It’s a country home plucked from a story book.
Built in the 1830s, Stoneview House is a Victorian former presbytery that was most likely part of the Blarney Castle estate.
Listed in Guy’s directory as being occupied by Robert Fitzgerald Townsend, JP, in 1891, it’s now in search of a new owner… and if you’ve got a cool €700k resting in your bank account, it could be you.
With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, original period features and a grass tennis court in four acres of gorgeous gardens, Stoneview House is currently on the market at €695,000.
And it’s a real peach.
Approached via a romantic, leafy avenue of mature lime trees, the gravel driveway opens onto a forecourt…
The house is clad in Boston Ivy, which trails over the original sash windows, complete with rolled glass and shutters.
As adorable as it is on the outside, the interior is where the fairytale really gets started.
The entrance hallway, formal dining room and drawing room are all drama, with theatrical window treatments and stunning views out into the gardens.
Imagine the Downton-esque dinner parties…
The cosy kitchen is decorated in period style, complete with butler’s pantry, quarry tile floor, a two-oven Aga and copper canopy, but it hides all the mod cons so you needn’t worry about hiring a butler.
There’s a breakfast table and plenty of storage for showing off the family china in tall glass-fronted dressers.
Upstairs the cosy bedrooms have cast iron fireplaces, rustic pine floors and thick wooden doors for keeping every room toasty in the winter months.
All four are en suite, fitted with vintage brass showers and Victorian pine wash stands.
To the rear of the property, a whitewashed stone courtyard boasts a range of traditional outbuildings, including a laundry, workshop, coach house and stables, together with a further separate storage shed.
Naturally, there’s plenty of room for a pony; four railed paddocks surround the property, complete with water supply and optional electric fencing.
Interestingly, the grounds are also home to a fulacht fiadh, an ancient cooking pit dating from the Bronze Age, which is located close to the entrance gates.
Got the means to start your own fairytale in a home with historical charm? Stoneview House is currently listed with Michael Daniels, you can check it out here.