SET ON A mature site overlooking Cuskinny Bay and Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Cobh, Co Cork, Carrigrhu House looks as if it has come straight out of a fairytale.
Built in 1880, the five-bed property sits on 5.5 acres including landscaped gardens, a long main driveway, a forest of mainly beech trees, and some separate ‘secret’ gardens too.
Measuring 3,659 sq ft, the house has been updated over the years to create a home that’s suitable for modern living, while also retaining many of its original features. Works carried out include re-plumbing, re-wiring, installation of new floors, a new kitchen and two new bathrooms.
Stepping inside, the entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of the property with two impressive archways and original plasterwork. The interconnecting drawing room and lounge are to the right, with two bay windows in the drawing room and two picture windows in the lounge filling the space with natural light.
Each room has a luxury feel, with parquet flooring in the drawing room, and a slate fireplace, wood floors and beautiful garden views from the lounge. Every room in the house boasts sash windows.
Moving through to the kitchen and dining room, the kitchen enjoys a country feel with exposed timber beams, exposed brickwork and wooden units. Folding doors separate this space from the dining area, where there’s room to seat six.
Both the kitchen and the lounge benefit from access to the gardens, where there’s a south-facing seating area from which you can enjoy the tranquil views of the grounds. A utility room and bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
All five bedrooms are located on the first floor, each with garden or water views. The master bedroom suite includes an en suite bathroom, complete with a standalone bath with countryside views. There’s also a study located at this level.
When the time comes and it’s possible to have guests over to stay, the new owners of Carrigrhu House are sure to appreciate the inclusion of a self-contained one-bed apartment at ground level, which can be accessed both internally and externally.
Despite feeling as if it’s in a world of its own, Carrigrhu House is just a five-minute drive from the seaport town of Cobh, while Cork city is a 30-minute drive away.
With beautiful grounds, picturesque views and no shortage of attractive period features, Carrigrhu House offers a hat trick of appeal.