Peninsula Properties are West Cork based Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents located in Kilcrohane, West 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. If you have sterling or dollars, now is the time to make your move!

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PENINSULA PROPERTIES has an intimate knowledge of its market, West Cork, 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 in West Cork - i.e. the villages of Ahakista, Durrus and Kilcrohane on the Sheepshead Peninsula - 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 2009 through 2013 or proof of exemption from the tax
  • 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
  • proof of the property's registration with Irish Water
  • a Certificate of Planning/Building Compliance and Declaration of Identity for the property - this will be provided by your surveyor/engineer
  • if the property you're selling is not your principal private residence, any net profit will be subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) - the current rate of CGT in Ireland is 33% (ouch!!) details on


  • 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
  • an Irish bank account
  • a registered and qualified solicitor based in Ireland

SO YOUR OFFER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED - WHAT NEXT?  The very, 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 will need to show the bank photo ID and two original copies of a utility bill showing your home address
  • you sign the contract and pay a deposit equal to 10% of the purchase price (less the amount of the booking deposit)
  • the seller signs the contract
  • you pay the 90% balance and there is now a fully executed contract - a completion date is set (usually 2 weeks on from signing the 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 and speak to Elaine
  • you wonder why you didn't do this years ago
  • you live happily ever after in West Cork
  • The End


It typically takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks from acceptance of the offer to owning the property.  However, if there are mapping issues or planning problems, it can take much longer - that is why it is important for vendors to have everything in order before putting a property on the market.  However, if the vendor has everything in order and the purchaser has financing in place, a sale could be closed in as little as 4 weeks.