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1800s' townhouse offers luxury in a central location

November 11th, 2016 7:10 AM

By Southern Star Team

The back of the period house at Castletownshend faces towards the sea.

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A FIVE-BEDROOM home situated on Castletownshend’s Main Streeet and boasting stunning harbour views is on the market for the asking price of €850,000.

The house was built in the 1800s but has since been remodelled and refurbished to turn it into a luxurious home with all essential modern amenities.

It has a central location in the peaceful village of Castletownshend, about 8km outside of Skibbereen town. The front of the house looks out on to the street, while at the back a south-facing patio attracts the sunshine and looks out on both the sea and the private walled garden.

All rooms on the ground floor have high ceilings, polished oak floorboards and are well lit, making great use of natural lighting as picture windows at the back of the house allow the daylight to stream in.

The entrance hall on the ground floor is home to a large fireplace and an impressive wooden staircase. To the right of the hall is the utility room which leads to another useful storage area, the boiler room and, beyond that, a garden store.

Just beyond the entrance hall is the bright and elegant dining room through which double doors lead to the equally lavishly-furnished living room. Both rooms have large wool rugs in the centre, providing warmth underfoot.

One bedroom is situated at the front of a house with an en suite bathroom, plenty of storage space and cosy furnishings that provide a homely feel.  

Also on the ground floor is the kitchen, which features sturdy granite worktops, dark wooden cabinets, a central island as an additional eating space and an impressive AGA cooker which provides warmth to the cool finish of the room.

The first floor has four spacious bedrooms, all complete with stylish oak floorboards, en suite bathrooms and, for two of the bedrooms, large windows offering unparalleled views of the sailing harbour. The master bedroom is the most spacious of these and, along with the marvellous view, offers a king-sized bed, old-fashioned wooden furniture, and an ornate en suite bathroom decked with marble.

The charm of this house has only multiplied since it was first constructed in the 1800s and it is now located on the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.

•The agent is Michéal Duggan of Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill, 37 North Street Skibbereen, (028 21404) and see also www.sherryfitz.ie 

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