The Anchorage, Summercove, Kinsale, West Cork

€1,950,000 Energy Rating P17 HF90 3 beds3 baths220 m2
Heated Flooring
Central Heating
Sea Views


The Anchorage is an iconic period property situated in the sought-after area of Summercove, Kinsale. The house is literally on the waterfront over hanging a tidal beach and enjoys a south-westerly aspect overlooking Kinsale Harbour, James Fort and the magical seaside town of Kinsale.


A beautiful seafront period property, the Anchorage is nestled on the waters edge with boat slip and private mooring. A charming restored Victorian property commanding spectacular views over Kinsale Harbour, it is a cornerstone property in the history of Summercove Village. The house boasts an interesting array of previous owners. In the 1800’s, it was home to a British navy admiral, who was known on occasion to paddle his way to his nearby ship, moored in the waters nearby what is now known as the “Bulman Bouy”. You can see this red navigation marker from the kitchen bay window. In more recent times, the house was occupied by American Academy Award nominee actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio famous for her roles in The Color of Money, The Abyss and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves along with her husband Bafta award winning Director Pat O’Connor. This luxury property has been renovated extensively by its current owners, who from their international travels have brought a real sense of contemporary and classic style to the property. The house exudes character and has a lovely energy, enhanced by its south west facing aspect, water frontage and exceptionally beautiful sea views. At all times the house feels light and bright thanks to its many windows fronts. It enables living literally “pieds dans l’eau” in the rich natural and historical heritage of Kinsale. On its doorstep is the beautiful Scilly Walk leading to Kinsale town centre via a safe board walk and beyond. A very special feature of the property is the outdoor terrace located right above the waterfront and invites to spend time on the water on a sunny day. For safety, the waterfront is guarded by fence. Occupying a total of c. 220 sqm / 2,350 sq ft, The Anchorage is laid out over three floors, each holding it’s own unique vision and style, carefully realised by its current owners. On the ground floor the large waterfront period house offers a wealth of space for all the family offering a total of three reception rooms, a fine luxury kitchen, study and a sun lounge with access to the front terrace over hanging the water. The lounge has large floor to ceiling windows spanning the entire width of the room to capture the magnificent views over Kinsale Harbour, James Fort and Castlepark Peninsula. Three large velux windows further enhance the beautiful natural light in the room. To the right is the magnificent drawing room with a large feature fireplace with limestone surround and original leather seating, three floor to ceiling wooden sash windows with beautiful panelling arranged in a large bay window, and an extra high ceiling. To the rear of the drawing room is a study and off this a fine library lounge, which is fitted with bookshelves and modern wood burning stove. To the left of the lounge is the modern luxury kitchen which enjoys vistas over the harbour through three period style wooden sash windows again arranged in a bay. The hand made bespoke kitchen with granite worktops, Belfast sink and AGA, combined with the casual dining area in the bay window give rise to a comfortable family space. This is further enhanced by built-in wine fridges and a built-in coffee machine. Off the kitchen is a fine dining room big enough to entertain large dinner parties. The hall to the rear of the kitchen gives access to the utility room, cloak room and back door. On the first-floor landing is the master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and adjoining en-suite shower room. The master bedroom is a large, light filled double bedroom with a large window front and window seats to enjoy the open vistas over Kinsale Harbour. The second floor is home to two double bedrooms, both with stunning vistas over Kinsale Harbour from their built-in window seats, and the family bathroom. The family bathroom features a shower over bath. The house has oil fired central heating with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators to the first and top floor. There is off street parking for three cars.

BER Details

BER: E1 BER No.116081738 Energy Performance Indicator:301.18 kWh/m²/yr


Kinsale harbour is a destination port for the yachting enthusiast, whether on passage or looking to keep a boat within the West Cork area with the most magnificent coastal and sailing scenery. Kinsale was originally a medieval fishing port and is known far and wide for its beauty and rich history. Kinsale, from the Irish Ceann tSaile – “Head of the Sea”. Situated 25km south of Cork City and Cork International Airport, is deemed to be the gateway to the scenic region of “West Cork” and the start/finish of the much acclaimed “Wild Atlantic Way”. The town is a cacophony of brightly coloured buildings, outstanding harbour, much influenced by its mediaeval history. Kinsale is also internationally known as the “The Gourmet Capital of Ireland” with numerous cafes, public houses and restaurants catering for all tastes and budget, and the renowned Bulman Pub, literally on your doorstep. Leisure activities are well catered for, Kinsale provides excellent sailing, yachting and fishing facilities from its two marinas. There are two world class golf courses including the renowned Old Head of Kinsale. Other recreational pursuits include walking, bathing, surfing, horse riding and field based sport activities through the local sports clubs. There are numerous cultural events held throughout the year, such as the world famous Kinsale Arts Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, Cork Film Festival, Kinsale Gourmet Festival. Cork city has several fine theatres, and Cork Opera House hosts many exceptional productions throughout the year.

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