It’s a Cork landmark.
Perched elegantly above the city since 1820, Arbutus Lodge has long been a special piece of property.
Originally the home of a wealthy merchant, it was later occupied by the Cork Lord Mayor Charles J. Cantillon, eventually finding itself on Ireland’s foodie map when it became the Michelin starred Arbutus Lodge hotel and restaurant in 1961.
Now, after an extensive and sympathetic renovation and refurbishment, the Montenotte mansion is for sale once again… and it just happens to be smack bang in the middle of one of Cork’s coolest neighbourhoods.
The asking price? A cool €1.3m.
Here’s what it buys you:
This handsome Georgian period property is set out over three storeys on one third of an acre. It boasts three canted bay windows, one of which stretches over the three storeys on the south elevation, a canted porch, double glazed sash windows and corbelled window features.
Inside, a spectacular hallway benefits from 10’6 high ceilings with ornate plasterwork design still intact. The two south facing reception rooms are awash with natural light, while a third connecting room can also be accessed separately from the main hallway.
Internal features include original cornicing, ceiling roses, plasterwork and corbelled pillars.
Ascending the original solid wood staircase complete with ornate newel posts, swan neck balustrades and barley twist spindles, brings you past a large three part stained glass window to five bedrooms, four of which have en suite.
With acres of space for entertaining, the elegant kitchen boasts granite countertops, solid wood floors and a roomy island that houses the sink. The layout faces a huge fireplace complete with marble pillars.
Just picture yourself scoffing your Coco Pops in here…
Ready to have a big chat with your mortgage advisor? Arbutus Lodge is listed with estate agent Michael O’Donovan of Savills’ Cork.