The Caverns, Harbour View, Kilbrittain, Co. Cork

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Region €1,350,000 - Sale Agreed

Detached House
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Raymond O'Neill

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill West Cork

PSR Licence Number: 004158

Call +353 023 883 3995
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Property Description

Coastal residence in unique location with panoramic sea views. Five-bedroom house with direct water access on approx. 1.35 ha (3.34 acres) close to Kinsale, adjacent to Harbour View Beach and many of West Cork s best beaches.

Seaside residence
Sublime views
Architecturally designed
Direct private water access
Sheltered sea view terraces
Five bedrooms
Separate garage
Approx. 1.35 ha (3.34 acres) of grounds
Magnificent lifestyle property
Swimming cove
Southerly aspect
Mature screening trees
Exceptional coastal location
Approx. 135m of coastal frontage

One of the finest sites in Ireland, the Caverns is a five-bedroomed waterfront residence with jaw-dropping sea views. The grounds of approximately 1.35 ha (3.34 acres) have direct water access, leading to a secluded swimming cove.

A block-built residence with concrete cladding to withstand all elements, designed by architect Ken Hunt, who designed the original house and extension. Built by The Crowley Brothers, who were renowned builders in the area, the concrete cladding was one of their feature finishes. The original house was built in the early 1960s, and extended fifteen years later, offering plenty of space, and even more room to create your own dream beach house here. While the current property has everything you need, it is easy to imagine all you could do to shape a truly remarkable home.

Beyond the extraordinary setting, one of the best aspects of The Caverns is the way the site combines shelter and privacy with space and expansiveness. The gently sloping grounds have been landscaped, and the planting has matured, so any additional works can only add to the beauty of being here.

From Kinsale to Clonakilty, the towns and villages along this golden stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way are renowned for being cosmopolitan and friendly, welcoming year-round residents, holidaymakers and those that move from home to home. This ambiance is reflected in the relaxed lifestyle and sense of peace, coupled with plenty to do that will be enjoyed by the new owners of this extraordinary spot.

The Caverns has five bedrooms, and plenty of space to conjure with. At approximately 189.9 sq. m. (2,043 sq. ft.) the entrance porch is to the land side, with the principal reception rooms opposite. These are arranged to give full access to the sea views. The house is single-storey, and currently the hallway leads to a long connecting space that anchors the property. To the immediate left is a cloakroom and, to the right, a bathroom. There is a large dual aspect kitchen, which opens to a dual aspect dining room, the two being separated by a breakfast bar and stone-clad divider containing a solid fuel stove. The kitchen has a patio door to the gardens.

At the opposite end of the house, the triple aspect lounge has an open fire, a huge picture window, and access to the patio. Between these two are two bedrooms, both doubles, with sea views.

The remaining accommodation is all on the land-side, and includes the master en-suite bedroom, another double, and one further large single bedroom. There is also a utility room and study, and a separate double garage.

While the current configuration offers plenty of living space, it also gives you the ideal footprint to reshape the property to your own needs and lifestyle. There are unlimited opportunities here to make your own truly spectacular, and unforgettable residence, and a drive around this beautiful and unspoiled area will give you plenty of inspiration from what many of your neighbours have achieved.

While the coastline that stretches from Kinsale to Clonakilty is renowned for the extraordinary beauty of its blue waters, rugged cliffs and golden beaches, relatively few properties have grounds that sweep down to the sea. Even fewer have direct water access and approximately 135m of coastal frontage. Named for the rocky inlets and caves on the immediate coast beneath, The Caverns has approximately 1.35 ha (3.34 acres)of gardens and grounds. Access is sheltered, and screened by mature trees which give both privacy, and a sense of arrival as you enter via a gently sloping driveway, taking you away from the charming country road, and into a world of your own.

Landscaped with hedging and planting on the landside, the water side is designed to open your eyes, and senses to the view. This is the Wild Atlantic Way at its best, in all seasons. Patios and terraces lead down to lawns, and the southerly aspect captures all the sunshine. A private path from the lower lawn winds down to the shore, where there is a natural swimming cove. Harbour View, one of the best beaches in the country is just next door, and The Caverns lies at the entrance twin inlets. This means your sea views are enhanced by the beauty of the adjacent, and opposite coastlines, giving you something to look, and wonder at, whatever the season may be.

Reaching west of Kinsale, famed as the gourmet capital of Ireland, the coast that runs from The Old Head of Kinsale around to Timoleague is unforgettably scenic, and encompasses some of Ireland s best beaches. Here you ll find Harbour View, Coolmain, Howe s Strand and more. All are peaceful, with golden sands and clear waters. The area is justly famed for sailing, fishing, surfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and other water sports, while the Old Head is one of the most renowned golf courses in the world. There are also equestrian centres and beach riding in the area.

The Caverns is just ten minutes from the charming villages of Timoleague and Ballinspittle, where there are lifestyle, design and gourmet shops. You will find the award winning Monk s Lane restaurant in Timoleague, while across the road from The Caverns, The Pink Elephant is also a popular local spot. The village charming seaside village of Courtmacsherry is just fifteen minutes away and has many fine pubs and restaurants. While The Caverns lends itself to a lifestyle property, holiday home or leisure rental, it is also well situated for year-round living. The National School at Granassig is excellent, and is popular with local families, and the
community is welcoming and cosmopolitan.

Short stroll to Harbour View Beach
10 minutes / 8 km to Timoleague
10 minutes / 8 km to Ballinspittle
15 minutes /12 km to Courtmacsherry
20 minutes / 16.5 km to Kinsale
40 minutes / 39 km to Cork International Airport
50 minutes / 43 km to Cork City
307 km to Dublin International Airport

All distances are approximate.

Oil fired central heating
Private well
Septic tank
Good broadband provided by Rapid.

BER Details

BER No. 116404633

Energy Performance Indicator: 278.66 kWh/m2/yr

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Selling Agent

This property is Sale Agreed

Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill West Cork
No. 2 Western Road Clonakilty Co. Cork

Contact Name: Raymond O'Neill

PSR Licence Number: 004158

Call +353 023 883 3995
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