DescriptionA handsome early Victorian former steward's house set in its own grounds in a delightful rural setting within easy reach of Cork city
AccommodationBlarney 3 km. Cork 13 km.
Cork Airport 18 km. Shannon Airport 115 km.
Porch, Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Butler’s Pantry, Kitchen, Back Porch. 4 Bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, Separate WC. Wooded gardens with grass Tennis Court. Courtyard with range of
traditional Outbuildings including Stables/loose boxes. Approached by Entrance Piers and Gates with
100 m Lime Avenue. Railed Paddocks.
In all about 1.88 Hectares (4.65 Acres)
FOR SALE FREEHOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY
Stoneview House is believed to be the former steward's house to the Blarney Castle estate and to date from the 1830s. Set on a lovely wooded site of c 4.65 acres, the house retains many of its original period features whilst undergoing a sympathetic but comprehensive renovation in 1989. The original steward is said to have looked after the tree planting on the castle estate, enabling him to bring back a pair of every variety which he planted on the estate to plant one at Stoneview. The house is listed in Guy's directory as being occupied by Robert Fitzgerald Townsend, JP, in 1891.
The property is constructed of rendered stone under slate and approached by a fine lime avenue leading
to a gravel forecourt with a delightful whitewashed stone courtyard immediately to the rear. Arranged
on two floors the house extends to some 207 sq metres (2,230 sq ft) with two reception rooms, kitchen/
breakfast room together with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house is clad in Boston Ivy to the
front and retains its period feel with original sash windows with rolled glass and shutters together with
pine floors, doors and staircase with high 3.0 m ceilings to the principal rooms.Indicative of the cross-over period of architectural styles, there are large Georgian windows to the rear.
Situated well off the public road the house enjoys much seclusion and privacy with mature trees and
paddocks ringing the property. The grounds include many fine trees together with a large lawned area
with grass tennis court. The peaceful rural location is close to Blarney and within easy reach of Cork
city and Airport with rapid access via the N20 dual carriageway.
Stoneview House is located in a quiet rural area some 3 km from the village of Blarney and only 13 km
from Cork city, Ireland’s second city, with excellent access. Cork International Airport can be reached
in around 25 minutes’ drive time. Mainline rail service to Dublin from Cork and Mallow, both around
20 minutes away.
The area is known for its outstanding natural beauty and its rich valleys of undulating farmland. There
is an abundance of leisure and sporting amenity close by – the area provides fishing to the Rivers Lee
and Blackwater, whilst golf is well catered for with courses at Muskerry, Blarney and Lee Valley with
Fota and Cork clubs within easy reach. Hunting is with the Muskerry Foxhounds, racing is at Mallow
with an active regional point-to-point calendar over the winter months.
Arched with terracotta tiles. Cut limestone steps.
About 6.00 m x 2.45 m
Solid timber door with stained glass wing windows and light over. Pine staircase to first floor. Exposed
pine floor, ceiling rose and cornice. Wall light points.
About 5.50 m x 5.30 m
A bright double aspect room with bay window to side and tripartite to front. Open fireplace with timber
chimneypiece, cast iron and tile insert and slate hearth. Exposed pine floor. Picture rail. Ceiling rose
About 4.55 m x 4.30 m
Tripartite sash windows to front. Open fireplace with cast iron chimneypiece with cast iron and tile
insert and slate hearth. Exposed pine floor. Ceiling rose and cornice. Picture rail. Wall light points.
Door off to
About 4.50 m x 2.00 m
Quarry tile floor. Under-stair storage cupboard.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
About 4.30 m x 4.20 m
Bright double aspect room with fitted pine kitchen. Stainless steel single drainer 1½ bowl sink unit with
mixer taps and separate filtered cold tap. Two-oven Aga with extractor fan and copper canopy over.
Ample work-surfaces with tile splash-backs. Quarry tile floor. Zanussi electric cooker with extractor
hood over. Zanussi dish washer. Door off to
Quarry tile floor. Tricity fridge freezer. Water softener. Solid timber door to rear yard.
Family Bathroom 4
Original Victorian cast iron claw foot bath with brass taps, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and WC.
Pine floor. Separate WC with original Victorian Activus WC and high flush , vanity wash hand basin,
walls decorated with hand painted tiles to match floral pattern of wc.
Shelved hot press with ladder access to attic and water heater. Wall light points.
Bedroom 1 About 4.35 m x 4.00 m
Pine floor. En suite Bathroom 1 with tiled cubicle and brass shower, bracketed antique wash hand
basin and WC. Shelved storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 About 4.30 m x 3.60 m (max dimensions)
Pine floor with cast iron fireplace. Wall light points. En suite Bathroom 2 with tiled cubicle and
antique brass shower, antique wash hand basin set in a pitch pine vanity unit with mirror and light over.
Bedroom 3 About 4.50 m x 3.20 m
Pine floor. Cast iron fireplace with slate hearth. Paneled clothes closet with hanging rails. En suite
Bathroom 3 tiled cubicle and brass shower, original Victorian wash hand basin set on cast iron frame.
Antique Invictas wash-down closet (WC) replete with mahogany thunder-box seat and high flush.
Bedroom 4 About 3.60 m x 2.75 m
Pine floor. Pitch Pine built-in wardrobes incorporating a cubicle with brass shower. Victorian pine wash
stand complete with Victorian washbowl, mirror over with light.
The house is approached by a curved entrance of rendered stone piers and iron gates with a wonderful
avenue of mature lime trees and gravel drive opening onto a gravel forecourt. Directly to the rear is a
whitewashed stone courtyard with a range of traditional outbuildings comprising of Laundry,
Workshop, Coach House and Stables together with a further separate storage shed. The yard is suitable
for a variety of uses and could be converted to provide further accommodation or business space,
subject to necessary planning consents.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The grounds are a particular feature of the property with a large lawn to the front with grass tennis
court. The property is ringed by mature trees planted over many years, providing much privacy and
seclusion. There are 4 railed paddocks complete with water supply and optional electric fencing. The
grounds contain a fulacht fiadh which is located close to the entrance gates.
Mains electricity. Phone line, separate fibre-optic cable to facilitate high speed broadband. Private
water from bore and private drainage to septic tank, with both within the curtilage. Oil-fired central
heating. ACV automatic heat tank supplying a pressurised water supply to showers and taps.
Mr. Thomas Carroll, Timothy J. Hegarty & Son, 58 South Mall, Cork
BER Rating : G
BER Number 100741404
Energy Performance Indicator: 486.07 kWh/m²/yr
GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is offered for sale freehold by private treaty. [Folio number - CK48852F, Townland –
Curraghnalaght, Barony - Muskerry East.] Vacant possession to be given upon completion.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Only those mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale.
PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES
These are based on the Ordnance Survey of Ireland and are for reference only. All measurements are
approximate only. They will be deemed to have been checked by prospective purchasers who will have
satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul
the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, either public or
private, all wayleaves and easements whether specifically mentioned or not.
These particulars are for guidance only and are prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the
property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Any description or information given should
not be relied on as a statement of fact. Some images of the property may have been taken from outside
the curtillage. Neither Michael H. Daniels & Co, nor any employee has any authority to give or make
any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or
distances are approximate only.
From Cork, proceed north taking the N20 Mallow/Limerick road. Take the R617 road to Blarney, on
entering the village there is a Maxol/Centra petrol station on the left , take the next right turn
immediately after this. Proceed on this road for approx. 2km and take a left at the first crossroads, the
house is approximately 500m on the right on this road opposite the first house on the left.
Alternatively please enter the eircode T23 X895 into Google Maps/Waze and follow directions from
your location. Please note that no signboards are erected at the property.