Floor (sq. m): 300Land (ha): 3Beds: 5Baths: 5

The Grange, Curraglass, County Cork

A Glebe house, dated c1870, of much character set with 3 hectares in the scenic river Bride Valley

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  • Tallow 3 km. Fermoy 18 km. Midleton 24 km.
    Cork 45 km. Cork International Airport 51 km.

    Entrance Hall, Staircase Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Study. Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Larder, Boot Room.

    Five Bedrooms. Five Bathrooms.

    About 300 sq metres (3,250 sq ft)

    Attractive Lawned Gardens and Wooded Grounds.
    Yard and Paddock.

    In all about 3.00 Hectares (7 ½ Acres)


    The Grange is a charming two-storey over basement former Glebe house enjoying a fine setting surrounded by mature trees and gardens in this most scenic part of the Bride river valley. The same square site of 7 ½ acres was purchased in 1864 by Rev. Richard Longfield to build a glebe house for the parish of Mogeely and Templevalley. He remained here until 1898 when Rev. S.H. Dorman purchased the house. In 1951 the house passed to Frank Ryan, the renowned tenor who travelled extensively throughout Europe and the USA giving recitals, including performances in The Albert Hall, London and Carnegie Hall, New York.

    The Grange retains many of its period features including fireplaces and sash windows. The accommodation is spacious and bright with high ceilings and large windows with the principal rooms having views over the gardens and demesne. The house extends to some 300 sq metres arranged on three floors. It is well laid out and easily managed and includes three reception rooms, five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Approached by front and back drives, the property is ringed by mature trees and by a low wall and enjoys much privacy and seclusion.

    The property is located in Curraglass village in Co Cork, close to the county boundary and a short distance from the town of Tallow, situated in Co. Waterford. The Bride Valley is noted as an unspoilt and tranquil area of rolling farmland and woods where the river wends its way to meet the Blackwater at Strancally. The area has much historical interest with local castles at Lisfinney, Aghern, Conna, Mocollop, Dromana and Mogeely built by the Earls of Desmond in the 15th Century.

    There is excellent access to Cork city and International Airport as well as the capital itself via the M8 Cork –Dublin motorway. Tallow is a short distance away and offers shopping and banking facilities. The house is set in the picturesque river Bride valley with outstanding leisure and sporting amenity close by. Golf is well catered for with courses at Fermoy, Midleton and Youghal with excellent fishing by arrangement to the Bride and Blackwater. Racing is at Mallow and Clonmel with an extensive point-to-point calendar locally over the winter months. The property lies within the West Waterford Hunt country. The larger centres of Fermoy and Midleton have comprehensive financial, shopping and leisure facilities. Cork Airport provides a wide range of internal and European destinations.


    Limestone steps, with wrought iron railings, rise to

    Entrance Hall
    Timber double door with wing windows and fanlight over. Ceiling cornice. Half-glazed timber door to

    Inner Hall
    Staircase to first floor lit by large sash window at return. Arched recess. Ceiling cornice. Doors to reception rooms and study. Door to rear hall with butler’s pantry, secondary door to dining room and staircase to lower ground level.

    Drawing Room Approx. 5.00 m x 4.50 m plus bay
    (S&W) A bright double aspect room with two sash windows to south and bay to west. Open fireplace with white marble chimneypiece. Ceiling cornice. Picture rail. Wall light points.

    Dining Room Approx. 5.65 m x 4.65 m
    (S) With two sash windows overlooking gardens and paddock. Open fireplace with black marble chimneypiece. Arched recess. Ceiling cornice. Door off to rear hall.

    Sitting Room Approx. 4.10 m x 3.75 m
    (N&W) A double aspect room with brick fireplace and cast iron solid fuel stove.

    Study Approx. 3.00 m x 2.35 m

    Butler’s Pantry
    Belfast sink. Shelving.

    Lower Ground Floor

    Quarry tile floor. Door to Yard.

    Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx. 5.50 m x 4.60 m
    Two windows plus bay. Four-oven Aga range (anthracite). Fitted kitchen with a range of base level units and worksurfaces over. Linoleum floor. Door to

    Utility Approx. 4.60 m x 2.70 m
    Cast iron fireplace with tile insert and brass hood. Double drainer stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine.

    Boot Room
    Water tanks and pressurisation equipment.

    Quarry tile floor. Shelving.

    Bedroom 5 Approx. 4.40 m x 3.75 m

    Bathroom Quarry tile floor. Shower, wash hand basin, WC.

    First Floor

    Return with Cloaks: wash hand basin, WC.

    Bedroom 1 Approx. 5.60 m x 4.60 m max
    En suite Bathroom comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

    Bedroom 2 Approx. 5.60 m x 4.60 m max
    En suite Bathroom comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

    Bedroom 3 Approx. 4.75 m x 3.75 m
    En suite Bathroom comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

    Bedroom 4 Approx. 3.30 m x 3.30 m
    En suite Bathroom comprising cast iron roll top bath, wash hand basin and WC.


    House Yard
    Immediately adjoining the eastern side of the house, the yard comprises traditional stone outbuildings. Boiler House with twin oil fired boilers.

    Gardens & Grounds
    The gardens, which surround the house, are well planted with a variety of shrubs and trees, with lawns flanking the front drive and the south and west sides of the house. There is an old grass tennis court adjacent to the drive.

    The lands extend to c 5 acres, in one division and have been newly seeded. Mature trees ring the entire demesne.

    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 be checked by the purchaser who will have satisfied himself as the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul this sale or entitle either party to compensation thereof.

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

    Only those specifically mentioned in these details are included in the sale.

    Strictly by prior appointment with the joint agents:

    Michael H. Daniels & Co.
    Tel. 025 31023 / 087 2627488

    John Ryan Property Services
    Tel. 022 23936 / 086 2621629

    Neil Twomey & Co.
    Co. Waterford

The Grange, Curraglass, County Cork