Tuesday 19 September 2017

Cottage that will light up your life

Price: €350,000
Where: Duncannon North, Co Wexford
Details: A 19th-century lighthouse and threebed lighthouse-keeper's cottage in Duncannon Harbour

Even in a quiet market, the sale of a unique landmark building in a stunning waterfront location is sure to generate considerable interest.

One such property that is expected to draw much attention when it goes under the hammer next month is Duncannon North Lighthouse, which will be auctioned on June 17.

Having started life as one of a pair of lighthouses in Cork Harbour, it was later dismantled brick by brick and erected on the current site in Duncannon in 1838.

In addition to the old lighthouse, the property includes a beautiful three-bed cottage to the rear, which was traditionally used to house the lighthouse keeper and his family.

Both the lighthouse and the cottage are set into a series of granite and York stone terraces, which overlook the picturesque fishing village of Duncannon, Duncannon Harbour and The Hook Peninsula.

The lighthouse is still in use today as a fixed beacon light.

Lovingly cared for and pretty as a picture, the cottage is presented in good condition, and accommodation includes a living room and dining room, both with open fires; a separate kitchen; small studio; bathroom; and one bedroom at ground-floor level. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms.

In a beautiful, secluded setting, the property is approached via a 270-metre tarmac driveway. The gardens are laid out over three levels and include a potting shed, old battery store, boiler house and fuel store.

Services include mains electricity and water, a septic tank and oil-fired central heating.

Close to Duncannon village and just 2km from Ramsgrange, this property is 30km from Wexford town, and 15kms from Waterford Airport.

Contact PN O'Gorman Auctioneers, 051 421226

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