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Published 17/02/2012 | 05:00

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Magorban House , Co Tipperary

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Restored Georgian property, stable yard and 18 acres

Anyone who has ever visited the medieval town of Fethard in Co Tipperary will tell you that the people of the area eat, breathe and sleep horses.

That's hardly surprising, given that the area is home to the world-famous Coolmore stud and its sister training facility, Ballydoyle.

In the heart of this renowned bloodstock area stands Magorban House, a beautiful four-bedroom Georgian property set on 18 acres of prime limestone land.

Located six miles from both Fethard and Cashel and 15 miles from Clonmel, the property has been virtually rebuilt in recent years in a major renovation project.

The ground level around the house was significantly lowered, to allow additional natural light to flood what was formerly a half basement. Now the former basement is a bright garden level living area, surrounded by landscaped-terraced gardens with gravelled paths and raised flower beds.

Magorban House opens with a beautiful entrance hall with marble tiles and a Georgian style door with fanlight and side panelling.

The study and drawing room on the ground floor feature walnut floors, cast-iron Victorian period style mantelpieces and recessed shuttered sash windows overlooking the gardens. French doors from the drawing room lead out to a balcony outside.

The first of the property's four bedrooms is located on this floor, and again features walnut flooring, as well as an en suite shower room.

Upstairs, the second floor contains the master bedroom suites and two more en suite bedrooms. The master bedroom features an antique pine floor, cornicing, cast iron original fireplace and a walk-in dressing room.

Margorban's kitchen, dining room and sunroom are all located on the revamped garden level. The modern kitchen has Italian marble tiles, oak kitchen units, a polished granite work surface, split level oven and an Aga cooker.

Off the kitchen is a sunroom with Italian marble tiles and a vaulted pine ceiling, which opens out to the garden and patio area outside.

Outside, the newly constructed clock tower stable yard is comprised of three loose boxes, tack and feed rooms, a double carport, work shed, fuel shed and WC. There is also a second yard that contains a three-span barn, cattle crush and holding pen.

The property's 18 acres of limestone land includes some mature woodland and is laid out in five paddocks.

For potential equestrian buyers, the closest racecourses are Tipperary, Clonmel and Thurles and hunting enthusiasts can choose from well-known packs The Ormond, Golden Vale, and Tipperary Foxhounds.

Enquiries to Colliers International on 01 6333700.

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