Coolnakilla, Rathcormac, Fermoy, Co Cork

  • Listing type: For Sale
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Property type: Detached
  • BER No. 
  • Energy Performance Indicator 

Property Description

Lorraine Spillane Auctioneers are delighted to present Coolnakilla, Rathcormac, Co. Cork to the market. This beautiful home sits resplendently on an elevated site with panoramic countryside views. With well proportioned rooms, space is in abundance with a free flowing feel throughout

This delightful 5-bedroom 3-bathroom over 3000 sq ft house successfully blends the charm and character of a pre-Famine cottage with all the comforts and functionality of a modern build. Extended and lovingly restored in 2006 to double the original size merging the original cottage with modern day family life. The cottage was lovingly renovated to a high standard, replacing all plumbing and electrics. The modern extension enabled opening up of the cottage to an open plan kitchen and living space with light flooding in from newly installed roof lights.

The ground floor features a spacious and welcoming hall way that naturally flows into the expanding living area of the home. Original features include exposed roof beams in bedrooms, deep walls perfect for window seats and the original stone fireplace around which a large modern spacious kitchen with island has been tastefully designed. The dining area proudly sits below a mezzanine that generously allows the natural light flow through the area above and below. Hardwood oak floors were installed throughout the ground floor. The cottage roof was replaced in 2015 and beautiful double-glazed sash windows were installed, bringing the BER rating up to a good C1 level.

A large ground floor bedroom doubles up as a playroom which can be viewed from the kitchen making this a perfect family home. The property features a substantial utility room with laundry chute from the main bedroom en-suite. All four first-floor double bedrooms and bathrooms are generously sized. The modern layout has complimented the original home by maintaining natural wood features throughout adding depth and warmth to this family home.

Set on 2/3 acre of mature gardens, featuring a variety of beautiful mature trees and shrubs for year-round interest and well-established apple and pear trees. This home is country side living of dreams!!

The cottage is south facing with views of the rolling hills into the distance. Although located in the countryside, the property doesn\’t feel isolated with neighbours dotted at intervals along the road. Coolnakilla is a much sought-after address, just 3km from Rathcormac village and 5km to Fermoy town. On bus routes to schools in Rathcormac and Fermoy. Ideally located less than 30 minutes to Cork city or just 10 minutes from the M8 Dublin motorway.

This magnificent home is situated on a private site with a meandering driveway that wraps around to the rear of the property which offers exceptional privacy and space. The old stone stables / barn are a beautiful reminder of the passing of time and the opportunities for further renovation and extension are endless here. (granny flat/gym/office/workshop/stables).

The interior is finished to a very high standard and tastefully decorated throughout with thought and respect to the original cottage and landscape. Bright pastel wall colours complimented by quality hard wood oak flooring throughout add depth and character to this stunning family home.

Overhead is a well laid out elongated landing with a large window to the rear of the property allowing light to flood the upstairs seating area with views to the large living space below.
This home offers the perfect balance of light and space throughout. It has been meticulously designed and nourished over the years. Viewing is a must!!!

A short 2km drive will take you to the centre of Rathcormac village.


Living Room
4.93m x 4.02m
Large spacious living room with solid timber flooring. Enter from hallway or kitchen through original cottage wall archway. Two windows allow an abundance of natural light into this space. Stove at central focal point of room.

5.91m x 4.93m
As you continue through the lounge and dining area you enter the original part of the cottage which at the heart of the home proudly sits a large kitchen area. The kitchen has a very large island which houses a sink and ample counter top space. The surrounding walls are wrapped by beautiful natural wood cabinets and a double oven gas hob sits to one side where the original fireplace would have been which displays so much of the natural character and charm of this family home.

11.12m x 5.56m
A welcoming relaxing lounge area greets you beyond the hallway and has the added comfort of a second stove in the property. The lounge is nestled between the entrance hallway and dining area of the home. The same natural wood floor runs through the ground floor area of the property.

Games Room
5.42m x 3.17m
Beyond the kitchen the home owners have used an additional bedroom as a games room. This room has so many uses, bedroom, home office, studio etc.

Entrance Porch/Sun Room
2.83m x 1.81m
Beautiful well lit porch greets you to the front of the property which over looks the garden to the front and takes in the vast scenic views of the valley.

Utility Room
3.49m x 3.46m
The most generous of utility spaces sits beyond the dining area which leads to a large downstairs toilet
The utility has plenty of storage and plumbed for washing machine and dryer.

Guest WC
1.27m x 2.78m

7.81m x 3.56m
The landing of this home provides another seating area flooded with natural light.

Bathroom 1
2.83m x 2.53m
Features Bath / shower and fully tiled floor to ceiling with heated towel rail

Bedroom 1
4.77m x 4.05m
To the right at the top of the landing sits another bedroom steeped in natural and original cottage features with a vaulted ceiling and original wooden beams. A velux window to the front of property with a beautiful pocket window to the side displaying the depth and character of the cottage walls.

Bedroom 2
2.95m x 5.52m
A well lit bedroom with space for a double bed and plenty of storage space featuring more natural wood and cottage beams

Bedroom 3
5.48m x 2.74m
Beautifully designed and fitted bedroom with more original features and characters with a velux to the front of the property over looking the countryside for miles.

Master Bedroom
5.46m x 3.53m
To the end of the landing upstairs beyond the mezzanine lies the master bedroom and en-suite in another original area of the home separated by a hallway. The master bedroom is spacious and well lit by a velux window to the front of property and another to the side. Built in storage with sliding wardrobes.

En-Suite 1
2.17m x 3.49m
Extra large en suite, tiled flooring , shower, heated towel rail. fully tiled floor , Laundry chute to utility below.

0.92m x 3.99m

7.29m x 4.92m
Double height stone stable that is ready to be used for any creative ideas.

Additional Features

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  • Lorraine Spillane
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