Gracious Country Home For Sale in Co. Cork
An enchanting and gracious country home built c.1810 exuding charm and period character on about 4.5 acres of private and lush grounds.
Contact: Michael O’Donovan
Phone: +353 (0)21 427 1371
The house was renovated and refurbished c. 2004 /2005, and works included rewiring, replumbing, installation of new ceilings and floors in part, insulation upgrades, window replacement and refurbishment, whilst the window shutters were also refurbished throughout.
Upon arrival, you are greeted by an attractive stone wall entrance with electric iron gates which guide you onto a sweeping gravelled driveway that brings you to a choice of two spacious parking areas. From here, you can access the main house and the self-contained annex.
Stepping inside the main hallway, you are immediately greeted by a sense of calm, the hallway itself is accessed via glass panelled French doors that lead you into a bright space that faces the original entrance door and pedestrian pathway beyond. From here you can access a large and private drawing room with wonderful natural light flowing from three aspects. On the ground floor you will also find a formal dining room with vaulted ceiling, a homely kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, large utility and services room, guest shower room, family room with access onto a sunny patio and a downstairs double bedroom. Making your way upstairs reveals three more bedrooms, including a master suite with walk-in wardrobe and generous en-suite. Bedroom accommodation is generous and bright throughout the property.
The two-storey annex can be accessed internally or externally. On the ground floor of the self-contained annex, you will find a kitchen/dining area, while upstairs provides a living space and two large double rooms and a shower room. This is an ideal guest quarters or indeed could be used to generate a rental income.
Popping into the grounds reveals an array of treelife and plant life, within the curtilage of the main house, you will find a Eucalyptus tree, a C. 100-year-old Monkey puzzle tree, oak trees and a collage of colourful Rhododendrons. The vibrant colours on display add to the sense of calm created by the grounds. A new vehicular access point was created in 2015, the original pedestrian entrance complete with iron archway and lantern light remains intact and is a gentle nod to the Georgian era of the property. The gardens are also home to three original stone buildings that can offer themselves as a home office, gym and storage buildings. On the eastern elevation you will find a large patio area cocooned by a beech hedge, from here you can enjoy the large, manicured lawns that lie to the rear of the property and the rolling countryside views in the distance.
The balance of the land is located just behind three loose stable boxes with an adjoining wood store and offer a choice of uses to include sand arena or horse paddocks.
Newtown Lodge offers several uses due to its existing size and grounds, whilst it is an ideal home it could also be considered as a wedding venue or indeed cookery school subject to planning.
With Midleton and Fermoy Town centre’s a short drive away, Newton Lodge is well situated to avail of the social and necessary amenities it offers whilst the popular coastal town of Ballycotton is about 35 mins drive. For fishing enthusiasts, the River Blackwater and River Bride are both within about 2 miles of the property.
Newtown Lodge offers the attractiveness of country living, whilst the convenience of Midleton town and Cork city are within easy reach.
BER No. 116420027
Energy Performance Indicator: 362.73 kWh/M2/yr