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Beautifully renovated house by the Youghal town walls... with a home office in a tower

Want to get away from it all while working? Step right this way…

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MINUTES FROM THE town centre of Youghal, Co Cork, and just inside the western town wall dating from the 13th century, are two acres of land anchored by Montmorenci House.

This historic home, and the grounds on which it sits, form a hidden oasis in the town. The property appears on maps dating back to 1602, but the current building has been lovingly renovated to form a character-filled four-bedroom family home. A two-storey tower, just up the slope from the main house, is currently in use as a unique home office.

Montmorenci House is currently on the market for €695,000 with Brian Gleeson Property via Daft.ie

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The home is rich in detail and heritage, with more to discover seemingly around every corner. Some 130 years ago it was owned by master craftsman Michael Buckley, who brought stained glass manufacturing to Youghal. Examples of his work surround the light-filled living space.

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Many rooms share the impressive view over the town of Youghal, down to the river Blackwater where it meets the sea. Period touches and exposed brick walls emphasise the long history of the building.

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At the top of the house is an expansive kitchen, living and dining area, with unusual sloped windows looking over the view. Stairs down from here reveal entrances to the four bedrooms, as well as additional living spaces, and a beautifully furnished period-style bathroom. 

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The two-storey office studio contains a kitchenette, with stairs up to a light-filled space at tree level. This could be simply adapted for guest accommodation among other uses.

Equally rich in detail are the grounds of the home, which include stone terraces and a number of fruit trees. 

Montmorenci House, Town Walls, Youghal, Co Cork is now on the market for €695,000 with Brian Gleeson Property via Daft.ie. 

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