Castlewhite House, Rochfordstown, Waterfall, Co. Cork, T12XCW8€825,000 G

5 Bed Detached House 282 m² / 3035 ft² For Sale

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This spectacular building set in a historically rich area has classical proportions which are enhanced by the retention of historic features such as timber sash windows, slate roof and flanking wings to sides (east, west) with pedimented breakfront end-bays that are particularly attractive. Constructed in c. 1820, this five-bedroomed detached three bay, two storey family home set within its own extensive grounds having recent enclosing walls with gate piers to east along roadside ensuring privacy at all time.
This is a very rare opportunity to aquire a period home set on significant grounds extending to approx. 13.6 acres (5.5 hectares) within close proximity of Cork City centre as well as offering an Equestrian setting for those of interest. Castlewhite house extends to approx. 282 sqm (3,035 sq. ft) with its accommodation spread over two levels boasting many original features throughout and offering spacious living and bedroom accommodation. The property dating back to the early c.1820's is listed on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and is appraised as ""Architectural, Artistic"" in the category of special interest.
This remarkable home offers all the original features and characteristics that you would expect from a building of this age and architectural structure to include high ceilings, sash windows with shutters, original cornicing, centre roses and original Georgian marble feature fireplaces throughout the rooms.
The accommodation extends to entrance porch, reception hallway, lounge, formal dining room, sitting room, kitchen, dining area, utility room, downstairs w.c. and a further bedroom or home office all on ground floor level. The first floor is home to five good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom on the half landing. There is a long-curved driveway lined with mature trees leading to a gravel surfaced area with ample parking space.
The property is located in the much sought- after Waterfall/Bishopstown area, approximately 8km west of Cork City Centre. The entrance to the property is situated just off the Bandon Road (N71), just minutes from the N40 Southring Road, providing easy access to all major routes. The property is also located just minutes from Cork International Airport which will aid the appeal of the property to the international market by providing excellent transport links.
The approach to the property is via a very impressive peaceful tree lined driveway, creating a very impressive first impression & magnificent views over Cork City.


Superb location within close proximity of CUH, Cork City Centre & Cork International Airport.
3,035 sq. ft over two levels
Exceptionally spacious living & bedroom accommodation
High ceilings, sash windows with shutters, slate roof, cornicing
Mature landscaped gardens with private entrance & driveway
Extensive site of approx. 5.5 hectares (13.6 Acre)


  • Entrance Porch
    The original door set comprising engaged Doric columns, surmounted by stereotypical fanlight.
  • Reception hallway (10.37m x 2.40m )
    Sliding doors leading from entrance porch through to this spacious and bright reception hall with winding staircase leading to first floor. Access to formal dining room, lounge, and living room finished with carpet flooring.
  • Formal Dining Room (4.87m x 4.87m )
    Located at the front of the property with two large picture windows, this room enjoys feature fireplace and is ideal for entertaining. Original features to include cornicing, high ceilings, and carpet flooring. Original double doors leading the Family Room.
  • Drawing Room (4.87m x 4.81m )
    A sister image of the dining room this room looks in the opposite direction and captures the evening westerly sunshine. Again, original features of high ceilings, cornicing, sash windows and shutters abound. Fireplace fitted finished with carpet flooring.
  • Family Room (4.71m x 4.57m )
    Ideally located off the reception hall, this room is a perfect living area with carpet flooring and feature Adams fireplace overlooking side and rear garden with two large sash windows.
  • Home Office/Bedroom (3.47m x 3.40m )
    This room is located off the sitting room and is an ideal home office or further sixth bedroom.
  • Boot Room
    Small Boot room leading from the home office.
  • Kitchen (5.17m x 4.57m )
    Located off the dining room towards the rear of the property, this kitchen is in need of modernisation and upgrades fitted with floor and eye level units. There are plenty of appliances and fitted cupboards for storage space.
  • Breakfast Room (4.77m x 3.91m )
    Located off kitchen room, this dining area is large and bright with plenty of fitted cupboards for storage, finished with carpet flooring.
  • Utility Room (3.30m x 2.90m )
    Located off the reception hallway, this room is an ideal utility area with a side room offering a w.c, wash hand basin and corner shower cubicle.
  • Landing (6.50m x 2.15m )
    Sweeping staircase with varnished handrail and carpet flooring. Cornicing and high ceilings on landing.
  • Bedroom 1 (5.20m x 4.40m )
    This master bedroom is spacious and bright with dual aspect large sash windows complete with shutters overlooking spectacular views of Cork City. Original fireplace fitted, cornicing, and finished with carpet flooring.
  • Bedroom 2 (5.10m x 4.40m )
    A sister image to bedroom 1 this room is spacious and bright and enjoys again two large picture windows overlooking the northwest. Finished with cornicing and carpet flooring.
  • Bedroom 3 (4.80m x 4.80m )
    Enjoying an westerly aspect this double room has two windows overlooking the front garden and again finished with cornicing, carpet flooring.
  • Bedroom 3 (4.80m x 4.80m )
    Enjoying an westerly aspect this double room has two windows overlooking the front garden and again finished with cornicing, carpet flooring.
  • Bedroom 4 (4.80m x 4.60m )
    A fine double bedroom located off the landing with large windows overlooking front and side garden, finished with carpet flooring and cornicing.
  • Bedroom 5 (3.50m x 2.40m )
    A fine single bedroom overlooking front garden, finished with carpet and cornicing and with views of Cork City.
  • Family Bathroom (3.30m x 2.90m )
    Located off the half landing, this family bathroom includes a three-piece suite with bath, w.c. and wash hand basin finished. There is a hot press and plenty of cupboards for storage. With adjoining linen closet shelved.


Pat Falvey

BER Details

599.43 (kWh/m2/yr)