Killasseragh, Ballynoe, Midleton, Co. Cork

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€750,000

Detached House
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Detached House

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Contact Name: Patricia Stokes

Agent: Patricia Stokes Auctioneers & Valuers

PSR Licence Number: 004586

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Key Features

5 bed detached home extending to 3,750 sq. ft.
Guest Cottage
Stable Block
Selection of additional outbuildings
Main bedroom suite to include en-suite
Two additional bathrooms to service four double rooms
Private well with new filtration system fitted
Septic tank
Oil fired central heating
Excellent broadband connectivity

Property Description

Set on grounds extending to approx. 5 acres is the wonderful Killasseragh a blended period property dating from c. 1840 brought into the modern world in 2005 and enhanced further over the last 12 months. Killasseragh now presents as a 5 bedroomed detached family home extending to approx. 3,750 sq. ft. with a host of out buildings to include stable block, outhouses, work sheds and of course its own guest cottage. The property is arranged around well planted gardens and a central sheltered inner courtyard. This home sits in a beautiful peaceful countryside setting with uninterrupted views of The Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh mountains as its backdrop.
Killasseragh started its life back in 1840 as a small two up two down traditional cottage. Over the years it has been sympathetically and tastefully modified and extended making sure that the new blends seamlessly with the old. Many of the olde world features remain in place in the original structure and the more modern twist gives a nod to these. A shiny black AGA, original internal doors in places, wide plank oak flooring and designed wood panelling to dado height blend well together. Floor to ceiling heights vary as you move from room to room with vaulted areas measuring 17ft 5" (5.35 mt) to 10ft (3.04m) in the main lounge and 8ft 3"( 2.6 m) at upper levels. This home sports a C1 energy rating, a testament to the materials used in its upgrades. The current owners enjoy their open fires however the current energy rating could easily become a B if alternations were carried out to some of the three fireplaces by installing solid fuel stoves.
The property sits perfectly within its 5 acre landholding. The property, its immediate gardens, courtyards, outbuildings, stable block and guest cottage take up approx. 1 acre of these grounds all arranged in a horse shoe shape giving shelter and privacy to the inner courtyard. The balance of the 4 acres is laid out as a paddock with a natural stream running along its southern border.
The internal accommodation of this home is every bit as interesting as its external with wide open plan rooms coupled with cozy corners. The accommodation in brief offers entrance porch, wonderful open plan reception hall flooded in natural light with vaulted floor to ceiling height and windows, beautiful kitchen/dining room, interior designed lounge, snug, dining room, teenage den, guest wc all at entry level. The first floor of this home offers and extensive landing space giving rise to five double bedrooms with main bedroom suite enjoying its own en-suite, two family bathrooms support the other four.
There is something very special about a home that has two different staircases to the upper level as it gives a level of interest and intrigue not found in more traditional homes . Killasseragh does not disappoint when it comes to intrigue or interest. The front of the home is appealing with its neutrally painted finish all capped with a red brick trim. The entrance porch is attractive with its carriage lights either side and gives easy access to the front door. Black PVC fascia and soffit combine with black shoots to break the elevation and give definition to the overall layout.
There is a selection of access points to the grounds of this home depending on the particular activity at hand. The original pedestrian and double black wrought iron gates along with the low wall and pedestrian path to the glazed sun porch leading into the original cottage are perfect and still in place. Set within old stone walls that gable to the road outside complete with peep holes these now sport high gloss black paint which blends with fresh whitewashed walls to give them their summer look. A newer and separate sweeping driveway is flanked with the wrap around paddock to the right while the back of the buildings enclosing the courtyard area are to the left. There is vehicular access to the courtyard from the driveway via stable gate set within an old stone wall.
The location of Killasseragh is ideal, set within the rolling countryside of east Cork. It is best accessed from the M8 just 15 minutes away along the Conna/ Rathcormac Road. The property is also easily accessed from Midleton less than 20 minutes. Cork city is approx. a 40min drive.


Accommodation :

Entrance Porch
Wide and welcoming arched entrance finished with extra-large patio flagstones. The entrance porch is covered and has the benefit of some fitted presses for wellington storage, dog leads or riding helmets depending on the need. A sage green front door enjoys glazed upper panels and brass door dressing

Reception Hall 9.48m x 6.47m (31.10ft x 21.23ft)
It is difficult to attribute the words reception hall to this space as it is truly much much more as you arrive into a wide and open vaulted space. A tear drop chandelier greets you as you enter. Three wide steps lead to the upper section where a French limestone fireplace with black cast iron inset and black marble heart sits at the centre. This area enjoys a vaulted floor to ceiling height of 17ft 5 â accentuating this space and a sister tear drop chandelier lights it. The upper landing is gallery from the reception hall below. The back part of this reception enjoys floor to ceiling glazing looking out into the inner courtyard and works well as home office space. The entire reception is finished with wide plank oak floor is flooded in lots of natural light and wall lights illume the space. Extra high moulded skirting, architrave and cornicing finish the space. A bespoke radiator covers acts as a display shelf unit and a cosy tuck away caters for coats and shoes.

Lounge 7.12m x 4.98m (23.36ft x 16.34ft)
Accessed off the reception hall is a beautiful lounge. Finished to interior designer standards this room is triple in aspect taking in the views of the entire surrounding countryside as well as the immediate gardens adjacent to this home. Sporting 10ft high ceilings a marble fireplace with black cast iron inset and black marble heart sits at its centre with oak floor. Cornicing and picture rail as well as extra high skirting finishes the room. Wall lights and chandeliers illuminate.

Kitchen/Dining Room 7.10m x 4.18m (23.29ft x 13.71ft)
Flooded from all sides with natural light is this particularly bright kitchen/dining room. This room is fitted with a bespoke kitchen built to fit the space perfectly. This designed piece of fitted furniture returns in a low window seat connecting the more formal dining on one side of the kitchen to its functional parts on the other. Display presses, open shelves, book shelves, pull out drawers, plate racks, wine racks all form part of the kitchen with boasts and array of floor and eye level units. Set at its centre is a bespoke island with circular sink and a clever overhang which acts as a breakfast counter for those times when spending time over a meal at the dining table is not possible. The island has its own built in oven and a second sink. The backdrop to this kitchen is the shiny black AGA fitted into its own dedicated space with canopy overhead housing two separate extractor fans. The AGA is dual fuel by gas and electricity and is extra-large with four ovens to cater for full family gatherings with ease. Cupboards are located at either side for handy storage of spices, pots and pans. A double Belfast sink brakes the run of counter top space and sits beneath a gable window looking out over the gardens. An American fridge freezer and dishwasher slot in perfectly. Full height double glazed doors lead out into a cozy enclosed kitchen garden. Three matching drop down lights together with porcelain cream tiled floor bring the different functions of this room together well and lets it read as one.

Home Office 3.55m x 3.28m (11.65ft x 10.76ft)
Located of the reception hall is a cosy room and is a great blend that links the newer part of this home to the old. Offering a myriad of uses this room is fully fitted with open book shelves and storage. Finished with wide plank oak floor.

Guest WC 2.38m x 1.45m (7.81ft x 4.76ft)
Tastefully decorated to interior design standards. Two piece suite from the heritage range to include old world WC with pull chain flush as well as pedestal sink. Hot press off.

Living/Dining Area 5.57m x 4.71m (18.27ft x 15.45ft)
Located in the original part of this home is a beautiful dining room. This room has lower floor to ceiling height and is dual aspect with windows on both side. A feature fireplace sits at the end of the room with green tiled insert within black cast iron and marble heart and all set within a painted wood surround. This room is beautifully decorated with discreet wall lights and lamps in calming tones ideal for cosy evenings of entertaining.

Teenage Den 5.55m x 5.06m (18.21ft x 16.60ft)
Originally the kitchen of the home this room is extensive in size and provides an amazing area for children to hang out. A fire heart built in red brick takes up position against the back wall and has now been modernised with the inset of a black Henley cast iron stove. Like most of the rooms in this home this teenage den is dual in aspect and has the added benefit with direct access via sage green door with glazed inset out into the inner courtyard. Wood panelling to dado height and fully panelled ceiling.

Back Hall 5.23m x 2.15m (17.16ft x 7.05ft)
Another nod to the old world part of this home is the back hall accessed from the original front porch. The hall is decorated with wood panelling to dado height and wood floor. Deep set window looking out into the inner courtyard.

Sun Porch 1.80m x 1.56m (5.91ft x 5.12ft)
The original entrance to the property glazed from hip height with selection of clear and stained glass. The entrance door keeps that upper glazing running through. Pained with white washed walls and tiled floor giving access to the back hallway.

Stairs and Landing
The staircase of this home is open and bright and finished with fitted carpet run complete with stair rods. The back wall is punched out as a feature and wallpapered. The landing is open and bright and the windows at the lower reception is carried through to here. Gallery in effect to the reception hall below. This is a beautiful space. Finished with carpet, wall lights, cornicing and centre rose.

Main Bedroom 6.99m x 4.16m (22.93ft x 13.65ft)
Offering triple aspect this is a perfect main bedroom and it enjoys magnificent views. Tastefully decorated in calming tones. Arranged currently with free standing storage the room offers the next owner the opportunity to create an alternative dressing room arrangement.

En-suite 4.17m x 1.95m (13.68ft x 6.40ft)
Fitted with four piece bathroom suite to include corner entry shower, corner bath tub, WC and wash hand basin. This room is finished with wood panelling to dado height and wall papered over head. Heated towel rail. Fully tiled shower cubicle and tile over bath tub. Fully tiled floor.

Bedroom 2 4.98m x 3.59m (16.34ft x 11.78ft)
A lovely double bedroom dual in aspect with neutral pallet of colour tones running through. This room is perfectly square and allows the freedom for the occupier to place furniture whichever way they wish.

Bedroom 3 4.98m x 3.26m (16.34ft x 10.70ft)
Another lovely dual aspect bedroom. Beautifully decorated and finished in calming tones.

Main Bathroom 3.84m x 1.95m (12.60ft x 6.40ft)
Fitted with three piece white suite with corner entry shower. Decorated with wood panelled to dado height and wall paper overhead. Heated towel rail and discreet shelving for storage needs.

Stairs
Finished with carpet and tastefully painted.

Bedroom 4 5.18m x 2.81m (16.99ft x 9.22ft)
Another fine double room with secret window complete with shutters fitted and peep through to the main landing on the other side. It is easy to see from here how this section of the house could be seamlessly incorporated to the other side at this upper level. The bedroom is finished with tasteful neutral wallpaper and carpet. Gable window looking out into the inner courtyard.

Bedroom 5 3.34m x 2.50m (10.96ft x 8.20ft)
Double in size with wall light and finished with carpet. Gable window looking out across the gardens.

Dressing Room 5.13m x 2.41m (16.83ft x 7.91ft)
Acting as a support to both bedroom 4 and 5 as a dressing room / robe space. This entire area could easily be reconfigured to give these two double room their own en-suites.

Bathroom 2 2.26m x 1.14m (7.41ft x 3.74ft)
Offering a jack and Jill arrangement to bedrooms 4 and 5 is this lovely bathroom. Finished with three piece white shower suite with corner entry shower, wall hung sink and WC. Panelled to dado height in duck egg blue and tastefully decorated above. Tiled floor and fully tiled shower cubicle. Heated towel rail fitted.

Cottage 6.50m x 4.19m (21.33ft x 13.75ft)
Measuring approx. 550 sq. ft. the guest cottage is a white washed two storey independent building fronting the inner courtyard. This building is open plan with stairwell to upper level. Fitted with hardwood double glazed windows and door it has been re floored, re roofed and is fully wired. It allows the next buyer to put their own stamp on its layout and finish.

Stable 16.19m x 4.60m (53.12ft x 15.09ft)
Measuring an impressive overall 826 sq. ft. (76.8 sq. mt.) with a floor to ceiling height of 3.9mt. there are multiple entry points via a selection of double doors offering 5 sections. Located adjacent to the 4 acre paddock for ease. Finished in white wash with racing green doors this stable bank is in good condition and is wired. A new water filtration system has been installed for the entire property and its workings are located here. Outside tap.

Courtyard Building
All in perfect order inside these buildings collectively give an additional approx. 800 sq. ft. of covered enclosed space. The are located enclosing the inner courtyard and all of the buildings are clean, cleared and dry, ready to go for whatever use a new purchaser may have for them.

Outside : The property sits on an overall site of 5 acres with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside to include uninterrupted views of The Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh mountains as its backdrop. The gardens surrounding and immediate to the house are beautifully maintained and offer a selection of finishes from wide open lawns for football practice or trampoline bouncing to the protected inner courtyard which is beautifully enclosed. A wide sweeping driveway gives access the front of this home. Finished in limestone chippings the driveway is flanked by an extensive lawn populated in places by mature planted beds and trees. A low stone wall encloses a level space ideal for parking and gives easy access to a direct way into the kitchen / dining room. A built in pizza oven is strategically placed alongside with stepping stones to an upper area. The most magnificent spreading sycamore tree sits within the old low stone wall where the pizza oven is and gives welcome shade in sunny days.
The sheltered inner courtyard off the kitchen is a haven of peace, tranquillity and heat. It is beautifully encased with old stone wall with black wrought iron gates leading to the front or separately to the rear. Double doors directly from the kitchen lead out to this space giving an ideal area for tiny tots to play outside under direct supervisions. An old restored carriage wheel is set with the low stone wall giving a view to the more extensive courtyard beyond.
Beyond the kitchen garden the space opens up into a more formal courtyard bounded on all sides by the property itself as well as additional out buildings one which makes an ideal guest cottage. These old buildings are white washed in finish flooding the light back throughout the courtyard and into the home. Some enjoy the old cast iron windows while the guest cottage has been upgraded with new windows and doors.
A slightly raised patio with lean too covered roof is a beautifully sheltered space surveying all the inner courtyard has to offer and directly accessed from the teenage den.
The sweeping drive way as you come off the public road is flanked with the wrap around paddock to the right while the back of the buildings enclosing the courtyard area to the left. There is vehicular access to the rear courtyard from the driveway via stable gate set within an old stone wall. The amount of and level of interest at every twist and turn of the property cannot be overstated from the small little nooks where seating is strategically placed within a rose garden for moments of solitude and bird song to be enjoyed to the myriad of different dining area that have naturally formed around the house.
The paddock extending to approx. 4 acres is fully fenced and well sheltered. It enjoys a stream forming a natural boundary on the southern side. The paddock wraps around the property and leads easily to the stable block on the northern side of the property.
The piers to the front of the first day cottage is still in place as is the pathway now well landscaped and enclosed with cobble lock upstands. Mature bushes and trees at the front wrought iron black gates lead into the back courtyard with the stable block and it is easy to see why this was once the original entrance. Arriving on this side also gives the clear vista of the mountain range out in front of you. Again old stone boundary walls with peep holes through and recess are in evidence

BER Details

BER No. 114735632

Energy Performance Indicator: 0.00 kWh/m2/yr

This property was last updated: 2 days ago


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1, Horgans Quay, Cork, Co. Cork

Contact Name: Patricia Stokes

PSR Licence Number: 004586

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