Overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay and its estuary from a majestic elevated position, Burren House delights in panoramic views across the rolling green hills of County Cork to the Old Head of Kinsale. The recently restored circa 1790 Georgian country home commands a 20-acre site originally occupied by an old fortification, complete with watchtower. Featuring all the charm and eloquence of Georgian design throughout the estate’s 5,628 square feet, a generous reception hall has arched access into the stair hall with its wonderful flying staircase. The drawing room and dining room each have feature chimney pieces, and the latter opens through French doors to a garden terrace, while a large country kitchen features an Aga range and a half-door to the courtyard adorned by an overhanging magnolia. The estate’s nine bedrooms offer spacious accommodations, with two suites and two bedrooms in the main house, and five bedrooms in guest housing adjacent to the courtyard. Grounds looped by a pleasure walk seamlessly link from formal gardens surrounding the house to the wider, more informal grounds that include specimen trees, shrubs, a small trout pond, and fertile pasture. A large flagstone terrace immediately beside the house is reached through double French doors that open to a long reflection pool. Outbuildings include a wine cellar, laundry, garage, workshop, and separate hay barn/stables.
Burren House lies between Kinsale and Clonakilty in picturesque West Cork, an area that includes numerous sandy beaches and castles, and offers an abundance of activities to the cyclist, equestrian, water sports enthusiast, and golfer. The immediate coastline includes the iconic Old Head of Kinsale, Dunworly, Howe Stand, Inchydoney, Coolmain Beach, and much more.