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Saturday 25 November 2017

Rare estate house within a shout of Limerick city

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Georgian gem guides at €1.2m

Kilpeacon House on 32ac at Crecora, Co Limerick is one of the few estate houses to be found within shouting distance of one of our major cities.

This Georgian House, the seat of the Gavin family, retains many of its original period features together with a separate cut-stone courtyard and gate lodge.

It is located seven miles from Limerick city, two miles from Limerick Racecourse at Patrickswell and one mile from the village of Crecora.


To be sold by private treaty, it is brought to the market with a guide price of €1.2m by joint agents Colliers International and Rooney's Auctioneers, Limerick.

Approached by a long tree-lined avenue surrounded by lovely mature parkland, the Georgian design of Kilpeacon House is attributed to the renowned architect Richard Morrison, who also designed the famous Ballyfin House.

The highly ornate interior is approached through an oval entrance hall leading to a central stairhall lit by a glass lantern from above.

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The reception rooms have the original carved marble chimney pieces, ornate plaster ceilings, mahogany doors with ornate architraves and pitch-pine floors.

The accommodation includes a library/sitting room, dining room, drawing room, study and kitchen, while the sleeping accommodation includes five bedrooms.

The kitchen is located in an annex and underneath there is a large, well-lit basement.

Outside, located some 50m from the house is a cut-stone quadrangular courtyard comprising 15 looseboxes, three foaling boxes with overhead loft, tack room, feed room and stores.


There is a staff cottage at the rear of the house comprising kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower room.

There is also a gate lodge at the entrance to the property and this is currently rented.

The lands total around 32ac, of which approximately 28ac are in permanent pasture.

The remaining four acres include the immediate grounds surrounding the house, avenue and courtyard.

"It is one of those rare houses with genuine period features that are plentiful and all intact," said Ed Townshend of Colliers.

"It isn't a huge house as these buildings go but is a lovely manageable property."

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