This is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique private home and garden haven in the heart of West Cork. The property lends itself to development into a private self-catering holiday business by maximising the potential of the additional buildings on the land.
Corran House dates from around 1820 and was created from an earlier existing house. The mill dates from the late 1700s and was in use right through until the 1950s. The property is currently a private family home with only two owners in the past sixty years, both of whom have been gardeners and plantsmen of some note.
Private gates open on to a sweeping driveway leading over the enchanting stream and on through impressive gardens up to the main house. The house occupies a centrally elevated position on the land. Both house and gardens sit in a sheltered, south-facing valley and derive additional benefit from the gentle Gulf stream which creates a perfect microclimate for the flourishing gardens.
The main house comprises of five double bedrooms, three reception rooms, a large and well-equipped kitchen and breakfast room, all perfect for family life and entertaining guests. The tasteful interior of the house is beautifully maintained and offers substantial accommodation over three floors. The main rooms are south facing, light and spacious with views over the gardens from all aspects.
There is a private, fully enclosed courtyard leading off the sun-room. The courtyard is a real sun trap and leads through to The Old Stables. There is a second access to the back of the land which would enable separate access to the holiday lets, allowing the main house and main driveway to remain private.
The gardens are truly exceptional, incorporating an amazing display of species including Rhododendron, Azaleas and Camellias during spring time, leading on to a Summer time paradise of rare shrubs and trees, many from the Southern Hemisphere, which start their season in Autumn, followed by the more conventional snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells. Magnolias begin the cycle once more.
The Old Stables (Holiday Let 1) is a separate building to the main house which has two additional large reception rooms, perfect as a fully contained annexe. It is fully renovated and currently used as a reading library and relaxation space set over two floors. It can be accessed from the courtyard or through its own entrance on the other side of the building.
The Hermitage (Holiday Let 2) is a former poet’s writing haven and is a cottage on one level. It is currently in use as a workshop but could easily be converted in to a second holiday let as plumbing, etc. is already in situ.
The Coach House (Holiday Let 3) is a two storey former coach house currently used as a garage with boarded storage over it and separate exterior access. The building easily lends itself to full conversion into a holiday let.
The Bothy (Holiday Let 4) is a delightful two-storey detached cottage which sits at the back of the land and is partly restored with it’s own garden.
The historic 90 ft water mill (possible Holiday Let 5) complete with wheel sits tucked away in its own acre of garden with independent access adjacent to the stream. It requires complete renovation to restore it into a beautiful living space of approx. 1800 sqft on two floors. There is excellent potential to harness the stream to create a semi-self-sufficient eco house.
The former site of the Old Farmhouse (possible Holiday Let 6) sits towards the back of the land and has potential to be a new build of good size with its own independent access and paddock.