Saturday 17 March 2018

Georgian luxury with countryside surroundings

price: €590,000


Riverstown House, Riverstown Village, Birr, Co Offaly


Eight-bedroom Georgian country home

For those who thought first floor reception rooms are an urban or innovative architectural device for enjoying the scenery surrounding a home, then Riverstown House on the borders of Tipperary and Offaly will come as a revelation.

Its period drawing room is located at first-floor level in this three-storey Georgian house and enjoys views over surrounding countryside, some of the 27 acres which come with the property and the River Brosna which borders the property.

It will go for auction on July 17 with a €590,000 AMV.

Located on the edge of Riverstown Village, the property is a mile's walk from Birr town, where bars, restaurants, shops, and the theatre and arts centre are among the amenities.

Its accommodation includes eight bedrooms and a housekeeper's apartment.

At entrance level is a sitting room with open fireplace, coving and timber floors, as well as a diningroom which has a fireplace with an attractive timber surround and this room is sufficiently large to also accommodate a sitting area.

A games room with a bay window and a wash hand basin is also located at this level.

To the rear are a kitchen with an Aga cooker, a pantry and a cold room.

At first floor level there are five bedrooms, three of which have open fireplaces. The two bathrooms which are located at this level come with baths and showers.

A housekeeper's apartment includes a bedroom kitchen and bathroom.

The final two bedrooms are on the third floor, and there is a separate bathroom on this level too.

Outside are mature gardens, an old walled garden and the lands which are all in grass. Outbuildings include a coach house, shed and barn.

Contact Goff's Country 045 981048

Irish Independent

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