Wednesday 20 September 2017

Lovingly restored lakeside Victoriana reduced in price

Price: €2.3m

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Kilteelagh House, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

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Restored, seven-bedroom Victorian residence

Kilteelagh House, a restored, seven-bedroom Victorian residence near Nenagh, Co Tipperary, has had its asking price reduced yet again. Three years ago it was asking €8.5m and then last year it was cut to €4m. Now it has been reduced to €2.3m.

Set on 25 picturesque acres with views of Lough Derg and lake frontage across Dromineer Bay, the house has been lovingly restored and updated by the Carey family over the years.

The work took 10 years, involving removing ceilings, re-plastering, rewiring, installing central heating and solar panels, and a water filtration system.

Now fully restored, this impressive house comes with modern comforts combined with original period features intact, including decorative plaster cornices and centrepieces, tiled and hardwood floors, plus marble fireplaces in most rooms, including the bedrooms.

At entrance level its spacious accommodation includes three formal reception rooms with attractive period features.

In addition, its first return accommodates the kitchen, an office, a TV room, a breakfast room and a bedroom.

A self-contained apartment comes with a bedroom, living room, well equipped gym, pool room, fitness room and other games rooms.

The main bathroom on the first floor has a vaulted ceiling with re-enamelled, free-standing cast-iron bath as its centrepiece.

The grounds come with stables, a garage, and a horse walker.

The renovation also reveals hidden delights -- such as the removal of the ivy creeping up the exterior walls. When the current owners pulled off the ivy, some of the plaster came with it but underneath was beautifully old cut stone.

So they removed all of the plaster from the exterior walls to reveal the stone in all its glory.

The same cut stone frames the entrance gates to the house, which has a long, winding, tree-lined avenue.

Mature gardens here also have old-world appeal, and have been fully restored with original walks under specimen trees leading towards the lake.

A more recent addition is the new boat-house, which takes advantage of the adjacent deep-water harbour.

Kilteelagh is 2.5km from Dromineer, while the closest large town is Nenagh, 10km away.

The agents are Knight Frank 01 6623255

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