Floor (sq. m): 996Land (ha): 14.97Beds: 6Baths: 2

Cuskinny House, Great Island, County Cork, P24 HW20

A wonderful coastal property with the handsome Georgian Cuskinny House commanding a magnificent position at the water's edge overlooking Cork Harbour

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  • Cobh 3 km | Midleton 18 km | Cork 23 km | M8 Motorway 15 minutes | Cork Airport 30 minutes | Shannon Airport 120 minutes | Dublin Airport 180 minutes(All distances and times are approximate)

    Cuskinny House with Entrance Hall | Staircase Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Library | Music Room | Conservatory | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility | Gallery Landing | Six Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Attic floor with Four Rooms and Bathroom.

    Garden Apartment | Stable Apartment | House Yard with Coach House | Wonderful Gardens and Pleasure Grounds with Beech Wood and Rhododendron Walk | Circa 800 metres of Shore Frontage with Beaches, Boat House and Dry Dock | Panoramic Views over Cuskinny Bay and Cork Harbour

    Gate Lodge | Farmhouse | Cottage | House Farmyard with separate access


    Lot 1: Cuskinny House with 14.97 hectares (37 acres)

    Further lots available -

    Lot 2: Agricultural Lands comprising 10.11 hectares (25 acres) | Lot 3: Agricultural Lands comprising 32.38 hectares (80 acres) | The Entire: 57.5 hectares (142 acres)

    Cuskinny House comprises a character coastal property set in a wonderful maritime setting on Cuskinny Bay, a small horseshoe bay off Cork Harbour. Surrounded by delightful gardens and pleasure grounds Cuskinny House enjoys a commanding position overlooking Cork Harbour, with exceptional uninterrupted views south to the harbour entrance at Roche's Point. Cuskinny House incorporates a medieval castle keep which once stood guard on this strategic site over the approaches to the inner harbour and to Cork itself. The original house, the seat of the French family, is believed to date from the 18th Century and was subsequently enlarged and given a new front circa 1837 by Cork architect Henry Hill. This included a three-bay front with two- storey canted bay windows, a gabled entrance porch together with bipartite sash windows and bracketed eaves.

    Descendants of the family have continued as custodians of the property to this day. The house benefits from a bright sunny position and is laid out over two floors plus attic. The generous and well-proportioned accommodation is lit by bay and large bipartite sash windows to the principle rooms. Extending to circa 996 sq m (10,720 sq ft), the accommodation includes reception hall, four reception rooms, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is further former staff quarters together with two self contained apartments to the Eastern Wing.

    The house has a wonderful approach with a sweeping tree-lined gravel drive running along the water's edge to a large gravel forecourt with lawns, framed by mature trees, running over one hundred metres to the foreshore. The gardens and pleasure grounds are an exquisite and particular feature of the property and extend to circa 9 ha (22.40 acres). They include beech wood, rhododendron walk, walled garden and beaches along Cuskinny Bay with swimming possible year round, for the hardy.

Cuskinny House, Great Island, County Cork, P24 HW20