- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 227 m²
Abbey Farmhouse is a substantial, carefully renovated and extended period farmhouse residence with detached outbuildings on 2.7 acres approx. of grounds located just over 1 mile from the historic market town of Skibbereen in West Cork. The property set adjacent to a quiet country road encompasses a house designed to maximise privacy and to enjoy the beautiful gardens and lake, whilst having sunny south west views over the Ilen Valley, as the famed river makes its way to the sea at Baltimore.
The Farmhouse is carefully crafted and offers spacious well laid out accommodation of 2,500 sq. ft approximately over two floors and is an ideal home for family living and entertaining. The original house has been re-roofed in recent years, retains its original features and benefits from east and west additions to the living spaces. The house is fully re-plumbed and re-wired in recent years and benefits from oil fire central heating, solid fuel stoves, double glazed windows and wood/tile flooring.
ACCOMMODATION:The accommodation in this period house of character includes;
Entrance hallway with a vaulted ceilings is the bridge between new and old. The impressive drawing room just off the hall has dual aspect over the front garden and lake and benefits from a double height vaulted beamed ceiling, feature stone surround raised fireplace, oak hardwood flooring and double doors leading to the enchanting patio courtyard area.
The kitchen cum dining room is fitted with modern units, top of the range appliances and also has benefit of a solid fuel Dover stove. Just off the kitchen is a cosy sitting room with open fireplace. The western wing includes a tv room, study/bedroom with en-suite, garden room with access door to yard and a bedroom suite on first floor. Downstairs just off the entrance hall there is guest wc and spacious utility/pantry which provides ample boot room space and half doors leading to the side access of the property.
The second floor to the main house comprises of two spacious bedrooms and sizable family bathroom with walk-in shower.
Garage, Workshops and Stores:
The original outbuildings and barn which can be accessed via a separate gate just off the main road have been renovated in recent years and provide for ample storage. Combined the outbuildings contain 1,788 sq. ft / 166.1 sq. m approx. of useable space divided up to suit current lifestyle including an insulated store which could provide a room for recreational use.
The grounds of Abbey Farmhouse extend to over 2.7 acres approximately with a feature small Lake centerpiece and the use of various specimen trees and shrubs help create an oasis of calm and tranquility in this exceptional West Cork location. There is a bridge leading to an island with Gazebo having the benefit of electricity supply. There is also a spacious sheltered courtyard patio area which has recently been refurbished in Yorkstone just off the drawing room which is ideal for entertaining. The remaining grounds are laid out in lawn, formal gardens, vegetable garden and a greenhouse which has the benefit of its own water and electricity supply.
The services include mains water supply, zoned oil fire central heating, modern fire alarm system, highspeed Fibre Optic Broadband and a fully integrated music system.
Abbey Farmhouse is a rare opportunity in West Cork to purchase a period property that is finished to an excellent standard and has the potential to be adaptable to a buyers requirements. The location adjacent to the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the unique Wild Atlantic Way sea front villages of Glandore, Union Hall, Castletownshend, Baltimore, Ballydehob and Schull is a special opportunity for a discerning buyer interested in moving to West Cork. The property is also with a 1.5 hour commute to Cork City and Airport.
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