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Millboro House, Lee Road, Cork City, Cork€1,100,000 E2

7 Bed Period House 6800 ft² / 631.74 m² For Sale

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'Millboro has a quite unique setting under a wooded rise on the Lee Road and with acreage by the River Lee, along with 300 metres frontage and fishing rights, within a walk of town and gown, its age and period character, southerly aspect and bend-in-the-river water views.'

Millboro enjoys a simply idyllic country setting on the riverfront.
It is a perfect hideaway from City life, and yet, remarkably, this charm and seclusion is only 10mins from the city, Hospitals , University, Ballincollig and 15 mins from Bishopstown, Regional Technical college, Apple and EMC.
The main South Link Road is 10 minutes away with direct access to Cork International Airport, Ringaskiddy ferry terminal and all main routes North, East and West.
The lakes and mountains of Killarney, together with the beaches of West Cork are within an hour's drive.
Easy access to most schools either in Cork City, Ballincollig or Clogheen.

The house is approached through a pair of cast iron automatic gates (forged on the premises in the 18th century) with an avenue leading to a spectacular setting of views over the surrounding verdant countryside and river giving total privacy.

The house is full of character and is a perfect home for entertaining and was the setting for a large family wedding with marquee.
Though needing substantial upgrading, the residence offers a handsome interior with original period features throughout.

The main garden and house provides a full southerly sheltered aspect.
An absolute suntrap creating a Mediterranean atmosphere and taking advantage of the precious Irish sun.
The front of house is terraced with spectacular setting for eating out and entertaining soothed by the dazzling view of the river framed by mature trees planted in the Georgian era.

The gardens are an oasis of seclusion and peace.
The terrace leads to a garden laid out in grass lawn with flower beds which continue as a lawn parterre, eventually leading to a field and the undulating river Lee.
The combination of formal planting with flower borders, lawns, mature trees and river views is simply breath-taking. The former walled garden still provides abundant apples of many varieties.

A total retreat and escape from a busy working day. Nature is busy here and the wildlife enthusiast will never be bored.
The dawn chorus is filled with birdsong provided by the common native birds, including the loud “haasch –haasch” of the Jays and the distinctive mewing call of a vocal pair of Buzzards.

A particular treat on rising and looking out the bedroom window is the brace of pheasants, the cock, hen and chicks casually crossing the parterre, with four cute rabbits playing hide
and seek close by. The hedgehog is resident near the pond and is a nocturnal sight.

Otters catching fish will be the reward for early risers taking a morning walk along the river.
The river bank is a peaceful setting from which to sit and watch the river flow to the accompanying sounds of the water babbling over the weir and the frequent splashing from leaping trout and salmon. Evening brings the antics of the graceful swallows and dippers as they dive for gnats with their comical threading of water. Dragonflies and butterflies have returned, but the most thrilling site of all for the careful observer will be the swift, direct flight of the stunningly beautiful kingfisher.

Autumn brings the return of swans preparing for migration and the powerful view of their graceful flight with the river as their runway. Time stands still.

A paradise for kids and the sports enthusiast: Woods to explore and trees to climb, safe river 'beach' for swimming and snorkelling and safe diving spot, access for kayaking, fishing , field ideal for pony /horse, on the parterre plenty of space for golf practice, hurling, football, tennis etc... cycling/ go-karting/skateboarding on tarmacadam drive. The outdoor life beckons.


Elegant Georgian Residence with panoramic views over the River Lee and surrounding countryside, in a peaceful riverside setting of 13 acres, yet within easy distance of Cork city.

BER Details



Front porch:

Limestone flagged covered portico with Corinthian columns.
Georgian door with brass knocker and butlers rim lock.


Georgian door with glazed fanlight and side panels opening to a long hallway having cornice ceiling with centre rose, pine panelled walls. Powerpoints.

5.63 x 4.81m
18′ 6″ x 15′ 9″
With mahogany panelled walls, period white marble fire surround, solid fuel stove and slate hearth, ornate cornice ceiling and centre rose, pine window shutters. Powerpoints.


6.11m x 5.27m
20.1 x 17.3ft

Featuring Adams style white marble framed fireplace with figured and urn decoration, curved brass fire insert, mahogany panelled walls, ornate cornice ceiling and centre rose, powerpoints

4.17 x 3.28m
16.11 x 10.9ft
With beamed ceiling, oak floor, powerpoints.
WC off with toilet, washhand basin and enclosed shower


4.36 x 4.5m
14’42 x 14’9
With terrazo floor, Stanley range, part tiled walls, power points. Long Pantry off.
2.76 x 2.4m
8’4” x 7’6
With tiled floor. WC off.
Back Hall/Utility Area:

With terrazzo floor and door to rear yard.


With wall press, tiled floor.
Half landing return.

With toilet, pedestal washhand basin, and bath.
Timber panelled walls
Shelved hot press with dual immersion.

Long Landing:

With window overlooking front gardens
Bedroom 1:

5.97 x 5.02m
19’7” x 16’5”
Tall window overlooking woodland, pine floor and powerpoints. Shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2:

5.72 x 5.25m
18’9” x 17’2”
Double windows overlooking ront lawn and with panoramic views.
Pine panelled walls, Adams marble fireplacewith marble surround and slate hearth, powerpoints.

Fabulous views
Master Bedroom:

6.32 x 4.87m
20.75 x 16ft
Double windows with shutters overlooking gardens and with views over river and countryside.
Victorian fireplace with marble surround and with tiled insert, solid fuel stove, pine panelled walls which came from Byplox House, Doneraile.

En Suite Bathroom:
With shower unit, toilet and wash basin.
Bedroom 4:

4.41 x 4.32m
14′ 6″ x 14′ 3″
Having Georgian gray marble fireplace, windows overlooking woodland, powerpoints
Annex: (Off Library)

Bedroom or family room:
4.26 x 3.27m
14′ 0″ x 10′ 9″
With en-suite having toilet and washhand basin

Bedroom or TV room:
4.49 x 3.35m
14′ 9″ x 11′ 0″
Bathroom/Shower Room off having toilet and wash basin.

3 large bedrooms:
5.79 x 3.65m / 19′ 0″ 12′ 0″
5.25 x 3.96m / 17′ 3″ x 13′ 0″
5.25 x 4.57m / 17′ 3″ x 15′ 0″
Bathroom off.

Orangery /Games room:

overall 126.3m / 1360sq ft
Accesses via Library and having windows overlooking front lawn, double French doors to patio.
Ideally suited for conversion to Kitchen/family room.
Oil fired central heating
Full security alarm and automatic gates.
Good internet access
Site size: c.13 acres / 5.25 hectares
Property size: c.4,800 sq ft
Annexe extension: c.2,000 sq. ft.
To side of main residence:
Enclosed yard at side with 3 workrooms/storage units,
5.02 x 4.72m /16′ 5″ x 15′ 6″, 4.8 x 2.74m /15′ 9″ x 9′ 0″, and 5.48 x 4.87m /18′ 0″ x 16′ 0″

Two storey castellated building in need of full modernisation with potential for use as guest accommodation.

The gardens are the unique selling point of Millboro House.
The raised parterre gardens boast an ornamental fountain with cherub water feature, ornamental, numerous flower beds and trees with a profusion of shrubbery.
Gardens are laid out in grass lawn and feature a tennis court.

The raised garden on the western side features an mature orchard with old greenhouse which would make an superb 'home office' with panoramic views.

Solicitor: Mr Val Turnbull, Foley Turnbull Solicitors LLP, 32 Washington Street West, Cork.
Tenure: Freehold
Viewing: By appointment only with at least one days notice to faclitate the residents.


West on the Lee Road - the property is about 2 miles out on the left hand side behind wrought iron gates.