• €795,000
Floor (sq. m): 415Land (ha): 0.53Beds: 6Baths: 2

Coolgreine, Rushbrooke, County Cork, P24 C041

A fine late 19th century Victorian house enjoying a commanding elevated setting overlooking Cork Harbour with direct access to the water.

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  • Cobh 1.50 km. Midleton 18 km. Cork 23 km. Rushbrooke rail station 0.75 km (Cork 22 mins). Cork International Airport 18 km (via ferry). Ferry Port 11 km.

    Entrance Lobby, Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility. 6 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Gardens overlooking harbour with mature trees and shrubs. Fine views over harbour. Boathouse with Potential for conversion. Boat-slip. Swing mooring.

    About 0.53 hectares (1.30 acres)

    An impressive Victorian house standing in its own mature secluded grounds of circa 0.53 hectares (1.30 acres) and commanding a magnificent position overlooking Cork Harbour. The redbrick under slate house is believed to date from 1890 and was almost certainly built for the British Admiralty, then based at nearby Haulbowline Island.

    The house occupies a bright, sunny position with a southerly aspect and an elevated setting affording fine views over the grounds to the harbour beyond with gardens running down to the water’s edge. The generous accommodation has good proportions and is light and airy with large windows and high ceilings (3.30 m) to the principal rooms. Requiring modernising, the house extends to some 415 sq m (4500 sq. ft) - the accommodation includes three reception rooms, six bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    The house is of architectural significance and is listed as a protected structure. It is of four bays with accommodation arranged on two full storeys and attic, with projecting blocks, gabled bays and a pyramidal roof and cast-iron finials to the west-facing block. There are pitched slate roofs with red brick chimney-stacks, overhanging eaves and decorative timber barge-board and terracotta tiled cladding to south gable.

    Coolgreine is located in the leafy suburb of Rushbrooke on Great Island, to the north of Cork Harbour. Developed in the 1860s by the Midleton and Smith-Barry Estates, Rushbrooke was set ‘at a remove from the hustle and bustle of the port of Queenstown’. It is well placed for Cobh, the thriving and historic port town, closely associated with White Star liner the Titanic. There is easy access to both Cork city, via road and rail, as well as Cork International Airport (18 km) and Ferry Port (11 km). Rushbrooke railway station (750 m) and the cross-harbour ferry to Monkstown (2 km) are close by together with creches, primary and secondary schools. Churches of both main denominations are within walking distance.

    There are many leisure facilities nearby with Rushbrooke Tennis & Croquet Club also within walking distance. Several golf courses at Cobh, Monkstown, Fota and Cork golf clubs are all within 15 minutes whilst sailing clubs are located at Whitepoint itself (700 m), East Ferry (15 mins) and Crosshaven.


    Entrance Lobby
    Twin outside lamps. Solid timber door with light over. Ornate Victorian tile floor. Half-glazed double doors, light over and wing lights.

    Entrance Hall
    Stairs rising to first floor lit by large window over. Cloakroom off with wash hand basin and WC. Ceiling cornice.

    Drawing Room
    About 6.45 m x 4.65 m (max. dimensions)
    Double aspect. Fireplace with ornately carved white marble chimneypiece. Bay window to front. Vaulted ceiling. Picture rail. Arched recess.

    Dining Room
    About 5.50 m x 4.35 m
    Fireplace with carved white marble chimneypiece and hearth. Three windows to front. Wall light points. Ceiling cornice.

    Sitting Room
    About 5.00 m x 3.90 m (max. dimensions)
    Fireplace with white marble chimneypiece. Bay window to side. Walk-in storage closet.

    Kitchen/Breakfast Room
    About 5.80 m x 4.25 m
    Double aspect room. Fitted kitchen with stainless steel sink unit. Electric oven with 4 ring hob over. Plumbed for dishwasher. Door to

    Utility Room
    About 4.45 x 4.10 m
    Belfast sink. Plumbed for washing machine. Walk-in storage closet. WC. Door to outside. Adjoining Boiler House.


    Bedroom 1
    About 5.50 m x 4.80 m
    With two windows to front. Fireplace.

    Bedroom 2
    About 5.20 m x 4.65 m
    Double aspect. Fireplace. Picture rail.

    Bedroom 3
    About 5.40 m x 3.90 m (max. dimensions)
    Bay window to side. Fireplace. Picture rail.

    Bedroom 4
    About 3.90 m x 2.00 m

    Bathroom 1
    Half tiled with shower cubicle with electric shower, panelled bath, wash hand basin, bidet and WC.

    Bathroom 2
    Panelled bath with shower over, twin wash hand basins and WC. Walk-in hot press.

    Walk-in storage.

    Bedroom 5
    About 5.70 m x 4.50 m
    Wash hand basin.

    Bedroom 6
    About 5.50 m x 3.70 m

    The house is well set back from the public road and approached via a sweeping tarmac drive lit by standard lamps. There is ample car parking to side and rear of the house. The mature grounds have many trees and shrubs which surround the house offering much privacy and seclusion. To the front a flight of steps descend to a large lawned area which runs to the water’s edge. To the rear there is further lawned area with grass tennis court. The larger trees have been crowned in recent years. Pedestrian access to side.

    The boathouse, (15 m x 4.5 m) is located to the south-west corner of the property at the water’s edge overlooking the harbour with a slipway and swing mooring. There is excellent potential to convert the building, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, to a number of uses. A pre-planning query was submitted in 2016 to Cork County Council (No. PPE 16/11)

    Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas-fired central heating.

    The house is listed as a Protected Structure (Reg. No. 20908741) 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.

    Deborah O’Connell, 3 Connolly Street, Midleton, Co. Cork

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

    From Cobh town centre proceed toward Rushbrooke (R624). After approx 1.5 km turn left at Ellen’s Kitchen coffee shop. Cross the railway bridge and proceed for 300 metres where the entrance to the property will be seen straight ahead, at the bend in the road. Please note that no signboards are erected at the property – also that following satnav will lead incorrectly, to the side of the house where there is no access.


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

    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.

    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.

    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.

Coolgreine, Rushbrooke, County Cork, P24 C041