DescriptionStriking contemporary house with views over the Owenabue river.
Built to a stunning design, including swimming pool and putting green, Ngong is both an impressive house for entertaining, and a welcoming family home.
Features• Substantially rebuilt in 2008
• Striking and elegant contemporary design
• Elevated site in striking setting
• Approx. 680 sq m / 7,319 sq ft of living space
• Double height atrium
• Exceptionally well-equipped kitchen
• Large open plan living / dining and study area
• Indoor heated swimming pool, and gym
• Upstairs family and playrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• Large master suite with walk in wardrobe and ensuite
• Triple glazing throughout
• Solid Walnut floors and timber throughout
• Approx. 0.64ha(1.58acres) ) of mature grounds
• Generous outdoor decking, patio and barbeque area
• Stunning waterfront views over the Owenabue river
• Private putting green with sand bunkers
• Zip line
• Rural setting in close proximity to all the amenities of town.
Just on the outskirts of Carrigaline, and an easy drive to Crosshaven with its sailing club, marina, and more, Ngong is in an absolutely perfect location. The house, which was substantially rebuilt in 2008, has five large bedrooms, and a stunning open plan kitchen, dining, living and study space. This area is the hub of the home, while additional play and living rooms on the upper level afford privacy for different family activities.
A real showpiece, Ngong is exceptionally impressive, and yet for such a spacious house, it is also a real home. Designed with light in mind, the house is oriented to catch the sun as it moves, without overheating or glare, as carefully thought out internal glass brings daylight throughout.
The finishes are second to none, with walnut floors and woodwork, marble tiles and triple glazed windows. Living at Ngong provides everything you could want or need. You can work in the study, socialise in the dramatic central hub, and take your exercise in the pool or gym. Upstairs, a separate family room and playroom mean that growing families can all happily find their own space.
A dramatic double height porch welcomes you to Ngong, and leads to a second inner hallway. This bright area, in turn, opens to the hub of the home, a vast contemporary kitchen / dining room that also has a spacious study.
The large Master suite is to the right of the entrance hall. It has its own patio, reached by French windows. A generous walk in wardrobe and ensuite complement the space. Two additional bedrooms, both doubles, are also downstairs, opening to the gardens, again via French windows.
The indoor heated swimming pool is to the rear in a bright space with a vaulted barn-style celling. Beyond this is a gym, bathroom, shower room and sauna. A utility / boot room opens off the gym, giving additional access from outdoors.
Upstairs are two further bedrooms, as well as a large pair of living spaces. The family room has a built in contemporary gas fire, and an internal balcony to maximise the light and views. Adjacent to this, the playroom space opens to a large deck balcony, looking out over the putting green and the estuary beyond.
Gardens & Grounds
The extensive c.0.64ha(1.58acres) of grounds at Ngong are laid out in terraces to make the most of the sloping site, which itself affords such beautiful views. A split level deck and patio leading off the kitchen doubles up as a BBQ area, and is positioned to catch the sunsets. Meanwhile, a further patio, off the swimming pool is ideal for morning coffee.
The drive sweeps up from the road, to find ample parking, and there is also a garage. Meanwhile, walkways meander through the site. The showpiece gardens are both beautiful and mature, with lawns, planting to provide both colour and privacy, and there is also a kitchen garden with raised planters for vegetables and herbs.
For the golf enthusiast, there is a putting green with a pair of sand bunkers, while active kids of all ages will love the specially installed zip line.
Sited above the estuary, and just six minutes to the swimming beaches at Myrtleville and Fountainstown, Ngong is just on the outskirts of Kilnagleary, and a short distance to Carrigaline, meaning that while you benefit from a rural location and wonderful sea views, you also have a choice of schools, shops, cafés and restaurants, and a cinema on your doorstep. A Gael Scoil is within five minutes, as is the Carrigaline Educate Together and Redmond Rice catholic college three minutes away. Connections are easy, with a 24 hour bus service at the end of the road. The Crosshaven Walkway is just outside, and Cork City and Airport are both within under half an hour.
Ideally located close to many of County Cork’s international science, technology and pharmaceutical hubs, you are also within a short distance from the campus of University College Cork, as well as the Cork Opera House and the Crawford Gallery, a National Art Institution. Sailing enthusiasts will delight in the proximity to Crosshaven’s Royal Yacht Club, as well as Kinsale. Tennis and the Carrigaline GAA grounds are just 3 minutes away.
3km / 6 minutes to Carrigaline
6km / 9 minutes to Crosshaven
13km / 15 minutes to Cork Airport
19km / 25 minutes to Cork City
20km / 25 minutes to Kinsale
263km / 2.30 hours to Dublin City
275km / 2.30 hours to Dublin Airport
All distances and times are approximate.
Geo-thermal heat exchange system
Well Water with Biocycle System
BER DetailsBER: B3 BER No.113304497 Energy Performance Indicator:129.63 kWh/m²/yr