Blake House, Ballinbrittig, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 288 m²
Colbert & Co are grateful to showcase Blake House in Carrigtwohill which is not only one of the most beautiful looking homes in East Cork but it also comes full of history, culture and even a separate two bedroom Coach House for good measure! Built in 1850 and proudly sitting upon 1.3 acres of land, this Georgian style home lay derelict for 17 years until the current owners took a chance and purchased in 1996. This resulted in a complete renovation with the owner taking a full 4 months off work to oversee work. All walls were studded and insulated, new floors laid along with new heating and electrical systems installed. Even each of the 12 windows to front of property have been specially made. It was a labour of love for the current owners and this is abundantly clear throughout. The gardens have specially chosen trees planted over the years from all around the world with Wedding cake trees, tulip trees, Turkish Hazel, and even an extremely rare Davada Handkerchief tree. It is a spectacular floral showcase right down to the circular hedging to front of house where there are 4 separate small hedges precisely placed to resemble a compass. The entrance was designed so that you have just a sneak peak of the palatial house and as you meander up the driveway more trees come into light, literally, as there are illuminated birch which sparkle when light is shone upon them. There is also a selection of trees from across the globe including America, Japan and the United Arab of Emirates to name just a few. Inside the property you are greeted with a vast hallway which has a beautiful timbered ceiling. Off the hallway are 2 large rooms, one for dining and the other a warm living room with fitted stove. The 12 foot high ceilings throughout this property only add the grandeur however there is always a homely feel and this is mainly due to the fact that the home is very easily heated. One of the contributors to this heat is the Rayburn range cooker in kitchen which spills out beautiful warm air. There is a pantry off the fully equipped kitchen and also a utility room along with downstairs family bathroom. The owners held on to the original handrail for stairs and it elegantly curls around the split landing with the mid floor hosting a massive bathroom with shower, bath, sink and fitted vanity unit. The bedroom quarters are next and they comprise of 4 great size bedrooms, all easily fitting their large pieces of furniture and double beds. The three bedrooms to the front each have 2 of the bespoke curved windows which overlook the rolling green fields towards Glounthaune. Outside there is more to come as you also have a 2 bedroom Coach House fully fitted with its own kitchen, living room, bathroom and possible office area with views over the vegetable garden. This house is heated via the fitted stove which is connected up to the radiators. It is also connected to the main houses septic tank and newly fitted soakaway. Your water comes fresh from your own well and the current owners have even securely put the old well on display which is neatly hidden away in the garden. However there is more, no house today is complete without a good home office and Blake House has just that with a separate outside office area which hosts fantastic WiFi. There is an electric car charging point and you have a secure storage area as well as a raised patio to catch those late evening rays of sunshine. When it comes to country living but with the creature comforts especially as Cork City is a mere 15 minute drive away, it does not get better than Blake House. Price: €575,000 Size: 3,100 sq/ft BER: Exempt Features and rooms Dining room Solid timber flooring Open fire with solid pine surround Bespoke double glazed windows 12 foot high ceilings 4 x double sockets and tv point Front room Open fire with fitted stove Carpet flooring Bespoke double glazed windows Fitted curtains and poles 4 x double sockets and tv point Hallway Handmade solid front door Solid timber flooring One off timber ceiling 1 x single plug Downstairs toilet Tiled throughout Kitchen Range cooker Tiled flooring Pantry Timber flooring Extra counter top and storage Utility room Original sink Counter top Plumbed for washer and dryer Split landing with original banister Carpet flooring Level one Main bathroom Timber flooring Shower off mains Bath with timber panelling Fitted sink with vanity unit Bedroom one Large room Carpet flooring Double glazed window overlooking garden 3 x double sockets and tv point Bedroom two Carpet flooring 12€TMceiling Open fire with surround (not in use) 3 x double sockets and tv point 2 bespoke double glazed windows Bedroom three Carpet flooring 12 foot ceilings 2 bespoke double glazed Windows 3 x double sockets and tv point Bedroom four Carpet flooring 2 bespoke double glazed windows 2 x double sockets 12€TMceilings Coach House Tiled floor throughout Fitted kitchen with oven, fridge and freezer 4 x double sockets and tv point Fitted stove to heat radiators Handmade stairs Landing Painted timber flooring Bedroom 2 x double sockets and tv point Timber flooring Fitted closet Bathroom Shower, hand basin and toilet Office PVC doors to balcony overlooking vegetable garden and patio Double socket and tv point Painted timber flooring
- Period Home with original features
- Close to all amenities
- Outside Office
- Close to train Station
- Close to schools
- Separate 2 bedroom Coach House
- Manicured gardens
- Close to Cork Airport
- Easy access to N25
- Close to Jack Lynch tunnel
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- Oil Fired Central Heating
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