Savills is delighted to present Ardnacarrig House, one of Cork's most special period properties. Ardnacarrig House, started life as Park View in the early 1800's, originally owned by James C. Allman, a Whiskey distiller who had his very own distillery known as Allman & Co Ltd across the Bandon River, it was once one of the most successful distilleries in all of Ireland. c. 1889 saw the construction of a suspension bridge over the River Bandon from Ardnacarrig House to the Distillery, the approaching steps leading from the main house to the bridge are still in place today.
Ardnacarrig House has remained relatively anonymous during its lifetime due largely to its extensive well planted grounds which are bounded to the south east by the river Bandon. It was built in the distinctive Italianate style which was typical of this era between 1802 and c. 1860. It is best identified by the use of prominently bracketed cornice tower or towers with arched windows.
The current owners have lavished time, money and exacting attention to detail on Ardnacarrig House for the last approx. 30 years. It has undergone two extensive renovations and refurbishments by them, the first of which took place C. 1989 and the most recent in 2010. This level of care, attention and genuine love of the property has resulted in the preservation and improvement of one of Cork's most captivating period homes. The sympathetic use of heritage colours in fabric and wall paper and many commissioned pieces ensure the property looks exactly as a stately Period home should look like today.
Access is via Watergate Street, the recessed access point opens its wrought iron electric gates to allow access where you will notice a pretty gate lodge which is in fine fettle. ...