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Bellevue House, 2 The Ramparts, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 FA48


Type
Semi-detached House

Status
Sold

BEDROOMS
5

BATHROOMS
3

Size
232 sq.m.

Description

Bellevue House, 2 The Ramparts, Kinsale is a handsome and imposing three bay, two storey house over basement dating to C. 1810 having a beautiful three storey rear elevation with stunning oriel window overlooking Kinsale Town, harbour, marina, James Fort, Charles Fort and Summercove. Dressed with large private walled rear gardens, the property has a very attractive blue graduated slate hung façade and rear exterior with a rendered basement plinth to the front with a limestone approach with original wrought iron boot scrapes, timber panel door with brass furniture, overhead fan light and period door casings. Limestone steps and cast iron railings access front basement level with a beautiful coble paving surface to roadside, as well as a private parking area on its western gable. The interiors of the property are quite simply beautiful having undergone an extensive and sympathetic renovation in the past 15 years with a conservation architect retained to preserve and where necessary replicate the property’s original features. Accommodation of this unique Kinsale period home exudes style, character & charm that is effervescent with features such as 10ft. high corniced ceilings, panelled sash windows throughout the property as well as a stunning turned stair case with feature arched dome window overlooking the properties gardens, Kinsale town & harbour. All rooms are light filled, spacious and with a strong configuration extending to over 2,500sq.ft. with no less then five bedrooms, main kitchen & basement kitchen, master reception room on entry level as well as an informal garden basement reception room and three bathrooms including a luxurious master en-suite. Virtually all windows have working original shutters and the property benefits from zoned oil fired central heating and mains services. Bellevue House is turnkey and ready for immediate occupancy. The standout feature for this writer is undoubtably the beautiful oriel window with internal window seat overlooking the property’s gardens enjoying breath-taking views of Kinsale town & harbour, and one could imagine spending endless happy hours just simply sitting there and drinking in the property’s wonderful views and vistas in the company of a great book, the house and the setting is truly inspirational. The property and its adjoining home were originally built by a local Kinsale merchant prince for his two daughters with the setting and the house being one of the best original Kinsale homes. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire an iconic, heritage Kinsale home in an excellent state of repair and presentation order that is beautiful and utterly charming beyond superlatives.

Viewing are available by prior, private appointment only.

Location:

This stunning and elegantly presented property known as Bellevue House, 2 The Ramparts is perched above the ever colourful town of Kinsale enjoying exquisite views of the town, harbour, marina, James Fort, Charles Fort and Summercove yet within easy walking distance of the town centre and all its wonderful amenities, offering the perfect blend of privacy and convenience. It is located on a private and beautiful street reminiscent of a Parisian scape framed by the iconic Convent ecclesiastical building.

Kinsale, Cionn tSáile in Irish, nestles between the hills and the shoreline and is known for its beautiful bright winding streets, seafood & five star Michelin restaurants, scenic harbour and yachting marina, quaint novelty shops & art galleries as well as some of Irelands most historic landmarks such as Charles Fort, James Fort, Desmond Castle, The Old Head of Kinsale & the French Prison, to name a few.
The property is located 24km from Cork International Airport & Cork City, 14km from Garrylucas & Garrettown Beach, 17km from The Old Head of Kinsale & Golf Links & 40kms from Clonakilty.

Services:
Mains Services.
Fibre broadband connectivity.
Zoned thermostatically controlled oil fired central heating.
Private parking on the western gable.
5-amp socketing.

House Features:
3.3m (10ft.) high ceilings with ceiling cornicing.
Original turned staircase.
Hardwood floors.
Beautiful oriel window with window seat overlooking Kinsale town & harbour.
Premium appliances in first floor kitchen & basement kitchenette.
Premium bath ware.
Slide & sash windows with original working shutters.
Waist high solid fuel recessed kitchen stove.
Feature open marble fire place in Master reception room.
Large private walled rear gardens with basement & side access.
Stunning Bangor blue hung front & rear exterior.
Limestone bridge approach to main door wit iron boot scrapes & railing.

Features

  • Eye-catching views overlooking Kinsale town & harbour James Fort & Summercove.
  • Extensively & sympathetically refurbished.
  • C. 2500sq.ft. of exquisitely appointed accommodation over three floors.
  • Convenient location to Kinsale town & all of its wonderful amenities.
  • Two storey over basement property with large private rear gardens.

Accommodation

Entrance Hall - 6.98m (22'11") x 1.82m (6'0")
Feature turned original staircase to first floor & descending to basement garden level with half landing dome window. Access to kitchen/dining room & master reception room. 3.3m (10ft.) high ceilings with ceiling cornicing. Wooden floors. Recessed coconut mat. Radiator.

Master Reception Room - 6.64m (21'9") x 4.73m (15'6")
Feature open fire place with marble over mantle & surround. Nine over four panel slide & sash window to front with working original shutters. Feature three bay oriel window with nine over six panel slide & sash windows overlooking rear
gardens with exquisite views of Kinsale town, harbour, James Fort, Charles Fort & Summercove fitted with bespoke window seat. 3.3m (10ft.) high ceilings with ceiling cornicing. Walls lights. Centre light fitting. Five amp socketing. T.V. point Radiator.

Kitchen/Dining Area - 7.14m (23'5") x 3.5m (11'6")

Fully fitted with teal blue presses & cupboards. Premium appliances include integrated electric oven, integrated microwave, induction hob with
suspended stainless steel extractor & integrated fridge/freezer. Stainless steel splashback. Waist high built-in recessed solid fuel stove. Nine over six panel slide & sash window with original shutters onto rear gardens with exquisite views overlooking Kinsale town, harbour, James Fort, Charles Fort & Summercove. Nine over six panel slide & sash window onto front basement dry moat with
original shutters. 3.3m (10ft.) high ceilings with ceiling cornicing. Recessed lighting. T.V. point. Wooden floors. Two radiators.

First Floor Accommodation

Landing - 3.19m (10'6") x 1.86m (6'1")
Access to all bedrooms, main bathroom & airing cupboard. Feature dome window overlooking rear gardens with exquisite views overlooking Kinsale town, harbour, James Fort, Charles Fort & Summercove. Ceiling cornicing.

Bedroom 1 - 4.06m (13'4") x 3.65m (12'0")
Six over six slide & sash windows overlooking rear gardens with exquisite views of Kinsale town, harbour, James Fort, Charles Fort & Summercove fitted with original shutters. Ceiling cornicing. Telephone & T.V. point. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 3.61m (11'10") x 2.48m (8'2")
Six over six slide & sash windows to front fitted with original shutters. Ceiling cornicing. T.V. point. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - 3.3m (10'10") x 1.66m (5'5")
Fully fitted with w.c., wash-hand basin & thermostatically controlled shower. Six over six slide & sash windows to front fitted with original shutters. Ceiling cornicing. Heated chrome towel radiator. Extractor.

Master Bedroom - 4.7m (15'5") x 4.05m (13'3")
Six over six slide & sash windows overlooking rear gardens with exquisite views of Kinsale town, harbour, James Fort, Charles Fort & Summercove fitted with original shutters. Access to en-suite. Free standing slide robe. Radiator.
En-Suite (3.74m x 2.40m)
Fully fitted with w.c., wash-hand basin, oversized jacuzzi bathtub & corner
thermostatically controlled shower. Six over six slide & sash window to front
fitted with original shutters. Ceiling cornicing. Heated chrome towel radiator.
Extractor.

Basement Accommodation

Basement Hall - 7.6m (24'11") x 1.84m (6'0")
Ceramic tiled floor. Access to bathroom, bedrooms & garden basement living room. Access to front dry moat with steps to street level. Access to rear gardens & patio area. Ceiling cornicing.

Garden Basement Reception Room - 4.46m (14'8") x 4.85m (15'11")
Access to kitchenette. Nine over six panel slide & sash window onto rear gardens & patio with original shutters. Corner solid fuel stove. T.V. point. Wooden floors. Ceiling cornicing. Radiator.
Kitchenette (2.62m x 2.14m)
Fully fitted with presses & cupboards. Appliances include electric cooker, hob, undercounter fridge/freezer, plumbed & fitted for washing machine. Window to dry moat.

Shower Room - 2.43m (8'0") x 1.62m (5'4")
Fully fitted with w.c., wash-hand basin & corner electric shower. Marble tiled floor. Window to front dry moat. Heated chrome towel radiator. Extractor.

Bedroom 4 - 3.56m (11'8") x 3.28m (10'9")
Three over three slide & sash window onto front dry moat. Ceiling cornicing. T.V. point. Radiator.

Bedroom 5 - 3.6m (11'10") x 3.6m (11'10")
Three over three slide & sash window onto rear patio & gardens with original shutters. Ceiling cornicing. T.V. point. Radiator.

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