Floor (sq. m): 280Land (ha): .30Beds: 7Baths: 5

The Rocket House, Castletownshend, County Cork

A wonderfully renovated former coastguard station in a stunning coastal setting on the waters’ edge enjoying a charming edge of village position

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  • Double Height Reception Hall, Double Reception: Sitting Room & Conservatory, Family Room, Kitchen & Breakfast Room with Conservatory Dining Room, Pantry, Utility Room. Wet Room. Downstairs Bedroom. Bathroom. Cloakroom. Rear Hall. Gallery Landing. Master Suite with Bedroom, Sitting Room/Nursery Bedroom and Bathroom. Five further Bedrooms. Three further Bathrooms. Office Annexe. Studio.

    The Rocket House occupies one of the finest waterside settings in West Cork. Overlooking dramatic Castlehaven, a wide navigable inlet guarded by Horse Island that stretches some 5 km back to wooded Rineen, the house is at the same time located in a charming and quiet village location, on the edge of picturesque Castletownshend.

    The village, just 8 km from Skibbereen, is essentially a cul-de-sac and enjoys a tranquil unhurried atmosphere steeped in history with all amenities within walking distance of the property.

    Built as a coast guard station in 1841 the property originally housed six families with the name of the house taken from the rocket machine that once launched ropes from here to stricken ships in the harbour. A comprehensive restoration of the property, to an exacting standard, has taken place in recent years to create a magnificent private retreat or exclusive holiday hideaway.

    The house has also been carefully extended and modified to now provide light and deceptively spacious accommodation approaching 4,000 sq ft. including a wonderful new reception hall, two reception rooms, two conservatories, superb kitchen, seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is a two-room annexe currently used as an office together with a studio and two further whitewashed stone under slate outbuildings on the waters’ edge ripe for conversion.

    The sheltered gardens are a particular feature of the property offering stunning views over Castlehaven. They include temperate climate-loving trees and shrubs with lawns running right to the waters’ edge.

The Rocket House, Castletownshend, County Cork