• €650,000
Floor (sq. m): 600Land (ha): 8.60Beds: 8Baths: 4

Ballymagooly House (Lot 1), Mallow, County Cork

A most attractive country property enjoying a delightful elevated setting overlooking the river Blackwater

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  • Entrance Hall, Library, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen,
    Utility, Cloakroom. Spacious Gallery Landing, Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms.
    Annex comprising Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Sunroom, Cloaks.
    Five bedrooms, Two Bathrooms.

    Stone House Yard with Loft Studio, Covered Parking, Stable Barn, Boiler House and
    Stores. Walled Garden. Gate Lodge (Disused). Paddocks in pasture.

    In all about 8.60 hectares (22 acres)


    Ballymagooly House is a character country property set in a dramatic elevated setting
    on a limestone outcrop overlooking the river Blackwater. The two-storey house was
    converted from the former coaching houses and stables of the original Ballymagooly
    House, a three storey over basement bow-ended house, demolished in the 1960s.

    The property retains the original gate lodge, tree-lined drive and walled garden.
    According to Anna-Maria Hajba\'s \'Houses of Cork\', Ballymagooly is the site of one
    of earliest Roche castles, built here in 1344. The property was sold to the Cotter
    family of nearby Rockforest House in 1682 for 2782 pounds. The castle was probably
    in ruins by the early 18th Century when the original Ballymagooly House and
    outbuildings were constructed, possibly by John Norcott who died here in 1719. No
    trace of the castle remains today although some of the stone walls may be part of its
    curtain wall.

    Enjoying a secluded and private position and located in an idyllic rural location
    surrounded by it own land, the property commands delightful aspects with
    far reaching views over the surrounding countryside whilst being with 5 minutes of
    Mallow and 40 minutes of Cork, Ireland\'s second city.

    Arranged as two houses, which could be incorporated if required, the whole extends
    to over 600 sq metres. The main house has undergone comprehensive modernization
    and upgrading in the late 1990s with the impressive yet manageable accommodation
    including reception hall, four reception rooms and four bedrooms with the annexe
    comprising of a further two reception rooms and five bedrooms. The annexe would
    suit incorporation into the main house or use as a guest or granny flat, staff or home
    office wing.

    Ballymagooly House is located in a scenic rural area some 3 km from the busy market
    town of Mallow, well served with a comprehensive range of shopping, financial and
    leisure facilities. The property is well served for access to Cork city via the N20, Cork
    and Shannon International Airports and mainline Cork/Dublin rail service.

    The river Blackwater is Ireland\'s premier salmon river and the Blackwater valley area
    is renowned for its natural beauty of its rich undulating farmland and wooded valleys
    with an abundance of leisure and sporting amenities. The area provides some of the
    finest fishing to the Blackwater and its tributaries with golf well catered for locally at
    Mallow, Charleville, Adare and Cork. Hunting is with the Duhallow with racing at
    Mallow (Cork Race Course) and Killarney. There is an active point-to-point calendar
    over the winter months.

    The house is approached via a long tree-lined drive which leads to a gravel forecourt
    Entrance Hall Approx. 6.60 m x 5.50 m
    Solid timber door with wing windows and fanlight over. Double height with flying
    mahogany staircase and gallery landing over. Door off to Study (3.80 m x 1.85 m)
    and Cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC. Inset ceiling downlighting and wall
    light points. Marble floor.

    Library Approx 7.30 m x 5.30 m
    Double aspect with French windows to sun terrace. Fireplace with wood-burning
    stove, French marble chimneypiece and slate hearth. Inset ceiling downlighting and
    wall light points. Oak floor.

    Drawing Room Approx. 6.20 m x 5.70 m
    Double aspect with fireplace with inset wood burning stove and French marble
    chimneypiece. Ceiling cornice. Inset ceiling downlighting and wall light points. Oak

    Dining Room Approx. 8.40 m x 3.60 m
    Double aspect with arched windows to east. Wall light points. Oak floor. Loft studio
    over, accessed from house yard.

    Breakfast Room Approx. 7.10 m x 3.50 m
    Closed fireplace with marble chimneypiece. Feature arched window to east with
    window seat. Oak floor. Arch to

    Kitchen Approx. 4.50 m x 4.00 m
    Beech fitted kitchen with a range of base and eye-level storage units. Island with
    polished granite work surface. Aga cooker. Electric oven. 1½ bowl porcelain sink unit
    with mixer taps. Tile splashbacks. Bosch dishwasher. Hotpoint fridge/freezer.
    Terracotta tile floor. Inset ceiling downlighting. Door to house yard.

    Utility Room Approx. 3.60 m x 3.50 m
    Stainless steel sink with mixer taps. Plumbed for washing machine and dryer.
    Terracotta tile floor. Door to hall and house yard.


    Spacious gallery landing with vaulted ceiling.

    Bedroom 1 Approx. 5.40 m x 4.90 m
    Double aspect with vaulted ceiling. Walk-in clothes closet with wash hand basin.

    Bedroom 2 Approx. 6.25 m x 3.70 m
    Double aspect. Painted brick open fireplace.

    Family Bathroom
    with cast iron bath, shower cubicle with electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin
    and WC. Tiled walls. Linen cupboards.

    Bedroom 3 Approx. 5.40 m x 4.40 m
    Double aspect with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers.

    Bathroom 2
    with bath, shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

    Bedroom 4 Approx 4.40 m x 3.20 m


    Hall Approx 6.05 m x 3.05 m
    Cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC. Sunroom off.

    Sitting Room Approx 5.40 m x 4.60 m
    Marble fireplace. French windows.

    Dining Room Approx 5.50 m x 4.40 m
    Feature fireplace.

    Kitchen Approx 4.00 m x 3.20 m
    Aga cooker.

    FIRST FLOOR (Via 2 staircases)

    Bedroom 1 Approx 5.60 m x 5.00 m

    Bedroom 2 Approx 4.60 m x 2.60 m

    Bathroom 1
    Bath, shower, wash hand basin, WC

    Bedroom 3 Approx 5.70 m x 4.90 m

    Bedroom 4 Approx 4.30 m x 3.20 m

    Bedroom 5 Approx 4.30 m x 4.30 m

    Bathroom 2
    Bath, wash hand basin, WC


    The property is approached by a sycamore-lined drive to a gravel forecourt to the
    front with an extensive lawned area enclosed by low walls ringed by mature trees
    which providing much seclusion. There are open views from the elevated position
    across the river valley. To the rear of the house is the original walled garden with
    apple trees and hen house.

    Directly to the rear of the house, is a gated stone house yard with covered car parking
    and outbuildings including stable barn with 5 boxes, 2 further loose boxes, workshop
    and timber store. There is a boiler shed and tack room adjoining the house as well as
    access to the studio loft.