- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 239 m²
Georgian coastal residence with magnificent gardens, outbuildings and high-end finishes on circa 1.5 acres.
'A delicate fabric of bird song floats in the air. The smell of wet wild earth is everywhere' Sara Teasdale's May Day
Strand House dates from the 1760's and is one of Clonakilty's older intact period residences. Its name derives from when the sea did indeed come close to its boundaries. However, reclamation works carried out by Lords Shannon and Carbery in the mid-1800s saw three causeways built and had the effect of pushing back the sea, creating the eco-sensitive bird sanctuary at Clogheen marsh which bounds this property and is controlled by Duchas.
The landscaped south facing gardens, with two natural ponds and an array of tasteful garden features are a delight, complete with considered, sensitive planting, there is colour for all seasons. Adding to its own private woodland with intertwined pathways, the resident heron, pheasant and mallard ducks bring the local wildlife right to your door. A sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern life, a perfect place to practice the Japanese art of €shinrin yoku' which is a simple method of being calm and quiet, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply. One can sit and feel at peace whilst listening to the bird song. However, for the more industrious gardener there are raised beds and a fruit enclosure which provides plentiful produce.
Exceptionally private, it is approached via a quiet country lane with feature stone walls through a unique, artistic gated entrance. The famed Blue Flag Beach at Inchydoney Island is literally around the corner. Strand House is a most charming property with oodles of sophistication and character. It has been exceptionally well maintained over the years and is in very good condition throughout.
Measuring approximately 239 sq m, it is a manageable size with the main residence consisting of four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite and two reception rooms. There are notable period features throughout such as reclaimed internal doors, high ceilings, antique reclaimed cast iron radiators, ceiling cornice and coving in the principal rooms which adds to its charm. Most of the principal rooms are also dual aspect which maximises the amount of light whilst also being able to enjoy the enviable gardens, even on more inclement days.
The detached guest accommodation measuring c. 50 sq m is accessed via an enclosed limestone paved courtyard, bookended by hand crafted forged gates leading through a charming, forged rose covered trellis. This cottage is completely self-contained and can access the gardens via a separate double door entrance leading to a private patio.
The storeroom, double garage, woodshed & stable block complete the property.
Clonakilty is less than five minutes' drive and is a multi-award winning seaside town with a wide selection of public amenities including cafes, pubs, restaurants and independent retailers.
Inchydoney 'blue flag' beach is just a few minutes' drive away while Cork International airport would be approx. 40 mins.
Entrance Hall: 2.1m x 3.5m. Terracotta tiled floor.
Guest Bedroom (4): 2.5m x 2.4m. Double bedroom, laminate floor, tongue & grove panelled walls, built-in wardrobes.
Ensuite: 1.6m x 1.4m. Fully tiled, underfloor heating, sliding barn door access, heated towel rail, wc, wash hand basin with vanity unit & shower cubicle.
Kitchen: 5.8m x 2.9m. Dual aspect room with courtyard with open field and stable views, terracotta tiled floor, high ceilings, oil fired AGA range, Belfast sink, built in kitchen units with copper handles & granite worktops, open shelving, bespoke built-in kitchen bench with table & electric blinds.
Living Room: 4.5m x 4.2m. Dual aspect large, shuttered windows with garden views, oak floor, ceiling cornice & coving, raised hearth with an antique cast iron surround & decorative inlay including electric blinds.
Dining Room: 4.5m x 4.2m. Oak floor, ceiling cornice & coving, radiator cabinet, Georgian sunburst door and window providing access to the south facing sun terrace and gardens.
Study: 4.5m x 4.3m. Dual aspect room with large windows, Oak floor, ceiling cornice & coving, open hearth fireplace with antique marble surround & hearth, tongue & groove panelled ceiling.
Single Bedroom (3): 3.0m x 2.6m. Pitched ceiling.
Bathroom: 4.7m x 2.7m. Dual aspect room, tiled floor, shower cubicle, original trusses, panelled bath, heated towel rail, wc, wash hand basin. Plumbed for washer & dryer with hot press and ample storage areas.
Dressing Room: 4.2m x 4.2m. Large versatile room with oak floor, high vaulted ceiling with exposed original trusses & radiator cabinet.
Master Bedroom (1): 4.2m x 4.2m. Laminate floor, French antique €Le Roses' anthracite stove, antique cast iron surround with granite hearth, decorative tiled windowsills, panelled walls with feature lighting & exposed original trusses.
Ensuite: 2.9m x 1.6m. Fully tiled, bright and airy with underfloor heating, shower cubicle, wc, wash hand basin & heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: 4.2m x 4.2m. Laminate floor, dual aspect with tiled windowsills framing the picturesque garden, field and stable views.
Entrance Hall: 2.5m x 2.5m.
Open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining: 7.3m x 3.8m. Timber floor, high vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove, built-in kitchen, glazed French door access to gardens.
Shower Room: 2.5m x 1.5m. Fully tiled shower room with wc, wash hand basin, shower & heated towel rail.
Bedroom: 2.7m x 4.0m. Double bedroom
Stable block (3m x 4m) with electricity & water
Garden lighting and water features with electronic programmable timers
Recently renewed oil-fired boiler
Mains water & septic tank sewerage
Fenced garden area
BER No: 101770956
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