Location, History & Style. Three words that define Oikoseen House on Bailick Road. Colbert & Co are proud to bring this iconic building to the market in what is quickly becoming the No.1 area to live in Midleton. Bailick Road has a host amenities that set it apart from your average address, not least the stunning views out over the Owenacurra Estuary. There are also fantastic walkways through Ballyanon Woods and all this whilst still being only a 2 minute drive from the N25 Cork-Waterford road. A short 5 minute walk will bring you into Midleton town where you have every amenity imaginable including all major supermarkets, award winning restaurants. Jameson Whiskey centre, 5 screen Omniplex, train station, secondary and primary schools and the famous Farmers Market which takes place every Saturday morning.
The house, which sits on an entire site of 0.18 acres (0.07 hectares) was built in the last two decades of the eighteenth century (1780-1800) probably by two Cork based businessmen Messrs John Anderson and John Lapp, who built their large granary/maltings at the confluence of the Owenacurra Estuary and the Ballinacurra River (or Creek) at that time. The house was known as Charleston from an early date and it is recorded as such in the 1st Edition 6-inch Ordnance Survey map of Ballinacurra (1837-1842). Charleston (as it then was) passed through various hands â€“ Samuel McCall (a Scot like John Anderson), John Halloran and JH Bennett.
The house may have been the residence of the manager of the Charleston Maltings (now converted into apartments). However, in the early twentieth century, the Bennett family moved into old Charleston while their new house was being constructed on the hill behind it. This large new house was, completed in 1911 and was then given the name.....Charleston. Meanwhile the old Charleston was given a new identity. JH Bennett had the old house divided into two, with one part accommodating his sister.
In later years Oikoseen was transformed into offices which were used by the County Fire Department amongst others. The interior of this home still has the office fit out and will take som ...