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Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Spectacular five-bed farm on 64ac guided at €1.1m

People with an eye for a good country house on a manageable farm of land are always on the lookout for something with the character, but not the ostentation, of the sprawling mansion.

Garryroan House, an old Quaker homestead on 64ac near Cahir, Co Tipperary, fits the bill.

The five-bedroom Georgian farmhouse and lands are for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.1m.

The property has a good mid-Munster location nestled between the Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountains, enjoying fine views of both mountain ranges.

In terms of access, Garryroan House is one mile from Junction 11 on the M8, three miles from Cahir town, while Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny are all within 35 miles.

According to auctioneer PF Quirke, the house is in excellent structural and decorative repair throughout.

He explains that all the major structural and infrastructural works associated with the house renovation have been recently completed to a high standard.

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These include roof work, rewiring, re-plumbing, external rendering and the like.

The accommodation includes a spacious entrance hall, two reception rooms, a study, kitchen, utility/back kitchen, five large bedrooms (three en-suite) and a main bathroom. The floors in the principal rooms on the ground floor have been replaced with reclaimed pitch pine and a new oil-fired central heating system has been installed.

All works carried out have been sympathetic to the character and period of the house.

The residence is approached by a tree-lined avenue with generous lawns and ornamental trees.

The enclosed yard accommodates five new loose boxes, tack room and coach house, along with housing for stock/machinery and a small, stud-railed sand arena.

Adjacent to the yard is a round shaped old stone building, which is suitable for conversion to many uses.

The lands are laid out in three large parkland fields, and three further paddocks all with attractive mature trees and boundaries.

The lands are comprised of fine fertile ground, typical of south Tipperary.

Mr Quirke describes the farm as highly productive for grass or tillage. Around 40ac are currently under grain, with the remaining c.24ac in pasture.

There are 800m of road frontage to the rear that is bounded by the Garryclogher River, which is part of the property.

"This is a lovely house, on prime land with good road frontage and I think it is realistically guided at €1.1m," Mr Quirke said.

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