- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 296 m²
Classes House is a wonderful period home steeped in history that sits proudly on a generous site enjoying utmost privacy and yet is convenient to all services and amenities.
Beautiful iron gates give access to the property from the aptly named Wood Road. As you make your way down the long driveway lined with an array of mature trees such as beech, cherry, mountain ash and many more, you feel that you are leaving the world behind and entering an oasis of peace and tranquility.
Reaching the end of the driveway, the substantial, double fronted Georgian home reveals itself. There is access to either side of the house leading to the vast gardens waiting to be explored. The gardens are tiered and are rich with an abundance of fruit tress, mature plants, shrubs, trees and flowers. Throughout the gardens are generous lawn areas that are ideal for children including what was formerly a lawned tennis court. In addition, the gardens get uninterrupted sunlight all throughout the day.
Adjacent to the house you will find two block-built workshops that offer fantastic potential to suit the needs / desires of any prospective purchaser. There is also an old pump house which would make an ideal childrens playhouse. The gardens offer complete privacy and are within the old stone walls of the property.
Below Classes House and across the road there is a wild meadow of approx. 4 acres that boasts breathtaking views of the tributary where the river Bride meets the river Lee looking over towards the ruins of Old St. Senan s Church. This calm, picturesque scene is often added to by leaping salmon swimming upstream. There is over 700 metres of river frontage with fishing rights here.
Moving inside, steps lead to the front door and you are greeted by a welcoming entrance hall with a beautiful staircase with elegant reception rooms to either side with charming features such as sash windows with original, functioning shutters, original fireplaces and high ceilings that emphasise the character and originality of this fine home. Also on the ground floor is a family room, kitchen, wc, conservatory and access to a large basement ripe for conversion.
Overhead there are four generous double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a main bathroom with separate wc.
Though the property arrives to the market in good condition throughout, it would require some upgrading and modernisation, thus giving the prospective purchaser the opportunity to put their own personal stamp on this gorgeous home whilst retaining the original charm, features and character that make this such a special residence. Both internally and externally, the options and potential are endless.
The cherry on top of this hidden gem is the location that offers all the benefits associated with secluded, countryside living whilst only being minutes from Ballincollig town centre and Ballincollig bypass giving direct access in minimum time to Cork City centre, schools and universities, hospitals, Cork International Airport and major employers such as Dell EMC only minutes from the front door.
This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire such a unique period home in a most convenient location that should not be missed.
Entrance Hall 2.94 x 4.58. Steps give access to the front door that features a lovely Georgian fanlight. The entrance hall has carpet flooring, centre light and reception rooms to either side.
Living Room 4.64 x 4.60. Elegant reception room to the front of the house. Sash windows with original shutters frame the gorgeous views of the east and north exposures. There is carpet flooring, centre light and beautiful marble fireplace.
Family Room 4.59 x 3.80. Dual-aspect reception room offering lovely views of the front gardens and courtyard. There is carpet flooring, coving, sash windows and beautiful marble fireplace with solid fuel stove insert.
Kitchen 3.89 x 4.54. Very bright, dual-aspect kitchen that can be accessed via the hallway or dining room. There is also access to the conservatory from here. There is ample storage and worktop space on offer.
Dining Room 3.39 x 4.36. Formal dining room positioned to the front of the house with carpet flooring, coving, sash windows with original shutters, built-in drinks cabinet and centre light.
Conservatory 2.38 x 8.32. Large conservatory comprised of two interconnecting rooms that runs down the western wall of the house. There is tiled flooring and access to the rear patio and gardens.
WC 1.37 x 1.34. Two-piece suite with tiled flooring and 1/2 walls.
Bedroom 1 4.40 x 4.61. Large dual-aspect double bedroom enjoying lovely views of the gardens. There is carpet flooring, centre light and sash windows with shutters.
En-Suite 3.88 x 2.54. Formerly a fifth bedroom and could easily be converted back to same, the en suite has carpet flooring, fitted wardrobes and a three-piece electric shower suite.
Bedroom 2 4.57 x 4.52. Generously proportioned dual-aspect double bedroom with lovely views over the front gardens and adjacent courtyard, this room features carpet flooring, centre light and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 4.97 x 4.59. Dual-aspect double bedrooms with sash windows looking out over the front gardens. There is carpet flooring, centre light and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 4 3.48 x 3.32. Double bedroom with carpet flooring, centre light and sash windows.
Bathroom 2.58 x 1.65. Two-piece bath / electric shower suite with carpet flooring and tiled walls.
WC WC just off the main landing.
Garden The house is set on a site of approx. 2 acres of mature gardens accessed via a long driveway lined with a selection of mature trees. The tiered gardens continue around either side of the house to the rear. There are multiple large lawn areas and a generous patio that enjoys a westerly aspect. There is a vast array of mature trees, shrubs and planting areas throughout the site. There is also a courtyard adjacent to the house with a large storage shed and workshop which are ripe for conversion.
From Ballincollig town centre, head west towards the Regional Park. Where the road sweeps to the right, turn left onto Wood Road and continue straight. The property is on the left hand side.
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