Early 20th century House For Sale in Co. Cork
The Captain’s House
Edwardian style residence with a rich history built in 1922, beautifully elevated on it’s own grounds and accessed via a private gated entrance.
Agent: Charles McCarthy Estate Agents
Phone: +353 (0)28 21533
Built in 1922 by a seafaring captain and his brother, it has a rich history and there is a symmetry with one of its most recent owners previously being a Captain in the Irish Aer Corps. Now in it’s centenary year, The Captain’s House is a most enchanting, secluded property and has been exceptionally well maintained over the years. Beautifully elevated on its own grounds, it is accessed via a private gated entrance from a minor public road.
Approached by limestone steps to the front entrance, one is immediately captivated by this very special residence. The accommodation is well laid out for modern family living, measuring approx. 217 sq m (2,350 sq ft) and consisting of two reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, large utility/boot room and guest WC on the ground floor, while four bedrooms and a substantial family bathroom complete the accommodation on the first floor. Most of the principal rooms are dual aspect which maximizes the amount of light whilst also allowing enjoyment of the enviable gardens, even on more inclement days.
There are notable design features throughout, including several bow windows, sash windows, stained decorative glazing on both sets of french doors, original tiled floors, underfloor heating in the living room and family room, which is a replica of the heating system in The Glucksmann Gallery Cork, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases in the living room.
Set on circa 1 acre, the gardens are a particular feature. Bounded by a stream on one side and sheltered from the prevailing winds, there is an abundance of mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants which also provide much privacy and seclusion. There is a harmony to this residence and it’s surrounding grounds, most appropriately linked via a cobbled elevated terrace accessible from the sunroom.
The Captain’s House is approx. 5 min walk to the thriving village of Leap and only a 10 min drive to the popular coastal villages of Glandore and Union Hall, synonymous with sailing and fishing. The Blue Flag Beach at The Warren, Rosscarbery is also easily accessible. Cork airport is a c. 50 min drive.
The Captain’s House is a rare offering to the market and needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Energy Performance Indicator: 322.39 kWh/m²/yr