Take the High Road in Kinsale
Published 04/12/2015 | 02:30
The selling agents say that if you wanted to get a really good look at the front elevation of 'Empat', in Kinsale, Co Cork, you'd need to go out in a boat.
That's because it's perched on a sloping site on the High Road at Ardbrack, with 180-degree views of the town's harbour.
It's an unusually-shaped property dating from about 40 years ago.
It's almost all on one floor, although there is one upstairs room - a bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a box window overlooking the water.
The ground floor, meanwhile, is in two parts - living rooms in one part and bedrooms in the other. Similarly, most of the supplementary rooms are at the back, leaving the best of the view for the more important uses.
One end of the property is occupied by a sauna, a bathroom and three bedrooms. One of these is the master bedroom which has a four-piece en-suite bathroom and a dressing room.
The other end of the house has all the living rooms opening from around the entrance hall, which has patio doors to the front garden and a seating area.
The principal reception room is an open-plan living room and dining room separated by a couple of steps and by a stone fireplace in the centre of the room.
The living area has a wall of windows to take in the harbour view, and also opens onto the front patio.
The kitchen has a vaulted wooden ceiling with a skylight and there's a good-sized utility room off it, measuring over 10ft by 9ft. There's also a guest toilet in the entrance hall.
The total floor area is 2,131 sq ft.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald in Cork (021) 427 3041 and the asking price is €1,100,000.