An understated classic in Tipp guided at €750,000
I see so many houses of Georgian vintage on my trips around the country I sometimes expect to become 'all Georgianed out'.
However, just when I think I don't want to set eyes on another fanlight or sash window, I visit an elegant pile which reignites the enthusiasm. Indeed, no matter how similar in design these houses are, they are all different in character.
It was lashing rain last Thursday when I met Nenagh auctioneer Eoin Dillon outside the local Rugby Club on the Thurles road. We drove towards the town and took a turn towards Ballinaclough.
An unassuming gateway gave way to a long avenue at the end of which was this fine traditional farmhouse, Bayly Farm.
Attached is a new single storey wing built in the latter day vernacular style much favoured by town and county planners. Sitting on 29ac with a modest farmyard, the property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €750,000.
Bayly Farm has been in the family for generations and was built by the Baylys in the early 19th Century. The current farm extends to almost 120ac and while 29ac is currently being offered with the house the family intends to keep the larger portion of ground. However, substantially more land could be added to the sale if conditions are favourable.
The house has been home to and has connections with its share of celebrities Among them is a man responsible for much of what happens on computer, phone and television screens. In 1833 Helen Bayly married Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
Hamilton became a world-famous mathematician and physicist particularly renowned for his discovery of quaternions in 1843.This algebraic treatment of complex numbers is used in 3-D computer graphics and in calculating certain orbits of spacecraft and satellites. The formulae came to him as he walked along the Royal Canal.