Savills | Old Coastguard Station Site, Union Hall, West Cork, Co Cork | Property for sale
Asking price €850,000

Old Coastguard Station SiteUnion Hall, West Cork, Co Cork


    Key features

    • Spectacular c.1 ha / 2.5 acre site overlooking Harbour
    • • FPP for two 325 sq m / 3,500 sq ft homes
    • • In the Heart of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way
    • • Breathtaking panoramic views of Glandore Harbour
    • • Mains Services available to site
    • • Cork International Airport c.73km
    • • Skibbereen 10km
    • • Glandore 2.5km

    A slice of unspoilt beauty overlooking Glandore Harbour. Old Coastguard Station Site of c.2.5 acres, Union Hall, West Cork.

    About this property

    • Savills is delighted to present this spectacular site in the heart of West Cork. These 2.5 acres were home to the original Coastguard Station built in early 1900's, the remains of which can still be seen on site. Union Hall, once known as the “Garden of Carbery” sits on the Myross peninsula and is one of the few villages in West Cork which has not seen much development and is still very much a local fishing village proud of its heritage and strong community.

      This part of the world is unreservedly authentic and noticeably so when standing on the pier located just below this site on an early morning watching the fishermen mending their nets surrounded by their colourful fishing trawlers with a 180 degree backdrop of a very calm high tide, Poulgorm Bridge and the beautiful Myross Woods.

      Tucked under the hill in a peaceful location overlooking Glandore Harbour, this c.2.5 acre site sits on the protected side of the headland just above the pier in Union Hall. Neighbouring properties are one-off houses and local original fishermans cottage, all overlooking this working pier.

      Planning permission Ref 16756 (previous Pl. Reg. No. 06/1913-duration of which was extended under Pl. Reg. No. 11/633-also refer) is to demolish ruined coastguard building and construct 2 no. dwellings, 2 no. domestic garages and associated site works.

      The site is within the curtilage of the development zone for Union Hall and in fact the two homes do not fully occupy the original footprint of the Coastguard cottages, therefore, there is potential to further develop the site.


      Under the current planning permission the natural slate homes are linked via an archway and incorporate two large living rooms, kitchen / dining room, conservatory, utility room at ground floor level and 4-bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms and a main bathroom on the upper floor. Each house has permission for a detached garage.

      The site is accessed via laneway which leads from the cul de sac road at the pier to this elevated site with magnificent views over the harbour. There is also a pedestrian access from the site to the pier.

      Full services are available in the village with eateries serving fresh fish on a daily basis from the wonderful fish shop where you can buy fresh lobster, prawns and a wide array of seafood. There is a local shop, post office, national school, playschool and two churches also in the village. Secondary schools are available in Skibbereen, Clonakilty or Bandon while Skibbereen benefits from the first rural digital hub, beneficial to all business in the area. There is a wide variety of eateries, bars and coffee shops, all serving up local fresh produce many with al fresco dining opportunities overlooking the natural lagoon on which the village sits.

      Safe mooring are available off Union Hall pier. Across the bay you will find Glandore Harbour Yacht Club home to a fleet of Dragon sailing boats as well as many other yacht types. Myross Rowing Club is located up river from Union Hall and the local GAA club is Castlehaven near Castletownshend.

      Beaches are plentiful in the immediate area with Squince and Carrigillihy Bay Beach and not forgetting the sandy beach next to the pier, perfect for a swim on the high tide. Kayaking is a very popular sport in the harbour all the way to Leap at the northern end of the harbour and 4km away at Reen Pier you can kayak in the beautiful, sheltered waters of Casltetownshend. Also within easy driving distance are the wonderful villages of Baltimore, Rosscarbery and Glandore, all offering a big West Cork welcome and some larger beaches at Ownahincha and Warren Beach.

      House Plans

      Available upon request.

      Services

      Mains drainage and water are available to the site.

      Distance by car:
      • Cork International Airport 70km
      • Cork City Centre 75km
      • Skibbereen 10km
      • Rosscarbery 11km
      • Glandore 2.5km
      • Castletownshend 9.5km

      Viewing
      By appointment with Savills Cork
      (021) 427 1371 or email:cork@savills.ie