Farm Ireland

Friday 23 February 2018

Farming Property: Elegant 17th Century period home is 'one of the finest'

modern: This stunning period house in south Tipperary is expected to exceed it’s €1.475m guide price when it goes to sale by private treaty
modern: This stunning period house in south Tipperary is expected to exceed it’s €1.475m guide price when it goes to sale by private treaty
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

One of the finest residential farms of the year has come on the market in south Tipperary. Extending to 147 acres of pastureland around a 17th Century home, Gurteen House Farm, includes a modern farmyard at the heart of a working farm.

The property is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.475m or €10,000/ac.

Located at Mullinahone, the farm is 7km from Nine Mile House, 12km from Fethard and 13km from the Co Kilkenny town of Callan. According to Celia Lamb of selling agents Ganly Walters, the owner of the property has lived in the house for the past 30 years and let the land to careful tenants.

The house extends to 1,322 sq ft and includes an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, sunroom, study, playroom, five bedrooms, one en suite a family bathroom and an attic room.

The house retains many period features including a carved staircase, cornicing, ceiling roses, timber floors, marble fireplaces and large picture windows. There is a certain elegance to the house, with French doors leading to the gardens and the drawing room and large windows overlooking the front lawned garden. The modern conveniences include a fully fitted kitchen and oil fired central heating.

The residence and farm are approached through wrought iron gates where a tree-lined avenue leads to the front of the house after it divides from a spur that leads to the rear to the cut-stone courtyard and the farmyard.

A range of lovely traditional farm buildings adjoins the side and rear of the house.

The single and lofted sheds include a workshop, fuel store and boiler house.

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The gardens are situated to the front and side of the house and are dotted with mature shrubs, an orchard, a vegetable patch, lawns, woodland and a variety of mature trees.

The modern farmyard comprises a five-bay slatted beef unit extending to approximately 3,068 sq ft, a hay barn with silage clamp walls and a small twin lean-to. An adjacent cattle handling yard has a pen and crush.

The lands at Gurteen Farm are of excellent quality the majority of which are in one block.

Divided into 14 fields, all of the divisions are in a manageable size, have piped water, are sheltered by mature trees and hedging and are serviced by an internal roadway.

The land was let for a number of years during which time some of the ground was in tillage.

The farm is currently being worked for beef, but Ms Lamb maintains the property could be transformed into an excellent dairy farm or a top class stud farm.

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