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What you will love about this home
My apartment is located in a renovated grain store dating back to 1924. The renovation was done to very high specifications and has a bright modern feel, as well as the traditional thick walls in keeping with the building's origin. Right out the front door is a tidal estuary, complete with lots of native water birds when the tide is in and strange looking mud fish when the tide is out! The apartment is at the exterior of the building and has a lovely deck area to capitalise on the river side view.
The apartment is over 2 floors. The ground floor has a warm and comfy living area and kitchen. In this room the sitting area has 2 leather couches which comfortably seats 5 people and a TV with access to over 400 channels, including CNBC, CNN etc and has over 30 movie channels. There is also a dining table with plenty of space for 6. The kitchen area is fully fitted and has everything you will need: fridge/freezer, washer/drier, dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, garbage disposal etc. This room is dominated by a beautiful feature window set into the deep walls which is almost floor to ceiling. Also on the ground floor is a family bathroom complete with bath tub. There are also 2 storage rooms.
Upstairs the master bedroom also has the benefit of the feature window as it has a balcony that looks onto the living area, this allows for maximum natural light. The bedroom has a double bed, with plenty of room for a second double bed if needed. It also has a walk in wardrobe and en suite with shower. There is also a neat second bedroom with single bed.
The apartment complex is peaceful and quite and is 0.1 miles from the nearest bus stop with regular access to Cork city, about a 15 - 20 min drive away. The local train station is about 1.5 miles away and again has regular links to the main station in Cork city and beyond.
What you will love about this neighborhood
My apartment is located in the pretty market town of Midleton in East Cork, about 10 miles from Cork City, about a 15 - 20 min drive. The town has several supermarkets and has a fantastic farmers market which sells fresh local produce every Saturday morning. Midleton has plenty of pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. The famed Ballymaloe House is nearby and features a renowned restaurant and cookery school, in fact former President Clinton visited there the summer of 2012. (ballymaloe.ie) As well as being close to the city of Cork, Midleton also enjoys easy access to beautiful beaches and coastal walks. But perhaps the best known attraction is the Old Midleton Distillery, the home of Jameson Whiskey, which is only a mile from my apartment. The Jameson Experience is a great tour which shows you the history of the brand and walks you through the distillery and shows you how Irish whiskey is made, and the best bit.... you get to sample some lovely whiskey at the end of the tour!! (jamesonwhiskey.com)
The historic town of Cobh is 11 miles away, about a 20 min drive. Here you can visit the last port visited by the ill fated Titanic and learn about that famed ship at the Queenstown Experience (visitcobh.ie). On the way to Cobh you pass the beautiful Fota Wildlife Park, a 75 acre (30 ha) park with 80 + species and stunning gardens. (fotawildlife.ie)
About 15 miles away is Blarney Castle and gardens where you can get the 'gift if the gab' by kissing the Blarney Stone! You can also enjoy the varied plant life at the Castle's gardens, including the poison garden!! (blarneycastle.ie) There is also tax free shopping available at Blarney Wollen Mills where you can stock up on traditional Irish clothing, crafts and gifts.
Slightly further away, about 30 miles is the gorgeous town of Kinsale, (cork-guide.ie/kinsale) where you can access yaching, sea angling, dolphin and whale watching trips, gourmet restaurants, and golf.
Cork city is the 2nd city in Ireland and is a compact but interesting city with a mix of historic and modern buildings. And there is always lots to see and do. (discoverireland.ie/places-to/Cork) My top tips are St Anne's Church in Shandon where you can ring the 18th century bells and enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the city. My second must see is the interesting English Market, it is definitely worth a visit, indeed England's Queen Elizabeth thought so in 2011!
It has a lovely deck where you can relax.
It is right on the water so has lovely views.
Its 15 mins drive from Cork city.
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