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  • 6 bedrooms
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ROBIN HILL HOUSE to view our e-brochure please visit

Robin Hill House - Period Property - Cobh
Reception Rooms - 6
Bedrooms - 6 all en-suite
Secondary Accommodations: Adjacent 2
bedroom apartment, 1 bedroom garden
Price - 1,250,000
Address Lake Road, Rushbrooke, Cobh
Postal Code - Co Cork
Title: Freehold
Extras: Commercial Licensed property,
Listed building, Sea view
Land: 0.5 acres


The property is perched on an elevated
position within Rushbrooke and benefits
from panoramic views over Cork Harbour.
The area is dominated by large detached
period dwellings linked to the strong local
maritime history. Behind this area of
Rushbrooke lies the attractive rolling
countryside. The house is situated
approximately 1 mile from Cobh town

Cobh is a picturesque and historic maritime
town on the Great Island, the largest of
three islands inside Cork Harbour. The
island is now connected by roads and
bridges and is also served by a rail link to
Cork city. A car ferry crosses the River Lee
from Carrigaloe in Cobh to Glenbrook. Cobh
is a place of great natural beauty and rich
culture. It is noted for its amenities
including fishing, bird watching and water
sports. The well known Fota Wild Life Park
and Arboretum is 15 minutes drive away.
Cobh is most famously known as being the
last Port of call for the illfated Titanic.
Formally named Queenstown it was also
the place where a lot of the Irish emigrants
set sail for the USA and Australia during the
Irish famine. There are now over 50 cruise
liners visiting Cobh each year. The town
provides local shops, fine restaurants and
amenities whilst Cork City, Douglas, and
Midleton provide comprehensive financial
and leisure facilities together with the widest
range of shops and services. There are
excellent communications with Cork
International Airport, only 30 minute`s
distance with extensive scheduled flights to
Britain and Europe. Cork Ferry Port also
provides sailings to the UK and Continental

Main House
Elegant accommodation in a very private

As you enter through the original, recently
restored Victorian porch you at once sense
the peaceful and extraordinary atmosphere
of Robin Hill. A large entrance hallway,
leads to spacious reception rooms with
original plasterwork cornices.

Robin Hill House encompassed charm and
character of the Victorian era with wonderful
period features. Henry Hill, a renowned
architect, originally designed the House, in
1866, for the esteemed Rushbrooke family.
Lord Rushbrooke was an Admiral in the
Royal Navy at the time. It was the
Rushbrooke`s family home up until the
1950`s. It was then sold to the Church of
Ireland and became a Rectory until the
early 1970s. Following this it came into
private ownership and over the years it was
operating as an up market guest house and
a fine dining restaurant, until, the present
owner bought it in 2005 and has operated a
holistic healing center with guest
accommodation since.

The house has been tastefully restored and
maintained with many of the original
features still intact. The property is in
superb condition and enjoys a fine elevated
position with a sunny southerly aspect. It
overlooks the enchanted, mature garden
with its croquet lawn, glass house, kitchen
garden, and complete solitude. It has a
large parking area to the front of the house,
which did have planning permission for an
extension which can be renewed.

There is endless potential to convert Robin
Hill Clinic back to a magnificent family home
with adjacent 2 bed roomed apartment and
wooden Garden Chalet or alternatively it
can be used as offices, health clinic, spa,
guesthouse, restaurant, etc. This is a very
rare opportunity to acquire a large
residence with breathtaking sea views in
one most beautiful settings in Ireland.

In what would have probably been the old
kitchens of the main house is a delightful 2-
bedroom apartment with its own private
courtyard. It has recently been refurbished
to a very high spec with a contemporary
twist. A well-designed contemporary kitchen
extension was added last year. All Fixtures
and fittings are included in the sale.

The Apartment has its own front and rear
entrances and can also be accessed
through the main house.

The Wine cellar is accessed from the
apartment, and there is plenty of scope for
change, possibly incorporating the cellar
into the apartment. Alternatively the
basement can be accessed from the main
house through the bathrooms, off the main
entrance hall and could perhaps be turned
into a mini gym with sauna, jacuzzi, steam
room etc.
Ground Floor
φ Entrance Porch: with feature timber
windows and doors, tiled floor and church
style windows.
φ Entrance hallway: 5.6m x 2m with
carpet floor covering, ladies & gents toilets
and dispensary off (easily converted to
study/office/cloakroom etc)
φ Office: 3.8m x 3.2m with carpet floor
covering, fitted shelving (could be opened to
create a larger hall or library.)
φ Main Lounge: 5m x 4.2m with wooden
floor covering, feature bay window
overlooking gardens and Cork Harbor,
Doorway through to main reception room I.
φ Main Reception room I : 9.6m x 4.5m
currently used as patient waiting area, with
carpet floor covering, part exposed
stonewalls, feature glazed window to
Reception room II.
φ Reception room II: 3.6m x 3.4m with
wooden floor covering, part exposed
stonewalls, feature window overlooking
gardens and Cork Harbor.
φ Reception room III: 6.9m x 6.1m with
carpet and hardwood floor covering, double
French doors to large patio area, extensive
windows gazing over gardens and Cork
Harbor, part exposed stonewall (easily
converted to gourmet kitchen and dinning
φ Reception room IV: 4.5m x 3.4m with
carpet floor covering, glass door leading to
private side yard with suntrap deck, small
kitchenette, two large storage rooms off -
storage 1: 2.4m with window, storage
2: 2.4m x 2.8m- (easily opened up to create
large lounge are or kitchen extension.)
φ Private 2 bedroom apartment:
containing a sitting room, recently extended
and remodled gourmet kitchen with French
door leading to private courtyard, two
bedrooms, bathroom with tiled floor and
walls, corner bath, wc, whb and separate
access. 97sq.m.
φ Basement: 5.3m x 5.3m has been
used as a wine cellar divided into three
First Floor
φ Bedroom I: 5.2 with carpet floor
covering, overlooking cork harbor, en-suite
with tiled floor and walls, wc, whb and
φ Bedroom II: 5m with carpet floor
covering, overlooking harbor, en-suite with
tiled floor, wc, whb, and shower.
φ Bedroom III: 5.4m with carpet
floor covering, en-suite with tiled floor, wc,
whb, bath and shower.
φ Bedroom IV: 5.4m with carpet
floor covering, overlooking, en-suite with
tiled floor, wc, whb, and shower.
φ Bedroom V: 5.8m with carpet
floor covering, overlooking, en-suite with
tiled floor and walls, wc, whb, bath and
φ Bedroom VI: 5.5m x 5.8m with carpet
floor covering, en-suite with tiled walls and
floor, wc, whb, bath and shower

Wooden Chalet/ Robin Hill Lodge

Set amongst the trees is this charming
bijoux self-contained one bed roomed
wooden chalet. The chalet has its own
galley kitchen, bathroom, seating area and
dining area. This could be rented out for
extra income or it would be suitable for staff
or guest accommodation. A cozy oasis! A
large amount of the contents of the Lodge
including furnishings, fixtures and fittings
are included in the Sale price.


Beautiful mature trees line the driveway
creating a magnificent canopy into this
secluded sanctuary. Steps lead from the
large, sun soaked patio into the thriving
garden. A wide variety of mature trees and
shrubs have been well planted over the
years offering privacy to the house, a haven
for wildlife, and something to gaze at no
matter the season. The garden rests on a
sunny southerly aspect trapping the day`s
warmth. A stone path leads to the
glasshouse, garden shed, and kitchen
garden where everything seems to flourish.
To the side of the house there is a delightful
private graveled garden with a wooden deck
catching the afternoon sunlight. The garden
is truly an enchanted haven.

ROBIN HILL HOUSE to view our e-brochure please visit     Robin Hill House - Period Property - Cobh  Reception Rooms - 6  Bedrooms - 6 all en-suite  Secondary Accommodations: Adjacent 2  bedroom apartment, 1 bedroom garden  chalet  Price - 1,250,000  Address...
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