Victorian house built in 1866
Robin Hill House is on the Rushbrooke Estate on the western side of Cobh. In Irish Ringcoltig (Rushbrooke) means 'Heartland of the Navy'. Rushbrooke contains some of the most beautiful examples of Victorian houses in Ireland, many of which are listed buildings, including Robin Hill House.
The area was named after Frederica Harriet Rushbrooke who built Robin Hill House on a large site in the area in 1866. Frederica was the daughter of Colonel Robert Rushbrooke, an admiral in the Royal Navy.
The house remained in the Rushbrooke family until the 1950's when it was sold to the Irish Church authority and was converted to serve as a rectory for Christ Church next door. The rectory was known as Glebe House until the 1970's and since that time it has been a family home, a restaurant and now a guest house and holistic therapy centre.
Quite a few of the original features still remain today, with the Gothic style porch, original Victorian tiles, shutters and cellar echoing a rich and varied past.
Though Robin Hill House is steeping in history and heritage guests can still experience modern comforts with beautifully decorated bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and wi-fi.