Secluded elegance: Monkstown marvel boasts Cork harbour views and acres of woodland

A private five bedroom hilltop retreat close to Cork City offers the ultimate getaway for €2.15m

Hilltop is a low slung affair nestled on a five acre site

Most detached houses are designed to stand out and be seen for miles around and one would think a house called Hilltop would do the same. Not so.

Rather, this sprawling residence is a low slung affair, nestled on a five acre site on the southern edge of a high promontory that forms part of the western side of Cork Harbour and it is practically designed to disappear.

The copse of mature trees that encircle ...