They don’t make homes like this any more.
If you’re in the market for a fixer-upper with acres of space and some very grand features, this elegant Castlemartyr property could make a dream forever home.
Built in 1815, Glebe House is a handsome four-bedroom detached residence that sits on c. 2.8 acres of private gardens, with idyllic countryside views in all directions.
The type of home an interior designer could really flex their muscles in, at €395,000, the right buyer could turn it into a country mansion with serious charm.
Just one kilometre from Castlemartyr Village, Glebe House offers all the tranquillity of rural life (with all the convenience of the shops, pubs and a luxury hotel resort nearby).
“Although in need of refurbishment this absolute gem provides the perfect opportunity for families to buy a truly special property that is only a short journey to Midleton, Cork city and an abundance of other amenities nearby, such as schools, beaches, golf course, swimming pools and much more.” say the agents, Savills.
Guests are welcomed into a grand hallway, with high ceilings and elegant stairs leading up to the first and ground floors. A lovely study sits just inside the Georgian front door and beyond this is the living room, a bright space with plenty of windows allowing light in from the south and west throughout the day.
The dining room is another huge space for entertaining, with a large south-facing window so you can enjoy the snow while you eat your Christmas dinner or watch the sunset over dessert in the autumn.
Downstairs there’s a kitchen/dining room and a sitting room, a large open plan space with a wood-burning stove. A roomy utility/laundry room can also be found on this level, with a guest loo and access to the garage and storeroom.
Climbing the spectacular winding stairs up to the first floor reveals a large landing area, three double bedrooms and one generous single bedroom. The bedrooms need refurbishment but every room boasts beautiful countryside views.
The main bathroom is very spacious and has a full bathroom suite.
Outside the private gardens offer endless green space and mature trees, which surround the house and the large patio area. A garage to the side of the house offers extra storage or a workshop/studio space.
Overall, transforming Glebe House will be a labour of love for the right owner, but this old dame has years of romance left in her yet.
You can see more images from inside Glebe House and set up a viewing here.