DescriptionBallinacurra House offers the unique combination of luxury living at its finest and the best of country lifestyle, as Kinsale is voted one of the top places in Ireland to live and work. Relax and enjoy in the beautiful private surroundings, or experience the endless opportunities for activity and adventure including world class golf, sailing and horse riding.
The property is a rare gem in a perfect setting and location, and combines the unique balance between an authentic Georgian period property and 21st century modernisation with a truly authentic country atmosphere. It is all about location! location! location!" and the work has already been done with substantial investment in a high quality fit out that has evolved over 20 years of restoration and substantial investment.
The main house comprises 8 en-suite bedrooms, a country style kitchen, a family room, drawing room, dining room and other living spaces. The entertainment wing with 6 en-suite guest bedrooms and various entertainment rooms including a ballroom and a bar. There is also a commercial kitchen. Adjacent accommodation includes the fully converted Stone Cottage and Coach House.
The property is fronted by 16th century 12 foot high stone Famine walls along the Ballinacurra Road. You enter the property through high electric gates and wind your way down a tree-lined ½ kilometre avenue which brings you up to the front of the Mansion House. The property also has low stone walls around the boundary. There are approx. 20 acres consisting of manicured lawns, pond, streams, walled garden, horse riding arena, fields, stables and garages wrapping around the river with private jetty, fishing deck and more. What makes this property unique, is a combination of its location and the manageable size of its grounds.
The property enjoys private water frontage onto the Ballinacurra Creek and Whitecastle Creek, which feed into the Bandon River. There is a rebuilt jetty and fishing deck as well as road access to this picnic area, and the remains of a stone boat house (with development potential). Much of this area also has handmade stone walls which would have formed an old quay. We are told that the ships bringing supplies during the Kinsale Battle of 1601 used the Ballinacurra Quay.
The Estate includes Kippagh Wood an authentic Irish ancient forest which can be accessed by a bridge over the Ballinacurra Creek. There is a pathway through the woods for walking, jogging or horse riding and leads to the Gulley Bridge on the Bandon River. Within the grounds there is also a fenced sand riding arena, double garage, 2 stables and fenced paddocks for horses. And for those looking for convenience, the flat West Wing field has also been used to land up to 4 helicopters at any one time.
In addition to the main Mansion House, there are also additional houses that could be used for extended family use, live-in staff, onsite caretaker or security. These include the renovated 4 bedroom Stone Cottage and 4 bedroom Coach House. All of the Houses have been renovated and maintained to an exceptional standard and there is no further modernisation required. WiFi 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 property is also on 3 phase power.
In addition the adjacent newly built 6 bedroom Lodge with a further 5 acres is available by negotiation.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
- Freehold title
- Timber sash windows
- Oil Fired Central Heating with Zoned Areas
- 14 En-suite Bedrooms
- Jetty and river rights to Whitecastle Creek and Bandon River
- 20 Acres of Lawns Fields Walled Garden and Private Woodland
- Stables Double Garage Horse Riding Arena and 2 Fenced Fields
- Fully Converted Stone Cottages with En-Suite Bedrooms