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Highwood House, Strawhall, Fermoy, Co. Cork

6 Bed

8 Bath

465 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 465 m²
Hegarty Properties are delighted to offer for sale this superior residence, tastefully presented, with the added benefit of 3 self-contained detached guest houses. "Highwood House" has been restored and finished with great attention to detail. A bespoke family home with many modern design elements which blend seamlessly with the original materials. Set in an oasis of peace & tranquillity but only a 3 minute drive to Fermoy town, the stunning property is perfectly suited for multi-generational living. Securely set on a site of circa 1.2 acres accessed via an electronic gated entrance. The property offers beautifully landscaped grounds with a sunny, south facing orientation to the rear. Upon arrival the driveway sweeps you to the front of the property and around to the rear with ample parking for several cars. The main house boasts an attractive original stone façade ensuring low maintenance and the 3 detached rental properties offer features such as fully fitted kitchens, independent heating systems & designated parking and patio areas. The quality of restoration is evident throughout the property including, a superb double height dining room, timber beams and a hand crafted staircase. This is an extremely unique offering, and a discerning purchaser may choose to live in "Highwood House" while enjoying the incomes of the adjacent rental properties- all of which are currently rented. Alternatively, the entire offering would make for a sound investment as a cluster of rental properties with the option of some short-term lettings for any number of purposes such as fishing lodges for the local Blackwater River, Air B&B etc. If you are seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for luxury living and a laid back country lifestyle you should look no further than this picture postcard property. Fermoy Town is only 2 kilometres from the property and it is ideally located adjacent to the Cork-Dublin M8 Motorway. The Jack Lynch Tunnel is a c. 30minute drive from the property and Dublin is accessible in less than 2½ hours. The River Blackwater flows through Fermoy Town and is well-known for the superb inland fishing it has to offer. Schools are well-catered for with Fermoy Educate Together National School being a c. 5 minute drive and numerous Secondary Schools also within close proximity. Accommodation: "Highwood House" Ground Floor : Entrance Porch: Newly laid floor tiles & feature wall panelling. Guest Toilet: W.C., wash hand basin & tiled flooring. Reception Area: Herringbone tiled flooring, feature wall panelling, newly fitted Henley multi-fuel stove & exposed timber beams. Dining/Sun Room: Stunning double height space with southerly aspect, views to the balcony above and gardens, tiled flooring & French doors to rear decking area and gardens. Lounge: Dual aspect room with beautiful stone fireplace & wood burning stove, reclaimed pitch pine flooring. Kitchen: Fully fitted bespoke solid wood, hand-painted kitchen with feature island and seating area, oil burning Aga & gorgeous stone and brick arches with traditional beams. Integrated gas hob, double Neff oven, fridge & tiled flooring. Steps up to: Living / Dining Area: Bright, rear aspect room with tiled flooring, continuation of timber beams and wall panelling. Double doors to dining/sun room and door to: Utility Room: Hand painted solid wood units, sink unit, washing machine, dryer & door to rear car port. Tiled flooring. Cloakroom: Recently refurbished toilet with w.c., wash hand basin & tiled flooring. Feature wall panelling. Hallway: Tiled flooring, door to integrated garage & spiral staircase to first floor conservatory. Living area: Open plan gym space with open fire, fully fitted kitchen including Belfast sink, electric hob & double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine & dryer. Independent oil heating system & private rear garden. This space offers a multitude of possibilities for use including a gym, or kitchen for an au - pair /grandparent annexe. First Floor: Conservatory/Sunroom: Constructed on ducon concrete floor area, a sensational light and bright space wrap around conservatory with views of the surrounding countryside and Knockmealdown Mountains in the distance. Vaulted wooden beams and ceiling, supported by a reclaimed cast iron pillar dated 1889 from Murphy's Brewery in Cork City. Double sliding door opening onto large, secure BBQ / balcony area. Main Entrance Staircase: Stunning handcrafted staircase from original Scots Pine & feature hand-rail. Living Room: Large mezzanine area with reclaimed pitch pine flooring. Stunning views through the double height window opposite to the grounds and gardens. Master Bedroom: Rear aspect room with bespoke free-standing wardrobes. Family Bathroom: W.C., wash hand basin, Jacuzzi bath & separate electric power shower. Fully tiled. Bedroom 2: Rear aspect room with timber flooring. Ensuite: W.C., wash hand basin, power shower & fully tiled. Bedroom 3: Rear aspect twin room with timber flooring. Ensuite: W.C., wash hand basin, power shower & fully tiled. Bedroom 4: Front aspect room with timber flooring. Ensuite: W.C., wash hand basin, power shower & fully tiled. Bedroom 5: Rear aspect room with timber flooring. Ensuite: W.C., wash hand basin, power shower & fully tiled. Bedroom 6: Front aspect room with timber flooring. Ensuite: W.C., wash hand basin, power shower & fully tiled. Office: Front aspect office space with timber flooring. Rental Properties: 1. The Stone Lodge: Entrance porch with utility room, fully fitted kitchen with all appliances, brick archway to sitting room with cast iron open fireplace & old pitch pine flooring. One double bedroom & bathroom on the ground floor along with 2 bedrooms & shower room upstairs. Hand built Elm staircase, oil fired central heating & garden area to the front. Circa 1,150 sq.ft. 2. The Loft: An original stone building with entrance porch, fully fitted kitchen with all appliances & Belfast sink, open plan to sittingroom with wood burning stove & exposed timber beams. Handcrafted reclaimed pine staircase leading to 2 bedrooms & shower room with electric shower. Gas fired central heating & private pebble courtyard. Circa 750 sq.ft. 3. The Sunnyside: Boot room with washing machine & dryer, fitted kitchen with all appliances in the open plan kitchen/dining/living area with fitted stove. One double bedroom & bathroom on the ground floor with 2 double bedrooms (1 ensuite) upstairs. Oil fired central heating & patio seating area to the front. Circa 1,000 sq.ft. Outside: On approaching the property you are met with a stunning stone wall entrance hand built from repurposed stone from the original property. An electronic gated entrance leads you to a gravelled driveway sweeping along to the front of the property & around to the rear with ample parking available. The original stone façade provides an appealing front to the property & many interesting ornaments are strategically positioned among the sunny gardens including a Famine Pot, Murphy's Brewery Columns & an old village water pump. The rear of the property is facing south and the old stables have been converted to a boiler house. There is an original stone boundary wall to the roadside & Liscannor stone water feature along with superb waterfall adjacent. The garden offers many hidden areas and there are 2 x Pergola's. The site extends to circa 1.2 acres in total and a stream runs along the north of the boundary. Kilsaran paving has been laid at the front of the property and the side garden is home to mature trees, shrubs & hedging. There is a garage adjoining the main house & a separate workshop, both of which have concrete floors, roller doors & are fully powered. Included in Sale: All curtains, carpets, blinds, light fittings & kitchen appliances in all properties. The furniture can be negotiated if interested. Services: Private, deep water well. New filtered bio treatment system fitted in the last 2years by Waste Water Treatment Systems in Little Island. FEATURES: Investment opportunity with a generous annual rental income. Double glazed windows fitted throughout. OFCH and solar panels fitted in the main house. Private, secure setting. Highwood House extends to circa 5,018 sq.ft. plus garage (c. 301 sq ft) & workshop (c. 945 sq ft). Smoke alarms fitted. 4 x outdoor taps. External lighting front and rear. Landscaped, mature gardens with Liscannor stone raised flower beds. BER: C1-D2. BER Number Main House: 105245757. Located only circa 2km's from Fermoy Town, c. 29 km's from Midleton & c. 40 km's from Cork City. National & Secondary Schools are well catered for in nearby Fermoy Town. DIRECTIONS: From Cork, at the Dunkettle roundabout take the Dublin exit onto the M8 motorway. Continue along this road for c. 26 kilometres, taking the Fermoy exit at Junction 15. Continue through Fermoy and take the N72, passing Supervalu on the right hand side. Continue past Fermoy Hospital entrance and take the first turn to the right. Take the first turn to the right again and the property will be located on the left hand side with "For Sale" sign erected. From Midleton, pass Supervalu on the right hand side and continue along the Mill Road. Continue through the junction and pass East Cork Oil on the right. Take the next turn to the right up Ballyedmond Hill and continue through Castlelyons Village. Continue through the 2 sets of crossroads and at the bottom of the hill turn right. Take the first turn to the left and the property will be located on the right hand side with "For Sale" sign erected. VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with the Sole Selling Agent. Please ring to make an appointment. Our office is open Monday to Friday.
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