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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ireland - Unionhall, Cork

Offers in Excess of €1,450,000

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Approached by a private drive which creates a wonderful sense of seclusion and privacy. The grounds are superbly landscaped and mature with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs. As you follow the drive, the grounds unfold with a summer house overlooking the main residence and its wonderful view of the bay.

Raheen castle was once the home of the O' Donovan's, an ancient royal family from Gaelic times. Built around 1560 as a tower house which was all about defence and therefore many of the features have much to do with an expectation of attack and little to do with comfort. This was all fine, of course, as long as weapons consisted of bows and arrows, swords and spears, and even muskets. But as soon as cannons appeared on the scene the tower house was doomed even its thick stone walls were no proof against such a bombardment. As such, it was severely damaged by Cromwellian forces in 1641 after the Battle of Kinsale. Cannon balls are still lodged in the west wall.

The period farmhouse/residence with accommodation extending to circa 159 sq. m (1,700 sq. ft) has been restored and extended, with a great level of care and attention which has resulted in the preservation and improvements of one of West Cork's most captivating homes. The sympathetic use of slate floors, tongue & groove panelling throughout ensures that the property has an authenticity which is quite special.

A most wonderful addition to the original farmhouse is the conservatory and dining room which wraps around the South & West of the house taking advantage of the glorious views over the grounds to the coastline, ensuring that one can sit and admire this sublime aspect in even the most inclement weather.

Across the courtyard is a substantial stone outbuilding which has been converted into a three-bedroom guest cottage circa 68 sq. m/731 sq. ft with attached garage and store rooms.

The jewel in this crown is the private frontage to Castlehaven Harbour allowing easy access to the magnificent coastline, islands and waters of West Cork.

This area of South West Ireland is of outstanding unspoilt beauty. Leisure activities are well catered for; Castletownshend Victorian village is just across the Bay which provides a sailing/yachting club while Reen Pier is synonymous with kayaking and deep sea-fishing. The picturesque fishing village of Union Hall is approx. 2 miles with the idyllic Glandore Harbour village adjacent. There is an 18-hole Golf Course in Skibbereen approx. 20 mins drive. Other local recreational pursuits include walking, surfing, and horse riding. There are numerous cultural events held throughout the year, such as the Taste of West Cork Food Festival, Bantry Literary & Chamber Music Festival, Schull Fastnet Short Film Festival along with a thriving artistic and music scene. West Cork is also home to some exceptional restaurants and pubs. Cork International Airport is circa 75 mins drive.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Cork (INTERNATIONAL), 33.5 miles
  • Kerry (INTERNATIONAL), 46 miles
  • Shannon (INTERNATIONAL), 79.9 miles
  • Waterford (INTERNATIONAL), 97.5 miles

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To view this property or request more details, contact
Charles McCarthy Estate Agents, West Cork

46 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
03339 391272  Local call rate
About Charles McCarthy Estate Agents, West Cork

Established in business in Skibbereen for four generations, we are over forty years in estate agency and auctioneering. We handle all types of property residential, coastal, period, agricultural and commercial. Due to our unique ocean side location on the Gulf Stream, coastal and holiday properties form a substantial part of our business. We also specialise in period properties and we have successfully negotiated the sale of a number of major estates in recent years.
Properties featured range from new houses to period country property, coastal holiday homes to townhouses, waterfront hideaways to agricultural holdings all located within the South West of Ireland, from Clonakility to Mizen Head, including populated areas such as Skibbereen, Bantry, Rosscarbery, Union Hall, Glandore, Baltimore, Schull, Ballydehob, Glengarriff and much more.
West Cork is a place apart. It has a mild climate - an ideal place to rear a family. It is also very private with great beaches, shops, restaurants and pubs. The surrounding coastal villages are quaint and unspoilt, with a wide range of water sports readily available.
Overseas purchasers especially from the United Kingdom are continuing to be enticed to West Cork by the attractions of glorious sea views, rural tranquillity and greatly reduced prices. West Cork is almost a global brand, promoting its food, its relaxed way of life, walks and breath-taking vistas.
Apart from its indigenous strengths for local and Irish buyers, it has also had a draw for Europeans for several decades, and it's as multi-cultural a spot as you'll find anywhere on the island of Ireland.
Our offices are situated on Bridge Street in the town of Skibbereen the capital of West Cork, servicing a huge hinterland, from The Mizen Head to Rosscarbery in the east, from Baltimore to the south and Dunmanway to the north. It is also the service town for the inhabited islands of Sherkin, Heir and Cape Clear.
At Charles McCarthy, we are committed to providing you with all the information you will need to find a home in the tranquil and beautiful countryside that frames the south west coast of Ireland. We have the property to suit everyone from cottages to castles; our knowledge of the West Cork property market is second to none.


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Charles McCarthy Estate Agents, West Cork

46 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
or call 03339 391272
Calling from outside the UK? 00353 28 21533

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