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Merville, Cobh Co. Cork


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Merville, Cobh Co. Cork

Title: Freehold

BER Rating: Exempt

Magnificent detached period property (c. 413 sq.m.) built c. 1850 and enjoying panoramic views of the entire harbour from its elevated position close to the centre of Cobh town.
The property standing on 2.8 acres of beautifully maintained lawns and gardens has many original Victorian features preserved. It boasts large walled in garden and open paddock to rear. On the eastern side are two private garden spaces and large greenhouse. To the front is another garden area skirting the driveway as well as steps to the entrance gate.
There are also three additional spaces which were added to the original property and these include a utility room to rear, small greenhouse to the eastern side and tool shed on the western elavation. The rear courtyard also houses a detached stable house which is divided into four sections.
The grounds are unique and there is possible development potential subject to planning permission.

Merville is located above Bellvue Terrace and is within walking distance of schools, shops and all other amenities. Access to Cork city is available on the hour by rail and the M8 to Dublin and N.25 to Rosslare open up left and right after a short drive off Great Island along the Fota Road.
The rooms are spacious and gracious throughout with high ceilings, cornicing, window shutters and original fireplaces to mention just a few of the outstanding original features retained.

The property is on list of protected structures.

Period property – spacious and on elevated site overloking Cork Harbour.

Approx. 3 acres gardens, orchard and lawns.

Ground floor:-

South facing porch accessed via glass panelled double doors with original tiled floor.

Entrance hall 35’0” x 7’8”
Inviting hallway with high ceiling, and archway. Original staircase.

Dining room 17’9” x 11’11”
Well proportioned room with large bay window, complete with sash windows and window shutters.
Solid fuel fireplace.

Drawing room with 18’8” x 15’2”
with large bay window, sash windows and shutters. Panoramic views and access to small green house on the eastern side of the property.

Family room 18’1” x 15’3”
with double doors to the beautiful side garden. Fireplace with tiled insert.

Kitchen/breakfast room
17’9” x 15’9” Well proportioned room located to the rear of the property. Floor and wall mounted units, tiled floor. Stanley range. Access to the side of the property.

Utility room 18’9” x 12’9”
Plumbed for washing machine.
Shelved. Belfast sink.

First floor : Spacious landing18’7” x 6’5”

Master bedroom ( Westerly aspect) 18’2” x 15’6”
with en suite and dressing room
to rear.

Bedroom no 2 17’7” x 15’3”
enjoying superb views over the Harbour. Original fireplace and picture rail.

Bedroom no. 3 18’0” x 15’1”
also enjoying wide harbour views.

Bedroom no. 4 15’6” x 14’4”

Bathroom 15’4” x 7’”
bath, whb, wc. bidet

Basement – accessed of the main hallway is bright and spacious throughout.

Kitchen 10’11” x 7’4”
Study 17’7” x 15’3”
Store 18’0” x 15’0”
Wine cellar.


C. 2.8 acres of splendid gardens and paddock.

Detached stable house.
Large green house.