Period Property for Sale in Co. Cork

Ballymagooly House, Mallow, Co. Cork
A most attractive country property enjoying a delightful elevated setting overlooking
the river Blackwater with salmon fishing and surrounded by its own prime farmland

- Lot 1 Ballymagooly House with c. 8.60 hectares (22 acres)
- Lot 2 c 30.40 hectares (75 acres) of lands in tillage and woodland
- Lot 3 c 2.60 hectares (6 acres) riverbank with 900 metres single bank fishing

Ballymagooly House is a character country property set in a dramatic elevated setting on a limestone outcrop overlooking the river Blackwater. The two-storey house was converted from the former coaching houses and stables of the original Ballymagooly House, a three storey over basement bow-ended house, demolished in the 1960s. The property retains the original gate lodge, tree-lined drive and walled garden.

Currently arranged as two dwellings, which could be incorporated if required, the whole extends to over 600 sq metres. The main house has undergone comprehensive modernization and upgrading in the late 1990s. The accommodation here includes an entrance hall, library, drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, spacious gallery landing, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The annexe includes a hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, sunroom, cloaks, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The annexe would suit incorporation into the main house or use as a guest or granny flat, staff or home office wing.

The property is approached by a sycamore-lined drive to a gravel forecourt to the front with an extensive lawned area enclosed by low walls ringed by mature trees which providing much seclusion. There are open views from the elevated position across the river valley.

To the rear of the house is the original walled garden with apple trees and hen house. Other external features include a stone house yard with loft studio, covered parking, stable barn, boiler house, stores, walled garden, gate lodge (disused), 900 m single bank salmon fishing, mature woods and wonderful views.

Enjoying a secluded and private position and located in an idyllic rural location surrounded by its own prime farmland, the property commands delightful aspects with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside whilst being with 5 minutes of Mallow and 40 minutes of Cork, Ireland’s second city. The property extends to c. 41.70 hectares with extensive frontage to the river Blackwater to the north. The lands are laid out in 8 main divisions, with c 33.20 ha (82 acres) in top class tillage and pasture and c. 8.50 ha (21 acres) in woodland, river and amenity.

The river Blackwater is Ireland's premier salmon river and the Blackwater valley area is renowned for its natural beauty of its rich undulating farmland and wooded valleys with an abundance of leisure and sporting amenities. This property comes with a private stretch providing some 900 metres of top quality single bank fishing which includes two premium pools - known as Crown Prawn Pool and Lyodd Tree Pool. The fishery is located in the District No. 4 (Lismore) district and classified as an Open Fisheries area, whereby subject to restrictions salmon and sea trout may be caught and retained during most of the season. Golf is also well catered for locally at Mallow, Charleville, Adare and Cork. Hunting is with the Duhallow with racing at Mallow (Cork Race Course) and Killarney. There is an active point-to-point calendar over the winter months.

According to Anna-Maria Hajba’s ‘Houses of Cork’, Ballymagooly is the site of one of earliest Roche castles, built here in 1344. The property was sold to the Cotter family of nearby Rockforest House in 1682 for 2782 pounds. The castle was probably in ruins by the early 18th Century when the original Ballymagooly House and outbuildings were constructed, possibly by John Norcott who died here in 1719. No trace of the castle remains today although some of the stone walls may be part of its curtain wall.

Price: €1,495,000
Last update: 4th July 2017
Contact: Michael Daniels
Tel.: +353 (0)25 31023