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Traharta House & Cottage, Castlehaven, Castletownshend, P81 KX36


Detached House

For Sale



204 sq.m.
1.00 acres

BER No: 111339511
EPI: 216.63 kWh/m2/yr

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Traharta House & Cottage occupies one of the most enviable waterfront positions on the West Cork coastline. This shorefront property is elevated above sea level and set amidst wonderfully private grounds of circa 1 acre.

In an idyllic and tranquil setting, tucked away at the end of a minor public road, with views to Horse Island and adjacent to Muir Cheilteach beach. The grounds are mainly laid out in lawn with mature trees, shrubs and a generous parking area. Access to the shoreline is provided via steps to the front of the property.

Traharta House measures approx. 139 sq m (1,500 sq ft) with accommodation consisting of dining/living room, kitchen, pantry, airing cupboard, housekeeping room, three bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and master ensuite shower room, all located on the upper floor. Underneath, accessed by spiral staircase, is a garage (c. 23 sq m) and utility room, plumbed for washer/dryer.

The residence was designed by architect Edward Samuels in a classic Bauhaus style and featured in a 1968 edition of Homes and Gardens. Bauhaus architecture characteristics include functional and abstract shapes used sparingly for décor, simple colour schemes, holistic design with basic industrial materials like concrete, steel and glass. The simplicity of design, with all the principal rooms having independent access onto a south-facing sun terrace running the whole length of the house taking full advantage of the glorious coastal vista. A second more sheltered West facing patio adjacent to the living space is ideal for evening BBQ’s. There is an added advantage of a rooftop gallery where one can sit and enjoy the long summer evenings whilst admiring the passing seafaring vessels going to and from Castlehaven harbour.

The adjacent detached Traharta Cottage is a most charming quintessential West Cork cottage. Measuring approx. 65 sq m (700 sq ft), accommodation consists of two bedrooms, shower room and utility room on the ground floor with open plan kitchen/living/dining on the first floor. Originally dating from the 18th century, it is in good condition having recently been refurbished. During the renovations, the former hayloft was converted into the stunning bright and airy open plan kitchen/living/dining room, ensuring that the best views are enjoyed from this space. The original exterior stone stairs were retained. The cottage also has its own secluded patio which is incredibly sheltered and very private.

In 2019, both properties underwent a significant upgrade, including but not limited to new plumbing, energy efficient central heating/hot water systems, extensive insulation and high thermal efficiency windows & doors.

Traharta is a most sought-after location only a few kilometres from Castletownshend village. Castletownshend is a highly evocative place, a unique picturesque coastal period village. It is renowned as an international sailing and water sports centre and boasts of two restaurants, two pubs and a shop.

Further along the Wild Atlantic Way, Skibbereen (c. 10 km) 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. There is also a digital hub ‘Ludgate’ with the benefit of 1GB connectivity which provides hot desks for individuals, start-ups or established companies.

West Cork attracts a very cosmopolitan population, with many renowned artists and writers residing in the area. It offers a variety of leisure opportunities and sporting facilities together with a peaceful pace of life. The coastline is dotted with many small secluded sandy beaches and a number of blue flag beaches, including nearby Tragumna and also at Inchydoney, Rosscarbery & Barleycove. The 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. There are also numerous fine eating establishments around West Cork, two with Michelin star status. The property is approximately 90 mins drive from Cork airport.

Enjoying a waterfront position and an unrivalled aspect of one of the most stunning vistas on the West Cork coastline, where on a clear day you can see as far as Galley Head, Traharta House & Cottage is a wonderful and rare offering to the market.


Traharta House

First Floor

Living/Dining Room: 5.6m x 3.5m & 4.0m x 2.1m. Timber floor, solid fuel stove fire with marble hearth, French door access to sun terrace & large window taking advantage of the magnificent coastal aspect.

Kitchen: 3.0m x 1.9m. Built-in wall and floor units, tiled splashback.

Pantry: 1.3m x 1.7m.

Housekeepers Room/Storage area.

Airing Cupboard: 1.0m x 1.7m.

Bathroom: 1.7m x 2.5m. Fully tiled, wc, wash hand basin with vanity unit, bath with shower overhead, heated towel rail.

Shower Room: 1.7m x 2.5m. Fully tiled, wc, wash hand basin with vanity unit, large shower cubicle & heated towel rail.

Master Bedroom (3): 3.0m x 3.5m & 1.7m x 1.8m. Built-in wardrobes, access to sun terrace.

Ensuite: 1.8m x 1.7m. Fully tiled, wc, wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle, heated towel rail.

Bedroom (2): 2.7m x 3.5m. Built-in wardrobes, access to sun terrace.

Bedroom (1): 2.7m x 1.9m. Built-in wardrobes, access to sun terrace.

Spiral staircase to
Ground Floor

Utility Room plumbed for washer/dryer

Garage (circa 23 sq m) with roller door

Traharta Cottage

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1: 3.9 x 3.5m. Timber floor, tongue & grooved panelled wall, beamed ceiling & stairs to first floor with understairs storage.

Bedroom 2: 3.9m x 2.5m. Timber floor, tongue & grooved panelled wall, beamed ceiling.

Utility Room: 1.9m x 1.5m. Tiled floor, plumbed for washer/dryer.

Shower Room: 2.4m x 1.6m. Fully tiled, wc, wash hand basin with vanity unit, large shower cubicle & heated towel rail.

First Floor

Open Plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room: 6.0m x 3.9m. Timber floor, pitched ceiling with beams, solid fuel stove, built-in kitchen units with integrated appliances and stainless-steel sink. Access to external stairs.

2 x Garages

Heat Pump
Mains Water
Septic Tank
Broadband available


BER Details:


BER No: 111339511
EPI: 216.63 kWh/m2/yr


BER No: 116273483
EPI: 465.26 kWh/m2/yr


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