Kilbrittain, County Cork | Ireland
A splendid Georgian country home enjoying a majestic elevated position overlooking Courtmacsharry Bay and presented in superb condition, benefiting from a comprehensive restoration in recent years.
Burren House enjoys a marvellous position with panoramic views over the estuary. The site originally being occupied by an old fortification, complete with watchtower and commanding an unbridled view of the estuary channel below. Built circa 1790 the house features all the charm and eloquence of Georgian design but with the benefit of a thorough restoration project having been undertaken between 2003 and 2005.
Positioned within some 20 acres the pleasure grounds seamlessly link from pleasant formal gardens surrounding the house to the wider more informal grounds that include some delightful specimen trees and shrubs and fertile pasture, itself gently rolling downward to allow uninterrupted views of Courtmacsharry Bay and beyond to the Old Head of Kinsale. A large flagstone terrace immediately beside the house and accessible from double French doors to the house benefits from a south and south-westerly orientation and features a long reflection pool. A manicured pleasure walk loops from the ancient walled garden around the entire perimeter boundary to finish up either at the front door or within the rear courtyard, taking in the magnificent estuary views along the route and circling past a small fishing [trout] lake.
The principal accommodation within the house enjoys water views, the commanding position allowing elevated views of the estuary from both the front and side elevation windows. While those positioned to the rear overlook a picturesque stone courtyard. ...