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Light and luxury overlooking the water in one of Cork's most charming seaside towns
The five-bed property is positioned right by the River Bandon.

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LOCATED RIGHT AT the waterfront in Kinsale, Co Cork, this five-bed property is the ideal escape from everyday life.

Positioned on an elevated site of 0.66 acres and on the market for €1,200,000, the house boasts uninterrupted views of the River Bandon and estuary.

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The grounds are divided up into various tiered levels of landscaped gardens, with a sandstone patio to the front providing the perfect spot to dine al fresco. 

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Stepping inside, the accommodation extends to 2,875 sq ft. In order to maximise the views, the main living areas and bedrooms are located on the first floor, with no shortage of picture windows here.

Double doors separate the lounge from the kitchen, with a beautiful large bay window in the lounge overlooking the river. The kitchen features country-style units and space for a dining table to seat four.

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A large living and dining room is located off the lounge, where sliding glass doors open to an idyllic balcony. Whether it be for hosting a dinner party or unwinding with a good book, this room is a standout feature of the property. 

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There are four double bedrooms on this floor, with en suite bathrooms in three of them. The master bedroom enjoys the best views of the river and the surrounding countryside, and benefits from built-in wardrobes along one wall. A family bathroom and utility room complete the first floor accommodation.

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An exposed staircase leads to the second floor, where there are two storage rooms and a bathroom. At ground floor level, there’s an additional storage room/bedroom, as well as a light-filled study which is currently in use as a studio.

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Outside, there’s a detached garage which provides the perfect place to store a boat, although the property also comes with a mooring. 

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Kinsale town is a 10-minute drive (or a 30-minute walk) from the house, with a great selection of schools, shops, bars and restaurants here. Via the Archdeacon Duggan Bridge, Kinsale Beach can be reached in as little as five minutes. 

If you’re looking for a prime address in one of Ireland’s most favoured coastal towns, this waterfront property is more than worthy of a spot on your ‘must-see’ list. 

The five-bed home at Carrigeen Abbeylands, Kinsale, Co Cork is on the market for €1,200,000 through Josie Dinneen Auctioneer via

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