• Privately located off the Ardkilly Ridge road
• Stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean
• Some 30 minutes from Cork International Airport and 40 minutes from Cork city
• Spacious four bedroom family home with separate studio apartment interconnected with the dwelling
• Approx. 0.54 Ha (1.34 acres) of mature grounds
• Six solar panels
• Zoned heating
• Cedar wood double glazed K-glass windows throughout
• All internal doors are beeswaxed Honduras Pitch Pine doors.
Modelled on a Victorian style hunting lodge, Sandycove Lodge is the hidden gem of the much sought after Sandycove location. A stunning original pitch pine church door dating back almost 200 years commands the entrance and leads into a porch with original stain glassed windows carefully designed by the owner, in turn this leads onto an double height entrance hall with a bespoke solid mahogany French polished staircase to the first floor. Formal reception rooms include a sitting room with an Adams style raised basket marble surround fireplace and the typical Victorian style bay window commands spectacular views of the horizon capturing all marine activities beyond Sandycove Island. French polished mahogany double doors lead into a bright and spacious sunroom with 180-degree panoramic views through the cedarwood window surround with patio doors leading to a patio area ideal for a morning coffee. Access from the sunroom to the den is through a matching French mahogany beveled glass door where there is an original Edwardian mahogany framed fireplace making it the perfect cosy family room for evening relaxing. The kitchen has a mixture of high and low level units with a granite countertop, it also features an impressive island unit in black granite incorporating sink and electric sockets. The dining area in front of a bay window providing spectacular sea views.
Downstairs is complete with a cloak room, utility room and guest washroom. The office providing wall to wall solid wood library shelving and presses, where 5G wifi and landline services are available.
Upstairs all four double bedrooms are ensuite. The master suite enjoys stunning sea views through the bay window and is complemented with a walk-in wardrobe, the ensuite consists of a shower, free standing Victorian style cast iron bathtub, granite top double sink unit and toilet. The second bay window bedroom with sea views also enjoys a spacious ensuite.
The studio apartment commands garden west facing views via the double French doors opening out to the Liscannor patio, this spacious room is ensuite and connects to the main house via the boot room. The studio apartment was built with the option to convert it to two storey subject to the necessary planning permission.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Electric gates lead to a gravel tree lined driveway that brings one to a magnificent natural Kealkill stone faced house where there is ample parking. The extensive 0.54 Ha (1.34 acres) of grounds and mature trees at Sandycove Lodge gives the property complete privacy. The Liscannor stone slabs provides an ample south-east patio to the ocean views. A similar however larger sheltered patio area with a south-west aspect to the front is quite the hot spot on summer evenings. Steps to the front of the house lead to a two-tier grass area with a paved path to the kitchen garden cum orchard, while six solar panels sit on the first tier. Landscaped lawns wrap around to the rear of the house where it enjoys unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Adjacent to the house is an extra-large car port capable of housing cars or boating ribs, with direct access to the boot room. Steps lead to a garden shed at a raised level with teak patio doors also overlooking the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sandycove Lodge is just a short stroll from Sandycove, a quiet and serene cove which is just a 5 minutes drive from Kinsale. Tucked into the sandy inlet sheltered by Sandycove Island, Sandycove is a peaceful residential area that boasts some of the best swimming spots in Kinsale, locally popular at high tide as one of nature's largest swimming pools. It is equally popular for canoeing, sailing, motor cruising and anchoring for family picnics on the sandy island beach. Coastal hill walking and cycling are also very popular. A local bus services the primary school in the nearby village of Ballinsplittle while Kinsale Community School is known for its excellent academic results. The renowned Bandon Grammar school offers the option for weekly boarders.
Kinsale is a historic medieval town with architectural buildings dating back a millennium leaving Kinsale rich with a rich legacy of structures including St. Maltose church, James Fort and Charles Fort still guarding the harbour entrance where the meandering Bandon River majestically flows out to the sea making the sheltered harbour ideal for yachting from the two marinas boasting the biannual Sovereign's Cup race. Golfers have a choice of courses 15 minutes drive from Sandycove Lodge. Farrangalway's inland course is to the north while the world-famous Old Head golf links to the south commands spectacular views of the Wild Atlantic Way both to the east and west of the headland. Cork city, Ireland's second largest city includes a major hub for connectivity with its international airport, train services and major port providing services for every requirement
Cork City Centre: 35 km | 40 minutes
Cork Airport: 27 km | 31 minutes
Dublin City Centre: 287 km | 3 hours 10 minutes
Dublin Airport: 293 km | 3 hours 5 minutes
Shannon Airport: 155 km | 2 hours 20 minutes
(All times and distances are approximate.)
SERVICES | Mains electricity, oil fired central heating, Bore well water supply, septic tank foul drainage.
SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS | Fitted stairs carpet, curtains and blinds, any integrated items and light fittings are included in the sale.
TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.
VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment