DescriptionThe Old Schoolhouse, Granasig, is an elegant Victorian period building (built c.1877) that has been carefully renovated, extended and converted into an Architect designed 4-bedroom residence, that is full of character and charm. The property also includes 2 modern Barn type buildings on 0.72 acre approx plot divided by the public road from the main residence. The property is in an enviable setting just a short stroll to Howe and Coolmain strands, whilst being just 8 miles from Kinsale and convenient to Bandon, Clonakilty and the various vibrant villages in the area.
The property exudes character. The stone fronted external façade is in perfect symmetry, while the large windows are set with pretty red brick surrounds and the property is accessed via an original, locally forged, wrought iron gate. The interior benefits from high ceilings and large windows offering great light and space. The property was converted to residential living in the 1970's and has been sensitively upgraded and extended in recent years to meet the needs of a modern family home.
Main House Accommodation
The entrance hall is a welcoming space and leads directly to the main living space which has been cleverly subdivided into a lounge, living room, tv room and study while providing all the benefits of open plan living. The feature Danish ceramic stove with large coil to retain heat for up to 12 hours adds to the character of this superb space. The kitchen/dining room is located off main living space and includes gas oven, stainless steel units and opens onto south-west facing courtyard area. Located off the study is a hallway, utility, and WC. Upstairs includes 4 large bedrooms and family bathroom. The main bedroom has views to Howe Strand to the south and picks up the evening sun to the west.
Both have the benefit of being built on raft foundations. The first contains 993 sq.ft. (92.3 sq.m.) approx. of floor space and is block built with superquilt insulation. The building includes a hot yoga room which gets to 34 degrees and is perfect for bikram yoga. It is heated by a wood burner, includes a shower along with a top of the range composting toilet. The large agricultural Barn /workshop includes ample storage space while the undercroft is ideal for entertaining and hosting outdoor dinner parties in the garden.
Gurraneasig National School opened its doors in October 1877. It operated separate schools for boys and girls on either side of the building. Separate entrances from the front porch are a remnant of this set-up. The new school opened its doors in 1961 and the building was converted to a residential building shortly afterwards.
o Gurraneasig National School 260m (2 minutes' walk approx)
o Howe Strand Beach 900m. (12 minutes' walk approx)
o Old Head of Kinsale Golf Course 13km (21 minutes' drive approx)
o Kinsale 13km (20 minutes' drive approx
o Kilbrittain 5km (8 minutes' drive approx.)
o Cork Airport 37km (40 minutes' drive approx)
o Cork City Centre 44km (43 minutes' drive approx)
o Clonakilty 24km (30 minutes' drive approx)
All distances are approximate.
- VELFAC triple glazed windows throughout.
- BEAM mechanical ventilation which circulates warm air throughout the house.
- Worcester boiler which runs on gas.
- Private water supply.
- Electric marble radiators
- The main house includes 2,971 sq.ft. (276 sq.m.) approx. of accommodation.
- The total site area is 1 acre approx. with 0.72 acre approx. made up of the garden area oposite the main residence.
- Sensitive materials used with lime plaster finish to ground floor walls.
- All the wiring in the main house is shielded with the benefit of reducing electrical noise and the impact on singlas while also lowering electromagnetic radiation.
- Danish ceramic stove with large coil to retain heat for up to 12 hours
- Reroofed in recent years with reclaimed blue bangor slate from Wilson's Yard, Zinc roof on new extension to the rear while the roof is insulated with sheep's wool.
- Oak veneer ceilings throughout first floor
- Custom built staircase and glass panelling. The stair treads are from the reclaimed timbers from the original roof while the stairwell wall is from reclaimed mahogany from Wilson's Yard.
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 105978175
Performance Indicator: 278.2 (kWh/m2/yr)
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Clonakilty on 023 8833995