Enniskeane is only 40 minutes from Cork.
While that may have been too long a commute for the average city worker 12 months ago, things are changing fast in 2021. Remote working has more house hunters than ever considering a country abode.
And there’s plenty of magic to be found if you’re after something a little more adventurous than a three-bed semi.
Just 15 mins from both Bandon and Clonakilty and guiding at €360,000, Castlelands Mill in Enniskeane is a four-bedroom, stone-built home nestled behind large white gates on 3.4 acres.
Built around 1790, the building is bursting with history and it’s been sensitively restored, with just a little work remaining to bring it to completion.
An oil-fired Aga, whitewashed hearth and original vintage tiles give the kitchen a unique atmosphere. It’s all delightfully rustic and overflowing with that farmhouse feel so many interior designers are recreating right now.
In the living room, a large open fire with stone surround sets the scene for cosy nights in front of the telly. Stone walls and wooden beams make this an ideal spot for relaxing.
Upstairs there’s a selection of good-sized bedrooms, so plenty of space for large families and extra guests.
While the main house is charming and cosy, with 2,000 sqft of living space, it’s the extras that are guaranteed to get buyers excited about this property.
Adjoining the house is an airy and bright 800 sq ft studio, laid out over two floors and heated by a solid fuel Stanley range. With light pouring in from the large windows, this would make a fabulous artists studio and you could even let out the two floors to visiting creatives.
Outside there’s a beautiful stone piggery with a traditionally paved patio in front.
Several outbuildings could be used for a variety of purposes, so this may well be a property that will interest a creative looking for office space and a workshop or even a gallery space for a home-based business.
The storybook garden offers up a rustic selection of colourful blooms and a small river forms part of the boundary too
The land surrounding the mill has not been used for some years and is currently being fenced off.
Could you see yourself setting up home in a made-over Millhouse? You’ll find more details and a number for agent Alison Gough here.