Ballymagooly House (Lot 1), Mallow, County Cork
A most attractive country property enjoying a delightful elevated setting overlooking the river Blackwater
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)
FOR SALE FREEHOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY
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
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
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.
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.
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
Kitchen Approx 4.00 m x 3.20 m
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
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
Bath, wash hand basin, WC
GARDENS & GROUNDS
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.