A six-bedroom house, a farmyard and a stable yard on 85ac for just €850k in Tipperary

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Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

One of the most keenly priced residential farming properties on the market at the moment has to be Kilbrennal House on 85ac at Ballynonty near Killenaule in Tipperary.

The holding includes a six-bedroom house, a farmyard, a stable yard and a good range of equestrian facilities. The place is on the private treaty market with a guide price of €850,000.

John Stokes of selling agents Stokes and Quirke says the farm has been in the same family for three generations and the current owners are retiring and downsizing.

They are happy to sell having put what they regard as a reasonable and realistic price on the property.

Located 5km from Killenaule, 6.5km from Horse and Jockey, 13km from Fethard and 16km from Thurles the holding is accessed via a gated driveway with the lands divided by a local road giving plenty of road frontage.

The original house is Georgian in provenance but was refurbished and extended over the years with a 'new wing' added that constitutes a self-contained unit with its own kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The accommodation in the original section includes a spacious tiled entrance hall with a guest WC.

The hall leads to a comfortable and elegant drawing room set around a marble fireplace with many of the original Georgian features such as decorative cornicing.

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Another comfortable room is the informal lounge with a solid fuel stove while the kitchen is a charming country-style space fully fitted with an oil-fired cooker. Off the kitchen is the utility with a sink and plumbing for all appliances. A back porch leads to the yard.

Upstairs in this section are four bedrooms, one of which has double windows and a fireplace while two others have fitted wardrobes. There is also a bathroom on this floor.

The new wing is reached by a hallway and includes a main lounge with a limestone fireplace, an office, a dining room, a fitted kitchen, a WC and a utility. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Behind the main house is a stableyard with 26 loose boxes a tack room, a five-column haybarn with lean-to, some open stabling, a purpose built horse walker, a lunging ring and 3-furlong gallops.


A sand arena is located across the road from the farm on a 30ac parcel of ground.

The original farmyard has separate access to the road and has much of the infrastructure from the days when the holding was a dairy farm.

This yard includes an old-style cubicle house, calf houses, two large silage pits and a slurry lagoon.

The land is described as fine Tipperary ground that is all in grass but could be used for any agricultural purpose for tillage, dairy, drystock or equestrian.

The place is divided into nine divisions that are well fenced and dotted with numerous stands of mature trees.

The property can be bought as an entire or in two lots with the house and yards on 55ac at one side of the road and a 30ac parcel with the sand arena at the opposite side.

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