Belvelly Castle Bespoke Fireplace, Cork

A stunning helical castle staircase, feature wine wall, window seats and bespoke fireplace for Belvelly Castle in Ireland

A new castle staircase was required for Belvelly Castle, which dates from circa 14/15th Century, standing sentinel by the narrow waters between Cork’s Great Island and Fota Island near the iconic Belvelly Bridge. In the 16th Century, Walter Raleigh once described Belvelly as “broken down”. In the 17th Century it was abandoned and then continued to decay for the next 400 years until Gary & Anne Wilson bought Belvelly in 2016 as an ambitious restoration project.

Working closely with interior designer, Peter Plaskitt, our commissions are part of what turned out to be a 150 week, €5m project to restore the castle into a 6 bedroomed, 4,500² ft home.

Bespoke Fireplace Surround 7196

The 2m extended bespoke fireplace surround is mounted on a decorative, tapered antique bronze column. The Bisca blacksmiths finished this with industrial forged scale, before polishing out highlights around the edges. The polished border is designed to both reflect flame and to frame the fire itself.

To view other Bisca projects at Belvelly, please click on the relevant heading

Window Seats 7107

Wine Rack & Sliding Ladder 6813

Belvelly Castle Staircase 6574

We are happy to discuss other architectural aspects of your project as well as the staircase.

Project ID: 7196