Peninsula Properties are West Cork based Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents located in Kilcrohane, Co. Cork since 2004 specialising in property and house sales, property rentals, holiday lets and property valuations in Kilcrohane, Ahakista, Durrus and Bantry on the Sheepshead Peninsula in south west Cork, Ireland. We have an assortment of coastal properties with sea views ranging from traditional Irish cottages to new builds, holiday developments and even a deconsecrated church. Not all properties are listed on our website, so if you don't see what you're looking for, please contact us.

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PENINSULA PROPERTIES has an intimate knowledge of its market and offers a market leading level of service.  We are committed to providing a personal, professional and confidential service from the initial contact through to completion of the transaction.  We are a specialised property services company and every client is important to us.  Because we are an independent property company specialising and concentrating in a specific geographic region - the villages of Ahakista, Durrus and Kilcrohane on the Sheepshead Peninsula in West Cork - we are very knowledgeable about that region. To quote a client ...   "Elaine Spillane knows the Sheepshead Peninsula like her own backyard"


  • a current BER (Building Energy Rating) Certificate
  • proof of payment of the NPPR (Non Principal Private Residence) tax or proof of exemption from the tax (2009 through 2013)
  • proof of payment of the Household Charge (2012)
  • proof of payment of the LPT (Local Property Tax) 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • proof of registration of your septic tank
  • a Certificate of Planning/Building Compliance and Declaration of Identity for the property
  • proof of the property's registration with Irish Water


  • approval of funding from a financial institution (or cash)
  • in addition to the purchase price, enough funds to cover stamp duty (1% of the purchase price), solicitor's fees and costs, engineer's fees, moving costs
  • a PPS number
  • a registered and qualified solicitor based in Ireland

SO YOUR OFFER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED - WHAT NEXT?  The very abridged version ...

  • you appoint an Irish based solicitor 
  • you apply for a PPS number (assuming you don't already have one)
  • you pay a booking/good faith deposit to the estate agent (this deposit is fully refundable up to such time that you sign the contract)
  • you appoint a local surveyor/engineer to check out the property for you - boundaries, planning history, compliance with building codes, etc.)
  • you  open a bank account with an Irish bank (assuming you don't already have one)
  • you sign the contract and pay a deposit equal to 10% of the purchase price (less the amount of the booking deposit) and the seller then signs the contract
  • you pay the 90% balance and there is now a fully executed contract
  • you own the property
  • you get the keys to the property
  • you take possession/move in
  • you pop the champagne cork
  • you tell your friends to contact Peninsula Properties so they can find their West Cork dream house
  • you wonder why you didn't do this years ago
  • you live happily ever after in West Cork
  • The End