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Impressive 1840s estate with 91ac

Jim O'Brien

Published 09/01/2013 | 06:00

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€2m guide price for period house and land located three miles from Tipperary town

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A guide price of €2m is being quoted for Acraboy House, located at Monard on the Limerick/ Tipperary border.

The period residence, which was built in the 1840s, is being offered for sale with 91ac or 25ac by Colliers International.

A guide of €1.5m is being quoted for the residence with the smaller acreage.

Described by the estate agents as an "impressive estate", the handsome well-proportioned period house comes with a classic cut-stone yard, staff cottage, stable yard, good grazing land and mature gardens.

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Located three miles from Tipperary town, one mile from Limerick Junction and Tipperary Racecourse and 20 miles from Limerick city, the six- bedroom house and lands are in the heart of the Golden Vale. The property has commanding views across the surrounding countryside towards the Galtee Mountains in the distance.

The house is in good condition throughout, with principal rooms that are spacious.

The high ceilings and bay windows provide excellent light, while the residence also boasts period features such as timber floors, marble chimney pieces and decorative cornicing.

The accommodation extends to approximately 5,700 sq ft and includes an entrance hall with double doors, a fanlight window, a polished timber floor and a ceiling decorated with rose and cornice.

A spacious stairs hall leads to a bright drawing room that has two bay windows and a carved marble chimney piece.

The sitting room also has a marble chimney piece with brass inset and includes built-in book cabinets, a bay window and double doors leading to a conservatory.

The conservatory has a partially glazed roof, a tiled floor and gothic style windows with double doors leading to gardens.

A marble chimney piece is also a central feature of the dining room that is finished with timber flooring and decorative cornicing.

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The kitchen is of modern, bespoke design with an extensive range of cabinets, wall and floor cupboards and marble worktops.

The six bedrooms, of which four have ensuite facilities, are located on the first floor.

In addition to the main house, there is an attractive traditional-style bar and a games room built in a similar style to the residence. Both extend to approximately 550sq ft.

At the rear of the house is an impressive cut-stone courtyard comprising six loose boxes, a partially lofted barn. Other buildings are used for storage space, a work shop and garage.

Adjacent to the courtyard is a stable block with 12 large loose boxes, which will add extra appeal to potential equestrian buyers. A staff cottage located on the farm is described as ebing in need of repair.

The formal gardens that surround the house include wide formal lawns with herbaceous borders and fine specimen trees, as well as two walled gardens that are currently laid out in lawn.

Approximately 85ac of the lands are under permanent pasture and divided into seven level and well-fenced paddocks.

The land is described as good grazing ground it may be possible to buy 66ac separately from the house.

This section of the property comes with a guide of €500,000 or over €7,500/ac.

Acraboy House was originally part of an estate owned by World War II General Ian Harris.

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