Elegance on the coast
Published 02/12/2011 | 05:00
Six-bedroom period house on three acres
A marvellous coastal setting with views southward over Cork Harbour as well as its own pier are among the attractions of Whitegate House.
Originally built in 1780, it has been embellished over the years and now is presented in a comfortable condition throughout.
Its four bay features enhance the elegance of a number of rooms including the formal reception rooms which include a drawing room and sitting room to the front and a fine dining room to the rear.
The drawing room is a circular shaped room with original pine flooring, intricate cornicing, ceiling rose, original shutters and cast-iron fireplace with marble surround.
The modern kitchen has its work space supplemented by a laundry room and utility room both of which, along with a guest toilet, are located in the basement.
Upstairs there are six bedrooms, some of which have original fireplaces as well as phone and TV connections. A toilet and bathroom are also located at this level.
An attractive feature of the entrance porch are the stain glass French double doors leading to the hall. Its comfort is enhanced by PVC windows and central heating.
With both internal and external access to the large basement with its six rooms, the property offers potential for further accommodation.
Outside is an old stone courtyard with stone outbuildings and the grounds include about three acres of woodland.
Contact: Hegarty Properties 021 4639411