Have Georgian on your mind?
£2.8m country home is recently renovated and a lovely spot close to West Cork and city
Published 19/03/2014 | 02:30
Garryhankard House, located at Upton, near Inishannon in Co Cork, is a palatial Georgian country home recently renovated and is now on the market for a cool €2.8m.
The house is set on an elevated site surrounded by 38ac of land laid out in paddocks and serviced by a state-of-the art stable yard.
Located 21kms from Cork, 8km from Bandon and 2.5km from Inishannon, Garryhankard is described by Celia Lamb of Ganly Walters as one of the finest houses in Cork.
Built in the early 1800s for the Rev Somers Payne, the house changed ownership twice during the next 90 years until, towards the end of the 19th century, it became the parochial house for the Catholic clergy of Innishannon.
The building included an oratory where mass was said and where many locals were baptised or married.
In the 1990s, Garryhankard was sold to a private owner who carried out extensive renovation work extending the property to include among the new facilities, a 24.9m indoor swimming pool.
The stud at Garyhankard was established in 2001 when an adjoining 40ac dairy farm was purchased and converted into a top class equestrian establishment.