Floor (sq. m): 342Land (ha): 8.70Beds: 5Baths: 1

Macloneigh House, Macroom, County Cork

A fine Georgian rectory dated c1790 in need of modernisation set in a wonderful position on the Lee with extensive river frontage and c 22 acres

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  • Cork 37 km. Cork International Airport 39 km. Macroom 3 km. Killarney 48 km.

    Entrance Hall, Staircase Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen. Landing, Five Bedrooms, Bathroom.

    Gated House Yard with Traditional Stone Outbuildings. Gardens and Grounds with Mature trees. Walled Garden. Separate Farm Yard with Barn and Cattle Shed. Lands in Pasture. Frontage to River Lee. Fishing.

    In all about 8.70 Hectares (22 Acres)


    According to William Brady’s Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, published in 1863, a new rectory house was built at Macloneigh in the 1790s and completed by 1797. Earlier, Lewis’s Topographical Survey of Ireland of 1837 confirmed ‘a glebe-house, a neat mansion, standing on a glebe of 48 acres of good land with the ruins of the old church situated nearby, of rude construction’.

    Approached by entrance piers with electric iron gates and gravel driveway leading to a forecourt, Macloneigh House is well-situated only 3 km from Macroom yet tucked away off a side-road in a private and secluded setting surrounded by many mature trees. Overlooking its own lands which slope gently down to the Lee, the river forms the boundary of the property to two sides.

    The imposing two-storey house has a five-bay front with well-proportioned and bright accommodation with large sash windows and high ceilings (3.35 m). In need of renovation but with many original period features throughout, the gross internal floor area extending to some 342 sq m (3680 sq ft). The impressive accommodation includes entrance and staircase halls, three reception rooms and five bedrooms. The property was re-roofed in the 1980s and the windows overhauled in 2000. To the rear is a stone yard with a range of traditional outbuildings and to the side, a walled former orchard with 9'high stone walls.

    The ruin of Macloneigh Church is located within the boundaries. The first record of a church here dates to 1199, with evidence suggesting that the ruins are the site of St. Finbarr’s first church. The present church was built in late medieval times and has been a ruin since c 1700.

    Macloneigh House is located in a scenic rural area in 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 (25 minutes). Macroom provides a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and financial services together with pubs and restaurants.

    The area provides some of the finest fishing to the Rivers Lee and Bandon with golf at Macroom, Killarney, 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 Gearagh Walk starts some 5 minutes’ away whilst Gougane Barra Forest Park is 30 minutes’ distant.

    The house is approached via a gravel drive which leads to a forecourt.

    Entrance Hall Approx. 4.85 m x 3.60 m
    Timber half glazed doors with fanlight over. Ceiling cornice. Picture rail. Archway to

    Staircase Hall
    Staircase to first floor, lit by arched window. Understairs storage.

    Drawing Room Approx 5.80 m x 4.85 m
    Double aspect. Three sash windows with shutters. Fireplace with marble chimneypiece with cast iron insert. Ceiling cornice. Picture rail

    Dining Room Approx. 6.40 m x 4.85 m
    Single aspect. Two sash windows with shutters. Fireplace with marble chimneypiece and cast iron. Ceiling cornice. Picture rail. Door to Kitchen.

    Sitting Room Approx. 5.75 m x 4.20 m
    Marble fireplace. Ceiling cornice.

    Kitchen Approx. 7.30 m x 4.20 m (max dimensions)
    Oil fired Aga range cooker. Door to Dining Room. Door to house yard.



    Bedroom 1 Approx. 6.20 m x 4.90 m
    Ceiling cornice. Fireplace.

    Bedroom 2 Approx. 5.85 m x 4.80 m
    Ceiling cornice. Picture rail. Fireplace.

    Bedroom 3 Approx. 4.80 m x 4.30 m
    Double aspect. Ceiling cornice, picture rail. Hot press.

    Bedroom 4 Approx. 4.80 m x 4.20 m
    Bedroom 5 Approx. 4.45 m x 4.25 m
    Ceiling cornice. Fireplace.

    Panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC.


    House Courtyard
    Directly adjoining the house to the rear is a fine stone yard with a range of traditional outbuildings, part-lofted, with huge potential for a number of uses including conversion to further accommodation or rental properties, subject to necessary consents. The yard had direct access to the public road and gates off to Walled Garden.

    Farm Yard
    A separate concrete yard located a short distance from the house with its own access to the public road and comprising modern steel portal-frame buildings - Hay Barn together with lean-to Cattle Shed and cattle crush.

    Gardens are located to sides and front of the house, flanking the gravel driveway with lawns and shrubs. To the east of the house is a large walled garden, originally an orchard and now in grass. The property is set in an elevated position with the grounds sloping gently down to the river Lee which forms the boundary of the property to two sides

    The river at this point holds an excellent variety of fish and is renowned as a first class course fishery. Some of the best carp and bream fishing in Ireland are located to these waters.

    The lands comprise of three main divisions, currently in pasture.

    Mains electricity. Private drainage and water. Intruder alarm.

    T. Lucey & Co., Macroom, Co. Cork. Tel. 026 41619. Email. info@tluceysolicitors.ie

    Macloneigh 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.

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

    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.

    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.

    Plans, areas and schedules are based on the Ordnance Survey of Ireland and are for reference only. Any areas, measurements or distances 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.

    Only those fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale.

    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.

    From Cork proceed west, on the N22 road for Macroom passing through Lissarda. Prior to entering Macroom, just after Topaz petrol station turn left on to R584, signposted Bantry/Inchageela. Proceed for approx. 750 m, turning left over the River Lee where the entrance to the property will be seen to the left, with piers and white gates after some 400 m. Please note that no signboards are erected at the property.

Macloneigh House, Macroom, County Cork