With the feeling of home
The meticulous refurbishment of the listed landmark Blackrock House provides a stunning range of luxurious 1,2 and 3 bed apartments in a magnificent setting located in the heart of Cork’s most sought-after residential quarter.
Nestled in mature landscaped grounds overlooking ornamental gardens, Blackrock House is a private gated development located in the historic and picturesque Blackrock Village, set against the Marina as its backdrop. The landmark 18th century building has been converted into a selection of twenty-seven bespoke apartments and penthouses, all retaining the character and features expected of a property of this age.
This important residential property features generous living spaces that combine exquisite original Georgian features with the latest in modern technology and design.
Superbly located near the south bank of the River Lee with its riverside walkways and cycle paths, Blackrock House boasts a spectacular setting in one of Cork’s most peaceful and picturesque areas. Nestled in the heart of Blackrock Village, this unique development unites contemporary living space within a tranquil heritage setting. Just 3km from Cork city centre, this distinctive development reflects the character of its surroundings and offers residents the highest quality of living in one of Cork’s most popular residential locations.
Connectivity & Transport
Blackrock House is just 3km from Cork City centre; the area provides excellent transport connections to the city and its surroundings via road networks and public transport.
The location also benefits from easy access to the N40 South Ring Road network providing convenient access to western routes as well as connection to Dublin (M8) and Waterford (N25). The area is regularly serviced by a number of bus routes. The 202 and 215 bus routes link Blackrock to the city centre. The 219 bus route also links Blackrock to the western suburbs via Douglas on a southern orbital route.
The area plays host to a wealth of essential amenities to include schools, hospitals, health centres and shops – many within walking distance of Blackrock House. A vibrant and youthful city, Cork is fast becoming a key employment hub.
Mahon Point Shopping Centre is Munster’s largest shopping centre and is less than 3km from Blackrock House. The centre has over 60 stores including Debenhams, Tesco, Zara, Oasis, Next and a thirteen-screen Omniplex cinema.
Blackrock House is also positioned midway on a recreational combined 4.8km foot and cycle path between Passage West and the city centre. The majority of the route is off road, making it a very safe option for cyclists and pedestrians.
It’s a way of life
For those wanting to enjoy a contemporary village lifestyle within reach of the dynamic centre of Cork, Blackrock House is the perfect choice. The quaint and sophisticated Blackrock village is the perfect place to unwind. You can spend some time browsing through the weekly farmer’s market in the village square or take a leisurely riverside walk by the nearby marina. The area also hosts a number of local cafes within walking distance where you can enjoy a relaxing coffee or a bite to eat.
For lovers of the outdoors, the scenic, tree-lined avenue that runs parallel to the southern bank of the River Lee from Blackrock Village, past Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium, is the ideal spot for activities such as walking, jogging and cycling. Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium is currently undergoing a €60 million redevelopment which is set to transform the surrounding area into a modern sporting hub. Blackrock House is just a stroll from the iconic Blackrock Castle - one of Cork’s marquee landmarks and the perfect location to dine out with its highly rated Castle Café restaurant.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Blackrock House is enriched with a unique history and stands as witness to many important periods in Irish life. At various times the lands were owned by Nano Nagle’s uncle and Robert Emett’s father.
The original large mansion was built by Christopher Tuckey and enlarged by the Cork Quaker and Merchant Reuben Harvey in 1770 and after whom Harvey’s Quay is named. In 1825,the chapel and eastern and western wings were added by the Ursulines.
Harry Clarke and his Studio undertook several commissions at Blackrock House which remain preserved on site to this day. Due to its architectural importance, the original structure of the house is protected. A short distance from the village is Blackrock Castle, which was originally constructed as a coastal defence fortification in the 16th century.
There has been a castle on the site since medieval times with the present structure built in the mid-19th Century in mock-baronial style. It now houses an observatory and planetarium.
- The House has a unique character resulting from the quality and ambition of the original 1720s and later 1820s architectural designs.
- Steeped in period features, the buildings offer formal entrance halls, corridors and staircases, but with the benefit of lifts serving all floors.
- Uniquely nestled between park lands and formal gardens to the North and South, most apartments have the benefit of dual aspect views.
- landscaped gardens: Approached by a tree-lined avenue and surrounded by a professionally designed landscaping and lighting scheme, residents of Blackrock House also have access through private gates to a unique formal garden square area. With an historic oratory and hedge-lined walkways, this is a uniquely calm and peaceful environment.
- harbour: Blackrock was formerly a fishing village. Later it became a market-garden area serving the city. Today works have begun on creating an open paved plaza area with priority for pedestrians and cyclists.
- park: Plans have been published outlining a new park area to the front of Blackrock House creating a visual link from the House to the revitalised Harbour.
QUALITY FINISH & SPECIFICATION
The property is steeped in period features and design elements, with tall sliding sash windows, high ceilings and exceptionally proportioned rooms throughout.
All units have been designed to meet the latest requirements for internet, TV and audio cabling. A centrally managed and very efficient district heating system ensures a continuously available supply of heating and hot water in line with the latest design standards.
Each apartment is complete with beautifully designed and well-appointed Villeroy & Boch and Hans Grohe bathrooms.
The District Heating Scheme ensures compliance with the Conservation of Fuel & Energy Regulations. Most importantly it helps to significantly reduce overall heating bills and provides a quality of life by ensuring hot water and heating is always immediately available. Rather than an individual boiler in each apartment for you to manage, there is a centralised boiler system for the entire development.
Address: 1 South Mall, Cork
Telephone: +353-21-427 5079 or you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org