Period Property for Sale in Co. Cork

Rathclare House, Buttevant, Co. Cork
A delightful Victorian house set in a wonderful parkland setting with 8.9 acres

Rathclare is a most attractive Victorian five bay house that enjoys a delightful parkland setting with southerly aspects over a gentle slope to the banks of the River Awbeg. It was part of the vast Egmont estate and was originally a smaller house believed to date from the mid 18th century. The house was purchased by Canon David Burdon in 1886 and has remained in the family to the present.

The house is steeply hipped with large chimneystacks. The bay windows were removed in 1965 whilst the single storey library was dismantled and rebuilt in 1986 to the original design. A double yard directly adjoins the house to the north. The large windows and high ceilings afford an airy interior full of light, with the main rooms facing south and enjoying the parkland setting. The easily managed and well-proportioned accommodation extends to over 330 sq metres (3500 sq ft) arranged on two floors and includes three reception rooms and five bedrooms.

The house is approached via entrance gates and a tarmac drive, leading to a carriage circle with parking and leading on to the yard to the rear. The house is enclosed to the front by lawns bounded by balustrade over a ha-ha. The immediate grounds are heavily planted with specimen beech, which are a particular feature of the property. A walled garden is located adjacent to the house and has a number of fruit trees including pear, apple and plum. To the rear is the house yard with a single storey cottage (workshop), log store and garage. A bell tower arch leads to the yard with a range of traditional stone under slate lofted outbuildings. These include stabling with four original stalls. The land is in pasture, with two paddocks around the house.

Rathclare House is located a short distance north of the town of Buttevant, a medieval market town. The origins of the present town are Norman and closely connected with the principal stronghold of the de Burgh (Barry) clan from the 13th century. There is good access to Cork City and International Airport and to Limerick and Shannon Airport via the newly opened Shannon tunnel. The planned M20 Cork to Limerick motorway will allow rapid access to both cities. The town has shopping and banking facilities with outstanding leisure and sporting amenities close by. The larger centres of Mallow and Charleville are some 13 km distant with comprehensive financial, shopping and leisure facilities.

Price: excess €500,000
Last update: 10th May 2017
Contact: Michael Daniels
Tel.: +353 (0)25 31023
Email: info@michaelhdaniels.com

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