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Caisleanui, Castlefreke, Rosscarbery, P85 P868


Detached House

For Sale




359 sq.m.

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Caisleanui translates from Gaelic as ‘Little Castle', taking its name from one of the many headlands adjacent to this property. A substantial residence superbly positioned occupying an elevated site with breath-taking panoramic ocean views with direct access to a secluded beach.

The original house was built approximately 30 years ago but what has elevated this residence is a sublime extension which was added in 2008, more than doubling the size of the property. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique spacious detached dwelling extending to over 3,500 sq ft which rests on 8 acres.

Generously proportioned throughout, the residence offers a wonderful balance of living and sleeping accommodation. Although integrated, the old and the new are two very distinct entities with their own separate entrances.

The original house is accessed via a welcoming entrance hall with the utility room/boot room adjacent. Stairs up then lead to the two large bedrooms and family bathroom. In both bedrooms you are drawn to the spectacular coastal views. There are also stairs leading to a lofted attic room.

Stairs down from the entrance porch lead to the impressive spacious open plan kitchen/family room with feature full length windows taking advantage of the magnificent views and access to an attractive stone flagged terrace and lawn which is a most wonderful feature. The new extension is also accessible from this room through an interconnecting door.

The design of the extension is distinct from the original house through the impressive use of American cherry wood timber floors. With its own separate entrance, you are immediately struck by the sense of space and light with double height ceiling and an apex roof light that traverses the entrance hall. The stairs up from here lead to a most wonderful sitting room which opens up to a substantial balcony where one can truly appreciate the coastline. Stairs down lead to a kitchenette/dining room. There are three large double bedrooms which all open onto the sun terrace and lawn. Each has an impressive en-suite and all feature the breath-taking sea views. There is a further room with a wash hand basin and wc which is also plumbed for a shower and finishes off the internal accommodation.

Offering complete privacy yet conveniently situated c.4km from Rathbarry village with Clonakility market town c.12km away. The property is approached via a private entrance and is well secluded from a minor public road. There is a substantial parking area to the rear of the house. The surrounding grounds are mainly laid out in rocky outcrop and gorse where one can enjoy the vista from many different vantage points.

There is a viewing seating area just above the beach where one can admire not only the coastline but also the ever-changing marine activity from minke whales, basking sharks and dolphins to fishermen dropping their lobster pots. The beach is accessible at all tides by steps.

This property provides a rare opportunity to combine excellent accommodation with all the wonderful opportunities that the magnificent coastline and surrounding countryside offers, be it for sailing, walking, whale watching, equestrianism or simply relaxing in the renowned temperate climate of West Cork.

This is a truly unique offering to the West Cork property market.

Cork airport c. 50mins drive.


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