Detached house for sale
Ireland - Glanmire, Co Cork
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- House and Gate Lodge on c. 28 acres
- House - Approx. 371sq m / 4,000 sq ft
- Lodge - Approx. 78 sq m / 840 sq ft
- Approx. 11.6 ha / 28 acres offering a variety of uses
- Tennis Court / Walled garden
- Detached games room/office approx. 96 sq m / 1,036 sq ft
- Selection of store and garden rooms off rear courtyard
- OFCH/Septic tank/Mains water/Well water on site
- Located within 2 minutes of the Jack Lynch tunnel
- 10-15 minutes from both Cork city centre and Airport
The main property is accessed via a grand limestone recessed entrance with cast iron gates and railings. Here at the entrance, you will also find a pretty two storey 2 bed gate lodge with its own private gardens. Making your way up a winding tree lined avenue, you begin to get a sense of something very special awaiting you at the top of the driveway. Rounding the final bend the main residence comes into clear view, an elegant early 1900's property standing proudly on its utterly private grounds.
The current property replaced the original Dunsland which was burned down in 1920. Today Dunsland sits proudly on a level site where immediately outside its front doors you will find a large gravel parking area with level lawn and the most magnificent treeline framing the southerly landscape below. An ancient folly once used as a lookout remains in the corner of the front lawn, a reminder of the historical significance of this great Cork property.
Upon stepping inside the solid wood double doors, you are greeted by a beautiful reception hallway with 11'1 ceiling height. The majority of the accommodation is accessed off the main hallway. Each room is private, well-proportioned and offers individual aspects of the grounds.
The attic level offers two further rooms. From the front door to the rear door, the property exudes a sense of calm and tranquillity this is in part thanks to the property being cocooned by its own grounds which offer bird's eye views over Cork city and county.
Outside, there are a number of different elements to be explored. To the rear of the main house you will find an enclosed courtyard which can be accessed via the den & kitchen. This space offers a detached games room/office, a selection of store and garden rooms, two garages, a potting shed, a kitchen garden with original stone wall and an immense walled garden. An underground sprinkler system, once used in the garden centre, is also available to the rear of the property.
Staying outside, you will find an enclosed tennis court, a choice of inviting walkways with handrails where necessary, a beautiful glen with ancient stone built walk bridge reaching across a babbling brook which runs down to the rear of the gate lodge and beyond.
Within the demesne you will find an array of plant life including, one hundred year old Rhododendrons, an Irish renowned collection of Camellias found throughout the lands, Acers, Horse and Sweet Chestnut, Conifer and evergreen trees and 2 stunning Tulip trees. The grounds are home to much wildlife including birds of prey, hedgehogs, foxes and red squirrels. Whilst, the C. 23 acres to the rear of the main residence (Lot 2) are capable of providing a mix of Maize and Barley crops, they have been used for cattle as well as tillage.
This very special property set on over 50 acres is perfect for the family with equestrian interests having ample room for stables, arena, lunging ring, etc. Likewise an interested party with a gardening background could easily establish a garden centre to the rear of the property similar to the very successful one that was once run on the lands. This much loved property lends itself to multiple uses and will no doubt offer the new owners many happy years of countryside living deceptively & discreetly close to the city centre.
Contact us today about this exciting market arrival.
From Cork City, take Lower Glanmire Road, pass Tivoli taking second exit at the Dunkettle roundabout heading for the Jack Lynch tunnel. From the Dunkettle interchange take second exit followed by an immediate left onto a slip exit signed for Glounthaune. Upon arriving at a small roundabout take first exit followed by an immediate right turn and right again onto Factory Hill. Dunsland is the first property on the left hand side. See Sign.
- Cork (International), 12.3 miles
- Kerry (International), 81 miles
- Waterford (International), 93.1 miles
- Shannon (International), 94.5 miles
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