Lough Mahon House, Rochestown Road, Cork.
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- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
Commanding contemporary home with breath-taking views.
Built in 1998 to the highest levels of craftsmanship Three floors of living space over c657sq.m (7,071sq.ft)
Living rooms on each level, orientated to catch the sun
Exceptionally large kitchen with Aga
Sauna room with shower
Spacious wine cellar and tasting room
Zoned heating system
Three phase power
Integrated vacuum cleaning system
Fully wired for radio and music throughout
Balconies, patios and terraces throughout
Electric gates and security cameras
Approximately 0.87ha (2.16 acres) of landscaped grounds
Garden lighting system Fountain and two waterfalls
Garden watering system
Three power-hose connections
Looking out over the water, and wrapped around with secluded gardens, this exceptionally spacious family home has a commanding yet private position over the water and is within minutes of Cork City.
Located just minutes from Cork City, Lough Mahon House occupies a commanding position above the waterfront. Surrounded by approx. .0.87ha (2.16 acres) of landscaped grounds, the house is a haven of privacy and tranquillity, and yet is within easy reach of all the amenities offered by Ireland's second capital city.
Laid out over three floors, and orientated to catch the sun all day long, Lough Mahon House is both spectacular and welcoming. A double-height atrium brings you in, and each level has been planned to offer a unique purpose. There are bedrooms, and a sitting room on each level, so the house is also ideal for family life at all stages.
At garden level the wine cellar and tasting room, and sauna area offer different options for relaxation, while the first floor takes full advantage of the views, including the spectacular sunsets over the water. The master bedroom and main living areas are on this floor. Upstairs again is a very large family room, ideal for relaxed reading, or gathering with friends to watch the match.
With its exceptionally generous living areas, and cleverly landscaped gardens, Lough Mahon House is fantastic for entertaining on a large scale, but also returns to being a cosy intimate space when it is just the family together again.
Designed and built in the late 1990s, Lough Mahon House was built to exacting standards, using state of the art technology and the best of materials. Exceptionally well maintained and updated, it is ready to walk into and enjoy as an ideal, and impressive family home.
Lough Mahon House
Reached via a winding driveway, Lough Mahon House embraces visitors with a bright and lofty double height atrium, with a travertine floor and rosewood finishes. A curving staircase sweeps up to the first floor, while at garden level there are three bedrooms, all doubles and all ensuite. Two have walk-in wardrobes. A cosy living room on this level, together with an exceptionally spacious wine cellar and tasting room, and a sauna complex, makes this level ideal for luxurious relaxation.
The bright and generous first floor is the main living space. The master bedroom suite is here, with its own wrap-around balcony, ensuite and dressing room. The drawing room has waterfront views, and flows into the sunroom that runs the width of the house. Also on this level the large kitchen / breakfast room has an Aga, with an additional gas hob module. There is a marble-topped kitchen island, and solid pine units. The kitchen opens to a utility room, and also to a more formal dining room.
On the top floor, there is a further, fifth bedroom and shower room. There is also a very large living space, that doubles up as a screening room, but which is also equally accommodating for a quiet time reading books or the newspaper, at home and yet away from the world. The balcony at this level gets the most spectacular views of all.
Garden and Grounds
Built into a sloping site, the gardens at Lough Mahon House have been landscaped and shaped to create c.0.87ha (2.16 acres) of grounds that shelter the house, making it an oasis of privacy and calm. The sensitive and intelligent planting has fully matured, so that the gardens now offer an entirely safe place for children to play, and adults to enjoy.
Different seating areas are dotted throughout, including a Japanese garden, wilder woodland areas, stone steps, lawns and walkways. Discover secret patios, decking areas, a barbeque spot, and places to soak up the waterfront views at different times of the day.
There is a fountain, and two waterfalls, and pieces of garden art and sculpture dotted about. The curved driveway leads to an area offering ample parking, while the rest of the gardens take you away from the world, and into an area of calm and idyllic peace that belies Lough Mahon's location, so close to the heart of Cork City.
With all the advantages of being Ireland's second Capital, Cork City is also surrounded by extraordinarily beautiful countryside, and is gateway to The Wild Atlantic Way. The city is an award-winning destination, both for travel and to do business. The city and county are home to many international, and multinational companies, with leading names in the technological and pharmaceutical industries having operations here. The Port of Cork is a major hub, while the airport has connections worldwide. Trains run to Dublin every hour.
Cork is a leader in culture and education, with University College Cork being at the forefront of research and innovation. The Cork Opera House, Crawford Gallery and Lewis Glucksman Gallery are major institutions, while there is also a thriving independent music scene. Cork is also renowned for its foodie culture. The English Market in the city is a major destination, while nearby Kinsale is known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland.
Sports enthusiasts are well catered for. Sailing is on your doorstep, with some of Ireland's most beautiful coastlines to enjoy, and leading regattas and racing taking place. You have your pick of golf courses, and football, GAA and rugby are also played to the highest levels locally. The Hop Island Equestrian Centre is just minutes from Lough Mahon House.
10 km / 12 minutes' drive to Cork City Centre
12 km / 14 minutes to Cork International Airport
30 km / 30 minutes to Kinsale
139 km / 1 hour, 50 minutes to Shannon International Airport
260 km / 2 hours, 45 minutes to Dublin
LOUGH MAHON HOUSE, ROCHESTOWN ROAD, CORK, CO CORK, Cork, Ireland
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