Early 20th Century, Rineen Harbour Views – Skibbereen, Ireland – €795,000
Woodvale is a most charming detached residence positioned on the inner reaches of Rineen harbour. Dating from the early 20th century, it is an impressive home measuring approximately 260 sq m (2,800 sq ft) spread over two floors and consisting of 4 reception rooms, kitchen with walk-in pantry adjoining utility, boot room & store, 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 shower/wet room.
Upon entering one is struck by the generous proportions of the entrance hall and the easy flow of the accommodation. Although in need of modernisation, there are some wonderful original design details throughout such as the dual bow fronted windows, stained glass windows and timber panelled walls.
Approached via a private electronic gated entrance which opens onto a large gravelled parking area. The orientation of the house and gardens towards the harbour creates a sense of seclusion and privacy. The grounds of circa 3 acres are superbly landscaped with a wide variety of specimen trees, flowering plants and shrubs.
There are a number of walkways running through the property with steps leading to a private pier where one can access the shoreline. There is also a most enchanting aspect over Rineen Mill, a throwback to the industrial era. Originally dating from the 17th century, it was purported to have had the country’s second largest mill wheel ever (removed in 1924). This coastal corn mill received grain from Ireland and the UK.
Rineen is an area of outstanding unspoilt beauty synonymous with woodland walks and wildlife. Equidistant (5km) between the picturesque fishing village of Union Hall & Castletownshend Victorian village which provides a sailing/yachting club with the nearby Reen Pier offering a plethora of water-based pursuits such as whale watching, kayaking and deep sea-fishing. Cork International Airport is circa 75 mins drive.
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