Characterised by leafy lanes, sprawling Georgian mansions and terraced gardens, Montenotte has deep historical connections with the 'Merchant Princes' of Cork - the entrepreneurs of centuries past. During the 18th and 19th centuries, many such merchants built substantial residences on the hillsides to the north of the river, in pursuit of fresh sea air and pleasing city vistas.
Arbutus Montenotte occupies the former grounds of one such residence, the 19th-century Arbutus Lodge. Originally built for a wealthy merchant, Arbutus Lodge - which still stands today - changed hands many times over the years and was once home to Cork Lord Mayor Charles Joseph Cantillon.
Today, Montenotte is a peaceful neighbourhood just 15 minutes' walk from the city's commercial, social and retail centres, and within the catchment area for numerous schools of repute.
Arbutus Montenotte also benefits from proximity to the charming urban village of St. Luke's, home to amenities including artisan shops, butchers, florists, a post office, live music venues, pubs and eateries.
A city of character, community and creativity, Cork is a thriving cultural and commercial hub with a confident spirit that belies its compact size. Located just 1.6km from the city centre, Arbutus Montenotte is the perfect location to take full advantage of all of the city’s amenities while still maintaining the peaceful charm of the Montenotte neighbourhood.
Both Kent Station and Cork Airport are a short distance away, while the M8 Dublin-Cork motorway, the N20 Cork-Limerick road and the N25 Cork-Waterford road are all easily accessed from the city centre.
Cork City Centre 1.6km/20min
Kent Train Station 800m/10min
Bus routes 207, 208 and 209 operate from St. Luke’s Cross to Cork City Centre, Douglas, Bishopstown, Curraheen Road and University College Cork.
Cork City 1.6km/5min
Cork Airport 9.5km/20min
Trains from Kent Train Station serve Dublin Heuston, Mallow, Cobh and Midleton.
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