Ferry House, Castlepark, Kinsale, Co. Cork
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Ferry House, Castlepark, Kinsale, Co. Cork


3 Bed

3 Bath

273 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 273 m²
**Eircode: P17 H027** 2 houses on one title - overall floor area 273.2 sq m (2940sq ft) 3-5 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms Ferry House represents a rare opportunity to purchase an extraordinary historical waterfront property in Castlepark with intimate ties to James Fort. Ideal for an extended family, this property comprises two detached houses, the main house and a modern nordic style spacious 2 storey, 2 bedroomed guest cottage, both opening to a very private, well-loved and mature walled garden at the rear with small garden shed and carport. The location is second to none, with unrivalled views of the estuary and private marina, the inner harbour and in to Kinsale town. It offers both the opportunity to partake in the activities of the marina as well as to retreat into the calm of the sunny conservatory dining area in the kitchen or the privacy of the secret walled garden. The Dock Beach and James Fort Peninsula provide excellent coastal paths for those who enjoy walking, running, swimming and water sports. Kinsale town is a 5 minute boat ride across the harbour and an easy walk from Castlepark with footpath and street lighting all the way. 25 minutes from Cork International Airport and 20 minutes from the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club. The main house is a beautifully appointed stone building with origins dating back to the mid-1700s, which was fully renovated and extended in the late 1990s. An entrance porch provides shelter to the gracious hall. A warm and welcoming living room with westerly aspect is located off the entrance hall and has a stove and two windows to the front overlooking the marina. An equally fine dining room, again with two windows to the front and stove opens through to the open plan kitchen and conservatory breakfast room which in turn open to the garden. Living and dining room could easily be converted into downstairs ensuite bedrooms leaving the upstairs as a sunny living area. A very useful utility room with great storage, guest WC and a rear entrance hall with access to the attached garage completes the ground floor accommodation. High ceilings throughout the ground floor add spaciousness and elegance. The upstairs is presently dedicated to a large master suite which includes a bright and airy bedroom with pitched ceiling and beams, a reading nook overlooking the harbour on the landing, a full bathroom complete with bath and shower and a walk-in dressing room overlooking the sailing boats in the marina. The top floor is completed with a west facing sunroom conservatory with stunning views over the Bandon River and the harbour activities. This room can be accessed from both the master bedroom and the rear staircase. This rear staircase also accesses the garage in the main house which is very useful as a workshop, for storage, for water sports equipment, a boat or could be converted to extra living accommodation. The high level finish includes elegant panelling around internal doors and windows, window shutters in the living and dining room and the aesthetic wooden staircases. All combine to create a modern light-filled interior. Attention to detail is also found in the 88.2 sq m (950 sq ft) nordic style modern guest cottage property. The entrance porch accessed from the private driveway and small cottage garden leads to the open plan kitchen / living room with high ceilings and French sliding doors opening onto the 'secret' walled gardens. Outside steps lead down to the back of the main house and conservatory kitchen. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms and shower-room, all with pitched ceilings. Heating is oil fired in both properties, with underfloor in the ground floor accommodation and radiators upstairs. The property has a double carport beyond the guest cottage. There is ample space to store a boat between the main house and the guest cottage, with a gate offering security. The mature gardens are beautifully planted to give colour and interest throughout the year with the stone walls providing privacy and shelter. The flagstone terrace at the rear of the garden enjoying full sunshine throughout the day to sunset. There is all round access to the garden from both houses and also through a large wooden gate opening up from the private path leading to the carport.

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Property Features

  • historic waterfront property at Castlepark
  • main house, guest cottage and private gardens
  • stunning views of the marina, river and harbour
  • excellent location beside The Dock Beach, James Fort Peninsula and the marina
  • beautifully appointed main house and guest cottage
  • Eircode: P17 H027

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  • Parking
  • Oil Fired Central Heating

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Energy Performance Indicator: 324.17 kWh/m2/yr





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