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Ballygroman House, Ballygroman, Ovens, P31 NH70

Detached House




360 sq.m.

BER No: 116642166
EPI: 67.41 kWh/m2/yr


Bowe Property are delighted to bring to the market Ballygroman House, Ballygroman Upper, Ovens, as one of the most impressive country homes viewed by this writer in some time. Set on its own oasis of approximately C.3.3 acres and with an impressive but very manageable scale of approx. 360sq.m. (3,875sq.ft.) renovated and re-built in 2007 to a present ‘A’ rated standard. With complete privacy the property is approached from a quiet country road over a private regimental tree lined avenue of approx. 450 metres opening onto a sweeping gravel drive approach to the main house. The site and the setting is quite simply breathtaking with its mature trees, shrubs, flowers, specimen plants and beautiful rolling views of the immediate countryside distant mountain ranges. Internally the property has perfectly presented accommodation of no less than five bedrooms, all en-suite, with four on the first floor and one on the ground floor together with a private study, garden living room and exquisitely appointed and breathtaking open plan kitchen/dining/living area with its own floor area of almost 100sq.m. further complimented by an impressive utility room as well as no less than two guest w.c. bathrooms. Features throughout the property are numerous and some include, hardwood floors, bespoke ceramic and marble tiling, Grohe showerware, tap ware with Villeroy and Bosch sanitary ware, radiator and underfloor heating, wood burning stoves, feature enclosed glass box gas fire, bespoke commissioned Nicholas Moody kitchen with feature island unit and fitted premium German appliances, floor to ceiling sliding windows onto outer alfresco Indian Sandstone west facing patio, high ceilings and much much more all tastefully and stylishly appointed. All bedrooms are en-suite with both built-in robes and walk-in robes and accommodation is interlinked by a most impressive entrance hall with a sweeping stair case and feature bow wall with recessed thread and low level lighting onto the first floor landing. Each room has it’s own unique special view and given the age of the original property, the maturity of the site in every direction offers a perfect sense of privacy and calm. Outside the property has a wood house, vegetable plots, fruit orchards, specimen trees and plants, water feature, double bay lofted detached garage and woodlands with carpets of Blue Bells exploding into life and vibrant colours every Spring. The property is set behind an automated gated entrance and set back from the public road by almost half a kilometre. Its orientation provides perfect privacy in a most beautiful part of the countryside with the southern suburbs of Cork city just C.11km, Cork Airport C.20km, Ballincollig C.8km and Kinsale C.23km nearby. A unique synthesis of tranquillity and convenience. One of the most beautiful country properties in terms of its location, setting, privacy, appointment and exceptional standards. Viewings are available by prior, private appointment only.

Ballygroman House, Ballygroman Upper, was originally occupied by the Hornibrooks from 1895 to 1922. It is believed the house existed prior to the period and the Hornibrooks were significantly involved in a noted War of Independence event with the property subsequently burnt down in 1922. It was re-built some time thereafter and has a long history of interesting custodians ranging from medical, military and academics with the most prominent of those being professor Daniel Corkery who resided in the house from 1929 to 1950. The professor was a professor of English in University College Cork and wrote a number of highly regarded literature and books, mainly the Munster Twilight. He resided in the house with his sister and was well known to be an open house with some of the most interesting characters dropping in. Like all period properties Ballygromans custodians all left their mark on the property and was purchased by its’ current owners in 1997 who resided in the property for almost a decade until they made the momentous and significant decision to re-build the property from the ground up undertaking an extensive and enormous building project delivering an ‘A’ rated home between the front and back walls of the original house. With many of the original features such as room proportions, ceiling heights, window openings all retained whilst adding contemporary design and further floor area taking advantage of the properties wonderful natural setting. The property has been a very happy and cherished home of its current custodians and they have indelibly left their mark on Ballygroman House Upper ensuring its special status in terms of its history and its past as well as its future with a wonderful blend of both old world and the new on the maturity of a site over 150 years old. Ballygroman House is now seeking its new owners and those fortunate enough to secure will be inheriting a wonderful future proofed home with a very interesting historic background and beautiful setting.

BER No. 116642166
Energy Performance Indicator: 68.41 kWh/m²/yr


  • Beautiful countryside house on Approx. 3.3 acres
  • C.368 sq.m. (3 875sq.ft) extensive accommodation
  • Bespoke Nicolas Moody crafted kitchen
  • Double bay lofted detached garage
  • A rating
  • Private Well and Biocycle
  • Solar Panel and photovoltaic panels
  • Back up generator servicing entire property
  • Premium CCTV with remote access and premium alarm
  • Automated gate with GSM remote access


Entrance Hall - 7.37m (24'2") x 4.68m (15'4")
Hardwood entrance door to internal storm porch with double door access to main all floor. Hardwood floors. Feature bow shaped wall with bespoke commissioned chestnut staircase to over-head accommodation. Recessed lighting. 2.85 metre high ceilings. Double doors to open-plan kitchen/dining/living room. Access to garden living room, private study, guest master bedroom and guest w.c.

Private Study - 5.21m (17'1") x 3.96m (13'0")
Hardwood floor. Feature bowed corner with two twelve panelled windows looking out onto front drive and gardens. Feature box bay window onto front side approaching drive and vegetable gardens. Feature commissioned study cabinet. Recessed lighting. Radiator.

Garden Living Room - 7m (23'0") x 4.43m (14'6")
Hardwood floor. Two twelve panel windows onto front drive and gardens with exquisite views. Commissioned book and display case. 2.85 meter high ceilings. Feature fire-place with energy efficient stove insert. Bespoke over-sized sliding doors out onto large Indian Sandstone patio area with water feature and exquisite views of paddocks. Recessed lighting. T.V. point.

Guest W.C. - 2.86m (9'5") x 1.67m (5'6")
Fully fitted with w.c. and bespoke wash-hand basin. Ceramic tiled walls and floor. Nine panel window onto front drive and gardens.

Kitchen/Dining/Living Area - 10m (32'10") x 9.46m (31'0")
Hand crafted Nicholas Moody designed kitchen with extensive kitchen and cupboards. Fitted with premium appliances, Miele microwave, Miele electric oven, Miele dish-washer, fridge freezer, Miele steam oven and plate warmer. Feature Island with granite worktop, integrated stainless steel sinks and integrated Miele hob with over-head extractor and instant Quooker boiling and filtered water tap. Hardwood floors. Porcelain tiling in kitchen area. Feature corner Bilberry wood burning stove. Bespoke sliding doors out to Indian Sandstone paved patio. Large three section window onto the front and back. Vaulted natural light ceiling window box. Feature gas fire with a feature drop down recessed bank of lights and cinema wall. Built-in Opaque glass cabinet. Feature portrait window to rear. Bank of T.V. points. Recessed lighting. Three vertical radiators.

Utility Area - 4.67m (15'4") x 2.91m (9'7")
Fitted with extensive cupboards and presses. Fitted and plumbed with under counter Miele dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Drinks utility fridge. Recessed lighting. Alarm panel. Door to rear patio. Access to garden w.c.

Garden W.C. - 2.21m (7'3") x 1.27m (4'2")
Fitted with w.c. and wash-hand basin. Ceramic tiled walls and floor. Window to rear.

Guest Bedroom - 5.3m (17'5") x 3.57m (11'9")
Hardwood floor. Feature box bay window onto front gravel approach drive. Recessed lighting. Radiator.
En-suite (2.59m x 2.15m)
Fully fitted with w.c. and wash-hand basin. Oversize shower fitted with Trident electric shower. Ceramic tiled walls and floor. Fitted illuminated mirror. Heated chrome towel radiator. Mechanical extractor.

Landing - 8.03m (26'4") x 4.4m (14'5")
Hardwood floor. Velux window to side. Access to bedrooms, airing cupboard. Folding Stira stairs to attic. Low level wall recessed light features. Recessed lighting.

Bedroom 2 - 5.76m (18'11") x 4.06m (13'4")
Hardwood floor.Velux window to front drive. Double doors out onto balcony with exquisite views.
Recessed lighting. Radiator.
En-suite (2.61m x 2.27m)
Fully fitted with w.c., wash-hand basin and over-sized thermostatically controlled shower. Bespoke ceramic tiled walls and floor. Recessed lighting. Heated chrome towel rail. Mechanical extractor. Velux window to side.

Walk-in Airing Cupboard - 2.77m (9'1") x 1.09m (3'7")
Fitted with over-size insulated water tank. Extensive linen cupboard shelving.

Bedroom 3 - 4.62m (15'2") x 3.41m (11'2")
Hardwood floor. Built-in slide robe. Feature wall lights. Recessed lights. Large window with exquisite views out onto patio gardens and paddocks.
En-suite (3.56m x 1.57m)
Fully fitted with w.c. and wash-hand basin. Feature thermostatically corner shower with bespoke tiling and sliding glazed doors. Recessed lighting. Ceramic tiled walls and floor. Heated chrome towel radiator. Velux window.

Bedroom 4 - 4.62m (15'2") x 3.41m (11'2")
Hardwood floor. Built-in slide robe. Feature window with exquisite views onto side gardens and paddocks. Recessed lighting. Wall lighting. Radiator.
En-Suite (3.5m x 1.57m)
Fully fitted with w.c., wash-hand basin and corner thermostatically controlled shower. Ceramic tiled walls and floor. Recessed lighting. Velux window. Chrome heated towel rail

Master Bedroom - 5.56m (18'3") x 3.3m (10'10")
Hardwood floor. Feature panel camber window with exquisite views of front gardens and surrounding countryside. Feature wall. Velux window to side. Access to walk-in robe. Master en-suite. Alarm control panel. Radiator.
En-suite (3.56m x 2.68m)
Fully fitted with w.c., double wash-hand basin and over-sized shower with feature rainfall shower and telephone shower attachment. Be-spoke free standing enamel bath. Bespoke ceramic tiled walls and floor. Extractor. Velux window to side. Heated chrome towel radiator.
Walk-in Robe (3.40m x 2.73m)
Sliding door. Extensively fitted with built-in robes with drawers and hanging space. Recessed lighting. Velux window to side. Radiator.

Double Bay Garage - 10.01m (32'10") x 6.25m (20'6")
Two automated doors. Folding stairs to upper attic. Two windows to gardens. Condenser boiler. Side pedestrian door.

Garden Cabin (Temporary structure) - 4.11m (13'6") x 3.59m (11'9")
Timber clad. Wall lights. Outer deck with exquisite views of gardens and country side.

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