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Cosy home harbours a delightful option for studio apartment

November 30th, 2016 10:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Cosy home harbours a delightful option for studio apartment Image
The lounge has a mezzanine bedroom overhead and could easily be converted for use as a standalone apartment, with own-door access to the stylish kitchen

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Restored three-bed and mezzanine for under €250k

Restored three-bed and mezzanine for under €250k

A TRADITIONALLY restored three-bedroom house with a fourth mezzanine bedroom is currently on the market for €249,000 near Castletownshend.

The stylish home at Rineen sits on a single acre site adjacent to Rineen Bay at the head of Castletownshend and Reen Harbour, along the coastline and is a thirteen-minute drive from Skibbereen.  

 The house itself is a stone-built and slated building with a south-west facing extension which opens onto an attractive and private garden. 

 The porch leads to a large dining room with an open stone fireplace and an east-facing window, allowing a lot of light into the room.  

 The dining room, with a Rayburn range, leads to a small kitchen with hand-painted wooden cabinets. There is also a lounge area to the right of the kitchen that is overlooked by a mezzanine bedroom. Down the hall, there is a large bedroom with a family bathroom separating it from an additional living room. 

This living room is to the rear of the house and there is a small built-in stove and an east-facing window which also allows light into the room. This living area leads into a sun-lit conservatory, overlooking the extensive grounds, with Sanderson electric blinds. 

 Upstairs, there are an additional two bedrooms, divided by the landing. 

What is really unique about this house is that the sitting room which incorporates the mezzanine bedroom could be easily converted into a one-bed studio-style apartment, student ‘den’, au pair’s home or ‘granny flat’.

The living room is accessed off the main kitchen but it also benefits from its own ‘wet room’ bathroom and could easily have outside access, making it a possible standalone home, with own-door access to the communal kitchen. Outside, the grounds are laid out in lawns and bordered by trees and shrubs. 

This cosy home contains double glazed sash windows, broadband, a private well, oil fired central heating and has a BER rating of F. 


The agent for the sale is Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, 2 Western Road, Clonakilty, (023) 8833995 and

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