An elegant double bay Ivy clad detached family home on a stunning 1 acre award winning gardens. One of the finest family homes to come to the Bandon and south west market for sometime. ''Bracken'' has instant appeal with charm and character that oozes throughout the property. The original features are still intact: corncied high ceilings, solid paneled doors, 10 inch skirting, picture and dado rail, ornate pentagon black and white hall tiles to name but a few. Built c. 1918, it has been the home to two families who would have benefited from the spacious flexible layout that's ideal for family living. Boasting an abundance of natural light it is positioned to maximise the westerly & southerly sunshine. The gardens have been maintained beautifully over the 100 years with a wide and varied selection of tree's, hedges and low shrubs combine to give the most magnificent of spaces. Compact lawn areas are enclosed by specific planted beds and meandering paths lead to enchanting areas, its easy to get lost in time! An enclosed area to the rear beside the large glass house is ready to create a wonderfully kitchen/herb garden. Generous entrance hall with black and white tiles with solid doors off to comfortable living room/study to the right, to The elegant drawing room with sliding pocket doors has a glass sun-filled conservatory off. The exquisite light filled dining room which has a serving room/pantry off. The family room is part of the original structure which opens up to an extended breakfast/dining/kitchen with large Laundry/Utility off. 2 ground floor bedrooms with a main bathroom and walk in cupboard completes the ground floor. A wide stairs with a half landing to 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. The en-suite master bedroom complete with an inviting window seat has a timeless elegance with its curved ceiling with a center panels. Accommodation: Hall: 5.7m x 1.78m - L -Shaped, solid timber front door with ornate cut stain glass detail surround. Ornate Black and white hexagon tiles, cornice and coving to the ceiling with centerpiece, solid doors off to; Family room(Study): 4.3m x 3.7m- High ceilings concerning with center piece, 2 built in press with shelving in both alcoves. Open fire place with detailed tiling and tall timber surround, timber floor, part paneled walls, radiator, ample power point, large double window overlooking the garden (south) Drawing room: 5.7m x 4.2m -Beautiful room with a large bay window overlooking the front garden, timber floor, open fire place with ornate marble surround, coving to the ceiling with center piece, sliding double pocket doors to dining room, double radiator. Off the drawing room - Glass conservatory (5 sided) - 3.7m x 3.6m : Tiled floor, double glazed P.V.C, west facing to maximize the evening sun, double doors to side garden. Dining room: 4.3m x 4.2m: Together with the sliding doors from the drawing room there is also a door from the inner hall. 2 windows facing west, open fire place with tiled surround and hearth, tall timber surround. Coving with centerpiece, door to serving pantry, 2 double radiators. Inner hall: 5.7m x 1.2m - Arched from the main hall, 2 center lights, dado rail, stairs to dormer bedrooms, main bathroom ,2 ground floor bedrooms, single and large double with the bay window. Family Room: 5.0m x 4.2m - Large stone open fireplace with matching hearth. Exposed beams to the ceiling, dado rail, arch and door to dining/kitchen. Door to the serving pantry/utility. Kitchen/ Breakfast Room: Extension to the original house. Arch connecting between kitchen and breakfast room. Breakfast room :2.7m x 3.9m - 2 large windows, east and north, timber floor, Velux window, timber paneled ceiling, double radiator. Kitchen: 3.7m x 3.9m - Fitted on 3 walls, eye and floor level units, large picture window overlooking garden (west orientation) tiled floor with tiled splash back, timber paneled ceiling with inset lights. Door to outer rear hall: part tiled and laminated floor, door to; Utility/ Laundry Room: 2.5m x 1.8m - Built in eye and floor level units, single stainless steel sink, fully plumbed. Bedroom 2: 4.2m x 5.6m- Coving to the ceiling, east and south facing windows, original open cast fire place, 2 built in wardrobes, large under stairs closet, attractive large bay window. Bedroom 5: 3.1m x 3m - Radiator, east facing window, picture rail, built in wardrobe and under stairs closet. Main Bathroom: 3m x 2.7m - Ornate black and white tiled floor, 1/2 timber paneled walls, high end sanitary ware to include W.C., W.H.B, walk in shower, extractor fan, wall mounted heater, double radiator. 1st Floor: Master Bedroom: 5.7m x 5.0m Dormer window with window seat facing south over garden, beautiful room, timber paneled ceiling, original open fire place, double radiator, en-suite dressing room. Ensuite: 2.5m x 3.7m - W.C, W.H.B, bath. Walk in wardrobe, built in vanity unit. Bedroom 3: 3.5m x 4.1m Double built in wardrobe with overhead storage, sink unit with vanity area and presses beneath, west facing window, radiator. Bedroom 4: 3.2m x 3.0m Wall to wall built in double wardrobes with overhead storage, sink unit, radiator, east facing window. 2nd Bathroom: 2.8m x 2.4m Tiled floor, 3 piece suite, W.C.,W.H.B, shower cubicle, tiled walls, timber paneled ceiling.