Dundaniel Estate, Skevanish, Innishannon, Co. Cork
Dundaniel is a charming small estate with a restored period house c.1820, guest apartment and separate guest chalet all set in manicured grounds. Adjoining the courtyard are paddocks and woodland, bounded by the Brinny River with fishing rights. Only 20 minutes from cork city and airport. Acquired in 1980 by the present owners the house and courtyard were substantially restored. The spacious garden chalet, set in the walled garden, was built some years later. The main house is a two storey over semi-basement and includes hall with cloakroom, three reception rooms, kitchen and boot room with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at first floor level. At the semi-basement level, billiard room, wine cellar, cloakroom and games room.
Connected to the main house and with alternative separate courtyard access is the one bedroom guest apartment with feature double height living room with wood burning stove.
THE GUEST CHALET
Nestling in a corner of the walled garden is the substantial Swedish designed chalet with air conditioning and under floor heating. The accommodation includes reception hall, spacious semi open plan living room, dining room and kitchen opening to a verandah, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Dining Room: 6.7m x 4.7m
Sitting Room: 6.45m x 4.65m
Kitchen: 4.8m x 4.7m
Glasshouse: 7.4m x3m
Utility Room: 5.5m x 4.5m
Study/Office: 5.6m x 4.6m
Bedroom 1: 2.5m x 3x7m
Bedroom 2: 4.7m x 4.15m
Bedroom 3: 6.4m x 4.7m
Bedroom 4: 4.75m x 4.7m
SEMI - BASEMENT
Snooker Room: 6.3m x 4.6m
Playroom: 6.25m x 4.6m
The lands total approximately 22 acres, 12 of which comprise of fine mature deciduous and plantation woodland. About 2 acres comprise of avenue and walled gardens with the balance in lawns and paddocks. The Brinny River, over which single bank fishing rights are included, flows the full length of the property, on the western boundary.
The gardens and grounds are truly a delight. To the rear of the courtyard are a series of gardens starting with the formal garden, with its carefully trimmed hedging, leading onto the vegetable garden, with its array of vegetables, then the orchard with its variety of trees and a substantial greenhouse with its propagating beds. All of these in turn lead to the chalet which has its own lawned garden.
Driving on the Cork - Bandon road, travel through Innishannon village and take the right fork up the hill, just past the Topaz station. Continue up the lane for approximately 1 mile, keeping left when the lane splits. After approx 1 mile, when the lane begins to fall downhill, and under the cover of trees you will see a pair of cream gateposts on the right hand side of the road. As you turn into these gateways, take the entrance on the left which will begins with a long tree lined avenue with sweeping lawns on the left and the house clearly visible ahead of you.