heritage town is less than five minutes drive and is a multi-award-winning seaside town with a wide selection of public amenities including cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent retailers. This wonderful property will suit for an all-year-round family home or as a holiday base.


Ground Floor

Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen: 4.3m x 6.0m & 4.6m x 6.0m & 5.9m x 3.3m.
Italian porcelain tiled floor with underfloor heating, floor-to-ceiling glazing, central window slides open, wood burning stove (can be converted to gas) with stone overmantel. Bespoke kitchen by Toby Hatchett constructed from birch faced plywood with formica facing. Pull out drawers rather than hinged units. The central island has an engineered beech worktop and can additionally act as a desk with its 3 integrated drawers. The remainder of the worktops are a mix of Silestone and stainless steel. Appliances by Miele & Smeg. Double oven with plate warmer; pop up extractor fan. 2 rear windows face onto the naturally occurring vertical garden of indigenous plants embedded in rock.

Utility/Boot Room: 3.4m x 4.3m.
Again, bespoke by Toby Hatchett. Ample storage units - pull out larder, stainless steel deep sink and draining board, plumbed for washer & dryer. Italian porcelain tiled floor. Separate access to the rear.

Guest WC: 2.0m x 0.9m.
Fully tiled, heated towel rail, wash hand basin & WC.

Hallway: 2.6m x 3.2m.
Door to front. Floor-to-ceiling glazing, vertical wall mounted radiator, understair storage. A real sense of volume is accentuated by the ceiling height of 3.4m.

Bedroom 1: 4.6m x 4.7m.
Sea view, vertical wall mounted radiator, sliding door to ensuite.

Ensuite Bathroom: 2.7m x 1.4m.
Fully tiled, deep bath with sea views, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail.

Half Landing: 1.3m x 2.2m.
Whitewashed timber floorboards.

Bedroom 2: 4.1m x 3.5m.
Whitewashed timber floorboards.

Ensuite Shower Room: 3.1m x 1.0m.
Fully tiled, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail & shower cubicle.

Family Bathroom: 3.1m x 2.7m.
Generously sized, fully tiled, large bath, separate shower area, heated towel rail, WC & wash hand basin.

First Floor

Landing: 4.0m x 3.7m.
Large glazed sliding door access to balcony with zinc overhang.

Shower Room: 2.2m x 1.8m.
Fully tiled, WC, wash hand basin & shower cubicle

Airing Cupboard: 1.9m x 1.8m.

Master Bedroom (3): 7.2m x 4.3m.
Sea view, large picture window with sliding door access to seaside balcony, rear balcony, freestanding bath, wood burning stove & under eaves storage.

Loft room: 6.5m x 4.7m.
Sea view, fixed cinema seats, overhead projector, infra-red sauna, recessed storage.

Front external parking space
2 front external garden areas
Electronic gates
Built-in seating area & discreet patio area
Ample parking
Good turning circle
Rear pedestrian gated access
External lighting

Alarm system
Gas fired central heating (zoned)
Broadband available
Mains water & sewerage


BER No: 103194957
EPI: 108.18 kWh/m2/yr


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