Upper, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork
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Upper, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork


5 Bed

3 Bath

366 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 366 m²
Sherry FitzGerald are delighted to offer this charming five-bedroom country home lovingly restored by its current owners. Once part of Ballygarvan House, this stone-built property with large Blue Bangor slate roofing was extensively renovated and extended in 1999. An interesting home, full of character, charm and originality, positioned on a private mature site of 1.1 acre approximately, Exuding space, light fills each room which have been perfectly balanced to incorporate original features with modern touches. Exposed stone and brick walls contrast perfectly with tile and solid wood floors, a solid Honduras Pine kitchen with Belfast sink, island unit and recessed range cooker, exposed beams and query half cottage door leading to a herb garden. Accommodation is very inviting and includes a reception hall, open plan kitchen-dining-living room, utility, living room, sunroom, barn reception room with 5.2-meter-high ceilings and loft overhead, five-bedrooms (four being spacious doubles) with the main bedroom enjoying an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and family bathroom. Adjoining is a garage/workshop which could convert to granny flat or other (subject to planning). Each room has its own charm with originality not found in modern homes. Other details include zoned underfloor oil-fired heating with a pressurised water system and double glazing throughout. Located only 10 minutes drive from Bishopstown and 4km from Cork Airport, along 2 bus routes and 1km from Ballygarvan village. The 5-minute drive to the south ring road network, provides easy access to Cork city, CUH, MTU, Bon Secour Hospital, UCC and other routes onto Dublin, Kerry, and West Cork. An easy 15-17km drive away in different directions are Crosshaven with the oldest yacht club in the world and Kinsale the gourmet capital of Ireland. A stunning home internally, finished by an equally spectacular sunny south and west facing site of approximately 1.1 acres. As you would expect from a house at this level, the private gardens provide for lawns with a tree-lined sweeping driveway through half of the 1.1 acres. Then leads into a brick parking area surrounded by dry stone walls, with a central pond featuring Liscannor stone slabs and limestone boulders, and to one side a chess/draughts/hopscotch patio bordered with railway sleepers. The gardens are very mature with shrubs, specimen trees, fruit trees, herb garden, vegetable beds and an 8.5ft high stone orchard wall borders a side of one lawn. There are a variety of patio and deck areas to absorb the sun and surrounds from different aspects. In addition, there is an aviary/kennel for any bird/dog lovers and wiring for extra outside lighting, and a pond water feature power supply. This is a truly beautiful home for anyone looking for the perfect combination of modernity and old-world charm. A viewing is a must to be fully appreciated. Reception Hall 5.6m x 4.6.. Tiled and pebbled front entrance leads you to a double front door into a bright welcoming reception hall with feature exposed stone wall, overhead gallery landing and full height window of 3.5meters with Liscannor stone cill. Includes deep ornate door reveals, double glass doors leading to the day to day living quarters, attractively tumbled marble tiled floor and recess lighting. WC 2.5m x 1.6m. Two-piece suite with paneled walls and a slate tiled floor. Plumbed to add shower. Kitchen / Dining Room 9.3m x 4.2m + 3.4m x 1.8m. Beautifully proportioned L shaped space featuring an antique White Oak solid wood floor from the Huguenots restaurant in the dining area and a terracotta tiled floor in the kitchen area. The kitchen boasts units and island made from solid wood Honduras and pitch pine with butcher block worktops and a Belfast sink where the water is double filtered. There is a fixed centre island plumbed and wired for further development. The Rangemaster stove is set within brick faced recess with a bevelled tiled splashback. Feature exposed decorative beams. Feature arched brick wall in dining area and a country cottage style half door leading directly to the herb garden. Recess lighting. There is direct access to the sunroom and main living room through two sets of double doors and a breakfast counter between the dining area and sunroom. Utility Room 4.0m x 1.8m. Fully fitted out with built-in units with worktop and sink. Plumbed for a washing machine and dishwasher. Terracotta tiled floor and tiled over counter splashback. Living Room 6.1m x 6.1m. Entered through double arched beveled glass doors from the dining area, this comfortable day to day reception space enjoys three aspects overlooking the private gardens and double patio door access. This room features an ornate fireplace with cast iron and tiled insert and with mahogany surround and overmantel. Plaster coving with ceiling rose, and picture lighting. Feature exposed brick wall and solid wood Honduras Pine floor. Sunroom 5.5m x 3.6m. Sunny west facing sun room accessed through double glass doors from the dining area. This space features exposed stone walls with double doors to the garden and a solid wood Honduras Pine floor. Barn Reception Room Ideal entertaining space with 5.2-meter-high ceilings, 21kw wood stove, exposed stone walls, white oak paneling and loft overhead. There is a solid wood White Oak floor, built-in storage unit and a ceiling 21-light candle style chandelier. The three sets of double doors with twin aspect lead to the private gardens. Loft / Office / Gym / Bedroom 5 5.4m x 5.1m. This loft makes an ideal home-office, gym or 5th bedroom space. There is a built-in desk, paneled walls and is fully enclosed via double glazing from the barn below. Stira to attic. Stairs & Gallery Landing Redwood open string U-shaped staircase and balusters with half space landing and stair rods. Featuring an exposed stone wall with exposed beams, walk-in hotpress. Ceiling holds an 8-light candle style chandelier and picture lighting. Family Bathroom 3.0m x 2.7m. Four-piece suite with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower with water pressurized system and a glass block wall. Paneled walls with a tumbled marble tiled floor, Liscannor stone window cill and recess lighting. Bedroom 1 5.1m x 4.2m. Large bright double bedroom that enjoys a dual aspect with Juliet balcony. Exposed beams with recess lighting and carpet floor with slate tile boarder. Ensuite 3.1m x 1.2m. Three-piece shower suite with shower water pressurized system. Slate tiled floor and shower splashback. Wall mounted shelving unit. Walk-in Wardrobe 4.3m x 1.2m. Fitted with built-in shelving and hanging rails. Stira to attic. Slate tiled floor. Bedroom 2 4.4m x 3.6m. Spacious double bedroom with feature exposed beam. Bedroom 3 4.3m x 2.5m. Double bedroom to the front with a twin aspect overlooking the garden. Semi-solid wood floor, exposed beam and wall shelving. Bedroom 4 4.2m x 3.5m. Double bedroom that enjoys a twin aspect and a walk-in wardrobe. Exposed beam, wall shelving, and semi-solid wood floor. Bedroom 5 / Nursery/ Office 2.5m x 1.9m. Ideal single bedroom, nursery or an additional home office. Exposed beam and semi-solid wood floor. Garage / Workshop 7.3m x 5.0m. Adjoined to main residence. Fully fitted out with built-in units with sink, feature exposed stone will with built-in recess and a White Deal wood stained pine wood floor. There is a three-piece shower suite with a tiled shower surround, paneled walls and shower run off gas geezer. DIRECTIONS: From Cork city take the N27 for Cork Airport. At round about for Cork Airport continue straight for approx 3km for turning to Ballygarvan. At junction turn right and follow road for 1km. Property is along on the left-hand side. See agent sign.
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