YOU love maps, so why not call your latest acquisition in seafaring Kinsale the Chart House?
The Chart House at Denis Quay isn’t far from the harbour – just a minute’s walk from the rows of gleaming sail boats and the town’s main drag.
Sandwiched between the sea at Pier Road and the rocks behind Compass Hill and The Mall, this is a quintessential Kinsale property.
Late Georgian in date, but with Victorian and 21st century extensions, this former simple cottage is now a six-bedroomed, period property.
It has been run as a small and discreet B&B for years, but now its owners are about to retire to the sun, following a sale.
Maurice Cohalan of Cohalan Downing, who sold the property at the turn of the century, is now back to reprise his former success, and is seeking offers in the region of €750,000 for the three-storey house.
Stuffed full of antiques and collectibles (and with a handy little income as a bed and breakfast establishment), this has all the tick-box qualities that those searching in Kinsale may seek.
It has plenty of room, a historic town centre location and is fully renovated.
The styling is country house rich, with heavy drapes, high ceilings, Georgian panelling and even a heavy, half tester bed in the largest of the three en suite guest rooms.
The top floor houses the family wing, with three further bedrooms in a quirky two-level layout that includes a den, a study and en suite bedroom.
The Chart House has pedestrian access to the rear where a new living room has been built in the space of the former yard.
This contemporary living space runs into the kitchen and through to the dining room at the front and there’s a small vestibule inside the front door with staircase leading upwards to the guest and family floors.
There’s scope here for a return to private use and with the location in the centre of town, the option of maintaining the B&B business is also there.
Cohalan Downing and Associates are the agents to contact.
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