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This Georgian home along the West Cork coast with 7 bedrooms, is on for €1.95 million


by Lauren Heskin
27th Mar 2021
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This stunning seven-bedroom home for sale in West Cork was originally built as six terraced Coastguard cottages in the 1860s.

Sea views, period architecture, modern facilities. It’s rare to find two of the three of these wishes in one house, never mind three. The Rocket House, just outside of Castletownsend in West Cork, has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms and is certainly a rare property. It’s currently on the market for €1.95 million.

Set on half an acre of West Cork waterfront, the house dates from 1841. Taking its name from the flares that were once launched from the property to guide ships into Castlehaven harbour and as well as the incredible location and stone facade, there are plenty of fireworks inside too. Originally a terrace of six cottages that serviced the Coastguard, it has since been converted and renovated into a spacious 418 square metres, with nearly every room boasting uninterrupted shoreline views.

Through the double front doors in the bay-shaped double-height hall and staircase, your eyes are drawn right into the dining room and the conservatory overlooking the water. To the right is a ground-floor bedroom and a family room, as well as a guest bathroom and shower room.

In the final two-eights of the ground floor is a large and bright oak kitchen with a four-door AGA range cooker and a self-contained pantry, as well as another more casual dining area in a second conservatory. There’s also a back door entrance, that leads to a utility and wetroom.

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From here, there’s another, rear staircase up the first floor, which leads directly into the principal bedroom, with a large bathroom, plenty of storage and the best views of the seafront. There is also an interconnection study off the main bedroom that has access to three more bedrooms, which are also accessible from the main hallway staircase. All of these bedrooms have a coastal aspect, as well as a shared bathroom.

There is also a self-contained unit with its own entrance to the left of the front door. It is currently used as two bedrooms, both en suite, but could easily be converted into a flat with both a front door and double doors onto the garden.

To the rear, there’s a large patio area that wraps around the house and a sheltered alfresco dining area at the centre. Sheltered from prevailing winds by a high westerly wall, it also gives the property ample privacy.

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