Believed to date from the late 19th Century Marian House has a colourful past connected to the historic port of Cobh as it was built as an isolation hospital for sailors returning from the tropics to the then Queenstown Harbour.
Set in a wonderfully bright and sunny position looking out to the harbour over Cuskinny Nature Reserve, the property is surrounded by fields in a quiet rural location only minutes from Cobh. The property has been modernised and extended and is surrounded by wonderful walled gardens to three sides with a small brook running along the eastern boundary.
The property extends to some 3500 sq ft (325 sq m) with two feature rooms including the original ward room, a fine open plan double reception room to the first floor with exposed roof timbers, open fireplace and kitchen off. To the ground floor there is a magnificent recreation room, with tiled floor and glazed roof, with lap swimming pool, hot tub Jacuzzi, indoor barbecue and wood burning stove. Double doors open off to a large flagged sun terrace and garden.
Also to this floor are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the master bedroom with en suite and dressing room. A cinema room (which could be modified for use as a forth bedroom) incorporates a fitted office station and kitchenette area. Set along the front elevation is a conservatory and sun-room, with wood burning stove. A large integral double garage offers excellent potential for conversion and extension to provide further accommodation, if required.
The property is well placed for the thriving and port town of Cobh, 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 and Ferry Port.
There are many leisure facilities nearby with Cuskinny beach and nature reserve on the doorstep together with Cobh, Monkstown, Fota and Cork golf clubs all within 15 minutes. Sailing clubs are located close by at East Ferry and Whitepoint with tennis at Rushbrooke Tennis & Croquet Club in Cobh.
The house is well set back from the public road and approached via a private shared drive. Cobble-lock and flags surround the house and there is ample car parking. The mature grounds are a particular feature being walled to three sides and well planted with an abundance of trees and shrubs. There is a lawned area to the front with glasshouse and vegetable patch to the side.
Services include mains electricity, private water and drainage and oil-fired central heating.