A character Georgian house tucked away in a delightful elevated and wooded setting with
views over a tranquil inlet off Cork Harbour.
The property is located within minutes of Midleton and within an easy commute of Cork city
and international airport.
Midleton 7 km. Cork 29 km. Cork Airport 34 km.
(All distances approximate)
Entrance Hall, Staircase Hall, Front Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Library, Study, Garden
Room, Kitchen, Pantry, Boot Room, Sauna. Six Bedrooms, Six Bathrooms. Linen Room. Office.
Charming Stone Yard with Traditional Outbuildings. Delightful wooded Grounds. Walled Orchard.
Ten acre Meadow.
Far reaching unspoilt Views over East Ferry inlet and Great Island.
In all about 12.85 Hectares (31 Acres)
FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY
Rathcoursey has a rich and colourful history, mainly associated with the sea, dating back centuries.
A strategic site commanding far-reaching views and controlling the narrow but navigable East Ferry
inlet, this was where a medieval castle was built by the Anglo-Norman De Coursey family. Their
legacy lives on in the name of the house along with part of the castle bawn wall, which now forms
part of the walled garden.
Although the earliest parts date from the 17th century, the house is predominantly 18th Century, with
the main part of the house built in 1773 by sea captain John Tynte Smyth and commemorated by a
stone plaque on the south wall. A later extension was made in 1840, to the rear, when a polished
pine staircase was also installed.
The 7-bay house was has been completely restored and updated in recent years, yet remains full of
history and character with many original features remaining - including sash windows with shutters,
floors and fireplaces. The light and spacious accommodation is arranged on two floors and extends
to some 410 sq metres (4400 sq ft) and includes three reception rooms, six bedrooms and six
bathrooms. The house enjoys a sunny south-wester ...