A river runs through it
Over 1,100m of frontage on to the River Nore is part of the package with this striking Co Laois farm
Published 27/07/2016 | 02:30
When I moved to Laois in the late 1990's I was taken by the lovely place names in the county.
Among them was a place called the Pike of Rushall on the N7 Dublin Road between Borris in Ossory and Mountrath. In the old days it was a renowned speed-trap, maybe it still is. The Pike of Rushall is also home to one of the most extensive farms to come on the market in recent times.
Tulach Nore is a Victorian estate on 255ac and is on the market by private treaty for €2.25m. Located 8km from the M7 at Borris-in-Ossory the farm is 10km from Mountrath and 28km from Portlaoise.
The property is located on a broad plain of midland ground with 1,100m of frontage onto the River Nore and scenic views across to the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains. Set well back from the road it is approached through a mature tree lined avenue travelling through the land.
The residence is on two floors with five bay windows and plenty of space. While the term 'Victorian' summons up images of dickensian grey, stone harshness, Tulach Nore, which is in very good condition, is light-filled and colourful.
The well-proportioned rooms, especially those with bay windows, give tremendous light and space.
The accommodation includes a drawing room, dining room, billiards room, library, study, sitting room, kitchen, pantry, utility room, eight bedrooms, master bedroom with ensuite facilities and a dressing room, two bathrooms and shower room.
The presence of a 'sewing room' and a 'shoot room' give a nod to the grand past enjoyed by the members of the household.