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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Ireland - Skibbereen, Cork

Guide Price €325,000

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Call: 03339 391272
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Uniquely Renovated and Extended Traditional West Cork Farmhouse on C. 1.4 acres.

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.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Cork (INTERNATIONAL), 38.4 miles
  • Kerry (INTERNATIONAL), 45.3 miles
  • Shannon (INTERNATIONAL), 81.4 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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