4 bedroom detached house for sale
Ireland - Skibbereen, Cork
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Situated in an idyllic location near the Ilen River, Ilen Valley House is a one-off gem oozing with character and history, perfectly situated with the shelter of mature trees at the end of a cul-de-sac, it offers privacy and tranquillity with magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.
The house faces South-East attracting the sun for most of the day, a large Indian stone patio takes advantage of the views and is a perfect spot for alfresco dining. The property offers all the charms of the west Cork lifestyle with the convenience of location, with the well-known market town of Skibbereen only a 10-minute drive away.
Renovated to a very high standard, the property has been well thought out and designed, it mixes old and new, the end result is a bright airy property that consists of the main house, an attached one-bed studio, workshop/store and two stone outbuildings.
Exuding wonderful charm and character throughout, the main living space (C. 1,550 sq.ft.) comprises of three bedrooms, a large open plan living/dining room, a bespoke kitchen, a utility room and a bathroom. The studio, with a separate entrance, has been converted into a living space which could be used for different uses and there is a workspace/store with separate entrance which could be converted into extra living accommodation.
Renovated and extended by the previous owner, who installed a new roof, insulated and installed the flooring, the current owner has continued to upgrade and refurbish the property, focusing on exposing and highlighting the traditional features adding to the character of this unique property.
Approached by a tree-lined country lane the road opens out to reveal a beautifully positioned country farmhouse with a gable of Wisteria and Sweet William and an inviting large sun filled patio in which to sit and relax. With views over the countryside, the garden is as unique as the house. The meandering grass cut paths weave around the raised vegetable & herb beds, mature trees and fruit bushes.
The patio at the front of the house forms a perfect sun trap from where one can enjoy the sun all day in a recliner and listen to the River Ilen, there is a charming terrace behind the house to enjoy the sun from late afternoon to sunset. The rock formation surrounding the back yard ensures lasting heat from the days sun and shelter.
Adjacent to Ilen River (renowned for its Salmon fishing), one can apply to River Ilen Anglers Club for a fishing permit. The adjoining woodlands provide an abundance of walkways.
Located C. 10 Km's from Skibbereen and C. 20 Km's Bantry, Cork Airport is just over a 1-hour drive. It is a property of extreme charm and affords a wonderful opportunity to obtain an excellent property in a most desirable area of West Cork.
- Cork (INTERNATIONAL), 38.4 miles
- Kerry (INTERNATIONAL), 45.3 miles
- Shannon (INTERNATIONAL), 81.4 miles
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