This incredible Georgian manor in Co Cork is on the market for €5.5 million
With 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and unmatched views of the surrounding area, Ballinacurra House really is a home like no other.
Luxury is the order of the day at Ballinacurra House, an impressive Georgian manor nestled deep in the lush green countryside of Kinsale, Co Cork – previously voted one of the top places in Ireland to live and work.
Balancing the line between traditional and contemporary, there has been substantial work done on the property over the years to modernise it. The main house comprises eight ensuite bedrooms, a country-style kitchen, a family room, a drawing room, a dining room and other living spaces.
The entertainment wing has six en-suite guest bedrooms and various entertainment rooms including a ballroom, a bar and a commercial kitchen. Adjacent accommodation includes the fully converted Stone Cottage and Coach House.
Outside, the property is fronted by a 12-foot high stone famine wall dating back to the 16th century. The grounds are entered through high electric gates which open onto a winding tree-lined path up to the front of the Mansion House. Low stone walls surround the boundary.
Boasting some of the best views around, Ballinacurra House sits proudly on approximately 20 acres of land, consisting of manicured lawns, a peaceful pond, gently bubbling streams and a walled garden. The property also features its own recently rebuilt jetty and fishing deck with private water frontage onto the Ballinacurra Creek and Whitecastle Creek – both of which feed into the Bandon River.
A scenic picnic area can be reached from the road, along with the remains of a stone boat house that has huge potential for development (planning permission dependent). Much of this area also has handmade stone walls which would originally have formed part of an old quay – ships bringing supplies during the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 would have used the Ballinacurra Quay.
Aside from the magnificent buildings, the sprawling estate also includes Kippagh Wood an authentic ancient Irish forest which can be accessed by a bridge over the Ballinacurra Creek. A pathway through the woods – for walking, jogging or horseriding – leads to the Gulley Bridge on the Bandon River. Within the grounds, there is also a fenced sand riding arena, a double garage, two stables and fenced paddocks for horses. The flat West Wing field has also been used to land up to four helicopters at any one time.
The additional houses could be used for extended family use, live-in staff, an onsite caretaker or security. These include the renovated four-bedroom Stone Cottage and four-bedroom Coach House. All of the buildings have been renovated and maintained to an exceptional standard. Broadband is available throughout the entire property, as well as commercial-grade fire alarm systems, and a main switchboard telephone system linking all the houses.
The newly built six-bedroom lodge with a further five acres of land is available by negotiation.
Currently on the market for €5.5million, you can take a closer look inside the spectacular grounds and property in our gallery below.