Castle In The Mist, County Cork, Ireland


Offered at €2,000,000

In the tranquil and unspoiled Blackwater Valley of north Cork, a stunning Georgian estate with its restored medieval castle overlooks the River Blackwater from 50 acres strategically situated on a high bluff. The region of rich and undulating farmland centered on Ireland’s premier salmon river provides an abundance of leisure activities. The lakes and mountains of Killarney are nearby, as are opportunities for hunting and golf. Built by Henry Foott in 1826, the residence commands sweeping panoramic views to the Ballyhoura and Galtee mountains. An entrance hall introduces the main rooms, which include sitting and drawing rooms, dining room, and a castle atrium with dramatic views past the adjacent castle, or tower house. The castle, which has been extensively restored and preserved, is believed to date to the 16th century. Linked to the house by an internal corridor, an indoor pool is inventively incorporated into the traditional stone building that once served as stables and overlooks a walled courtyard with an ornamental pond and fountain. A two-bedroom gate lodge guards the drive, and a one-acre walled garden with restored Victorian glasshouse encompasses an orchard as well as vegetable, flower, and rose beds.

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