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Ballymore Lodge, Valley Road, Ballymore, Cobh, Co. Cork
€1,750,000
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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
Property description
Ballymore Lodge is an elegant and charming Victorian residence, on some 4.05ha(10 acres) of pleasure grounds, a quiet and opulent sanctuary that fronts onto Cork Harbour. The south facing aspect, combined with stunning waterfront access and views, makes Ballymore Lodge a very special and unique property offering immense privacy with panoramic views.


SPECIAL FEATURES
• Victorian period residence in a wonderful setting on some 4.05ha (10 acres)
• Full-south aspect with direct ocean views beyond the mouth of the harbour and Roches Point.
• Direct water access onto Cork Harbour which is second largest natural harbour in the world.
• A boathouse tucked away under the garden boundary, with a long slip along the rocky shingle shore.
• Direct access to Cuskinny beach via stepped access.
• Glorious grounds, woodlands and paths, all taking full advantage of the elevated views and nature that surround it.
• Approximately 870ft of shoreline frontage.
• Two entrances into Ballymore Lodge
• 30km to Cork airport
• 22km Cork city
• 2.5km to Cobh

Ballymore Lodge was built in c.1870 and is a gloriously sited period home, east of Cobh town, in woodland worlds of their own by Cuskinny. On Great Island, set in the heart of this expansive and embracing harbour.
A charming Victorian residence on some 4.05ha(10 acres) of beautiful grounds offering a quiet and opulent sanctuary that fronts onto Cork Harbour.
A gated entrance brings you along a sweeping driveway, which has an abundance of mature trees and leads the way to this wonderful home, taking in the amazing water views. There is the most impressive view of Cork Harbour, and one has the benefit of direct access to Cuskinny beach via stepped access. The grounds have an abundance of mature shrubbery and trees woodlands, paths, lawns and paddock with room for ponies. The grounds of the property boast a boathouse, a glass house, along with numerous detached stone outbuildings which can be used for storage purposes, wood stores, stables and potting sheds.

The house itself comprises of original period features including shutters and doors together with lovely high ceilings giving a sense of space and light. The windows have been recently replaced with ‘Sash Windows' and have working timber shutters for extra protection in which they are keeping within the tone of this period style home. This property has well-proportioned accommodation, extending to approximately 284sq.m(3,059sq.ft)including porch, entrance hall, living room, sitting room, kitchen/dining, utility room, study, shower room and storage room on the ground floor. The living room, sitting room, kitchen/dining all have the advantage of water views. Upstairs boasts a luxurious principal bedroom suite and spacious en-suite. There are four additional bedrooms and a main family bathroom plus additional w.c. with a two-piece suite. Three of the bedrooms have the benefit of sea views.
Porch
A bright porch entrance with two windows providing a dual aspect. The floor is carpeted and there is one centre light.

Entrance hall
French panelled doors open onto the spacious entrance hall. The floor is carpeted, and it provides access to all accommodation on the ground floor.

Living room
Well-proportioned living space with two windows, providing a dual aspect. This allows for plenty of natural light to flow in. A beautiful open fireplace with a marble surround. This room features cornicing, a carpeted floor and one centre light.
Sitting room
Comfortable day to day living with a solid fuel stove and a stone feature surround. It features decorative beams and a large window facing to the front of the property. The floor is carpeted.

Kitchen/dining room
The kitchen/dining room is fitted with floor and eye level units and features a tiled splashback. There is a gas hob and extractor fan with a built-in ‘Creda' double oven. There are decorative beams with a half-tiled/ half-timbered floor. The dining room boasts a large window offering striking views of the beach. There is a side door providing direct access to the gardens.

Utility room
The utility room is located directly off the kitchen. There is built-in floor and eye level units with a tiled splashback and additional worktop space. The room is plumbed for a washing machine and benefits from a side door providing access to the grounds. The floor is tiled and there is one light fixture.

Storage room
The storage room was used as a Cloak Room and housed all the sailing and horse riding equipment and has a door that can be re-opened directly out to the back of the house where the stables are.

Shower room
A three-piece shower suite with a half-tiled wall. There is one window overlooking the rear garden.

Study
A lovely study room that features a full-length door facing with a view onto the west to the side of the garden. The floor is carpeted and there is a centre light.


Upstairs

Landing
Carpeted stairs lead to landing. This gives access to all bedroom accommodation on the first floor.

Bedroom 1
A large double bedroom with a window facing to the front of the property. There is a built-in wardrobe fitted on one wall. The floor is carpeted and there are two centre lights.

Ensuite
A three-piece shower suite with a vanity unit. The walls are tiled and there is one window facing to the front of the property.

Bedroom 2
Bright, extensive double bedroom with one window overlooking Cork Harbour. The floor is carpeted and there are two centre lights.

Bedroom 3
A double bedroom with two windows providing a dual aspect. It features a built-in wardrobe to one wall. There is a centre light, and the floor is carpeted.

Bedroom 4
This is a double bedroom to the rear of the home. There is a window overlooking the side of the property. The floor is carpeted and there is a wardrobe to one corner.

Bedroom 5
A single bedroom with a built-in wardrobe on one wall. There is one window overlooking the rear of the property. The floor is carpeted and there is one centre light.

Main bathroom
Three-piece suite with a timber panelled bath. It features floor level timber panelling and a centre light. There is a window to the rear of the property.

Guest wc
Two-piece suite with one window to the side of the property.

GROUNDS
The property is set on a private site of approximately 3.44ha(8.5acres) of mature grounds. The property is accessed through a sweeping drive which wraps to the front of the home, providing ample parking. There is a second set of gates which leads to Valley Road which provides easy access to Cobh Town.
The gardens are surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery providing a serene setting. There are steps leading to Cuskinny beach where a boathouse is located. There is also a glass house and stone build detached sheds for storage purposes. The woodland paths offer an oasis of calm, while taking in the breath-taking water views.
There is an old Kitchen garden wall which could be opened back up for those with a keen interest in growing their own food, however there are also many \"cold frames\" available around the glasshouse area to use for vegetables or cut flowers with very little work needed.
The garden as is, is quite easily maintained as is but it also holds the opportunity for the keen gardener to plant it up to their own liking, it has so much to offer either way.

LOCATION
Ballymore is only an eight-minute drive (3.5km) to Cobh Town Centre. Cobh is filled with the traditional requirements for family living, including excellent schools, restaurants and local shops. There is a train station and bus stop adjacent to the town centre which offers easy access to Cork City and Midleton town. With the benefit of being adjacent to Cuskinny beach, this is an ideal location for those seeking an outdoors lifestyle.
Cork airport is just 30 km from Ballymore Lodge and Cork city is 22km.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a family home in the most private setting.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICES | Oil Fired Central Heating, Septic Tank, Well Water

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment
Ballymore Lodge, Valley Road, Ballymore, Cobh, Co. Cork, Cork, Ireland
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