Feeling at home down by the river

A HOUSE in Skibbereen's rural 'millionaire's row' is up for sale, at a price a bit less than a millionaire's ransom; over €450,000 is being sought for Glebe Marsh.

The adjoining large period home, Glebe House near Church Cross four miles from Skibbereen in West Cork, sold last year for about €3 million.

The occupants of Glebe Marsh also have a great view of the Ilen river from the back of their five-year-old, home, built in traditional style.

The three/four bed home, on four acres with river frontage to the Ilen, carries a €450,000 price guide with estate agent Henry O'Leary Property Partners in Clonakilty, who estimates its floor area at being about 2,000 sq ft.

New owners could come out from Skibbereen or from much further afield, he says, as it has a strong pulling power, and the four acres of land in two paddocks makes it ideal for horse lovers.

The house is two-storey and farmhouse in feel, with a modern build and comfort, plus a conservatory with river views.

Rooms include a large south-facing living room, dining room, kitchen, sun room with solid roof, utility, ground floor study or fourth bedroom and shower room, and three first floor bedrooms, one with en suite, main bathroom, plus sauna.

The comprehensive package includes a detached garage and workshop, and newly built steps giving access to the tidal stretches of the river Ilen.

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