Castle and Georgian House For Sale in Co. Cork
A splendid estate with a 16th century Castle and a Georgian Manor House pleasantly positioned within some 50 acres above the Blackwater River.
Building Energy Rating: Exempt
Last update: 19th July 2018
Agent: Michael H Daniels & Co.
Contact: Michael Daniels
Tel.: +353 (0)25 31023
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Carrigacunna Castle is a perfect example of a medieval tower-house built in the early 1500s. It stands in a commanding, once highly strategic position overlooking a vast sweep of the river valley. There are panoramic views over the valley to the Ballyhoura and Galtee mountains to the north and Nagle mountains and to the south along this winding stretch of the Blackwater river.
The castle now restored can remain either an exquisite folly or possibly presents a unique opportunity to be re-occupied. The Nagle Mountains, accessed across a country road from the estate, offer extensive walking and horseriding amenities.
The Manor House is most attractive and extremely pleasant with a compelling blend of the original circa 1750 house, embellished and extended circa 1826 and, again, circa 2003. The 18th and 19th century Georgian architecture is enhanced and augmented beautifully by the 21st century additions. These works included the complete restoration and upgrading of the house to present it in superb condition today.
There is much to celebrate with original features, including decorative ceiling plasterwork and fine timberwork in window shuttering, panelled doors and detailed architraves, retained and augmented by the pleasing new lightfilled spaces within the contemporary design extension.
The house extends to some 7,585 sq. ft or 705 sq. m of accommodation and includes 4 reception rooms, 3 bedroom suites, 4 bathrooms and a 1 bed apartment. Large windows, a good orientation, high ceilings and generous room sizes ensure ample natural light. Ancillary accommodation includes the ‘Fisherman’s Loft Apartment’, which provides a further bedroom and living room. Positioned to the rear of the house within the original farmhouse, to which the 18th century manor house was added, it could easily be combined to provide 4 bedroom suites within the house. This could be increased to 5 if a large first floor studio office was incorporated into the bedroom accommodation. In all the accommodation between the house with apartment, pool complex, courtyard, outbuildings, gate lodge and castle extends to some 16,227 sq. ft or 1,508 sq. m.
The riverside setting is simply magical and the gardens quite splendid with numerous mature and ancient trees and shrubs that include some magnificent rhododendron specimens. In all about 50 acres or 20 hectares.
Approximate location of Carrigacunna Castle, Killavullen, Mallow, Co. Cork