An upgraded period home in Crosshaven
Published 30/09/2011 | 05:00
Nine-bedroom upgraded period house on 1.5 acres
From the outside Crosshaven House might look like a house which takes itself too seriously. Inside, in fact, it is well equipped for entertainment of either the formal or hi-tech varieties.
Indeed, its agents say that it has potential for conversion to a boutique hotel, restaurant, cookery school or a corporate headquarters.
At the turn of this century the late Austin Cripps was sailing into the harbour and saw the house from his boat and decided to buy it. Along with his brother Joseph, he embarked on a labour of love upgrading the house.
At the same time they retained the period features which exude all its original character and charm. Accommodation extends to almost 790sqm over four floors and is well proportioned with many rooms enjoying dual aspect to enjoy the coastal views.
Formal reception rooms, with ornate cornice work, ceiling rose, polished timber floor and fireplaces, are located at ground floor level as are a cloakroom with two separate WCs.
From here a fine cantilevered staircase rises to the first floor where a central family room with fine cornicing enjoys views over the village. Two large double bedrooms, both with en suites, are also located at this level.
At top floor level is a large central games room off which are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Rooms at the semi-basement level are adorned with barrel vaulted ceilings and these rooms include a family kitchen, home cinema, utility room, sauna with shower room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside the mature gardens are landscaped and there are a number of outbuildings.
Joint agents are Colliers 01 6333700 and Cohalan Downing 021 4277717