The Captain’s House, Glenview, Leap, P81 FD63
The Captain’s House, Glenview, Leap, P81 FD63
The Captain's House dates from the early 20th century and is built in an Edwardian style. Residences from this period have a great reputation for being constructed using good quality materials, they are full of character and are more spacious with better home comforts than houses from previous periods. Noted for being well designed with large windows that create airy, light filled spaces and this residence is no exception.
Built in 1922 by a seafaring captain and his brother, it has a rich history and there is a symmetry with one of its most recent owners previously being a Captain in the Irish Aer Corps. Now in its centenary year, The Captain's House is a most enchanting, secluded property, exceptionally well maintained over the years. Beautifully elevated on its own grounds, it is accessed via a private gated entrance from a minor public road.
Approached by limestone steps to the front entrance, one is immediately captivated by this very special residence. The accommodation is well laid out for modern family living, measuring approx. 217 sq m (2,350 sq ft) and consisting of two reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, large utility/boot room and guest WC on the ground floor, four bedrooms and a substantial family bathroom complete the accommodation on the first floor. Most of the principal rooms are dual aspect which maximizes the amount of light whilst also being able to enjoy the enviable gardens, even on more inclement days.
There are notable design features throughout including, but not limited to, several bow windows, sash windows, stained decorative glazing on both sets of french doors, original tiled floors, underfloor heating in the living room and family room, which is a replicate of the heating system in The Glucksmann Gallery Cork, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases in the living room.
Set on circa 1 acre, the gardens are a particular feature. Bounded by a stream on one side and sheltered from the prevailing winds, there is an abundance of mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants which also provides much privacy and seclusion. There is a harmony to this residence and its surrounding grounds most appropriately linked via a cobbled elevated terrace accessible from the sunroom.
Approx. 5 min walk to the thriving village of Leap and only a 10 min drive to the popular coastal villages of Glandore & Union Hall, synonymous with sailing and fishing. The Blue Flag Beach at The Warren, Rosscarbery is also easily accessible. Cork airport c. 50 min drive.
The Captain's House is a rare offering to the market and needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Entrance Hall: 1.5m x 4.7m. Original tiled floor, wainscotted walls, picture window on half landing, understairs storage.
Living Room: 5m x 4.3m. Pitch pine floor, dual aspect sash windows with garden views, gable bow window, underfloor heating, solid fuel stove with marble hearth, floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, tongue & groove paneled ceiling.
Kitchen/Dining Room: 6.3 m x 4.1 m. Ceramic tiled floor, attractive country style kitchen painted in Farrow & Ball pigeon grey, granite worksurfaces, tiled splashback, Aga oven, double sink, built-in dishwasher, tongue & groove paneled ceiling, bow window with sash windows & window seat.
Utility/Boot Room: 5m x 3.2m. Original tiled floor, floor-to-ceiling storage units, tongue & groove paneled ceiling, half-door access to the rear, plumbed for washer/dryer, stainless-steel sink.
Guest WC: 1.6m x .7m. Tiled floor, partially tiled walls, wc & wash hand basin.
Family Room/Sunroom: 5.8m x 4.2m & 5.7m x 2.4m. This room is on a split level.
Accessed via french doors from kitchen with decorative stained glazing mirroring the glazing of the french doors to garden terrace. Pitch pine and tiled floor, 2 x Bow sash windows, underfloor heating, BOSE® surround sound system, exposed stone wall & substantial glazing in the sunroom taking advantage of the view to the garden
Landing: Picture window & wainscoted walls throughout.
Bedroom 1: 5m x 4.3m. Dual aspect double room with sash windows, tongue & groove paneled ceiling & fireplace.
Bedroom 2: 3.7m x 3.3m. Dual aspect double room with sash windows, tongue & groove paneled ceiling & fireplace.
Bedroom 3: 2.5m x 1.9m. Single room.
Bathroom: 3.4m x 2.5m. Tiled floor, partially tiled walls, wash hand basin, wc, freestanding roll top bath, separate shower cubicle & heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: 4.6m x 4.3m. Triple aspect double room with sash windows.
2 x Garden sheds
Septic tank sewerage disposal
Garden sprinkler system
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