Floor (sq. m): 600Land (ha): 8.90Beds: 9Baths: 4

Ballymagooly House, Mallow, Co Cork

A most attractive character country house in a fine 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.
    Annexe 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). 900 m Single bank Salmon Fishing. Mature Woods. Wonderful views.

    Top quality farmland in tillage and pasture.


    Lot 1 Ballymagooly House with c. 8.60 hectares (22 acres)
    Lot 2 c 30.40 hectares (75 acres) of lands in tillage and woodland
    Lot 3 c 2.60 hectares (6 acres) riverbank with 900 metres single bank fishing


    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 prime farmland, 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.

    Currently arranged as two dwellings, 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.

    The property extends to c. 41.70 hectares surrounding the property and with extensive frontage to the river Blackwater to the north. The lands are laid out in 8 main divisions, with c 33.20 ha (82 acres) in top class tillage and pasture and c. 8.50 ha (21 acres) in woodland, river and amenity.

    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 floor.

    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.

    The farm lands are comprised of first class tillage and pasture, in 8 divisions and extending to some 82 acres - with c 66 acres in tillage and c 16 acres in pasture. There are some 9 acres in woodland with the balance in river, riverbank, gardens and grounds. The river Blackwater forms the northern boundary of the property where the lands are designated part of the Blackwater Special Area of Conservation.

    The Munster Blackwater is renowned as Ireland’s premier salmon river. This private stretch provides some 900 metres of top quality single bank fishing which includes two premium pools - known as Crown Prawn Pool and Lyodd Tree Pool. The fishery is located in the District No. 4 (Lismore) district and classified as an Open Fisheries area, whereby subject to restrictions salmon and sea trout may be caught and retained during most of the season.

    Mains electricity and water supply. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating to the main house, electric heating to annex.

    Ms. Rachel O’Toole, Rachel O’Toole Solicitors, City Park House, Sullivans Quay, Cork

    Ballymagooly House is listed as a Protected Structure in Cork County Council Development Plan 2014 (Entry No. 00280) and as such, under the terms of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2006, Statutory Instrument SI 666 of 2006, it is exempted from the requirement to have a BER Certificate
    Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents.


    Only those mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. All other items known including fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings together with garden effects, ornaments and statuary are expressly excluded.

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

    The vendors and their agents, who we are, reserve the right to offer, or to sell the property in one or more lots or, in lots other than those described in these particulars WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY

    The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, either public or private, all wayleaves and easements whether specifically mentioned or not.

    These are based on the Ordnance Survey of Ireland and are for reference only. All measurements are approximate only. They will be deemed to have been checked by prospective purchasers who will have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

    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 Mallow, leave the town centre crossing over the Blackwater river bridge and turning immediately left signposted Killavullen. Proceed for approx. 3 km, passing Mallow Golf Course, where the entrance piers and lodge will be seen to the left, just before Fitzgerald’s Pub. Please note that no signboards are erected at the property.

Ballymagooly House, Mallow, Co Cork