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Castlecove House
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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
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Castlecove House is just 30 minute walk from the picturesque fishing town of Kinsale. The town sits on the banks of the River Bandon and is the gateway to the longest coastal route in the world, The Wild Atlantic Way. Often referred to as Irelands Riviera, Kinsale has a beautiful harbor with panoramic water views and is renowned for its cafes, bars and Michelin starred restaurants while just a mere 25 minutes from Cork International Airport make it extremely attractive to overseas visitors. It is also a yachters and golfers paradise with the Kinsale Yacht Club and world class Old Head of Kinsale Golf links situated on a headland jutting two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, just 15 minutes' drive away. There are also a variety of other sports clubs in Kinsale including GAA, rugby, soccer, rowing, sailing, athletics and the South Union Pony Club. Castlecove House is just a 4 minute commute to both the local primary and secondary schools, while Bandon Grammar boarding school is less than half an hour away. Cork city is located approximately 29 km from Kinsale, it is Irelands second largest city and boasts a major retail hub with a multitude of high end and high street stores as well as two third level universities.


Set on the shores of the Bandon river estuary with magnificent panoramic water views, Castlecove House is an extremely bright and light filled property. The main rooms of the house take full advantage of the tremendous water views giving it a peaceful and relaxing setting, making it a wonderful place to retreat or to make your year round home.

At the centre of the house is the kitchen, where your eye is immediately drawn to the stunning views through a sliding patio door. The kitchen has a mixture of high and low level units with a black granite countertop and a peninsula breakfast bar with gas hob. The space is complete with a comfortable living area and a wood burning stove. In turn, this leads to a light filled dining room with a patio door leading to the garden, making it the perfect spot for entertaining. There is also a beautiful conservatory bringing the gardens into the house in such a way as to enable you to enjoy the tranquil views and sense of peace, all year round. The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom as well as a door that leads to a patio and from there the river. Downstairs is complete with two further bedrooms, one double and one single, a family bathroom, a utility room, office and a gym.

Stairs lead up to the sitting room on the first floor. A large feature arch window offers stunning views up the Bandon river valley and across towards Compass Hill. This space is complete with a wood burning stove, antique solid wood floors and a beautiful vaulted beamed ceiling. In addition, there is a double bedroom, WC and an art studio which could also be used as an optional extra bedroom.


The extensive 2.47 Ha (6.1 Acres) of mature grounds at Castlecove House gives the property complete privacy. A patio flanks the shore side of the house which doubles up as a BBQ area and is a perfect place for al fresco dining. Adjacent to the conservatory there is a raised vegetable bed, freshly sown with lettuce, onions, beetroot, carrots, chives, parsley and so on. Steps lead down to the river where you will find fish and waterfowl alike, you can also enjoy a host of water activities such as canoeing and swimming. The generous private site includes approx. 4 acres of woodland and 400 metres of pathways along the banks of the estuary, idyllic for evening strolls or to relax on a bench at various vantage points to witness wonderful sunsets as well as getting a glimpse at the ruins of the 13th century De Courcy castle that once occupied the site. A private slipway allows you to launch your own boat onto the river where you can motor up river to Inishannon, directly into Kinsale Harbour or to the Bullman Bar & Restaurant for a drink and a bite to eat just a mere 10 minutes away in Summercove. The driveway sweeps down from the road, to find ample parking, a garage and garden.


SERVICES | Mains electricity, oil fired central heating, mains water, septic tank foul drainage.

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS | All carpets, curtains and blinds, any integrated items and light fittings are included in the sale.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment

Castlecove House, Kinsale, Co Cork P17 V816, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
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