5 bedroom detached house for sale
Ireland - Barringtons Avenue, Blackrock, Co Cork
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- Stunning 4/5 bedroom period property with stunning grounds
- Approx. 380 sq m / 4,100 sq ft
- Approx. 0.37 ha / .93 acre of private grounds with site potential
- Garage - Approx. 23 sq m / 250 sq ft
- Original property built C. 1850
- Main residence re-roofed C. 1999
- Intact original features found throughout property
- Exquisite light filled accommodation
- Private front lawn and patio area
- OFCH/ Alarm/ Mains services
Accessed off an unassuming entrance on Barrington's Avenue, Ardeen has both pedestrian and vehicular access points. Behind solid wood gates a gravel driveway guides you to the main entrance, where you will find ample parking and a feature Californian Redwood tree standing proudly on the north elevation of the property. Here in the main driveway, you will begin to appreciate original features that Ardeen still retains, such as cast-iron rainwater goods, weighted sash windows, decorative bargeboards and a cast-iron boot scraper to threshold.
Stepping inside the main hallway via a rebuilt porch, you are greeted by high ceilings, original plasterwork and a lovely solid wood staircase with gradual steps leading up to the first floor. The property is in very good decorative order throughout, all accommodation is generous but also practical in its proportions and layout. On the ground floor, you will find four reception rooms, each with its own intact period features and differing aspects of the grounds, a south facing kitchen/breakfast room with utility room overlooking the front garden, a study and guest shower room. Upstairs you will find four double bedrooms, bathroom and an attic level study, the master bedroom is a particularly beautiful room with its own en suite and separate dressing room.
The grounds offer a selection of outdoor spaces to be enjoyed. On the southerly elevation, there is a level lawn area with gravel pathways and rose lined pergolas, this space is completely screened by an ivy clad stone wall with a secret doorway leading out onto Barrington's avenue. A lovely patio area provides a quiet and private seating area which is a perfect sun trap, a passage way beyond the patio leads to an internal courtyard which has a boiler house, storage shed and retired outhouse. Making your way back into the main driveway ,two sets of steps will give you access to a three tier garden, from here the grounds seem to keep going until you arrive at a lower level lawn space, once home to a lawn tennis court. This area has a separate gated access point off Barrington's avenue and provides a truly tranquil setting in one of Cork city's most secret of gardens. This section of the garden has achieved planning permission for two properties in the late 1970's and has had no planning history since.
The location of Ardeen is amongst the very best in Cork city with social and necessary amenities within walking distance while the Jack Lynch tunnel and Cork International Airport are within a close proximity.
An opportunity to purchase a period home with such grounds in one of Cork City's most popular locations rarely arises.
From Cork City, make your way out the Blackrock Road passing the African Mission Church on your right hand side, continue straight passing the Temple Inn bar, making your way up the hill. Barrington's Avenue is your next left turn. Ardeen is the last house on Barrington's Avenue on your right hand side.
- Cork (International), 6.3 miles
- Kerry (International), 50 miles
- Waterford (International), 59 miles
- Shannon (International), 59.5 miles
- Galway (International), 98.6 miles
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