DescriptionSet on 19 acres of a parkland setting fronting onto the River Blackwater, Templenoe House is a beautiful Georgian home of considerable character and charm with generous light and airy living accommodation having being lovingly maintained by its current owners. Approached by a Lime & Oak tree-lined avenue with the Blackwater Valley and the Nagle Mountains in the backdrop, the original house dates back to 1761 with the main house having been built c.1810. The entire property is surrounded by mature Beech & Oak trees offering privacy and calm while 300 yards of river frontage, beautiful old stone walls, an original cobblestone courtyard and mature gardens offer an unrivalled setting on limestone lands which are in permanent pasture renowned for their quality in the equine world.
The dwelling itself comprises 3 reception rooms, a kitchen, utility, pantry, 3 bathrooms, 6 bedrooms and 1 ensuite while there is also a 1 bedroom garden apartment overhead an old Coach house and stables. The apartment overlooks the walled garden and has both interconnecting access with the main house and it's own separate entrace from the garden. There are also two 1 bed semidetached cottage style residences which have been recently refurbished and are suitable for extended family or rental purposes if required. The entire property encloses a sheltered cobblestone courtyard which is private and offers sun and shade at all times throughout the day. While large feature fireplaces, high ceilings, sash windows, dual aspect rooms, handcrafted staircase are some of the many features on offer, the most striking of all is standing on the front steps of the porch looking out along the Blackwater Valley with the dramatic 13th century Cregg Castle and the Nagle mountains in the backdrop.
While the lands are renowned worldwide, it is the setting that is unrivalled. Surrounded by mature trees on three sides and the River Blackwater on the other, there are 3 well fenced paddocks offering natural shelter and excellent drainage. The gardens are mature with a variety of trees and shrubs while a well maintained vegetable garden caters for needs of the current owners producing the best of organic fruit and veg. The river Blackwater is Irelands third largest river rising in Kerry and flowing some 170km through Cork and Waterford until it enters the sea in Youghal in East Cork. The Blackwater is Irelands finest Salmon river and is also recognised as one of the most important Salmon rivers in Europe. The best of this fishing is found between Mallow and Lismore on any potential purchasers doorstep.
Its location is only 5km west of Fermoy town and 35 km north of the Jack Lynch tunnel /Cork city which means it is easily accessible from the M8 motorway. Situated on the northern bank of the river facing south, Templenoe benefits from natural sunlight from dawn to dusk. All in all this a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a property which oozes character & potential in an unspoilt setting offering privacy and an unrivalled lifestyle. Fish off the bank, kayak to Fermoy, walk the boundary path, rest in the garden hammock, take in Cregg Castle and the Blackwater valley off the balcony - whatever it is enjoy it!
AccommodationEntrance Porch 2.4m x 2.3m. Tiled floor. Enter off limestone cut steps.
Entrance Hall 6m x 3.5m. Tiled floor. Feature cornicing. 2 Cast iron radiators. 11.5 ft ceilings.
Drawing Room 8.5m x 6m. Solid wood flooring. Dual aspect south and east. Bay window. Cornicing. Large feature fireplace. Cast iron radiator.
Dining Room 5.9m x 5m. Solid wood flooring. Cornicing. Cast iron radiator. Feature fireplace with built in stove. Bay window.
Guest Wc 3.2m x 2.8m. Solid wood flooring. Wc., whb. Cornicing. Heated towel rail.
Kitchen 5.9m x 5.5m. Fitted kitchen with Aga oil fired cooker. Recessed lighting. Dual aspect. 2 Pantries off.
Office 4.2m x 2.1m. Carpet.
Utility Room 4.1m 4.6m. Vinly floor covering. Fitted units. Large double Belfast sink.
Back staircase to first floor.
Living Room /Study 5.4m x 5.5m. Tiled floor. Dual aspect. Feature fireplace. Book shelving.
Rear Hallway 5.9m x 2.65m.
Upstairs Landing Gallery landing, arched window overlooking courtyard.
Master Bedroom 5.9m x 5.1m. Carpet. Featured fireplace. Cast iron radiators. French Doors leading to south facing balcony overlooking the Blackwater Valley. Double aspect south / east facing.
Ensuite 2.6m x 2.5m. Tiled floor. Wc., pedestal whb. roll top bath, bidet. Electric radiator.
Bedroom 2 / Dressing Room 5.9m x 3.5m. Carpet. Cast iron radiator. Cornicing. Feature fireplace. Electric radiator.
Bedroom 3 5.1m x 5.9m. Carpet. Cast iron radiator. Electric radiator. Featured fireplace. Cornicing. Double aspect north/east.
Bathroom 3.2m x 2.3m. West window to courtyard. Floor and splashback tiling. Wc., pedestal whb., panelled bath. Electric radiator. Recessed lighting. West window to courtyard.
Wc. 1.2m x 0.9m. Toilet.
Bedroom 4 4.5m x 4.2m. Carpet. Featured fireplace. 2 Cast iron radiators. South aspect to courtyard.
Bedroom 5 4.3m x 5.9m. Carpet. 2 Cast iron radiators. Featured fireplace. South aspect to courtyard.
Bathroom 3.4m x 2.7m. Carpet. Panelled bath, l pedestal whb., bidet, toilet. Window to courtyard.
Bedroom 6 4.4m x 2.4m. Carpet. Radiator. South aspect.
Entrance Hall 4.8m x 1.9m. Carpet.
Bathroom 2.7m x 1.8m. Wc., whb., bath and shower.
Bedroom 5.1m x 4.7m. Carpet. Interconnecting door to main house.
Kitchen 3.5m x 1.6m. Fitted units. Sink. Vinyl floor covering.
Living Room 5.1m x 4.8m. Carpet. Solid fuel stove. Electric radiator.
Self contained semi-det. No 2.
Kitchen/Dining 3.4m x 6.5m. Solid wood flooring. Fitted kitchen. Open fireplace. Electric storage radiator. Door to limestone steps down to courtyard. South aspect.
Bedroom 2m x 2.3m.
Bathroom 2m x 2.3m. Wc., whb., shower, floor and splashback tiling.
Self contained semi-det. No.1
Kitchen/Dining 3.4m x 6.5m.
Bedroom 2m x 2.3m.
Bathroom 2m x 2.23m. Wc., whb, shower, floor and splashback tiling.
FeaturesMain House 512 sq. m. (5, 500 sq. ft.)
Self-Contained Apt 77 sq. m (825 sq. ft.)
Semi-Detached Cottage 1 50.3 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.)
Semi-Detached Cottage 2 50.3 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.)
Approx. 19 acres parkland setting
Sweeping tree lined avenue
Cobble block courtyard
Approx. 280 meters frontage onto the Blackwater
Beautifully nature landscaped gardens
Private & mains water supply (340 ft. deep well)
Cork (Jack Lynch tunnel) 35km
Rosslare Harbour 170km
Cork International Airport.
BER DetailsBER: E1
BER No: 113859300
Performance Indicator: 318.56 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Fermoy on 025 32725