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Myrtleville Atlantic Ocean View House

County Cork, Ireland

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This house, built in 1902, is all about the sea.  It is a long, thin building designed to take maximum advantage of the gorgeous views.  It's not a grand house, but it is one of our favorite houses on our web site.

It’s hard to describe the room arrangement as it’s not a typical design.  Rooms open into other rooms along the shoreline.  It is a relaxed and welcoming home.

You enter a wide hallway from which you can look straight ahead, through the hall, through the kitchen, over the deck and to the sea.  It’s a fine welcome.

The modern kitchen/dining room has a center island that's used for storage and serving.   A whimsical wave motif runs along one wall, above the stove.  There is a cooker, a large refrigerator-freezer, a microwave, dishwasher and ample counter space and storage.  The dishes and other kitchenware are attractive and high quality.  The pine and tile dining table seats 6. 

It has the perfect vantage point for enjoying the gorgeous views.   A French door opens directly onto the wood deck which runs the entire length of the sea side of the house.

The living room, adjacent to the kitchen, also has glorious views.  There is a charming Victorian fireplace, comfortable, relaxed furniture, an Oriental rug over wood floors.  Nice prints hang on the walls.  A little study/library is reached from the living room as is the conservatory, but that will be described further on.
Off the front hall, there is a bathroom with a shower and a large utility room that has a washer and dryer.  The conservatory can be accessed from the utility room as well as from a hallway.  The conservatory is terrific.  It has terra cotta floors, a comfortable sofa, a pine armoire with a television and video.   A sail cloth cover can be closed under the glass roof to shade the sun or it can left open to welcome in the entire sky.  A French door opens onto a sheltered tile-floored terrace which leads to the wood deck on the sea side of the house.
Back at the entrance hall, you turn left to walk along the hallway that leads to the three bedrooms. A beautiful red and gold Oriental runner shows you the way.

The master bedroom is on the right.  It has a queen bed with a rich green-grey cover, a working Victorian fireplace, a wicker armoire and those fabulous sea views.  The large windows open to the sea.

Two more bedrooms are on the other side of the hallway.  It has a queen bed bed with a floral cover, excellent storage and nice touches.  It has views of the sea and the grassy garden along side the house.

The other bedroom has a queen bed with a crisp cotton cover, excellent storage, a small sink.  This bedroom looks onto the road.  The large hallway bathroom has a tub with shower-over-tub.       

At the end of the bedroom hallway is a door that opens to rather steep stairs that go down to the grassy area and then to the protected sandy cove that's just below the house.  From there, one can wander the beaches, some sandy, some pebbly.

Myrtleville is a pretty village near larger villages; namely, Crosshaven and, a bit inland, Carrigaline.  Kinsale, called the gourmet capital of the south, is nearby, as is the bustling, beautiful city of Cork.  Swimming, golf, deep sea fishing are all readily available.
Cork is 10 miles.  Shannon is 92 miles.  Dublin is 175 miles.
Infants and teenagers are warmly welcomed at this house, but it is NOT suitable for toddlers or younger children as the deck, high above the sea, is not at all childproof.
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Name: Quay Coop
Type of Restaurant: Casual
Type of Food: Vegetarian
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Myrtleville is a small seaside village in County Cork, Ireland. It is mostly within the town of Ballinluska, just west of the entrance to Cork Harbor. The beach at Myrtleville is a popular destination for residents of Cork City during the summer months. Myrtleville has one small grocery store, post office and two pubs: Pine Lodge and Bunnyconnellan. Crosshaven rugby club has its sports ground at the top of Myrtleville hill.
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