Split-level Main House with 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and 3 Reception Rooms. Also, a large ground floor, self-contained, 2-bedroom Apartment. Separate Guest Suite. Internal garaging and additional offices.
Guide Price: Price on Application
A spacious, well maintained, Architect-designed, south-facing Residence set in mature, sheltered, landscaped grounds of approximately 2 acres. The house and gardens enjoy glimpses of the sea at Snave Cove towards Bantry House and beautiful Bantry Bay.
Located on the Wild Atlantic Way route, the lively seaside towns of Bantry and Glengarriff are both within a five-mile drive.
Ballylickey, on the water's edge, lies in the heart of the Gulf Stream belt of southern Ireland and is one of the most sought after areas where the flora and fauna illustrate the natural beauty of the area.
Bantry Bay and the mountain scenery running down to the waters edge maybe fully appreciated.
Bantry is a market town, which offers excellent shopping, education, professional services, a general hospital and other medical facilities. There is also an emergency all-night and weekend Doctor service (SouthDoc) for the local community.
There are excellent uncrowded golf courses outside Bantry (18-hole championship courses) and Glengarriff (9-holes), riding stables, a selection of first-class restaurants, specialising in fresh seafoods and a number of hotels.
Sand Bank House is situated 200 yards from a beach, 900 yards from a productive salmon & sea trout river with many other rivers and first-class wild brown trout fish in in the nearby mountain loughs.
The property is within an easy one hour's five of Cork City, with its International Airport , together with all the facilities the second largest city in Ireland can offer.
DESCRIPTION & CONSTRUCTION
This Swiss-style house is built of concrete clockwork, cavity walls, insulated, rendered and painted white under a slate tile roof with Terracotta ridge tiles.
To the front and to the side are double teak gates set in pillars with lights, tar macadam and double driveway.
The mature gardens with the exposed natural rock formations include a wide variety of shrubs and trees and is a gardener's paradise, having some exotic species that thrive in this beautiful West Cork location due to the special mild gulf-stream climate. All boundaries are clearly defined and marked by laser survey upon the latest Land Registry maps.
The house occupies a magnificent, naturally sheltered site and the secluded paves Patio areas, all enjoy day long sun and lovely views of the gardens.
The house was build in 1984 and has been upgraded and extended for the Vendors including the construction of additional accommodation and a spacious double integral garage, all to a very high standard. Completed sealed unit double-glazing and two pressurised Central Heating systems. Locally made, hand built units in the Kitchens together with all appliances.
There is a central vacuum cleaning system with points throughout the house. PVC soffits and barge boards with matching white guttering and down pipes, which have been connected to the soak away system.
The Ground Floor Apartment has also been totally redesigned and refurbished with all new integral walls, ceilings, plastering, insulation, wiring, plumbing, central heating, Kitchen, Bathroom and all the fittings, so as to provide a good-sized, comfortable, dwelling within the Main House.
The entire House is easily managed and is extremely adaptable, currently set out in three main areas:-
The Main House - linked to a spacious 1 or 2-bedroom Annex/Guest Suite and a separate Ground Floor 2-bedroom, self-contained Apartment suitable as a Granny Flat or an extension to the Main House or as Offices.
There is also a large double integral garage and workshop area with a range of built-in stores and internal Utility areas.
Approached by way of white granite steps with light and handrail from the driveway.
Outside light, Quartz floor tiles, Teak front door, brass furniture and frosted glazed side panel. Leading into:
Entrance Hall 10'10" x 8'6"
South-facing. Limestone floor tiles, central vacuum point and pine panel doors to Drawing Room and Kitchen.
Drawing Room 20'6" x 14'0"
South-facing. Views across the Bay. White marble fireplace, built-in shelves, TV, Sat points, wall lighting and sliding door to:
Sun Room 18'2" x 6'8"
South and west-facing. Ceramic terracotta tiled floor. Polycool solar-lined, double-glazed roof panels, sliding doors with steps leading down to Patio area and gardens.
Kitchen/Dining Room 25'3" x 10'9"
West and north-facing Kitchen with handmade, limed Oak. Built-in wall and floor units. Glass fronted display cupboard. Ceramic wall tiles. Double inset sink unit, eye-level double oven, halogen hob, extractor, microwave, larder & smaller fridge and dishwasher.
From the Entrance Hall, short flight of stairs to:
Carpeted. Central vacuum point. Storage cupboard with loft access. Airing cupboard with two large factory-insulated, stainless steel hot water cylinders. Dual immersions. Shelving.
Bedroom 1 13'3 X 13'3"
South-facing with views across the Bay. Carpeted. TV & Sat points.
Bedroom 2 12'3" x 11'6"
South-facing with views across the Bay. Built-in wardrobes and cupboards. Built-in wash hand basin. Carpeted. TV & Sat points.
Bedroom 3 12'0" x 12'0"
Dressing Room/Bedroom 4 13'3" x 12'1"
North-facing. Built-in wardrobe and cupboard. Carpeted.
East-Fasting. Large corner bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin & WC. Ceramic tiled floor, shaver points and strip light above. Medicine cupboard. Half-tiled walls and heated towel rail. There is scope to easily adapt the Bedroom accommodation into a variety of options with Bedrooms, Dressing Rooms and en-suite Bathrooms.
From the Kitchen, door leading to:
Terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Stairs to Ground Floor Apartment. Tiled stairs and Landing leading down to:
Rear Lobby 23'4" x 16'3"
L-shaped. Ceramic tiled floor. Storage cupboard. Central vacuum point. Smoke detector. Door to Garages. Sliding glazed doors to Rear Entrance.
Open Plan Utility Area 13'0" x 10'0"
West-facing. Ceramic tiled floor. Stainless steel double drainer sink unit. Built-in storage cupboards. Plumbing for two washing machines. Ceiling spot lights.
Shower Room 7'0" x 6'0"
West-facing. Ceramic tiled floor. Corner entry shower unit. Mira shower. Wall tiling. Wash hand basin & WC. Wall mirror, shaver point, strip light and heated towel rail.
Store Room 11'4" x 7'2"
West-facing. Carpeted tiled floor. Double Teak doors to larger Patio.
Boiler/Drying Room 14'0" x 7'2"
Oil Fired Boilers for the Main House and Apartment. Central vacuum unit. Open slatted shelving.
Approached by stairs from the Utility Area.
Velux windows. Central vacuum point. Carpet flooring.
Sitting Room/Study/Bedroom 14'8" x 11'6"
West-facing. Two windows looking over main lawns. Two Velux windows. Carpet flooring. TV and Sat points.
Bedroom 14'4" x 13'8"
East-facing. Two east-facing windows. Carpet flooring. Vellum window. TV & Sat points.
Wash hand basin, WC, bath with tiled surround and ceramic tiled floor. Heated tower rail. Vellum window to south.
From the Courtyard or from the Inner Hallway, door leading to:
GROUND FLOOR SELF-CONTAINED APARTMENT
Lounge/Dining Room 25'0" x 13'6"
East-facing. Central vacuum point and TV & Sat points. Carpet flooring. Glazed door into:
Sun Room 10'6" x 6'6"
East and south-facing. Carpet flooring.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 18'6" x 8'3"
East-facing. Built-in white Oak wall and floor units. 1½ inset sink unit, built-in oven, halogen hob, extractor fan, microwave/grille, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Ceramic wall tiles. Sliding doors to paved Courtyard with two integral Store Rooms. Wrought iron gate.
From the Lounge, doors to:
Bedroom 1 12'6" x 11'6"
South-facing. Built-in wardrobes, TV & Sat points. Carpet floor.
Bedroom 2 11'3" x 8'6"
South-facing. Built-in wardrobes.
Fully tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor. Tiled shower cubicle, Mira shower, double wash hand basins with vanity units beneath and WC. Wall mirrors, shaver points and strip lights above. Medicine cabinet. Shelved airing cupboard with dual immersion heater.
GARAGES 26'0" x 24'0"
Approached from Rear Hallway, fire door or driveway. Two Hormann insulated up and over electric doors. Fitted floor and wall units. Worktops and tench, strip lights, central vacuum point, smoke detector, painted floor and Central Heating radiator.
N.B. THERE ARE AMPLE CENTRAL HEATING RADIATORS AND ELECTRIC POWER POINTS THROUGHOUT. OUTSIDE FLOODLIGHTING. ELECTRIC GATES AND ENTRY PHONE SYSTEM.
Base and foundations laid (24'0" x 14'6") for a Barn, Boat Store, additional garaging or accommodation.
Subject to Planning consent.
Tarmacadam double driveway with ample turning and parking space.
Flagged pathways sheltered secluded, south-facing, large paved Patios.
Wooden garden shed (12'0" x 8'6") - double rear doors, single front door, windows and shutters.
The c. 2-acre gardens are mainly laid to sweeping lawns with fine mature trees including flowering, Palm trees, Chrinoderdron, Hydrangea, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Honeysuckles, Blackthorn, masses of various Lichen etc. and many varieties or wild Orchid and Lillies, all of which attract a stunning abundance of varied wildlife all year round.
Natural rock formations to the north boundary, and the Shehy and Caha mountains beyond, further protect and shelter this beautifully maintained property and gardens, right in the heart of this Gulf Stream area.
Electrically operated gates.
Entry phone system.
Double large Septic Tank environmentally friendly drainage system.
Large separate soak away system.
Fire & smoke detection system.
Carbon Monoxide alarm.
3 telephone lines.
4G Broadband service.
Digital HD satellite TV system with points throughout.
Separate satellite system for Apartment.
VHF radio aerial and connections.
Council Wheelie bin refuse and recycling collections fortnightly.
Full sealed unit double-glazing.
Neca and Ferroli Oil Fired Boilers for the central heating and hot water.
Pressurised hot water and central heating systems.
Two polypropylene oil storage tanks.
Neovac central vacuum system with ample points throughout.
Automatic outside floodlighting.
Outside cold water taps.
Mooring for boat in the adjacent estuary. Deep water mooring available in nearby Glengarriff Harbour - if required.
BER Rating: C2 (this is easily increased to B3 with very little additional work).
Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewing strictly by appointment.