The Vicarage was built c.1840 and retains a superb selection of period features and a stunning private garden. It is within walking distance to the center of the town.
This grand home is accessed via a private drive which arrives at a large, gravelled parking area. First impressions are truly stunning with secure rustic stone boundary walls enclosing this site in a most impressive fashion. Access is gained via a lovely, pitched porch with decoratively carved timber bargeboards. Stepping inside reveals a set of double doors opening to the entrance hallway. Period charm is evident all throughout the property with features such as the original architrave, cornicing, double height skirting and doors a common theme. Starting in the living room, to the right of the main hall, you will come to a spacious room with delightful double door openings out to the front and side garden. The lounge is opposite the living room and provides superb additional living space. Making your way down the hall and passed the beautiful original staircase you come to the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is well positioned with direct access to a utility room, the dining room and the outdoors via the rear porch. Making up the remainder of the ground floor is the guest lavatory and the boiler room.
Making your way upstairs you will find a large landing space which is lovely and bright with a window overlooking the front of the property and injecting excellent light into the centre of the house. The main bedroom is on the left from the landing and is en suite. This bedroom is truly unique in design with a dual aspect overlooking the gardens front and side and a vaulted ceiling offering great height. Bedroom 2 follows a similar design to that of bedroom one with a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect. The remaining bedrooms are well proportioned double rooms. The main bathroom is located to the rear of the property and has good storage space.
The outside grounds on this property are an oasis of calm. The rustic stone walls enclose the site beautifully and are dotted with an array of foliage and shrubberies creating a superb sense of seclusion and privacy. To the front, the gravelled driveway offers a low-maintenance surface for securely parking a number of vehicles. Additionally, there is a charming pedestrian door providing convenient access to Lower Main Street. Along the side of the house, to the east, you will find the main gardens. This section is raised with a lawn hosting a vast array of mature trees and shrubberies. To the rear there is a large hardtop surface leading to a useful selection of outbuildings. The outbuildings have charming stone walls and pitched roofs. Comprised mainly of a double garage to the centre and smaller structures either side, these buildings offer prospective buyers a superb opportunity convert and renovate useful additional interior space.
Although in need of renovation, opportunities to acquire a period home in this countryside setting is quite rare and sure to appeal to those seeking to trade up and acquire a picturesque family home. Running alongside The River Blackwater, Ballyhooly offers a wide range of amenities close by including schools, shops, sports clubs, fishing and a variety of businesses.
Fermoy – 10 minutes’ drive
Mallow – 25 minutes’ drive
Cork City – 40 minutes’ drive
BER No: E1
BER Number: 114533136
Energy Performance Indicator: 316.82 kWh/m2/yr