• Rathcoursey House
  • Rathcoursey House
  • Rathcoursey House
  • Rathcoursey House
  • Rathcoursey House

Rathcoursey House

Location : Midleton Property Type : Country House
Status: Available Beds: 6 BER Rating: Pending
Address: Rathcoursey House, East Ferry, Midleton
Price: € 1,500,000

Brief Summary : A character Georgian house tucked away in a delightful elevated and wooded setting with views over a tranquil inlet off Cork Harbour. The property is located within minutes of Midleton and within an easy commute of Cork city and international airport.

Property Details :


Rathcoursey has a rich and colourful history, mainly associated with the sea, dating back centuries. A strategic site commanding far-reaching views and controlling the narrow but navigable East Ferry inlet, this was where a medieval castle was built by the Anglo-Norman De Coursey family. Their legacy lives on in the name of the house along with part of the castle bawn wall, which now forms part of the walled garden.

Although the earliest parts date from the 17th century, the house is predominantly 18th Century, with the main part of the house built in 1773 by sea captain John Tynte Smyth and commemorated by a stone plaque on the south wall. A later extension was made in 1840, to the rear, when a polished pine staircase was also installed. 

The 7-bay house was has been completely restored and updated in recent years, yet remains full of history and character with many original features remaining - including sash windows with shutters, floors and fireplaces. The light and spacious accommodation is arranged on two floors and extends to some 410 sq metres (4400 sq ft) and includes three reception rooms, six ...

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