Sherry Fitzgerald are delighted to present this stunning 2000 sq ft Residence on C. 3/4 Acre of Mature Gardens to the market. The original house is a stone built residence completed over 250 years ago, in 1760. It was the residence of a branch of the Dr Cross Family who also owned the famed Shandy Hall at the far side of the large adjoining meadow. Due to its strategic position and commanding views over the river crossing and countryside at Dripsey Bridge, the house was used as a Militia Barracks between 1803 and 1840, after that the house became a residence again, until in the early 1900s it was then used as an RIC Barracks during the war of Independence. After that, it was used as a home by many families until 1958.
In 1967 the derelict house was restored and extended, the present owners bought the property in 1972 and have used it lovingly as a family home until this day. The site is very private with a long driveway leading to the house which is surrounded by an abundance of space comprising of a patio area and vast gardens.
The magnificent ¾ acre of gardens are a treasure awaiting to be explored with a variety of mature and exotic plants.
This is an excellent location for rowing/fishing. The National Rowing Centre is nearby, plus the 2016 National course fishing competition took place on the same Inniscarra Lake where the O'Donovan brothers regularly train.
All amenities for comfortable family living are close by. There are a number of good primary and secondary schools in close proximity along with a multiple National Award winning garden centre/restaurant, plus an active community spirit in the area along with the Cork City bus stop outside your door. Don't miss out on the opportunity to view this unique home.
Living Room 4.08 x 4.87. Carpets, curtains, paneling, ceiling light fitting, ornate fireplace, coving.
Entrance Hall 1.78 x 5.19. Carpeted flooring, paneling, curtains, light fitting.
Lounge 6.11 x 3.86. Carpeted flooring, curtains, wooden beams, cast iron fireplace with art-deco tile insert an ...