You'll want to take a closer look at this stunning waterfront castle for sale in Glengarriff, Ireland. The waterfront gothic castle for sale is priced at €2.75m, surrounded by 35 hectares of woodlands and parklands, and fronting onto one of the most beautiful shorelines in Ireland, Glengarriff. Castle has played host to the nobility and royalty, as well as famous writers and artists. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to own and restore this magnificent piece of Ireland’s history.
The Irish castle dates back from 1790 and was built by Colonel Simon White, brother to the First Earl of Bantry. The gothic-style castle has an illustrious history in an unforgettable setting with a private shoreline with remains of a pier on the shoreline. The castle has two ancillary buildings for accommodation, panoramic views, including Garnish Island, Illnacullin. The property is 35 hectares of grounds which are laid out in woodlands and parklands. The gothic castle is partially renovated, including one wing fully roofed, and windowed.
There is full planning permission for renovation and restoration with a complete set of architect drawings to include six bedrooms and a staff wing. Architectural design features of the castle include a square tower and a round tower. It is sheltered by mature planting with specimen trees including oak, beech, Japanese red cedar, and Chilean pine. This is an entirely private site, adjacent to Glengarriff golf club, within a 4-minute drive of Glengarriff village and just over one hour to Cork International Airport. Glengarriff is known for its natural beauty, with plenty to do in the area. The area enjoys a rich abundance of natural habitats with high biodiversity. These areas provide the opportunity to observe scarce species of animals and seeing rare plants. The following are just some of the activities to enjoy.
Sugar Loaf Mountain. Glengarriff ́s most popular mountain where you will be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views across the Caha Mountain range and Bantry Bay.
Lady Bantry ́s Lookout. Locally known as Fhaill na geat (the cliff of the cats), it is well worth the short but steep climb to this beautiful viewpoint. You can access the steps to the lookout via the car park in Glengarriff Nature Reserve or via the Coomerkane road. From the top of the lookout, you can appreciate the full beauty of the Nature Reserve, the Caha Mountains, and the Glengarriff Harbour.
Seal Point and the Blue Pool (Poul Gorm). This is the perfect destination for a lovely afternoon stroll. You can walk to the Blue Pool Ferry and follow the loop walk to Seal Point with its amazing outlook over the waters and the islets of Glengarriff Harbour. If the tide is out you might spot the Harbour seals resting on the rocks down below you.
Martello Tower on Garinish Island. Garinish Island is famous for its Italian Gardens and the rich collection of trees and shrubs from all over the world. It also offers great views. You can climb to the top of the Martello Tower for panoramic views of the Inner Harbour, the Glengarriff Castle area, and the surrounding mountains.
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