Abbeyville House, Abercromby Place, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Rath-Healy, Fermoy, Co. Cork, P61 K859, Ireland
For Sale €925,000 - Commercial, Residential
511 m² 9 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 2 Garages Year Built 1841

Price Guide: €925,000

Abbeyville House is a 19th Century town house  situated in the heart of Fermoy overlooking the town park.  The property was originally built as a luxury townhouse, but has been used as both a hospital and guesthouse over the last century.

The most recent use of the property is as a 6 bedroom guesthouse, which sits over a 3 bedroom family home. Whilst the guesthouse isn’t currently taking bookings, it is ‘ready to go’ should the new owners decide to reopen as a guesthouse.

The pristine property could of course be used for many purposes, other than a guesthouse, including a family home, a doctors, dentist or veterinary surgery, offices, corporate HQ, small college etc.

There is ample off-street parking to the front of the property with a private walled in garden facing south. Abbeyville house is just 100m from the famous Blackwater River and  immediately adjacent to shops, bars, restaurants etc in the town of Fermoy.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a period residence in pristine condition.

Viewing by appointment only.

Overall internal area (Approx): 511 m² (5,500 ft²)


Ground Floor (Ceiling Height 3.3m)

Entrance Hall: 4.72m x 1.65m, Double doors, leaded glass, limestone flooring
Inner Hall: 4.57m x 3.94m, Black marble fireplace, corniced ceiling, centre rose, incorporating Cloak Room, Guest Toilet, WC, wash hand basin
Dining Room: 6.10m x 4.57m, Corniced ceiling, centre rose, south and west facing windows, double doors leading through into the sitting room
Sitting Room: 6.14m x 4.68m, Corniced ceiling, centre rose, antique white marble fireplace with cast iron insert, west facing bay window, double doors leading through to hallway.
Breakfast Kitchen: 4.87m x 2.00m Double bowl stainless steel sink unit, fitted presses, Hotpoint dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven and a grill. (Ceiling Height 2.5m)
Bedroom 1: 4.71m x 3.71m, Corniced ceiling, south facing window
Incorporating En-suite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled

First Floor:
Bedroom 2: 4.56m x 3.91m, Corniced ceiling, two windows to the front and north
Incorporating En-suite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled
Bedroom 3: 4.52m x 4.07m, Corniced ceiling, double doors leading through into a full bathroom
Incorporating En-suite: 4.56m x 1.83m Full bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled floor and walls, south facing window
Bedroom 4: 4.68m x 3.66m, Corniced ceiling, south facing window
Incorporating En-suite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled
Bedroom 5: 6.07m x 4.62m, Fitted wardrobes, hot-press area
Incorporating En-suite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled
Bedroom 6: 4.54m x 3.86m, Corniced ceiling
Incorporating En-suite: Shower, wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled
Landing: 11.16m x 1.94m, Walk in Linen Press
Fire Exit off leading out to the rear of the property, 3.04m x 2.06m


Lower Ground Floor (Private Residence Area)
Bedroom 1: 4.57m x 3.91m
Incorporating En-suite, Shower, wash hand basin, WC
Bedroom 2: 4.58m x 3.92m
Bedroom 3: 4.17m x 3.54m Sink unit, water tank (for hot water on this floor)
Back Hallway with door leading out to an enclosed yard and garden
Living Room: 6.28m x 4.62m, Ornate white marble fireplace with cast iron insert, gas fired granite hearth, tiled flooring.
Main Kitchen: 6.02m x 4.42m Fully fitted with antique oak units, black granite top, Waterford Stanley 5 ring stainless steel gas cooker with two electric oven, double bowl stainless steel sink unit, integrated dishwasher, fully tiled, door out of this room to the south facing patio and garden, opening arch through to the living room.
Laundry / Utility Area: 4.43m x 3.88m Ceramic tiled floor, stainless steel sink unit, plumbed for automatic machines
Plant Room: Boiler, pressurised tank and fuse boards etc.. Control for solar panels on the roof
Family Bathroom:  2.94m x 1.85m Fully tiled floor and walls, sink unit, WC, bath with shower attached.
Oil fired heating, Gas fire on two floors on ground and first floor (Condenser Boiler)

Old Coach House Area
Room 1: 14.87m x 2.49m
Double doors leading in from the back lane, solid flooring, cast iron spiral staircase leading up to the first floor
First Floor: 13.7m x 2.5m, Timber flooring, with exposed natural stone walls, Velux roof lights, solar panels on roof. This area would be suitable for conversion into a self-contained unit or other guest accommodation.
Room 2: Store Room 6.47m x 2.49m, Spiral staircase going to the first floor of this area
Room 3: (First Floor)  4.72m x 2.52m Boiler house, gas burner (5 yrs old)
Well water is used for showers and toilets and mains water available also

Paved Patio Area
Glass Sun Room: 3.7mx 3.7m, with Tiled floor, electric power
Tool Shed / Workshop:   3.67m x 2.56m, Roller shutter door, leading through into another room 2.63m x 2.48m
Wash hand basin, water softener for the well in the yard. Off that room there is another area with a WC in it.
Garden Shed / Storeroom:   5.96m x 2.72m, PVC double glazed windows, Double gates leading in from the back lane

The History of Abbeyville House

Abbeyville House was built in 1841 by Mathias Hendley who was the agent for the local landlord, a Scotsman by the name of Sir Robert Abercromby. The house was built just 30 years after the modern town of Fermoy was established by another Scotsman and entrepreneur, John Anderson. Only a handful of structures in Fermoy – including Christchurch and St Patrick’s Church are older.

Abbeyville is one of a pair of houses built on the site which Hendley purchased from Sir Robert in 1839, hence the address Abercromby Place, with Riverdale House located just metres to the north. In the 1930s Abbeyville House, which was then called St. Annes was converted from a private dwelling to a private nursing and maternity home. In 1942 its operator Margaret Fitzgerald purchased the house outright form the descendants of the original owner, Matthias Hendley. Many of the local people have fond memories of the house  as many of them and their siblings’ were born here during its time and it remained a Maternity  home until the mid 1960s when the last baby born  was delivered there in  1964.During this time they also performed minor operations on patients such as appendix and tonsil removals.

The property then changed hands in 1976 when Jeremiah O’Mahony turned the property into a guest house. Within a few short years it was then taken over in 1981 by John and Catherine Buckley who continued to operate it as a guest house and then in mid 2004, sold it to its present owners, Sean and Mary Lomasney. Sean is a noted handyman and he and his father, James Lomasney personally supervised the loving restoration of Abbeyville House to bring in back to its 19th century glory.

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