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No. 3 Orchard Road, Cork.T12 DNW6
Property Overview
Price €750,000
Features
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Substantial gardens and grounds
  • Oil heating
  • Convenient location
  • Development potential
  • House
  • Detached
  • Land/Paddock
  • Off Street Parking
Full Description

Located on sought after Orchard Road on Corks West side, No. 3 is one of those rare treasures the residential market in Cork seldom sees. Orchard Road is a location that enjoys the benefit of having UCC, CUH, The Bons Secours and County Hall all on its doorstep. Retail outlets at Wilton Shopping Centre are all within walking distance with a choice of routes both pedestrian and vehicular to the city centre. Schools and all other facilities are within easy reach and the south link road is accessed nearby. Standing on a beautiful site No. 3 is a fine three bedroomed detached home, brought to the market offering tremendous possibilities for would be purchasers. The site is mature and extends to approx. 0.61 acres enjoying two access points off Orchard Road leading to an easy subdivision. The gardens are laid out in two distinct levels divided by a row of mature poplar trees with a weeping willow taking up a central position in the rear garden. The maturity of the site cannot be overstated and offers a selection of outhouses, glasshouse and garages the envy of any gardening enthusiast. The house itself is perfectly positioned on the site allowing for further extension front, rear or side. The house is modest extending to approx. 124 sq. mt (1,345 sq. ft.) sq. ft. and was designed in 1950 by an English architect who won an award for its creativity and style. No. 3 is almost tudor in nature with interesting roof lines and window positioning. The same architect designed the detached garage at a later stage to ensure consistency in look and in keeping with the house.

The history of No. 3 is interesting. The property started its life as part of the grounds of Brookfield House with its fruit farm and orchard. Brookfield house was owned at that stage by The Jennings family and their lands extended from UCC out to the model farm road. The Jennings were a prominent Cork merchant family through the 19th. and early 20th century. They had business interests in chemicals and they bottled and distributed mineral waters. Renowned for their fruit growing their raspberries were the main ingredient of the drink known to many corkonians as “rassa”. With the backdrop of a kiln wall forming part of the boundary in the rear garden purchasers will be curious as to its historical use. It was here that the Jennings family extracted the magnesium from limestone to create milk of magnesia.

The work that has gone into making this home together with its gardens into what they are today will not go un noticed by would be buyers. The property enjoys a steam running to the rear boundary fed from the Glasheen River which rises out at the Viaduct. Viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment.

Outside

3 Orchard Road benefits from extensive grounds front, rear and side. To the front is a large enclosed, level, lawned garden with long driveway leading to a double garage. The driveway itself offers parking for a number of vehicles. The rear of the property boasts two distinct areas divided by a row of poplar trees. The upper lawn has a beautiful weeping willow taking centre stage and the Kiln wall provides an insight to the heritage of the property. At this level there is rear access to the double garage as well as a sizeable glasshouse. The lower lawn is accessed on both sides by steps and runs to the back boundary with the stream defining its finish. There is independent access from here to the beginning of Orchard Road opening the possibility to divide the overall site into more than just one home. Another garden shed takes up position here with further outbuildings.

BER Details
BER: G
BER No: 108535113
Energy Performance Indicator: 534.67
+353-21-427 5079
+353-21-427 5079
+353-21-427 5079