1683 Farmhouse For Sale in Kilbrittain, Munster Ireland
Dower House is believed to originally been built in 1683 as a watch tower for Kilbrittain Castle and was later converted into a home in Georgian times. It has recently been renovated and upgraded without destroying the original charme of the house and would make a beautiful family or holiday home extending to some 4,000 sq ft. It is set into approx. 2 acres of woodlands with large lawn areas, a pond and a stream. The house is laid out over two main floors with a basement and a converted attic and can be entered on either side of the tower or by using the large terrace at the back. It offers two large reception rooms (living and dining room), a country kitchen with Stanley cooker and Belfast sink, seven bedrooms as well as five en-suite bathrooms. The house has been tastefully renovated in recent years. Most of the floor boards are the original old pine floors, there are restored wooden sash windows with internal shutters as well as many cornicing elements and roses. The heating system has been upgraded to an oil fired central heating and the house has been completely rewired. French doors in the dining room lead onto the terrace and from there into the large, private gardens. Mostly laid out in lawns, there is a stream passing by the property and a small pond has been created. There are a number of outbuildings which could potentially be re-developed as living accomodation or for storage. Plenty of parking is available on site. Located in Kilbrittain village, Dower House is centrally located between the pretty seaside town of Kinsale, with all its shops, restaurants and beautiful pubs, as well as the market towns Clonakilty and Bandon. The drive to the cosmopolitan city of Cork is approx. 40 minutes. This area of South West Ireland is of outstanding beauty with its dramatic coastline, unspoilt locations and safe beaches - Coolmaine beach, one of the largest sandy beaches in west Cork, and the Garrettstown beaches are only minutes away. Leisure activities are well catered for with excellent sailing, yachting and fishing facilities. There are a number of world class golf courses including the renowned Old Head of Kinsale. Other recreational pursuits include walking, bathing, surfing, and horse riding. There are numerous cultural events held throughout the year, such as the world famous Kinsale Arts Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, Cork Film Festival, Kinsale Gourmet Festival along with a thriving music and opera programme. Cork has several fine theatres, and Cork Opera House hosts many exceptional productions throughout the year. Kinsale is also home to some of Ireland’s finest restaurants, contributing to its title as Gourmet Capital of Ireland; along with many top class hotels and lots of welcoming pubs. Cork International Airport is conveniently located approx. 35 minutes drive from Kilbrittain with direct links within Ireland and to major European and UK cities.
REF 1683 KMI - PRICE: € 625,000
Dower House is believed to originally been built in 1683 as a watch tower for Kilbrittain Castle
REF 1683 KMI