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Property descriptionOAKGROVE ESTATEKillinardrish, County Cork, Ireland, P12 WR02
A very attractive country residence pleasantly situated within its own totally secluded and private historic estate set above the river Lee and including magnificent mature gardens with interesting specimen trees and shrubs. Comprising some 80 acres or 32 hectares the undulating grounds are exceptional and a particular feature of the estate. Enjoying a sheltered position deep within the private estate Oakgrove House is a pleasant and manageable home. The current Oakgrove House dates from 1924 and incorporates the castellated part of an earlier circa 1750 house, once the holiday home of the famous Edwardian actress and singer Lily Elsie, best known for her starring role in Franz Lahar’s operetta ‘The Merry Widow’.
Comprehensively restored and remodelled some 25 years ago, circa 1996, the present residence is extremely comfortable and homely. Accommodation includes 6 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms and extends to some 8,778 square feet or 815 square metres, including the pool complex and garage. An attractive stone cottage has 3 bedrooms and extends to some 1,238 square feet or 115 square metres.
A Georgian portico leads into a generous reception hall with a timber fireplace and carved timber staircase to the first floor. It accesses the morning room, dining room, drawing room and kitchen. The morning room has south and west facing bay windows, fitted bookcases and a carved timber fireplace. The dining room is panelled in light Oak wainscoting, features a carved timber fireplace and links to the kitchen. The kitchen is extremely generous and has an east facing breakfast area, which opens out to a garden parterre. There is an AGA cooking range and the kitchen is Poggenpohl designed. A large billiard room or party room connects to the kitchen and has a large feature open fireplace. It leads in turn to a cellar room and the estate office, designed and fitted by Neville Johnson. The large L-shaped drawing room incorporates a music room and has a timber fireplace. It leads to the garden room or orangerie, which overlooks a lily pond. Folding doors linking the outside terrace seating area to inside.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite comprises of the entire front façade of the house. It has windows on the East, South and West sides of the room giving wonderful garden views. The Eastern End of the room leads to the en-suite marbled bathroom whilst at the Western end of the suite there are capacious built-in wardrobes. There are three further bedroom suites, two with en-suite shower rooms and one with an en-suite bathroom. There is also a sizeable walk-in wardrobe.
The pool complex is positioned across the courtyard and includes a large indoor swimming pool measuring approx. 48 ft x 15 ft (14.6 metres x 4.5 metres), a large sauna, fitted changing room, walk-in shower and a WC. The 3-car garage has an electric door. An upper floor gymnasium could combine with a kitchen below to make a small apartment, subject to any necessary consents. A small stable yard adjacent to the cottage includes stables and stores. The walled garden includes a greenhouse and a charming castellated store. In addition to the mature woodlands with many pathways, there are paddocks suited to equestrian or agricultural use. A fenced hard tennis court lies west of the front lawns.
Bustling Macroom town, noted for the eclectic colour scheme of its houses, pubs and shops, is just a 12-minute drive. It has a country market and an array of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops and both primary and secondary schooling. Carrigadrohid village is a 3-minute drive and larger Coachford village a 5-minute drive. Cork city, a European Capital of Culture winner, is a 30-minute drive and offer extensive facilities.
BER E2 (Building Energy Rating)
Eircode P12 WR02 [Property Specific Post Code)
For full details, including floorplans, contact David Ashmore (PSRA Licence #003630)
Oakgrove Estate, Macroom, Munster, Ireland
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