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The Old Mill Stores, Millside, Connonagh, Leap, P81 RV10


Block [multi-units]

For Sale

216 sq.m.
0.40 acres

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– Prime commercial position
– Mixed use building with both commercial & residential accommodation
– Total property size circa 216 sqm/2,325 sq ft
– Retail space circa 44 sqm/470 sq ft
– 4 bed 2 bath residential accommodation over three floors circa 172 sqm/1,855 sq ft
– Plot size 0.4 of an acre with attractive private lush garden to the rear, bounded by the Roury river.

Constructed in the 1920s, this notable mixed-use building of circa 2,325 sq ft, set over three floors, is nestled between the vibrant West Cork market towns of Clonakilty and Skibbereen. Enjoying a prime commercial position on the N71, the principal road artery linking Cork to West Cork.

A character-filled edifice offers more than meets the eye, cleverly balancing commercial and residential space. On the ground floor, you’ll find a well-conceptualized commercial unit, separate residential entrance hall and a large light-filled sitting room, while the upper level and lower ground floor are devoted to an unexpectedly spacious family residence.

The residence, featuring 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, offers a homely ambiance that contrasts with the buzz of the adjacent street. A second, cozy living space invites relaxation off the well-equipped kitchen/diner at garden level. Dramatic bi-fold doors open from the kitchen/dining space onto a terraced garden that spills down to the tranquil Roury river at the rear. A recently added decked area and bespoke storage shed make it an inviting gathering space, a peaceful sanctuary away from the bustling curbside location of the shop above.

The approximately half of an acre garden can be accessed via a side passageway constructed on the footprint of a millrace for the adjacent original stone Mill. There is also a laneway, behind the original old mill, providing vehicular access onto the N71 from the back garden. The stone-built old mill is included in the sale of the property. The garden is grandly over-looked by the mature native trees of Dromillihy Woods.

Inside, you’ll find an intriguing fusion of the old and new, with original period features tastefully married with touches of Scandinavian and Dutch design. The property proudly retains much of its historic fabric, such as 12ft high ceilings at ground level, a slate roof, stone sills, and a charming shopfront, leading to its recognition in The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage as an “excellent addition to the streetscape with a lively façade, varied render details and fine tripartite windows.”

The commercial unit is as practical as it is charming. Spanning approximately 500 sq ft, and complemented with front parking, it has evolved into a beloved pit-stop for many along this route. Currently, it serves as home to The Old Mill Stores – a multiple award-winning beacon of homeware, design and craft, celebrated as the Best Shop in Ireland by The Irish Times and Independent Retailer of the Year by Image Interiors.

The first floor bedrooms, radiant with light and air, are further embellished by high ceilings and original sash windows, adding a touch of vintage allure. The lower ground floor recently underwent an inspired refurbishment, augmenting the living space with an ensuite bedroom, additional living areas, and a stunning kitchen/dining room. This elevates the property from not just a hub of commerce but to an inviting sanctuary that one can call home.

With its ideal location, rich character, enchanting backdrop and thoughtful design, this property stands as a timeless treasure that seamlessly fuses work and life, the past and the present.


Ground Floor

Commercial Unit:
Double fronted retail unit with own entrance and small lobby. The retail area comprises two adjoining rooms, circa 500 sq ft combined.

The second room in the shop contains a triple paned window to the front and double French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony over-looking the rear garden.

Front hall door and hallway.

Sitting Room: 5.6m x 3.3m.
Timber floor, solid fuel stove, built-in shelving units, windows front and rear.

First Floor

Landing: Timber floor, built-in storage incorporating washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1: 5.3m x 3.1m. Timber floor, built-in storage.

Bedroom 2: 4.4m x 3.2m. Timber floor.

Bedroom 3/Home Office: 5.7m x 3.5m. Windows front & rear.

Bathroom: 5.1m x 2.5m.
Fully tiled, wc, wash hand basin, free standing claw foot bath & separate shower cubicle.

Lower Ground Floor

Bedroom 4: 4.0m x 3.3m. View to garden.

Ensuite: Fully tiled, wc, wash hand basin & shower.

Living Room: 4.2m x 3.5m. Cosy room, direct access to garden.

Kitchen/Dining: 5.4m x 4.8m.
Tiled floor, built-in wall and floor units with splashback, central island, integrated appliances, bi-fold doors access to deck & garden. Larder storage.

Oil fired central heating
Mains water
Septic tank

BER Details:
BER No: 117555144
EPI: 290.30 kWh/m2/yr



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