Thursday 27 October 2016

King of the castle in Ballinacarra for €395k

Ballinacarra Castle House €375k

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

The original part of the house was built in 1947, it has since been extended and remodelled.
The original part of the house was built in 1947, it has since been extended and remodelled.
The staircase leads from the living areas down to the bedrooms.

Ballinacarra Castle is a fine example of Celtic Tiger bravado taken to the limit. Many may baulk at the thoughts of a building that doesn't come with 'character' or 'period features'. But those very people may be interested to learn that the original part of Ballinacarra Castle was actually built in 1947. The owners took on a huge renovation project from 1995 to 1997 to transform it into a large home that makes the most of the views over Lough Derg. In 2007 more work followed, and the house and surrounding land were extensively remodelled, extended and landscaped.

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Ballinacarra is an upside-down house, with the living areas on the top floor and bedrooms on the first floor and the garage and workshop on the ground floor.

You enter the property through the original part of the building, which has been converted into a guest annexe with its own living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. The house then opens up into the newly-built quarter with a large living room with views across the countryside. Doors off this room open out onto a large balcony. From the living room you enter the kitchen with its dining area, island and breakfast bar.

Down the stairs to the first floor you'll find the en-suite master bedroom. There are two more double bedrooms on this floor and the main bathroom. On the ground floor the workshop has built-in worktops and storage.

The house sits on three acres of lawns, shrubbery, rockeries and a patio area. There is also a pond with a deck wrapped around it, complete with a wooden bench swing.

The property is a five-minute walk to Killeen village. It is 14km from Nenagh town and 10km from the nearest motorway connection.

Ballinacarra Castle House is for sale through Savills (01) 6634350 with a guide price of €375,000.

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