's logo
Main property header
Property headerProperty header
+15
Property header
19

€4,900,000

Raffeen, Scilly, Kinsale, Co. Cork

5 Bed

3 Bath

320 m²

Detached

Description

  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 320 m²
Raffeen is an iconic property, a distinguished early 18th Century private residence, situated in the most sought-after area of Kinsale, Scilly. The house is literally on the waterfront, enjoying a southerly aspect overlooking magical seaside town of Kinsale. The property includes a large two storey boat house, manicured gardens and direct water access. The gardens lead down, via beautiful stone steps, to a private floating pontoon. It has unrestricted water access and also enjoys a mooring buoy located on the waterfront. Raffeen is an idyllic family home where classic Georgian elegance meets modern day comfort and convenience. The houses exudes character and has a lovely energy, enhanced by its south- facing aspect, water frontage and exceptionally high 4m ceilings. At all times the house feels light and bright thanks to its high Georgian windows. It has been meticulously refurbished by its current owners who were at all times very conscious of preserving the integrity of the home, mindful that they were caretakers of this unique landmark property for future generations. This house is in turn key condition. It is a dynamic house- being both a very comfortable and private family home and also perfect for entertaining. It enables living literally in the rich natural and historical heritage of Kinsale. On its doorstep is the beautiful Scilly Walk leading to Summercove, Charles Fort and beyond. Cork airport is a 20 minute drive with no traffic lights or roundabouts along the route! The house has remained in private ownership and appears to have had only two owners since the 1900'S, being the Dorman Family, up to the purchase by the current owners in 2013. When purchased the house had become a protected structure within the Cork County Council Record of Protected Structures. The house required major restoration and modernisation to bring the accommodation and services up to modern day standards. The restoration and modernisation were conducted under the careful management of the current owners in conjunction with their architects and in compliance with the appropriate planning permission as required for a protected structure. Planning permission exists for the renovation and change of use of the boat house. To truly appreciate the wonder of Raffeen and its waterside location it is highly recommended to visit. HISTORY A map dating c1841-42 displays a residence on the site currently occupied by the house. It is likely the original house has been modified and from the original plan with additions during the latter part of the 19th Century The peninsula known as Scilly, where the house is located is presumed to have derived its name from immigrant fishermen who settled here from the Scilly Isles off the South western tip of Cornwall in the UK.
Daft Mortgages
Daft Mortgages

Can you buy this property?

Use our calculator to find out your budget and options, build a savings plan, and even talk to a mortgage advisor

Property Features

  • Maticulously renovated period house
  • Gracious family house
  • Private Garden
  • Outstanding views over Kinsale Harbour
  • Waterside with private pontoon jetty
  • Boat House with planning to convert to residential accommodation
  • Superb location close to Kinsale
  • Easy access, Cork international Airport
  • Kinsale, Gourmet capital of Ireland
  • Outstanding Sailing Region

More about this Property

Kinsale Neighbourhood Guide

Get to know more about this area with our neighbourhood guides, explore property prices lifestyle & more...

BER Details

SI_666

Statistics

21/10/2021

Entered/Renewed

12,865

Property Views

daft-assist
Guiding you through your entire home buying journey, from search to sold.
We use our expertise to guide you through the whole home-buying journey.

Daft ID: 16113690

Callum Bain's logo
profile

Callum Bain

01 633 3700
View all Properties