The Lake House, Cameron Island, Coolbawn, Co. Cork

€950,000 Energy Rating E45V213 3 beds193 m2


A captivating island home magically positioned in Lough Derg, Irelands largest lake, with a private harbour and mainland quay. Nestled within 1.7 acre [0.69 hectare] the grounds are manageable. Accommodation extends to 2,008 square feet [186.5 square metres] in total and includes 3-Bedrooms. Mainland Quay 5-minutes boating. Enjoying an enviable lakefront position on the western reaches of Cameron Island spectacular panoramic views across the lake are pleasantly framed by Oillean Mor island. The Lake House is extremely private and is the only house on Cameron Island, the rest of the circa 100 acre island comprised of native woodland. The arboretum gardens immediately surrounding the house has numerous specimen trees and shrubs, including a Love Tree or Judas Tree, copper beech, a magnificent Red Oak, Japanese maples, a Gingko and specimen pines. Facing west a level lakeside lawn, a Victorian croquet lawn, links easily to the house from two sets of large French doors and leads to the rest of the gardens. Weeping willows, irises and woodland bulbs in the lakeside garden easily rest alongside the harbour lilies and reeds. The habour has a stone pier, electric supply and a storage shed and is a short stroll from the house. Usefully, access to the house from the lake and harbour usually being into a tiled boot hall and utility room on the eastern side of the house. This garden leading on to a Zen Garden, with the range of Japanese maples and the Gingko. A small Walled Garden is positioned just south of the house and gates at the four cardinal or compass points link it to the rest of the gardens. Divided with mature box hedging planting includes apple, plum and pear trees and there is a splendid Buddleia or Butterfly Bush. Two rare weeping pear trees frame the gate linking to the lakeside garden and harbour. This pleasant, wooded area is underplanted with cyclamen and includes a lily pond, with a fountain, and a very rare Himalayan Contoneaster tree. Whilst the accommodation is compact at approximately 2,008 square feet or 186.5 square metres it feels extremely comfortable, benefiting from large windows capturing good natural light and the superb lake vista. Also, importantly, benefiting from comprehensive refurbishment and upgrading works in 2005. Works including roof re-slating, re-wiring, re-plumbing, installing insulation, floor replacement and installation of a damp-proof-course. Current internal finishes chosen consciously to best manage allergy intolerance, flooring either tiled or with marmoleum. A large east and west facing L-shaped living room occupies a central position in the house and links to the croquet lawn from large double French doors and to the rear garden from the adjacent utility room. The living space has a fireplace with a wood stove and within the fitted kitchen space there is an island. The entire room enjoying spectacular lake views and good natural light. An adjacent utility room has a door to the garden. The living room interconnects to a study, which again is naturally bright and faces west overlooking the lake. It has fitted bookcases and a fireplace with a wood stove. The study provides access to a family bathroom, a boot hall or garden room and the master bedroom suite. Accessed from the eastern side of the house the garden room or boot hall has tiled flooring and is perfect for house access from the harbour or lake itself. There are coat hooks, storage cupboards and the central heating boiler. The bathroom has a fitted bath, wet-room style electric shower, a wash-hand-basin and a WC. The master bedroom is generous and features a fireplace with a wood stove and has a large bay or bow window with double French doors to the croquet lawn. Facing west it enjoys extensive lake views. Two further bedrooms complete the accommodation. The Lake House and Cameron Island itself has tremendous charm and an absolute rare sense of calm and tranquility, likely from the island position on the water and the omnipresent blissful birdsong. Whilst an island access is made convenient through the privately enjoyed mainland mooring, a lake boat for the 5-minute trip and the excellent harbour at the house. For full sale information, including floorplans, contact David Ashmore.



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