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By Sarah Gill
12th Jan 2023
The Captain’s House: This 20th century Edwardian style Cork residence is on the market for €760,000

Built just over one hundred years ago, The Captain's House is an exceptionally well maintained, enchanting, and secluded property in Leap, county Cork.

Currently on the market for €760,000 through Charles McCarthy Auctioneers, The Captain’s House is located at Glenview, Leap, county Cork, and dates from the early 20th century.

Cork home

Given that The Captain’s House is an Edwardian style property, this Cork home benefits from the build’s reputation for being constructed using good quality materials, full of character, and more spacious with better home comforts than houses from previous periods. Homes from this period are noted for being well designed with large windows that create airy, light filled spaces — and this residence is no exception.

Cork home

Built in 1922 by a seafaring captain and his brother, this property 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 that has been 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.

Cork home

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 approximately 2,350 square feet, 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 maximises the amount of light whilst also being able to enjoy the enviable gardens, even on more inclement days.

Cork home

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 and family rooms — which is a replicate of the heating system in The Glucksmann Gallery Cork — and floor-to-ceiling bookcases in the living room.

Cork home

Set on circa one 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 provide 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.

Cork home

Approximately a five minute walk to the thriving village of Leap, and only a 10 minute drive to the popular coastal villages of Glandore and Union Hall, which are synonymous with sailing and fishing. The Blue Flag Beach at The Warren, Rosscarbery is also easily accessible.

The Captain’s House is a rare offering to the market and needs to be viewed to be appreciated. Currently on the market for €760,000 through Charles McCarthy Auctioneers, take a full tour through the gallery below…