Substantial site a bonus at Ard Alainn

HOUSE number 8 Ard Alainn has bagged the biggest site in the upmarket Clonakilty development of large one-off homes.

The reason? The vendor was the guy whose family owned the land here that the dozen or so houses were built on, so he pretty much got the pick of the bunch.

Thus, this house on a 0.75 acre site (twice the average in this development on six well-chosen acres) has a back garden which seems to roll onwards for ever, down to a wooded boundary where there’s a decked balcony jutting out over a steeper fall of ground to a stream far beneath, just close enough to make out the sound of rippling water.

No 8 has a €850,000 asking price with agent Henry O’Leary Property Partners, and he had it briefly on the market back in 2004 when it was offered for sale in a virtually new state.

Back then it had a €590,000 price guide.

Now its gardens have matured, and the rest of the large family home has been fully finished out, and it has as much space as most traders-up could ever wish for.

It is a five-bedroomed property, with 3,500 sq ft of space, which includes top floor/attic level master bedroom suite with en suite and walk-in wardrobe.

There’s also a high-quality detached garage, with overhead space suitable for a variety of uses, from storage upwards.

In all, it has two en suite bedrooms, plus three others, and a family bathroom, a guest WC at ground level off the utility, and the kitchen/dining room with shaker chestnut units is to the rear of the house, opening to a large sun room. Other rooms inside this practical and accommodating layout include a large hall, two linked reception rooms to the right, and a study to the front.

Location is a short uphill walk form Clonakilty town and he Western Road, located as it is just beyond the Fernhill House Hotel off the Enniskeane Road.


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