- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 372 m²
Savills proudly presents Gurteen House, a jaw-dropping 5 bedroom Victorian Gothic Revival home built c. 1851 which as been renovated and refurbished to a high standard by its current owners
The property is festooned with ornate carvings and gargoyles, which can be attributed to the famed 19th Century Cork architect WH Hill.
A wide mahogany staircase winds up from the huge entrance hall that still retains all its original features, tiles and statues. Entrance to this unique property is down a long driveway through the woods that line the Ballymahane river that is included in this approx. 6 acre property. The very old, arched redundant Ballytannig Bridge spans its course, at the bottom of the garden beyond the croquet lawn, and bubbles into a lake that is complete with a small island where ducks and a heron roost.
It was built by an engineer friend of the Earl of Bandon who was also responsible for building St Peter' s church and shares elements of the architecture.
The ballroom apparently frequented the house for many lavish balls in its heyday. It was extravagantly built with ample use of Cork rose marble inside and out (that has since been quarried out). The Caen Stone fireplaces, gargoyles were apparently brought from a derelict castle in Scotland, so it is an early example of architectural salvage. Many of the historical features, including the 24 sash windows were lovingly and carefully restored to retain their authentic features while modernising them with double glazing.
Gurteen House comes to the open market posing as an ideal family home with approx. 2 kms of Bandon town and with a 25 minute drive of Cork City.
Don' t delay, contact us today about this exciting market arrival.
By appointment with Savills Cork
(021) 427 1371
Entrance Hallway Porch style space with original tiled flooring, original plasterwork, timber clad ceiling and double doors to main the entrance. The main entrance is an inviting reception area with original tiled flooring, exposed timber beams overhead and original plasterwork.
Lounge/Library This is a bright room located to the front of the property with a solid fuel, Cork marble, fireplace, built in bookshelves and a timber-clad ceiling and carpeted flooring.
Drawing Room Bright room with ample light from the bay windows with original shutters, carpeted flooring and timber-clad ceilings. There is an original solid fuel fireplace with redbrick surround and double doors to the living room.
Living Room This is a charming room with carpeted flooring, a timber-clad ceiling, timber panelling, original solid fuel fireplace with red brick surround and operational shutters on the windows.
Kitchen/Dining/Living Bright and spacious room with a dual aspect, eye and floor level units, tiled flooring, cornicing and two islands with built-in storage. The dining/living space is accessed via glass panelled double doors and has tiled flooring and timber-clad ceilings.
Utility Room Tiled flooring. A sink with eye and floor level units an access to the rear.
Bedroom 2 Double bedroom located to the rear of the property. It is fully carpeted with a timber-clad ceiling.
Bathroom WC. Whb. Bath. Shower. Tiled with recessed lighting, a recessed mirror and shelving.
Master Bedroom Bright and spacious double room with a bay window, carpeted flooring, garden views and timber panelling.
Dressing Room Large space with carpeted flooring, built-in wardrobes and a skylight.
Office Carpeted space with built-in shelving
Bedroom 3 Double room with a dual aspect located to the rear of the property with an original fireplace.
Ensuite Bathroom WC. Whb. Bath. Double shower tray. Tiled flooring with recessed lighting and a sky light.
Bedroom 4 Double room with a timber-clad ceiling overlooking the front gardens
Bedroom 5 Double room located to the rear of the property with a timber-clad ceiling
Bathroom WC. Whb. Bath. Shower. Tiled flooring with recessed lighting, recessed mirror and cornicing
Basement Swimming Pool and Sauna
Take the South Link road and drive towards the Bishopstown roundabout and follow the signs for Bandon (Approx. 25 kms). On entering Bandon, turn right over the bridge, keeping left and then taking the next right uphill onto Kilbrogan Hill. At the top of hill, take a left onto Convent Hill and then take your second right towards Inis éfÂ"rga. Continue on this road for approx. 1.5 kms. You will see the entrance pillars for Gurteen House on your right-hand side just before the four crossroads. P72 R962
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