Glebe's staying power... former rectory could be yours for€525,000

Former rectory in south Tipperary on offer for €525,000

Glebe House in Tipperary is an exceptional period residence
Glebe House in Tipperary is an exceptional period residence
One of the reception rooms
The property is on 11.4ac of land
The walled inner yard features a stone coach house

Mick Kinane is considered one of the finest jockeys of his generation. The diminutive Tipp man rode a string of top flight winners across the globe, but will be forever associated with that amazing champion, See The Stars. The John Oxx-trained stallion won six Grade One races in 2009, including the English 2000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

A house long associated with the great jockey's uncle, Danny Kinane, has now come on the market in south Tipperary.

Glebe House at Kilvemnon, Mullinahone was Danny Kinane's home at one point and the base for his horse training and breeding operations.

The residence is a beautiful period home which was originally built in 1793 as a Church of Ireland rectory for the Vicar of Kilvemnon.

Pat O'Hagan of Savills says the house was first inhabited by Rev William Ryan, who so incensed locals while collecting tithes or church taxes that he provoked a riot and had to leave Kilvemnon to live in Cashel.

Glebe House is a fine three-storey over-basement residence set in 11.4ac of grounds.

The residence has seven bedrooms and two good-sized reception rooms that are described by the estate agents as "bright and spacious".

The house has undergone a full modernisation and refurbishment programme over the past few years. This has involved work on rewiring, plumbing and the installation of a fitted kitchen and new bathrooms. Underfloor heating has also been installed in the basement area.

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However, the house retains much of its Georgian character and features. Indeed, many of the rooms have the original floorboards and the drawing room has its original fireplace.

The basement comprises a kitchen/living room, a bedroom with en-suite, a boiler house, shower room and store.

The main living quarters are on the ground floor, with the drawing room, dining room, breakfast room and kitchen all located on this level.

The master bedroom, two further bedrooms and the main bathroom are located on the first floor; while the second floor has three more bedrooms and a shower room.

A walled inner-yard to the rear of the house includes a stone coach-house and former stables. The outer farmyard has nine stables and three-bay hay barn.

Glebe House features a wonderful tree-lined approach to the house. Mature gardens and lawns surround it, while the lands are laid out in two fenced paddocks.

It is located in the shadow of Slievenamon, between the villages of Mullinahone and Two Mile House, and is 12.5km from Callan and around 28km from both Clonmel and Kilkenny. A guide price of €525,000 is being quoted by Pat O'Hagan of Savills for the property and he expects considerable interest from Irish and British parties.

Mr O'Hagan says the house would obviously make an exceptional family home but could also be developed as a country guesthouse.

Glebe House is for sale by private treaty.

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