Ballinacurra House Ballincurra , Kinsale, Cork

Offers over €6,350,000
Detached House| 15+ Bedrooms|15+ Receptions|For sale



Exceptional Georgian Residence with Spectacular Panoramic Countryside Views
Accessed via Stone Famine Wall with Electric Security Gates with Cameras
Accommodation over Four Properties Circa 24,000 Sq. Ft
Site Total of Approx. 40 Acres
Expansive Manicured Lawns, Gardens and Kippagh Wood
Jetty and River Rights to Ballinacurra Creek, Whitecastle Creek and Bandon River
Horse Riding Arena and Two Fenced Fields
Fenced Paddock for Horses  
West Wing Field can Land up to Four Helicopters at any one time

Main Residence:

Exceptional Detached Georgian Residence Constructed in c.1770
Remodelled and refurbished between 2000 & 2008
Accessed via Stone Famine Wall with Electric Security Gates with Cameras
Accommodation over Two Floors Circa 18,400 Sq. Ft
Full Boundary Walls to Include Stone ‘Famine’ Wall
Sweeping Driveway providing substantial Parking Facilities
14 Double Bedrooms
10 Receptions Rooms to Include a Library, a Massage Room, a Ballroom,
a Garden Room, Two Private Bars to include The Champagne Bar & The Orient Express Bar
8 Ensuite Bedrooms, two on the Ground Floor & 6 on the First Floor
Luxury Fitted Integrated Kitchen
Separate Chefs Kitchen / Commercial Kitchen
Ground Floor W.C.
WIFI Throughout the House
Oil Fired Central Heating System with Zoned Areas
Feature Timber Sash Windows
Finished to an Exceptionally High Meticulous Standard
Wrap around rolling Lawn Gardens with Multiple
Entertainment / Relaxing Areas

The Stone Cottage

Built in the 1700’s
Detached Property of Circa 1,800 Sq. Ft
Four Ensuite Double Bedrooms, One on the Ground Floor
Open Plan Kitchen / Living / Dining
Separate W.C. and Laundry Room
Feature Cast Iron Spiral Staircase to First Floor
Feature Sliding Sash Windows
Oil Fired Central Heating
Private Garden

The Coach Cottage

Built in the 1700’s
Detached Property of Circa 1,151 Sq. Ft
Four Ensuite Double Bedrooms
Fitted Kitchen  
Private Garden

The Lodge

Built in 2008 to an Exceptionally High Standard
Accessed via Private Driveway with Electric Security Gates with Cameras
Circa 2,800 Sq. Ft
Three Ground Floor Double Bedrooms, Two Ensuite
First Floor Master Suite with Separate Dressing Room and Ensuite &
Two Further Bedrooms Sharing a Bathroom Suite
Double Height Living Room with Stone Surround Fireplace
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining
Separate Laundry Room, W.C. & Office
Feature Westmoreland Green Slate Roof
Extensive Panoramic Unobstructed Countryside Views
Private Garden


If you have ever enjoyed life in an atmospheric Boutique Hotel and wondered why the rest of your life didn’t match up to those standards, then Ballinacurra House is the ideal solution……. this Property is SERENITY & EXCLUSIVITY PERSONIFIED.

The opportunity to purchase such a Prestigious Property and one of Irelands most Exclusive Wedding and Events Venues is certainly a once in a lifetime.

Ballinacurra House has had the pleasure of hosting guests such as Michael Jackson, the King of Netherlands and was the first choice Honeymoon Destination for none other than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

With such Superior Design, Stunning Placement, complete Privacy and Serenity, direct River Access and Spectacular Views, this opportunity is certainly a very rare one.

That is why Independent Property Estates are honoured to present to the Sales Market Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Cork – a magnificent Family Residence and Country Estate.

Ballinacurra House offers the unique combination of luxury living at its finest and the best of country lifestyle, as Kinsale is voted one of the top places in Ireland to live and work.


Ballinacurra House offers the unique combination of luxury living at its finest and the best of country lifestyle, as Kinsale is voted one of the top places in Ireland to live and work. Relax and enjoy in the beautiful private surroundings or experience the endless opportunities for activity and adventure including world class golf, sailing and horse riding.

The property is a rare gem in a perfect setting and location, and combines the unique balance between an authentic Georgian period property and 21st century modernisation with a truly authentic country atmosphere. It is all about location! location! location!" and the work has already been done with substantial investment in a high quality fit out that has evolved over 20 years of restoration and substantial investment.

The main house comprises 8 en-suite bedrooms, a country style kitchen, a family room, drawing room, dining room and other living spaces. The entertainment wing with 6 en-suite guest bedrooms and various entertainment rooms including a ballroom and a bar. There is also a commercial kitchen. Adjacent accommodation includes the fully converted Stone Cottage and Coach House.

The property is fronted by 16th century 12-foot-high stone Famine walls along the Ballinacurra Road. You enter the property through high electric gates and wind your way down a tree-lined ½ kilometre avenue which brings you up to the front of the Mansion House. The property also has low stone walls around the boundary. There are approx. 20 acres consisting of manicured lawns, pond, streams, walled garden, horse riding arena, fields, stables and garages – wrapping around the river with private jetty, fishing deck and more. What makes this property unique, is a combination of its location and the manageable size of its grounds.

The property enjoys private water frontage onto the Ballinacurra Creek and Whitecastle Creek, which feed into the Bandon River. There is a rebuilt jetty and fishing deck as well as road access to this picnic area, and the remains of a stone boat house (with development potential). Much of this area also has handmade stone walls which would have formed an old quay. We are told that the ships bringing supplies during the Kinsale Battle of 1601 used the Ballinacurra Quay.

The Estate includes Kippagh Wood – an authentic Irish ancient forest – which can be accessed by a bridge over the Ballinacurra Creek. There is a pathway through the woods for walking, jogging or horse riding and leads to the Gulley Bridge on the Bandon River. Within the grounds there is also a fenced sand riding arena, double garage, 2 stables and fenced paddocks for horses. And for those looking for convenience, the flat West Wing field has also been used to land up to 4 helicopters at any one time.

In addition to the main Mansion House, there are also additional houses that could be used for extended family use, live-in staff, onsite caretaker or security. These include the renovated 4-bedroom Stone Cottage and 4-bedroom Coach House. All of the Houses have been renovated and maintained to an exceptional standard and there is no further modernisation required. Wi-Fi Broadband is available throughout the entire property, as well as commercial grade fire alarm systems, and a main switchboard telephone system linking all the Houses. The property is also on 3 phase power.

In addition the adjacent newly built 6-bedroom Lodge with a further 5 acres is available by negotiation.

Executive Summary

18th Century Manor House – 18,000 square feet in total. Currently laid out as: 8 Ensuite bedrooms, country style Kitchen with granite worktops, Family Living/Dining Room, Formal Sitting Room, Formal Dining Room, Library and other living spaces PLUS Entertainment Wing with 6 Ensuite guest bedrooms and various entertainment rooms including its 40-foot long ‘Ballroom’ and adjoining multi-purpose Great Room – the Garden Room Conservatory - would make an ideal family activity or corporate entertainment space.

Estate Cottages

Stone Cottage (1,800 square feet/4 bed/4.5 bath)

Coach House (1,200 square feet/4 bed/4 bath)

Stone Lodge (2,800 square feet/6 bed/4.5 bath) on separate 1 acre plot and private driveway

The Grounds

Hidden behind 12-foot-high stone walls and two electric security gate entrances, there are 25 acres of manicured lawns, pond, streams, walled garden, horse riding arena, fields, stables and garages – wrapping around the Whitecastle Creek and Bandon River - with private jetty, fishing deck and more.

A Summary

A beautiful Georgian Country Estate built c. 1770 which stands in an elevated south[1]facing position with far reaching views over the West Cork countryside.

This riverfront property has evolved over 20 years of complete restoration, enhancements and upgrades by the current owners for 21st Century living, whilst still retaining the historical heritage and period charm of an 18th Century home.

The compound is a wonderful, magical spot whose supreme privacy is balanced by its’ proximity to Kinsale, Ireland’s premier tourist town, accessibility to Ireland’s second city Cork and its international airport, and the Old Head Golf Course.

USPs of the Location

Lifestyle – Only 4 minutes’ drive from the world-famous heritage centre of Kinsale, which has been labelled the best village in Ireland by many publications, and the only village in Ireland to be listed on the ‘Top 20 villages in the UK/Ireland’ by Conde Naste. Kinsale is also the starting point for the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ and West Cork area.

Local amenities – Kinsale offers everything a family needs from primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, outdoor activities and a plethora of bars, restaurants and boutique-style shops.

Kinsale is also well-known has having a ‘property bubble’ with the highest property prices outside of only a few key suburbs in Dublin. It is a highly desirable location for international residents and may be a village but has the attitude of a large town. A high percentage of high net-worth ex[1]multinationals choose to live in Kinsale.

Secluded but not isolated - 20 minutes from a Cork International Airport including its private jet facility – 30 minutes from Cork City, Ireland’s second largest city.

Activities and excess of clean and healthy pursuits – including world class sailing, deep water harbour, access to the Atlantic Ocean, numerous marinas, home to 2 outdoor activity centres and so on – and only 20 minutes from the world-famous Old Head Golf Course.

Access to World Class medical facilities in Cork City with 2 state of the art Private hospitals – Bons Secours and Mater Private. Bons Secours has just opened a €77 million joint venture - UPMC Cancer Centre - one of the Top 10 cancer hospitals in the USA and one of the largest cancer treatment networks.

USPs of the Property

Fully Restored and Renovated - the easy part is the buying of a Georgian property - the hard part is the renovation. The entire property has undergone an extensive renovation and restoration programme for the last 20 years and is fully setup for 21st Century living including high speed fibre optic broadband throughout the whole property.

Direct Water access – the property wraps around Ballinacurra Creek and Whitecastle Creek, an estuary of the Bandon River. There is close to 1km of water frontage as part of the property and has a private fishing jetty, ramp for small boat launching, swimming and kayaking.

Large open green spaces – manageable size of 25 acres with a combination of walled gardens, horse paddocks, lawns and natural woodland.

Privacy – no properties overlook the Estate, and it is surrounded by 12’ stone walls. The property has 2 main access driveways with electric security gates and an additional pedestrian entrance which could be further developed to offer a third road access.

Individual rooms for home offices – the Manor House and Estate Lodges offer a variety of uses including home office, hosting/entertainment space, lodging for extended family, guests, security or onsite staff accommodation.

Multiple Potential Uses (see marketing brochure).

Further development potential (see the marketing brochure).


Entire Estate in one lot as described (Lot 1 + Lot 2 + Lot 3) at Euro 7.5 million


Lot 1 - Euro 6.35 million – which includes the Manor House, 2 Estate Lodges and 20 acres - with the option to purchase additional lots if required (see following).

Lot Descriptions and Prices

Lot 1
Manor House / Cottage/ Coach house/ 20 acres/Woodland/ River frontage - Euro 6.35 million Excluding Lot 2 and Lot 3 in red boundary.

Additional Lot Purchase Options:

Lot 2
4 acres / Stables/ Garage / Equestrian Arena – Euro 500,000 (in red boundary)

Lot 3
Lodge on 1 acre with Private Driveway – Euro 650,000 (in red boundary)




Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate, and photographs provided for guidance only.

BER Details

BER Rating: D2

BER No.: 0

Energy Performance Indicator: 260.0kWh/m²/yr

Property Map

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Ballinacurra House  Ballincurra , Kinsale, Cork