Floor (sq. m): 250Land (ha): 0.76Beds: 4Baths: 2

Ballyclogh House, Kilworth, County Cork

A period house of great charm set in attractive landscaped gardens and enjoying a quiet rural position within easy reach of Cork city and Airport

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  • Fermoy 7.50 km. M8 Motorway (J14) 6 km. Cork 44 km. Cork International Airport 49 km

    Hall, Staircase Hall, Library, Sitting/Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility.
    Four Bedrooms, two Bathrooms.

    Coaching Yard with Coach House and Stabling. Landscaped Gardens and Grounds with Stream.
    In all about 0.76 hectares (1.87 acres)


    Ballyclogh House is a character country property set in a peaceful rural position a short distance from Fermoy. This historic house has a colourful past and was originally a substantial Gothic mansion of seven bays, the earliest parts of which were believed to date from the early 17th century. By the 19th century it boasted some forty rooms and was described by Lewis in his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland of 1837 as ‘a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style’. Of the original, only the northern section now remains, which includes the impressive Tudor style staircase and ballroom – the remainder having been demolished in the 1928 by the Land Commission.

    A further footnote in history was the birth here in 1813 of barrister Sir Redmond Barry who emigrated to Australia in 1839. He is renowned as the judge who passed sentence on, the most famous of all Australian bush-rangers, Ned Kelly to hang in 1880. In an ironic twist, his own death occurred just 12 days later, from a sudden neck infection which was regarded by many as divine intervention.

    The remaining portion of the creeper-clad house was restored some 25 years ago and updated and extended in recent years. Located in an idyllic rural setting, surrounded by fields and on a leafy cul de sac, the house extends to some 250 sq meters (2675 sq ft) of accommodation arranged on two floors and includes a wonderful staircase hall, two large reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

    The landscaped gardens are a particular feature, surrounding the property on three sides being well planted and tended with a variety of trees and shrubs with a large lawned area to the south running to a small stream. A coaching yard is located to the side with coach house, stables and loft over. The whole extends to c. 2 acres.

    Ballyclogh House is well located in a scenic rural area close to Fermoy (10 mins) and within easy reach of Cork city (40 mins), with rapid access via the M8 motorway (6km). Fermoy is well served with a comprehensive range of shopping, financial and leisure facilities. Cork is Ireland’s second city and its international airport serves a wide range of international destinations.

    The Blackwater Valley area is renowned for its natural beauty with its rich undulating farmland and lush wooded valleys offering an abundance of leisure and sporting amenity. The area provides some of the finest fishing to the Blackwater and its tributaries with golf well catered for locally at Fermoy, and Mitchelstown. Hunting is with the Avondhu with racing at Mallow (Cork Race Course) and an active point-to-point calendar over the winter months.


    Entrance Hall
    Half glazed door with stained glass panels and mullion window over with stained glass.
    Ceiling cornice and rose. Ceramic floor tiles. Glazed double doors to

    Staircase Hall
    Approx. 6.05 m x 5.55 m
    Double height with impressive Tudor-style timber staircase and wainscoting rising to gallery landing over with coffered ceiling. Exposed ceiling timbers. Ceramic tile floor. Hot press with mirror-fronted sliding doors. Coat hanging. Walk-in Stores off with shelving and washing machine. Glazed double doors to sitting room, paneled door to

    Approx. 7.75 m x 5.65 m max plus bay
    Bay window with dais. Feature arch. Fireplace with wood burning stove, timber chimneypiece, cast iron and tile insert with polished granite hearth. Solid maple floor. Fitted bookshelves and desk. Exposed ceiling timbers.

    Sitting / Dining Room (Open Plan with Kitchen off)
    Approx. 9.20 m x 3.20 m
    A bright southerly facing room with two glazed double doors, opening to sun terrace, and three picture windows overlooking gardens. Maple floor. Inset ceiling down-lighters. Blinds.

    Approx 3.25m m x 6.30 m
    Fitted kitchen with base & eye level storage units and shelving. Stainless steel 1½ bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer taps. Tile splash-backs. Whirlpool double oven and 4-ring hob with extractor hood over. Plumbed for dish washer. Stanley solid fuel range cooker with plate shelf over. Inset ceiling down-lighters.

    Plumbed for washing machine. Shelving.

    Bathroom 1
    Half-paneled and comprising bath with mixer taps and shower head extension, wash hand basin with mixer taps, mirror and light over, WC.


    Gallery Landing

    Bedroom 1
    Approx. 4.60 m x 3.75 m
    Bay window. Timber floor. Built in wardrobes.

    Bedroom 2
    Approx. 4.90 m x 3.30 m
    Double aspect

    Bedroom 3
    Approx. 4.75 m x 3.00 m

    Bedroom 4
    Approx. 3.50 m x 2.20 m

    Bathroom 2
    Shower cubicle with Triton shower, vanity wash hand basin and WC.

    The house is approached via iron gates opening to gravel forecourt with ample parking. To the side is a garage, workshop and stores with light and power connected.

    Coaching Yard
    The yard comprises of the original rendered stone under slate coach house, three original stalls and loft over, served by external steps. Concrete yard. The building has considerable charm and subject to planning consent is suitable for a variety of uses, including further accommodation if required.

    The landscaped, heavily planted gardens and grounds are a real treat, planted with trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders affording much privacy and seclusion. There is a large lawned area to the south, with stream running at the foot together with soft fruit bushes, vegetable patch, herb garden and glasshouse. Hidden among the shrubs and trees are bee hives and a hen run.

    Mains electricity. Private water and drainage, to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating.

    Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents.

    The property is offered for sale freehold by private treaty with vacant possession of all properties given upon completion.

    These particulars are for guidance only and are prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Any description or information given should not be relied on as a statement of fact. Some images of the property may have been taken from outside the curtillage. Neither Michael H. Daniels & Co., nor any of their joint agents nor employees has any authority to give or make any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate only.

    From Fermoy, leave the town heading north on Dublin road, turning left just after passing Amber service station. Proceed for approx. 4 km and then turn right at the junction, just after crossing the Funcheon river. Proceed for 0.35 km turning left at the corner and then for a further 0.90 km where a cul de sac will be found to the left. The property will be found some 0.35 km along this road, to the left hand side. Please note that no signboards are erected at the property.

Ballyclogh House, Kilworth, County Cork