Monday, 20 June 2011

Lisheen Organics


Lisheen Organics is a self sustaining home and business in a beautiful coastal location in West Cork close to Skibbereen town, the village of Ballydehob and only half a mile from the sea. It sits on a 3.5 acres site looking out over the river Ilen estuary to Baltimore and Cape Clear Island.

The accommodation consists of a south facing comfortable two bedroom traditional farmhouse with a new extension sunroom and a one bedroom self-contained apartment. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.

The property has underfloor central heating fuelled by a high spec. gasification wood burning boiler.
Hot water is supplied by solar panels and there is also a 6.5kw wind turbine which generates all electricity needed with a surplus which is sold to the national grid.

The thriving market garden business produces an abundance of certified organic vegetables, fruits and herbs both inside the 5 large commercial polytunnels and outside in permanent raised beds. These are sold at local farmers markets and also to various healthfood shops and restaurants in the area. Lisheen organics is known particularly for its highly acclaimed asparagus crop from the 2000 established plants. This crop alone generates a substantial income.
There is the added bonus of a large newly constructed workshop 6mx12m.

View from front of house showing extension

View from back of house showing outbuildings suitable for renovation

Interior of one of the 5  polytunnels showing irrigation system

* 6.5kw wind turbine – zero electric bill, excess sold to grid 

* Established local market and business outlets for produce.

 Workshop 6m x 12m - new box section plastic coated non drip metal construction with woodburning stove 

West Cork has an exciting cosmopolitan community with many innovative creative people working at sustainable living. It is well known for its wide range of high quality local food businesses of which Lisheen Organics is one.

It also has a lively music and arts scene and has attracted artists and musicians from all over the world to make it their home.

There are festivals of all sorts throughout the year e.g. Traditional Irish music, Jazz, Wooden Boats, Food, Walking, Regattas etc.

There are excellent local schools, a choice of nursery, primary and secondary schools including a Steiner based kindergarten and the sort after Schull Community College with sailing as part of its curriculum.

West Cork also supports many alternative healing practices..

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