BELVELLY HOUSE, BELVELLY, COBH, CO CORK
€870,000 Guide Price
Property SummaryIt is, with such pleasure, that I bring the Iconic Belvelly House ( a piece of history ) to the market, along with a cottage, 2 storey studio, some lovely old outbuildings and 1.8 acres of land overlooking the estuary of Belvelly.
The Arts and Craft – style house was built in 1890 and is a detached l- shaped plan three bay three storey house with gabled west bay and single-bay single-storey entrance porch to front (north) elevation, gablets to front and west elevations, two-bay two-storey extension to east, sunroom and extension to rear (south). House displays skilled craftsmanship and the use of fine materials in a unified Tudor Revival style composition. They certainly don’t built house like this anymore, the house just has so much character and charm.
The house is a 4/5 bedroom /4 bathroom/ 4 reception room house so plenty of room to work from home and raise a family or indeed run a business such as a restaurant, guest house, retreat venue or indeed an art gallery and restaurant – it offers so much potential both for the commercial and residential buyer. The Wifi is connected to fibreoptic high speed broadband.
The extension is a show stopper – it acts as a formal dining room with French doors overlooking the Castle and estuary by adding this room, it opens up the northern aspect of the house to take full advantage of the view. Off the formal sitting room which also has French doors leading to the south facing patio area has a beautiful fireplace and off the sitting room is the sunroom complete with jasmine provides a beautiful scent and flowers during the summer, you are also overlooking the stunning grounds, showing off the beautiful shrubs and flowers and of course the view.
The current owners have done an awful lot of work to house over the years in order to maintain it our piece of history such as re-slating the roof, renderings chimneys and insulation attics. They also lovingly restored the story book original casement windows with diamond patterned cast iron mullions – they also installed internally of double glazed windows which “ keep the heat in “.
The kitchen is so welcoming with its AGA adding such warmth to the house. The current owners increased the size of the kitchen and it is now a full modernised kitchen whilst being sympatheic to the rest of the house.
The two storey studio is fully restored as a working work shop complete with a wood burning stove, there is also a single storey 2 bedroom cottage which is ideal to generate a rental income or indeed could be used for a family member, visitors or aupairs. The cottage has been restored and there is a cosy gas stove which gives out ample heat to the dry lined cottage. There are also three other stone sheds used for lawn tools, potting and storage.
The furthest section of the garden may be sold as a separate plot which would have its own driveway so there are options for the buyer and this is all subject to negotiation.
Belvelly house is truly a special house and add significantly to the architectural heritage of the Great Island. Not only would you be buying a house but a piece of history.