- For sale
Colliers are delighted to bring No 6 Horsehead in Passage West to the market. No 6 Horsehead is a substantial family home standing on a mature elevated site overlooking the magnificent Cork Harbour, one of the largest deep water natural harbours in western Europe.
The house, a modern period style residence with certain French Style influences, stands two stories over garden level, with the benefit of further accommodation in the converted attic space. The house extends to approximately 418 sq. m, (4,500 sq. ft) on a site extending to approximately 0.18 ha (0.43 acres). The gardens previously inclined towards the coast have been raised by substantial terracing and now offer a level lawned space with terraces enjoying uninterrupted views of Cork Harbour and enhanced total privacy. No 6 is the last house at the termination of a quiet cul-de-sac in a private gated development of 10 similar styled detached houses.
No 6 is a splendid modern house, well suited to modern day living, incorporating excellent family space from the garden level to the superb reception rooms and study on the first floor, to the three main bedrooms on the second floor and on up to the converted attic space. The gardens well defined and protected by excellent fencing with hedging to the rear and electric gates and rendered walls with railings over to the front.
The development was undertaken following the grant of planning permission in 2001, for part of the gardens and grounds of Horsehead House. A fine Tudor Revival villa, which was built at a time when coastal living was growing in popularity, for John Craig, the Bank of Ireland's Cork agent. Designed by Sir Thomas and Kearns Deane in a fashionable picturesque style, it is an excellent example of their domestic work. The original house on a reduced garden area, happily retains much of its original features and gives presence to the infill development. Samuel Lewis in his 'Topographical Directory' described it as 'an elegant mansion in the Tudor style of architecture, situated amidst beautiful scenery'.
No 6 being part of the main development of 10 individually designed detached houses has been modified to offer the very comfortable family residence as presented today, by the current owner. The full upgrading of services, remodelling of the garden and rearrangement of the accommodation has been undertaken with great care and no expense spared using the very best of systems and materials.
Turning off the Cork to Passage West Road into the gated development, one continues past similar large, detached houses and the original Horsehead House, arriving at the electrified gate entrance to No 6. Immediately one is aware of the tranquil location and coastal aspect of the house and gardens.
The house is surrounded by wrought iron railings and Bracken Tobermore paving. A flight of steps with wrought iron railings, rises to the front door from the parking area suitable for up to 3 cars in front of the double garage on the garden level.
Entering the front door, the hall with impressive mahogany and glazed staircase, gives access to the living room, study and drawing room. The living room with triple aspect, is a sumptuous living area with Arriaga, Black Abanilla Stone Fireplace and thermostatically controlled gas fire. The Bi-fold glazed French doors, lead out to the adjoining raised balcony, with composite flooring and glazed walled surround. To the rear of the stairs is the private Study, with recessed lighting and uninterrupted views of Cork harbour. The drawing room, again with triple aspect including large bow window, Oak flooring, and recessed LED lighting. Views over the harbour. Guest cloakroom.
Ascending to the second floor, here are four main bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is the large master bedroom suite, large double bedroom with picture window overlooking the harbour, large walk-in wardrobe and spacious ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with excellent ensuite bathroom again overlooking the harbour. Bedroom 3 is a good double bedroom. Bedroom 4 is currently used as a study. The large family bathroom is accessed from the second-floor landing.
Continuing to the converted attic, here is located two rooms, currently one is used as a gym and he second as a TV lounge. The attic space is bright and airy with large Velux windows.
Descending to the garden level floor. The large hall gives access to the large kitchen/dining/family area is a wonderful convivial space. The fitted kitchen includes high quality fittings and appliances by Fisher and Paykel, Velstone solid work surfaces, air-conditioning unit, 5 burner Gas hob, Electric double oven and extensive range of floor, wall and central pod storage units. French doors lead from the dining area to the garden and terrace. The family sitting area is situated of the dining area. There is also the well fitted utility room and guest WC at this level. Off the hall is the Garden Level access from the parking area to the front and direct internal access to the large double garage with up and over electric doors.
The gardens have been created to maximise the outstanding aspect overlooking the harbour and at the same time being an integral part of the overall excellent living experience of the house. The lawns and plantings are so designed to minimise maintenance requirements. To the front of the house is a lawned area and parking area for up to three cars with direct access to the double garage. To the rear of the house is the raised lawn surrounded by hedging and wrought iron railings which combine to give a safe and secure area for children and pets. The garden is lit by secluded external lighting thus available for entertaining into the late evening.
The house is situated approximately 1 km from the centre of the village of Passage West, with a selection of well-known eateries, shops and general everyday requirements for the busy family.
The Glenbrook Ferry is 2.4 km south of the house and provides an alternative access route to Cork City.
The proximity to Cork city, affords the location a full spectrum of educational, social, recreational and shopping facilities. Most of the renowned retail names are situated either in the city or the adjacent suburbs such as Douglas and Rochestown. Educational facilities range from pre-school, through to the internationally acclaimed Cork University. For the sporting enthusiast, there are a number of sailing and boating facilities, such as the Cork Harbour Marina at Monkestown or The Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven and the yachting centre of Kinsale. For the golf Douglas Golf Club is a short drive away. Other sporting facilities include the local GAA and Soccer Clubs, the Rowing Club, Men’s Shed, Walking routes on the Passage West Greenway.
Tenure and Posession
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant posession being given at closing of the sale. The property is held in the Register of Freeholders for County Cork in Folio CK158494F
Rating B2 – 105.59kWh/m2/yr
Fixture and Fittings
White Goods, fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings will remain in the property on closing and will become the property of the successful purchaser.
All viewing of the property is strictly by appointment through the Sole Selling Agent – Colliers.