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Brumana, Rushbrooke, Cobh.

Brumana, Rushbrooke, Cobh.

Guide Price: €1,400,000

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Brumana is an exceptional example of Edwardian excellence extending to circa 3,300 square feet with stunning inner harbour views across to the picturesque village of Monkstown.  Built between 1901 and 1903, Brumana has been described in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage as a “substantial house with interesting features” and typical of houses built to accommodate military and merchants in Cobh in the early twentieth century. The house and grounds have been extensively and sympathetically restored to their former glory by its current owners.

The property  is superbly located on the perimeter of Cork city with private access to Rushbrooke train station and a mere twenty minute train ride or twenty five minute drive to Cork city, 2km kilometres from Cobh town centre,  Rushbrooke has  its own primary school, vibrant tennis & croquet club, kindergarten, train station and much more.  

Brumana enjoys a beautiful and sheltered orientation to the south west, having the main reception rooms and bedrooms situated to take advantage of this orientation and views across the site and inner harbour. It sits on mature and well maintained grounds of circa 1.5 acres. 

The fine detail of the revival of this superb property in 2006 incorporates the restoration of original features to include windows, architraves, coving, frieze, floors and more. This exacting work has resulted in the achievement of an excellent finish utilising some of the most luxurious materials.  

The property is a listed building and not surprisingly so, as it illustrates charm and character of the highest level.  

Extensive living and bedroom accommodation is offered, arranged over two floors comprising two reception rooms, library, sunroom, office, breakfast room, a fully fitted kitchen/dining room, pantry, four bathrooms and five bedrooms.  Original servant quarters comprise a delightful bedroom and the office all with separate external entrance ideal for use for an au pair or an independence seeking teenager.  

The property has oil fired central heating, an aga, two wood burning stoves and one open fireplace.  There is an enclosed yard to the rear with three outhouses.  The Potting Shed, a spacious detached unit is located on the north western boundary of the site.  

BER  Exempt                                                                          EIRCODE    P24FK64


BER: Exempt

Porch entry    9’5” x 4’6”   Mosaic tiled floor.

Grand Hall    22’0” x 10’0” with parquet flooring   feature hand carved staircase, and solid fuel stove.

Inner hallway   8’11” x 4’0”

WC   4’11” x 4’1” both with mosaic tiled floor. 

Cloakroom  13’0” x 4’5”  porcelain tiled floor.  Whb .

Library 10’6” x 10’6” with fitted shelving.

Sun room 13’0” x 5’5”

Sitting room  1   18’0” x 16’0”

Gracious bright and airy room with original Old Cork marble fireplace. 2 windows onto delightful verandah at front.

Centre rose and picture rail.

Family room 22’0”  x 16’0” (including bay )  Original flooring.  Cork marble fireplace with large stove (11kw)

Feature bay window with seating and storage. 

Breakfast room  11’9” x 11’0”  with feature window and fireplace. (decorative only)

Kitchen  20’6” x 15’0”  Fully fitted walnut interior shelving and double height storage.  Original tile to floor.

Aga with 2 ovens.

Pantry   7’5” x 6’5”


Rear hall  17’4” x 4’5”

Bathroom, whb & wc  8’2” x 7’9”

Storage  room  7’6” x 6’5”

Stairs to office  12’5” x 10’10”with  cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom no. 5   also with cast iron fireplace

First floor return:-  Main bathroom 10’5” x 8’9” with curved jacuzzi bath, whb, wc.  Pine flooring, ceiling rose.

Spacious landing 12’4” x 10’0”

Master bedroom 22’0” x 16’0”    Windows overlooking the garden and river. 

Dressing room 7’0” x 5’0” fully shelved.

Bedroom no. 2  18’0” x 16’0”  also overlooking the front garden.

Windows east and south west.  Centre rose, coving and picture rail.

En suite shower room 11’7” x 10’2”  Shower, whb, wc. Timber panelling,  original fitted storage cupboard. (Access also to landing)

Bedroom no. 3    13’9” x 11’0”  window n/west

Bedroom no. 4  14’10” x 12’0”


Extensive mature gardens  c. 1.5 acres laid to lawns patios and cradled in abundance of shrubbery and plants and trees.

The surrounding gardens offer maximum privacy and seclusion and also enjoy  access  to Rushbrooke station for easy connect  to Cork or Cobh.

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