Property ID : Ref1092
For Sale NA - Historic Property, House, Mountain View, Sea View
FOR SALE. ~ The Old Forge House ~ Ballybrack Waterville
A historical property just outside the picturesque village of Waterville, known as the Old Forge dating back to 1691. The main house was built of traditional thick stone walls in the 1800s. In the early 2000s, the main house was renovated and the ground floor ceiling was raised so as to provide a light and airy living space on the ground floor and spacious high ceilings on the upper level, with exposed beams. An extension for the kitchen, bedroom 1 and shower room was also added. The work was done by a builder, who in 1990 (and for a different construction) won an award for the “Ideal Kerry Home” in 1990.
The main house features a sitting room with a uniquely beautiful hand-crafted stone fireplace , a second marble fireplace (currently blocked-up, but also ideal for a wood-burning stove), real wood flooring in most parts and a stunning hand-built wooden staircase. The whole house exudes calm and tranquillity and a unique quirkiness that will not be found anywhere else.
The Old Forge comes with a tale to tell harking back to the era of the Wild Geese ! and features a hidden recessed pit used by one such wild goose to flee from the then occupying army and which is documented in the book “Swordsman of the Brigade” by Micheal O’Hanrahan (download it for free on the web and come see if you can spot the philandering nere-do-well’s hiding place !) The Forge is still in its original condition and presents as either a delightful renovation project /walkthrough annex (with space for 1 -2 additional bedrooms) to the main house or a nostalgic, yet practical workshop/garage/man-cave.
There is a garden area to the rear, which affords views over the neighbouring golf course but also and more importantly the spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean and provides additional parking if required.
There is also a storage shed made of cut-stone and a separate storage area for fuels.
What’s near by ? – the Hogs Head Golf Course is literally on your door step and the more established Waterville Links Golf course is just a short drive away.
If you prefer angling or water sports – Lough Currane is also a short walk away and the beautiful Derrynane beach and park and Valentia Island is just a short drive away.
Accommodation briefly: . Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Hallway, Bedroom 1, Shower room, First Floor: Hallway, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bathroom.
The Old forge: 7.31m x 4.35m
The forge was built in 1691 of stone and is currently rendered.
Concrete flooring. Electricity connected. Open fire chimney is functioning.
Entrance Porch: 1.79m x 1.55m
Sitting Room and Dining Room: 5.62m x 5.20m
Large spacious room with two fireplaces one has a traditional burning stove with back boiler for radiators, the other is a marble fireplace which is currently blocked off. Wood flooring.
Kitchen: 4.79m x 3.28m
Tiled floor. Some fitted presses and worktop.
Bedroom 1: 2.33m x 2.30m
Fitted wardrobe. Laminated flooring.
Shower room: 1.98m x 1.36m
Electric shower, Sink, toilet.
Small Hallway: 0.86m x 0.64m
First floor: Handmade stairs.
Hallway: 4.70m x 0.89m
Bedroom 2: 2.74m x 2.45m
Wood flooring. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3: 4.35m x 2.17m
Wood flooing. Sink.
Bathroom: 3.04m x 1.75m
Bath, Sink, Toilet.
• Outside Storage shed at rear.
• Rear garden with side gates.
• Sea view from rear of house and from garden and views of
• Hogs Head Golf Course and Club House.
• Water and Sewerage linked to mains.
• Walking distance to Waterville village.
• Short drive to Lough Currane for lake fishing and beaches in Waterville and Derrynane.
All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be true but any intending purchaser or tenant should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy himself/herself or otherwise as to the correctness of them.
Viewing is strictly by appointment.
BER Rating  G
BER Alphanmeric Number  111293106
Energy Performance Rating  635.58   KWh/m2/yr