Farming Property: Elegant 17th Century period home is 'one of the finest'
One of the finest residential farms of the year has come on the market in south Tipperary. Extending to 147 acres of pastureland around a 17th Century home, Gurteen House Farm, includes a modern farmyard at the heart of a working farm.
The property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.475m or €10,000/ac.
Located at Mullinahone, the farm is 7km from Nine Mile House, 12km from Fethard and 13km from the Co Kilkenny town of Callan. According to Celia Lamb of selling agents Ganly Walters, the owner of the property has lived in the house for the past 30 years and let the land to careful tenants.
The house extends to 1,322 sq ft and includes an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, sunroom, study, playroom, five bedrooms, one en suite a family bathroom and an attic room.
The house retains many period features including a carved staircase, cornicing, ceiling roses, timber floors, marble fireplaces and large picture windows. There is a certain elegance to the house, with French doors leading to the gardens and the drawing room and large windows overlooking the front lawned garden. The modern conveniences include a fully fitted kitchen and oil fired central heating.
The residence and farm are approached through wrought iron gates where a tree-lined avenue leads to the front of the house after it divides from a spur that leads to the rear to the cut-stone courtyard and the farmyard.
A range of lovely traditional farm buildings adjoins the side and rear of the house.
The single and lofted sheds include a workshop, fuel store and boiler house.