€3,950 per week
The Lake House, Skibereen, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Luxury period house and lodge located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in West Cork. Originally built as a hunting lodge for Lord Carbery, this exquisite Regency house dates back to 1830 and still today retains many original features. Magnificently set on a 15-acre private estate on the edge of the lake, the property benefits from a charming patio garden, beautiful walkways through the woods and gardens and a private shingle beach. A renowned scenic spot, the Lough is within 5 km of Skibbereen town and 4 km from Baltimore. Five Star clients can enjoy country living at its best in this elegantly furnished manor, with its polished oak floors and antique furnishing. A vine-filled conservatory has a large breakfast area, a comfortable seating area, and rattan furniture. Sun pours through the French windows in the interconnecting reception rooms, offering spectacular views of the garden, Lough and surrounding hills. Accommodation From the elegant panelled hall, a striking curved staircase leads to the first floor, where you will find three double bedrooms and a large bathroom. The two front bedrooms overlook the sea and are tastefully decorated with material on the walls and fine furniture. One has an eighteenth-century four-poster bed; the others have twin beds. The charming third room overlooks the gardens. The bathroom is worth noting for its historic bathtub, which used to belong to Winston Churchill! On the ground floor, there are two further wood-panelled twin bedrooms, each with its own bathroom containing a bathtub and shower. The rowing boat is at your disposal to explore the island, where you can see the remains of an O'Driscoll castle and picnic on the beach or visit the shoreline and rapids that lead out to the sea.
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