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6 bedroom house for sale

Ireland - Mallow, Cork


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Carrigacunna Castle, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland

A splendid estate with a 16th century Castle and a Georgian Manor House pleasantly positioned within some 50 acres (20 hectares) above the Blackwater River, with spectacular views and quality fishing included.

The castle dates to circa 1540 and has been restored in recent years. It is dramatically positioned perched high above the river Blackwater. The Manor House enjoys an equally enviable position with fine valley, river and mountain views. The house extends to some 7,585 square feet or 705 square metres of accommodation and includes 4 reception rooms, 3 bedroom suites, 4 bathrooms and a 1 bed apartment. Positioned to the rear of the house the apartment could easily be incorporated into the house to provide 4 bedroom suites within the house. This could be increased to 5 if a large first floor studio office was incorporated into the bedroom accommodation.

Extensive renovation and development works at the turn of the 21st century, circa 1996-2000, embraced the best of the original structure and enhanced the home with a strikingly contemporary extension. The new and the old expertly designed to easily create a magical home suitable for modern living. The juxtaposition of the historic and the modern elements within the building is simply striking and works beautifully.

The pool complex was created within the old stable yard. The design again successfully unites old and new with a contemporary design seamlessly connecting and enhancing the historic stone shell. A single storey gate lodge includes 2 bedrooms. In all the accommodation between the house with apartment, pool complex, courtyard, outbuildings, gate lodge and castle extends to some 16,227 square feet or 1,508 square metres.

The riverside setting is simply magical and the gardens quite splendid with numerous mature and ancient trees and shrubs that include some magnificent rhododendron specimens. The estate is spoiled with single-bank fishing along a renowned and magical stretch of the Blackwater River. The Blackwater River is rightly acknowledged as Ireland’s premier fishing river and the 0.6 mile or 1 kilometre stretch at Carrigacunna has some of the finest salmon and trout fishing on the river.

The pleasure grounds are very much a feature of Carrigacunna Castle and are largely informal however manicured gardens immediately surround the house and castle including a formal productive walled garden. Quite a feature of the property, aside from the omnipresent Blackwater river below, is the incredible woodland. The woodland includes belts of truly ancient trees with some oaks of 300 years or so and pathways and bridleways throughout the estate pass through these ancient woods, newer planted woods, meadow pasture, the old ‘Drovers Path’ and along the river bank. Flowing streams, cascading waterfalls and a myriad of wildlife often encountered along the way. Of the circa 50 acres (20 hectares) within the estate some 30 acres (12 hectares) are in woodland and 17 acres (6.9 hectares) in grazing pasture. The balance is in gardens and amenity.

Carrigacunna Castle is located in the tranquil and fertile Blackwater Valley, 10 minutes driving time from Mallow and about 20 minutes to Fermoy market towns, both offering a comprehensive range of provincial town amenities. The Nagle Mountains, accessed across a country road from the estate, offer extensive walking and horse-riding amenities. Cork City is approximately 25 miles or 40 kilometres. Driving time of 40 minutes. The M8 motorway [nearest intersection, Junction 14] is 13 miles or 21 kilometres away. Driving time of 24 minutes. Cork International airport 33 miles or 54 kilometres. Driving time of 49 minutes.

The estate is offered for sale by Private Treaty. Full particulars available from the selling agent.

BER (Building Energy Rating) Exempt

Selling Agent David Ashmore [PSRA Licence 003640]

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Nearest Airports*

  • Cork (INTERNATIONAL), 21.6 miles
  • Kerry (INTERNATIONAL), 36.6 miles
  • Shannon (INTERNATIONAL), 41.5 miles
  • Waterford (INTERNATIONAL), 65.9 miles
  • Galway (INTERNATIONAL), 81.6 miles

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