Period Home outside town

Period Home outside town




Nov 2019

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
4 Bathrooms

About our home

The first part of our house was built in 1850. There have been some alterations since then. It is a spacious comfortable period home which we have lived in and looked after since 1995. It is in Belvelly which is about a 5 minute drive to Cobh and about 20-minutes drive to Cork City. It has a Master bedroom with a separate dressing room and large bathroom with both a shower and a Victorian style bathtub. It has two other double bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom with shower and the other shares a Juliet bathroom with a spacious single room. Downstairs there is a large living room and dining room, a very sunny conservatory for the summer months, a family/TV room and a music room with a piano. There is a large eat in kitchen. We have a very large garden with mature trees and shrubs, fruit trees, vegetable beds and a patio. The grounds include several period out-buildings which will will not be part of the exchange.


More about us

  1. We are a couple with grown up children.

  2. Tom is from New York originally and is recently retired. Irene is a law professor. We would love to try a home exchange in Cape Ann, Rockport preferably.

  3. We love to cook, art, music, reading, sports - just the good life generally. Our house reflects our interests and our interest in enjoying the good things in life.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


The hamlet of Belvelly is at the northern tip of Great Island. A 5-minute drive south along the river Lee brings you to Cobh, a Victorian seaside town with a beautiful promenade and lots of opportunities for seaside walks. Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic and there is an excellent heritage museum describing this and other aspects of its ocean liner days. It is a port of call for many cruiseliners during the summer. Our house is within a 5 minute walk over a beautiful 3-arch stone bridge to Fota House and Arboretum and Fota Wildlife Park (important local tourist attractions). It is also near Fota Island Resort and Golf Course if you are a golfer. It is 20 minutes drive to Cork City or you can take a commuter train from Fota to which you can drive or walk from our house.

Buzzy restaurants
SeaSalt, WatersEdge in Cobh. Fota Resort. Bramley Lodge, Ballyseedy Cafe
Cool bars
Cobh has traditional and contemporary pubs. Cork has cinemas, pubs, night clubs, etc.
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
Three grocery stores are 3 miles away. Lovely clothes boutiques in nearby Midleton. Cork City for everything.
Bit of culture
Fota Estate, Belvelly Castle, Belvelly Schoolhouse, Belvelly bridge, Cobh Cathedral, Sirius art center (Cobh)
Walks in the park
Fota Arboretum and Gardens. Cobh
Spot of exercise
Fota Resort, Cobh indoor pool and health club, Rushbrooke Tennis Club
Day tripping
Cork City, Midleton Distillery, Blarney Castle, Kinsale, Killarney, beaches East and West, mountains to the North

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