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Ballygriggan House is an imposing country house which has been much improved and extended in recent years. Set in an idyllic rural setting in the rolling farmland of north County Cork, the property commands delightful aspects with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
Approached by a tree lined drive, the house occupies an elevated yet secluded and private position, with a bright sunny aspect. The two storey house has a six bay front with offset entrance porch and a six-bay side elevation with recessed centre. The impressive accommodation has a practical layout extending to some 770 sq metres (8,200 sq ft) of manageable floor area.
The house has undergone a comprehensive programme of upgrading and extension in recent years to double the existing floor area together with new heating and hot water systems and a double garage. The accommodation is all of generous proportions and includes reception hall, four reception rooms, seven bedrooms and six ensuite and family bathroom.
The property extends to the whole townland of Ballygriggan and is bounded to the entire eastern and northern perimeter by the delightful trout stream, the River Awbeg. In 2004 the restoration of the North Lodge, set in the fields to the north of the house, was completed. The house is well placed to the centre of its lands, which extend to some c. 62.62 ha (c. 155 acres) in pasture.
The house is approached by a tree-lined drive to the forecourt and carriage circle. A secondary drive which runs parallel to the main drive gives access to Stable and House Yards.
The house is surrounded on three sides by gardens. To the front, lawns with trees provide seclusion whilst to the southern aspect a walled garden with sandstone flagged sun terrace with water feature lawn and shrubs provide a particular feature to the property. To the east, lawns with rhododendron lead to a ha-ha and wonderful views across the river valley.
Directly to the rear of the house, a gravel yard provides further car parking and Double Garage with electric roller doors and concrete floor. Adjoining the garage are traditional stone outbuildings with slate roofs, which provides further garaging and workshop space.
A short distance from the House Yard this comprises of 8 loose boxes together with tack room and kitchen with a further 2 boxes close by. an all-weather arena is located in a sheltered spot close to the Hay Barn.
Located away from the house and linked by the internal road this comprises of two separate modern steel portal-frame buildings - Hay Barn (30 m x 15 m) together with a Livestock Barn (18 m x 15 m)
Enjoying a delightful position set among the fields to the north of Ballygriggan House this two storey house was completely restored from a ruin in 2004. It has its own dedicated access from the public road as well as being accessed via the internal roadway. The accommodation includes three bedrooms, sitting room, dining room and kitchen. A stone and brick wall surrounds the cottage gardens to the rear.
The lands are, in the main, of good quality pasture with some summer grazing along the river margins and woodland/amenity to the steepest gradient where the lands drop to the river plain, designated a Special Area of Conservation. Totalling some (62.62 ha) c. 155 acres, they are well laid out in 15 main divisions surrounding the house with excellent road frontage to the western boundary. The River Awbeg forms the boundary to the eastern and northern perimeter. Parts of the land are in post and rail with part also enclosed by deer fencing.
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Additional Property InformationThis land/lot listing located at Ballygriggan, Castletownroche has seven bedrooms. The property is presently offered at $1,998,263.
This property is listed by Celia Lamb of Ganly Walters based in Ireland.