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Seafield House, Castletownshend


Detached House

For Sale




790 sq.m.



Seafield House is the most attractive coastal property to come to the market in recent times. Combining a unique waterfront location, classic Georgian residence measuring c. 8,500 sq ft set on over c. 4 acres with three mews cottages, one mews apartment, detached studio, two boathouses and extensive private shorefront (c. 300 yards) including beach and slipways.

Whilst being part of a village, its location offers complete privacy. Bordered on two sides by the harbour and by a quiet cul-de-sac.

Enjoying magnificent views over the harbour and coastline, the main residence, with its bright and airy ambience that one would associate with Georgian proportions, has been designed and laid out for easy and gracious living with a timeless atmosphere. Great care and attention were taken to preserve and enhance its period features by the present owner. It is complemented by the extensive south facing terracing which is accessed by french doors from the main reception rooms with steps leading to the gardens.

The grounds and gardens are a delight, laid out in lawn with an abundance of mature specimen trees, semi-tropical flowering plants, shrubs, separate kitchen garden and orchard. The gravelled pathways throughout lead to hidden bowers, the boathouses, slipway and harbour front.

The Mews cottages/houses and apartments are all in excellent repair. They are well suited to and currently used as private guest or staff accommodation. They could be easily rented without infringing on the privacy of the main residence. While the studio at the water`s edge is a special place where one can observe the activities of the inner harbour while relaxing or enjoying a meal. It houses an etching press and its picture window attracts wonderful light to gladden the heart of any artist.

There are three entrances to the property, with an attractive stone wall along the boundary to the west. Situated on the Mall in the unique coastal period village of Castletownshend which is a quaint and most attractive small village on Castlehaven harbour, part of the West Cork coastline. It is renowned as an international sailing and water sports centre with very secure moorings readily available. It boasts of two restaurants, two pubs and a shop.

Further along the Wild Atlantic Way, Skibbereen (c. 5 miles) is a vibrant market town servicing a large area from Rosscarbery to the Mizen Head and the inhabited islands of Roaring Water Bay. It has a number of excellent shops, supermarkets, a thriving country market and restaurants. It was chosen as one of three towns in Ireland to roll out SIRO high-speed broadband and now has 1GB broadband connectivity. The project included the establishment of the Ludgate Hub which provides hot desks for individuals, start-ups or established companies.

West Cork attracts a very cosmopolitan population, with many artists and writers of renown residing in the area. It offers many leisure opportunities and sporting facilities together with a peaceful pace of life. This area provides some of the finest sailing along the entire south coast, whilst golf is catered for at Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Bantry. There is excellent fishing by arrangement on the Rivers Ilen, Argideen and Bandon. Sandy Blue Flag beaches are to be found at Inchydoney, Rosscarbery and Tragumna. There are many fine eating establishments dotted along the coastline, two with Michelin star status.

Approximately one hour`s drive from Cork airport and ten minutes to Skibbereen (market town), Seafield is a wonderful rare and private world and is considered one of the finest properties on the South coast of Ireland.

Main House:
The house is on three levels including a wine cellar.
There are 6 bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms.
All principal rooms are of generous dimensions.

Mews cottages (x3) & Apartments (x1):
Each cottage has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
The apartment has 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
While these are part of the estate, there is separate access to each cottage from outside.

Kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom and lofted storage. Solid fuel stove and el. night storage heating.

3 x Garages
Equipment Store

The property including the mews is being sold with vacant possession.

Mains Water
Mains Sewerage Disposal
Oil-fired and Electric Heating


Dermot O` Flaherty Solicitors
Market Street, Skibbereen