Guide Price: €2,650,000
A very attractive country residence pleasantly situated within its own totally secluded and private historic estate set above the river Lee and including magnificent mature gardens with interesting specimen trees and shrubs.
Comprising some 80 acres or 32.4 hectares, the undulating grounds are exceptional and a particular feature of the estate. Enjoying a sheltered position deep within the private estate, Oakgrove House is a pleasant and manageable home. The current Oakgrove House dates from 1924 and incorporates the castellated part of an earlier circa 1750 house, once the holiday home of the famous Edwardian actress and singer Lily Elsie, best known for her starring role in Franz Lahar’s operetta ‘The Merry Widow’. Comprehensively restored and remodelled some 25 years ago, circa 1996, the present residence is extremely comfortable and homely.
Accommodation includes 6 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms and extends to some 8,778 square feet or 815.5 square metres, including the pool complex and garage. An attractive stone cottage has 3 bedrooms and extends to some 1,238 square feet or 115 square metres. A Georgian portico leads into a generous reception hall with a timber fireplace and carved timber staircase to the first floor. It accesses the morning room, dining room, drawing room and kitchen. The morning room has south and west facing bay windows, fitted bookcases and a carved timber fireplace. The dining room is panelled in light Oak wainscoting, features a carved timber fireplace and links to the kitchen. The kitchen is extremely generous and has an east facing breakfast area, which opens out to a garden parterre. There is an AGA cooking range (oil fired) and the kitchen is Poggenpohl designed. A large billiard room or party room connects to the kitchen and has a large feature open fireplace. It leads in turn to a cellar room and the estate office, designed and fitted by Neville Johnson. The large L-shaped drawing room incorporates a music room and has a timber fireplace. It leads to the garden room or orangerie, which overlooks a lily pond. Folding doors linking the outside terrace seating area to the inside. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite comprises of the entire front façade of the house. It has windows on the East, South and West sides of the room giving wonderful garden views. The Eastern End of the room leads to the en-suite marbled bathroom whilst at the Western end of the suite there are capacious built-in wardrobes. There are three further bedroom suites, two with en-suite shower rooms and one with an en-suite bathroom. There is also a sizeable walk-in wardrobe. The pool complex is positioned across the courtyard and includes a large indoor swimming pool measuring approx. 48 ft x 15 ft (14.6 metres x 4.5 metres), a large sauna, fitted changing room, walk-in shower and a WC. The 3-car garage has an electric door. An upper floor gymnasium could combine with a kitchen below to make a small apartment, subject to any necessary consents. A small stable yard adjacent to the cottage includes workshops, stables and stores. The walled garden includes a greenhouse and a charming castellated store. In addition to the mature woodlands with many pathways, there are paddocks suited to equestrian, livestock or tillage use. A fenced hard tennis court lies west of the front lawns.
Bustling Macroom town, noted for the eclectic colour scheme of its houses, pubs and shops, is just a 12-minute drive away. It has a country market and an array of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops and both primary and secondary schooling. The Carrigadrohid village is a 3-minute drive and the larger Coachford village a 5-minute drive. Cork city, a European Capital of Culture winner, is a 30-minute drive and offer extensive facilities.
Cork International airport provides flights to Europe and North America and is within a 30 minute drive of Oakgrove. Shannon International airport is just under a 2-hour drive and Dublin International airport about a 3-hour drive. Cork Harbour provides European ferry services to Roscoff (France). Royal Cork Yacht Club (Crosshaven) 31 miles or 50 km, Lee Valley Golf and Country Club 17 minutes driving, Farran Wood (Zipit Forest Adventures) 11 minute drive. Numerous sandy beaches within 30 minutes driving.
Well water, oil fired central heating (individual room thermostats), landline telephone with broadband, mobile telephone coverage, smoke alarm, burglar alarm, septic tank sewage.
The fitted carpets and curtains will remain in the property on closing and will become the property of the successful purchaser.
Any light fittings, garden statues or ornaments (including specifically the fountain), machinery, animals, furniture and any chattels within the house or other buildings are excluded from the sale.
David Ashmore, Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Ronan Daly Jermyn
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City Gate Park
Cork, T12 DHOF.
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