Floor (sq. m): 250Land (ha): 2.42Beds: 5Baths: 3

Castle Cove House, Kinsale, County Cork

A riverside home only minutes from Kinsale enjoying a spectacular setting at the waters’ edge

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  • Kinsale 2 km. Cork 28 km. Cork International Airport 22 km.

    Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory.
    Five Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms (2 en suite). Private Gardens and Boat Slipway. Extensive shore frontage.

    In all about 2.42 Hectares (6 Acres)


    Castle Cove House is a spacious and light home commanding a wonderful riverside setting, fronting directly onto the river Bandon. The magnificent setting affords spectacular views of the estuary and across towards Compass Hill. The house sits within a generous site of some 2.42 hectares with a river frontage of some 400 metres.

    Only 2 km upstream from Kinsale and under the shadow of the last remaining sliver of the 13th Century De Coursey castle, the house is somewhat unique in that it enjoys almost complete seclusion without any neighbouring properties yet is located within walking distance of the town. The house is accessed by a private drive and is tucked away surrounded by woodland.

    The property dates from the 1970’s, was extended in the 1990’s and was home to rock legend Rory Gallagher until 1984. The accommodation extends to some 280 sq m (3000 sq ft) arranged on two floors to include two reception rooms, study, conservatory together with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en suite). There is a sitting room at first floor level with large windows making the most of the beautiful views looking out onto the Bandon River. The house has been designed to make the most of the beautiful views and mature gardens with large windows offer stunning views from all living areas and the master bedroom.

    The house provides an idyllic spot to enjoy wonderful sunsets on the river and glimpses of the abundant wildlife on the estuary including swan, heron, otter, seal and the occasional dolphin.

    This area of South West Ireland is of outstanding beauty with its dramatic coastline, unspoilt locations and safe beaches. Leisure activities are well catered for with Kinsale providing excellent boating, yachting and fishing facilities from its two marinas. There are several championship golf courses in the region with the renowned Old Head course within 15 minutes’ drive. Other recreational pursuits include walking, bathing, surfing, and horse riding. There are numerous cultural events held throughout the year, such as the Kinsale Arts Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, Cork Film Festival, Kinsale Gourmet Festival along with a thriving music and opera programme. Kinsale is also home to some fine restaurants, contributing to its title as Gourmet Capital of Ireland along with several hotels and many welcoming pubs. Cork International Airport is conveniently located 20 minutes drive with direct flights to European and UK destinations.

    Ground Floor

    Entrance Hall

    Kitchen / Breakfast
    Room Approx. 6.70 m x 6.40 m max

    Dining Room Approx 6.70 m x 3.70 m

    Conservatory Approx. 6.70 m x 2.40 m

    Utility Approx. 2.80 m x 2.50 m

    Garden Room Approx. 4.80 m x 2.80 m

    Master Bedroom 1 Approx. 4.20 m x 3.50 m
    Dressing Room Approx. 3.60 m x 3.50 m
    En suite Bathroom 1

    Bedroom 2 Approx. 3.00 m x 2.90 m

    Bedroom 3 Approx. 2.90 m x 2.70 m

    Bedroom 4 Approx. 2.90 m x 2.80 m

    Family Bathroom 2

    First Floor

    Sitting Room Approx. 8.10 m x 7.60 m

    Study Approx. 6.40 m x 3.30 m

    Bedroom 5 Approx. 4.50 m x 4.30 m
    En suite Bathroom 3

    The house is surrounded by gardens with a sun terrace and lawns to the front running to the waters’ edge. There are some 6 acres which have been planted with oak, ash, larch and cherry trees.

    Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Gas-fired central heating.

    BER Rating D1
    BER Number 108822784
    Energy Performance Indicator 235.75 kWh/m2/yr

    Engels & Volkers, Kinsale, Co. Cork
    Tel. 021 477 3200

    Strictly by appointment with the joint agents.

    From Kinsale, proceed west on the R600, signposted Timoleague / Ballinspittle, crossing the river Bandon bridge after some 2 km. The entrance to the property will be found on the right, a short distance after crossing the bridge.


    Only those mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. All items known as vendor’s fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings together with garden effects, ornaments and statuary are expressly excluded.

    The property is offered for sale freehold by private treaty with vacant possession given upon completion.

    These particulars are for guidance only. They are prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Any description or information given should not be relied on as a statement of fact. Some images of the property may have been taken from outside the curtilage. Neither Michael H. Daniels & Co, nor any of their joint agents nor employees has any authority to give or make any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate only.

Castle Cove House, Kinsale, County Cork