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Lissardagh House, Lissarda, County Cork
An elegant Georgian country house dated c1860, with impressive accommodation and delightful grounds, within easy reach of Cork City
Cork 29 km. Cork International Airport 32 km. Macroom 11 km. Killarney 55 km.
Entrance Hall, Staircase Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Morning Room, Study.
Lower ground floor with Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Pantry, Laundry,
Bootroom and Stores. Spacious Landing, Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms.
Gated cobblestone House Yard with traditional Outbuildings. Wonderful mature
Gardens with Croquet Lawn and grass Tennis Court. Wooded Grounds with specimen
Oak and Beech.
Modern American Barn with 15 Looseboxes & Hay/Storage Barn. All-weather Arena.
Lands in Paddocks and Amenity.
In all about 5.60 Hectares (13.84 Acres)
Built by the Baldwin family in c.1860, Lissardagh House is an impressive example of typical middle-sized country houses of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This fine house with its elegant Georgian lines retains much of its historic fabric and its classically inspired form and proportion offer spacious and light accommodation in a manageable and practical layout.
The two-storey over basement house has a four-bay front and a three-bay side elevation with entrance porch. The gracious accommodation extends to some 495 sq metres (5300 sq ft) with four-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows and 3.7 m (12 ft) ceilings to the ground floor, providing the principle rooms with sunny southerly aspects overlooking the valley setting, gardens and grounds.
The impressive accommodation includes entrance and staircase halls, three fine reception rooms, four bedrooms and an extensive lower ground floor. The house has been well maintained with the wiring and plumbing renewed in 2006, to include CCTV security and fire detection systems.
Approached by a long tree-lined drive and surrounded by 5.60 hectares, the house occupies an elevated yet secluded private position, with the mature landscaped gardens and grounds being a particular feature of the property with many specimen trees. A gated traditional stone yard with original cobblestone adjoins the house and affords access from the secondary drive.
Lissardagh House is located in a scenic rural area at the edge of the picturesque River Lee valley in mid Cork, a region of rich undulating farmland and wooded glens centered on the Inniscarra Reservoir, noted for its recreational amenity including fishing, sailing and water sports.
Cork city and International Airport lie within easy reach, with rapid access via the N22 to the city ring road (20 minutes). Lissarda provides local amenities whilst Macroom and Cork provide a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and financial services together with pubs and restaurants.
There are many leisure and sporting amenities nearby. The area provides some of the finest fishing to the Rivers Lee and Bandon with golf at Killarney, Macroom, Blarney and Lee Valley. The lakes and mountains of Killarney, together with the beaches of West Cork are within an hours’ drive. Hunting is with the Muskerry and South Union with racing at Mallow (Cork Race Course) and Killarney.
The house is approached via a long gravel drive which leads to a carriage circle. Cut limestone steps rise to
Double hardwood timber half-glazed doors with stained glass.
Entrance Hall Approx. 6.60 m x 2.30 m
Solid timber double doors. Polished timber floor. Ceiling cornice. Doors to principle reception rooms. Arch to
Staircase to first floor, lit by arched stained glass window. Door to staircase to lower ground floor. Ceiling cornice. Doors to house yard. Cloakroom off, with wash hand basin and WC.
Drawing Room (S&W) Approx 6.15 m x 4.95 m
Double aspect with 3 sash windows overlooking gardens. Open fireplace with marble chimneypiece. Fine ornate ceiling cornice. Ceiling rose.
Morning Room (S&E) Approx. 5.55 m x 4.45 m
Double aspect with 3 sash windows overlooking gardens. Marble fireplace with brass insert. Ceiling cornice. Door to Music Room.
Dining Room (N&W) Approx. 6.20 m x 4.95 m
Double aspect with 3 sash windows. Open fireplace with polished stone chimneypiece and marble insert. Polished timber floor. Ceiling cornice and rose.
Music Room Approx. 2.85 m x 2.65 m
Door to Drawing Room.
Study Approx. 3.35 m x 2.85 m
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Original stone flagged floor and house bells. Doors off to Boot Room and Tack Room/Stores. Door to side.
Family Room Approx. 5.60 m x 4.50 m
Morso wood-burning stove. Polished timber floor
Breakfast Room Approx. 5.45 m x 4.90 m
A bright double-aspect room with French windows opening to garden. Hand crafted custom fitted kitchen with base units, drawers and eye-level shelved units. Polished granite work surfaces with double Villeroy & Boch sink and mixer taps. Oil fired 4-oven Aga range cooker. Stone flagged floor. Door off to
Pantry Approx 3.40 m x 1.80 m
Terracotta tile floor.
Den Approx. 4.95 m x 2.70 m
Charnwood wood burning stove. Timber floor. Doors off to
Laundry Approx. 6.70 m x 3.40 m
Stores Approx. 3.40 m x 1.56 m
Cast iron Victorian bath with rolled edges, electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Timber paneled to dado level. Marble tile floor.
Return Cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 1 Approx. 6.15 m x 5.00 m
Double aspect. Ceiling cornice and rose. Wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 Approx. 6.15 m x 4.90 m
Double aspect. Ceiling cornice. Wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 Approx. 5.55 m x 4.50 m
Double aspect. Polished stone fireplace. Ceiling cornice. Wash hand basin.
Bedroom 4 Approx. 4.30 m x 2.85 m
Double aspect. Timber floor.
With shower, vanity wash hand basin and WC. Marble tile floor. Timber paneled to dado level.
The house is approached by a long tree lined drive and also by a secondary drive to the rear which gives access to
Directly adjoining the house to the side is a gated cobblestone yard with stone under slate traditional lofted outbuildings providing useful storage and workshop space.
Comprising of two separate modern steel portal-frame buildings - Hay Barn (14m x 9m) together with an American Barn (27m x 11m) with 15 looseboxes and tack/feed room.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The private and mature landscaped gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property. Laid out in the 19th century they offer a high degree of shelter and seclusion with many specimen beech and oak together with a huge variety of other trees and colorful shrubs including azalea, magnolia and rhododendron. To the front of the house is a croquet lawn, with grass tennis court located to the side.
The lands comprise of three paddocks in pasture. An all-weather arena is located within one of the paddocks.
Mr. Fachtna O'Driscoll, Fachtna O'Driscoll Solicitors, 9 South Mall, Cork.
BER Rating E1
BER Number 108697681
Energy Performance Indicator 311.2kWh/m2/yr
GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Only those mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale. All items known as vendor’s fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings together with garden effects, ornaments and statuary are expressly excluded.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is offered for sale freehold by private treaty with vacant possession given upon completion.
PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES
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.
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.
Lissardagh House, Lissarda, County Cork