The co-founder of food brand Cully & Sully has placed his luxury seaside Cork home up for sale with an asking price of €4.9m.
The Georgian home is called Raffeen and come with its own boathouse and jetty which is ideal for watersports enthusiasts.
Colum O’Sullivan bought the home with his wife in 2013 when his company Cully & Sully was bought out by US giant Hain Celestial.
The house cost O’Sullivan €1.3m but he has spent a lot of time and energy renovating it during his ownership.
He said: “While it was amazing, it was old and cold. We insulated the bejaysus out of it.”
Cully and Sully is still ran by O’Sullivan and his business partner Cullen Allen. The company made its name with its own-brand soups and pies, but they now also oversee operations for food brands including Hartley’s jelly and the Linda McCartney vegetarian range.
The property is 550sq metre and has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two lounge areas. It is a great space to raise a family, particularly for outdoor and watersports enthusiasts.
The two-storey boathouse does have planning permission for renovation or repurposing so the new owners will have options.
It currently offers great storage and access to the water for jetskiers or boat owners, but it could also be transformed into a guesthouse, office or art studios.
The sale is being handled by estate agents Colliers, who expect there to be plenty of interest for a beautiful home in such a picturesque environment.
They wrote: “The house exudes character and has a lovely energy, enhanced by its south-facing aspect, water frontage and exceptionally high 4m ceilings.
“At all times the house feels light and bright thanks to its high Georgian windows.
“It has been meticulously refurbished by its current owners who were at all times very conscious of preserving the integrity of the home, mindful that they were caretakers of this unique landmark property for future generations.”
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