Bespoke Window Seats for Belvelly Castle, Cork

A stunning helical castle staircase, feature wine wall, bespoke window seats and fireplace surround 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 Window Seats 7107

Cantilevered from alcove walls in an Archers window, the bespoke window seats are made from slatted and ergonomically profiled character oak and burnished steel. The design intent was to create an honest, minimalist seat using materials which again match the flooring and wine rack.

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

Bespoke Fireplace 7196

Wine Rack & Sliding Ladder 6813

Elliptical Helical Staircase 6574

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

Project ID: 7107