Belvelly Castle, Cobh, County Cork: SOLD

For Sale:    Belvelly Castle, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland :

€ 275,000

BER; Exempt.

Belvelly Castle is a historic landmark property located on about a quarter of an acre with 

panoramic views of

the Estuary and Belvelly Bridge, County Cork.

  • Cork airport 20 mins away.

  • Fota Island Golf and Hotel Resort, One of Irelands premier golf courses  which has held Irish Open

  • is located the other side of the estuary.

  • Belvelly Castle: Gross Floor area of approx. 4,200sq. ft.

  • The Castle would sleep up to 12 people when converted.

Close by is Belvelly village, right at the bridge linking Cobh Island to the mainland.

The bridge was built on the site of an old ford.

Planning Permission has been granted to restore the Castle:

Full details on request:

The Castle is situate on the waters edge and has a boatslip on to the Estuary.

Dating from the 13th century, this is a fine example of a

Medieval  Fortified Tower House, rising to just over 80’ in height, visible still are the battlements,

he mullioned windows, the murder hole, spiral stone staircase and old recesses and rooms.


Built by the Hodnett family, in later years it fell into the hands of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite – Sir Walter Raleigh.

There is documented a rich and varied History attached to this Castle:

Full Details on Request.

Sitting on a thin strip between Fota Island and Great Island, this tower is located along water side, at the gateway of Fota Island,

positioned between the road and shore. It was built between the 13th and 15th centuries,

is connected to the adjoining areas through a

small bridge-road, and overlooks enchanting natural scenery.

Belvelly Castle is located at the site of Belvelly Bridge, which is located adjacent to

Belvelly Channel that is overlooked by three of the five Martello towers.


The bridge is an elegant stone arched piece of architecture and stands sturdily even now.


The channel is a significant natural tidal mudflat area that is primarily famous for being

thronged by several species of birds,

thus a favourite of ornithologists.

The water body has been deemed a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive.


It is situated just 5 miles from Cork City, quite near all amenities and oversees an

enchanting view of nature.

A famous site that is located near this castle is the Fota Aboretum,

which is considered to be the best park of Ireland by many.

Subtropical trees from all over the world are planted in the park,

which is located close to a wildlife park.

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  • For further details, maps, plans,  planning permission, brochure and historical background, please contact Sole Agent:

    Helen Cassidy, MRICS B.A.(Mod)MSCSI,

    Auctioneer and Valuer,

    Clonbur House,

    Clonbur, County Galway, Ireland.

    www.premierpropertiesireland.com

    helencassidyauctioneers@eircom.net

    00 353 949546868

    0035387 2463748

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