19th Century House For Sale in Co. Cork

19th Century House For Sale: Coolgreine, Rushbrooke, Co. Cork

Co. Cork
P24 C041

A handsome and spacious late 19th century house on 1.50 acres enjoying a commanding elevated setting overlooking Cork Harbour with direct access to the water.

Price: €POA

Agent: Michael H Daniels & Co.
Contact: Michael Daniels
Tel.: +353 (0)25 31023
Email: info@michaelhdaniels.com

Michael H. Daniels & Co.
Coolgreine is an impressive Victorian house standing in its own mature secluded grounds of circa 0.61 hectares (1.50 acres) and commanding a magnificent position overlooking Cork Harbour. The redbrick under slate house is believed to date from 1890 and was almost certainly built for the British Admiralty, then based at nearby Haulbowline Island.

The house occupies a bright, sunny position with a southerly aspect and an elevated setting affording fine views over the grounds to the harbour beyond with gardens running down to the water’s edge. The generous accommodation has good proportions and is light and airy with large windows and high ceilings (3.30 m) to the principal rooms. Requiring modernising, the house extends to some 415 sqm (4500 sqft). The accommodation includes the entrance lobby, entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, six bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The house is of architectural significance and is listed as a protected structure. It is of four bays with accommodation arranged on two full storeys and attic, with projecting blocks, gabled bays and a pyramidal roof and cast-iron finials to the west-facing block. There are pitched slate roofs with red brick chimney-stacks, overhanging eaves and decorative timber barge-board and terracotta tiled cladding to south gable.

Coolgreine is located in the leafy suburb of Rushbrooke on Great Island, to the north of Cork Harbour. Developed in the 1860s by the Midleton and Smith-Barry Estates, Rushbrooke was set ‘at a remove from the hustle and bustle of the port of Queenstown’. It is well placed for Cobh, the thriving and historic port town, closely associated with White Star liner the Titanic. There is easy access to both Cork city, via road and rail, as well as Cork International Airport (18 km) and Ferry Port (11 km). Rushbrooke railway station (750 m) and the cross-harbour ferry to Monkstown (2 km) are close by together with creches, primary and secondary schools. Churches of both main denominations are within walking distance.

There are many leisure facilities nearby with Rushbrooke Tennis & Croquet Club also within walking distance. Several golf courses at Cobh, Monkstown, Fota and Cork golf clubs are all within 15 minutes whilst sailing clubs are located at Whitepoint itself (700 m), East Ferry (15 mins) and Crosshaven.

The house is well set back from the public road and approached via a sweeping tarmac drive lit by standard lamps. There is ample car parking to side and rear of the house. The mature grounds have many trees and shrubs which surround the house offering much privacy and seclusion. To the front a flight of steps descend to a large lawned area which runs to the water’s edge. To the rear there is further lawned area with grass tennis court. The larger trees have been crowned in recent years. There is pedestrian access to the side.

The boathouse (15 m x 4.5 m) is located to the south-west corner of the property at the water’s edge overlooking the harbour with a slipway and swing mooring. There is excellent potential to convert the building, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, to a number of uses. A pre-planning query was submitted in 2016 to Cork County Council (No. PPE 16/11).

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