Four-bedroom country house back on market

QUITRENT House, once part of the large Kingston estate in north Cork, is believed to have been built for the Catholic agents of the estate, the O’Mahony’s, who later went on to found a woollen mills at Blarney.

Located close to Kildorrery, Quitrent House had been launched on the market last year but was later withdrawn. It’s now back on the market, with selling agent Michael Daniels and with a lesser acreage.

This time round, the property comes with just 10 acres of land and is being floated for sale at a guide of €700,000, down from last year’s asking price of €850,000 for 35 acres.

With an early Victorian date, Quitrent is entirely Georgian in style and is a manageable country house with four bedrooms.

Quitrent House has a private and rural location 4km from Kildorrery and under the shadow of the Ballyhoura Hills, with fast access to Mallow, Limerick and Cork. Originally, it would have had a boundary of 500 acres.

It is within commuting distance of both Munster cities, and with the mainline rail connection at Mallow, could suit Dublin-based buyers.

This is good hunting and fishing country, points out Mr Daniels, and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The residence was upgraded in the 1980s and has a new roof and new PVC windows, which means low maintenance for new owners.

The property has also been extended, and has two reception rooms, a kitchen-dining room and four bedrooms.

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