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Gurteenroe, Bantry, West Cork





Ca. 1 Acre

P75 KX59

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On the waterfront between Ballylickey and Bantry there is a very special country house and gardens that enjoy extensive private waterfrontage. Inspired by the substantial skillset and life experience of the current owners, Duck Rock was redesigned, extended and completely refurbished to exemplary standards. Complete with private entrance courtyard and detached garage/boathouse the property sits on a beautifully balanced ca. 1 acre site. The setting is private, peaceful and yet still extremely convenient, the grounds are a total joy to behold.

The front terrace/patio offers a sloped walkway to the glorious lake front and is interspersed with vibrant gardens, orchards/fruit and vegetables also flourishing in the fertile settings. An independently separate road entrance has been added to provide access to the boat yard and launching pad. The swans and ducks are part of the inventory as too is a sleeping fresh water crocodile!!

The quiet country laneway splits the 1 acre in two sections with the southern gardens offering great privacy and security. Upon entering from the west wing there is a lobby/boot room with adjoining guest wc. The large open plan living room has a wonderful warm ambience, with impressive windows overlooking the gardens and lake shore. The kitchen dining room combines both traditional features with a modern elegance. By design the next wing leads itself into a self catering ground floor guest apartment but can easily blend back into the overall residence. The character filled residence has three further first floor bedrooms, a study overlooking the waterfront, family bathroom and separate shower room.

On the grounds there is a detached and independently accessed garage/boat house and a nearby launch pad, there is a potting shed and green house by the lake side with a small orchard and extensive shrubberies.

Entrance Hall/Lobby:- 2.5m x 2.25m. Window to side, coat rail & boot space, Ballast Ceramic tiles, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.

Guest WC:- 1.85m x 1.53m. Tiled flooring, wc, wash hand basin, wc, marble top, electric towel rail, recess lighting.

Sitting Room:- 5.17m x 4.66m. Windows overlooking lakeside, timber sash windows, two windows to rear also, French oak flooring, underfloor heating, exposed wooden beams, recessed lighting, exposed stone feature, there is an open fireplace which is currently sealed off.

Kitchen/Dining:- 6.08m x 4.66m. Ballast ceramic tiled flooring throughout, door to front gardens and lane to lakeside, raised solid fuel stove, exposed wooden beams, integrated kitchen & appliances plus marble work tops, windows to front and rear, very good cupboard & storage space.

Utility Room:- 2.34m x 2.1m. All tiled flooring, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, storage and shelving upstairs.

Open hallway with stairwell to first floor.

Entrance to self contained annex/apartment.

Bedroom:- 3.35m x 2.95m. Solid wood flooring, window to side, recess lighting, build in wardrobes.

Pantry in Hallway 2.34m deep, excellent storage facility.

Wet Room/Shower:- 1.73m x 1.71m. All tiled wall to floor, wc, wash hand basin, shower.

Living/Kitchen/Dining Room:- 5.18m x 3.49m. Small kitchenette with sink, drainer and appliances, exposed beams, large window overlooking lake, patio door to terrace and gardens, timber flooring, recess lights, beautiful bright open space with wonderful scenery over grounds and lake.

First Floor:-

Bedroom 1:- 5.15m x 3.5m. Fantastic views from all windows, wood flooring, built in wardrobes, velux windows, exposed beams, recess lighting.

Bedroom 2:- 4m x 3.49m. Wood flooring, window to side and lake views, velux, built in wardrobe.

Shower Room:- 2.2m x 2.15m. Tiled throughout, exposed stone feature, shower, wc, wash hand basin, velux.

Study:- 3.16m x 2.48m. Wood flooring, great shelving & storage space, windows overlooking lake, built in cupboard upon entering.

Family Bathroom:- 3.56m x 3.45m. Bath, electric towel rail, view overlooking lakefront, tiled flooring, bidet, wc, wash hand basin, electric fan heater.

Master Bedroom:- 5.17m x 4.7m Wood flooring two front facing windows over gardens and lake, two windows to rear, high pitch ceiling, exposed beams, built in wardrobes, excellent space for comfort.

External Grounds:-

Front Garage:- 5.5m x 4.4m. Roller doors, concrete base, side door access also.

Boat House:- 4.4m x 4m. With overhead space, tiled flooring, wash room, built in solid fuel stove, patio doors to garden and lakeside.

Adjoining road side entrance to boat yard and storage space with access to private launch pad.

Potting Shed:- 4m x 2.2m. Adjacent to front patio and running up to greenhouse and compost areas, small orchard running along to lakeshore.

To the rear of the main residence is another independently accessed garden with grapevine, potatoes, mixed fruit trees, various shrubberies and an endless supply of vegetables. This plot also offers security and privacy whilst also retaining potential to provide an ancillary dwelling or studio (subject to a planning application).

Services:- Private sewage treatment, mains water, landline & broadband, oil fired central heating with underfloor on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor.

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