This restored 3 storey house is full of charm, character and is currently laid out with a commercial / residential unit on ground floor and a 4 bedroom detached home on the upper floors. The recently renovated residence contains over 1,776 sq ft approx. of living space, is finished to a top quality standard and is ideal for town living.
The many features of this fine property include double glazed windows, oil fired central heating, high ornate ceilings, quality fitted kitchen, open fireplaces, fixed electric infrared heaters in all main rooms and other exceptional level of finishes.
The ground floor accommodation includes entrance hall with original pitch pine staircase, and self contained commercial or living space. The first floor includes a modern bespoke fitted kitchen, sitting room, study / bedroom and guest wc. The second floor contains 3 spacious bedrooms and a modern family bathroom.
To the rear of the property, there is a west facing courtyard garden with an elevated patio area taking advantage of the stunning river and countryside views. There is also a detached store shed.
The property has the benefit of side access from street front leading to the rear of the property and out onto the riverfront.
Ilen Bank House offers an opportunity to purchase a unique, well designed residence that offers significant potential and is adjacent to all that the popular market town of Skibbereen has to offer.
Skibbereen (pop.2000), on the Ilen river, a little inland from the indented West Cork coast, is known as the capital of West Cork. It’s a lively and picturesque town filled with the brightly-painted houses typical of this region. It’s also a centre of good food and the arts.
The West Cork Arts Centre showcases a diverse range of art and theatre and Skibbereen is renowned for the quality of its food with many artisan producers living nearby. During the Famine, Skibbereen was one of the worst affected towns in the country and today the Skibbereen Heritage Centre’s Great Famine Exhibition uses contemporary sources and dramatisation to tell its story. Outside the town a marine lake, Lough Hyne, is a nature reserve with a unique ecology and many rare species. Many celebrities and foreigners have chosen to settle in this region, giving Skibbereen and environs a cosmopolitan feel.