Sunday 21 January 2018

Grab a slice of Victorian life near Tullow €625k

Rathanure, Tullow, Co Carlow €625k

The quaint but elegant house has many period features,with fireplaces inmost rooms
The quaint but elegant house has many period features,with fireplaces inmost rooms
A mahogany floor, cast iron fireplace and stained glass window grace the hall

Less than two miles from the town of Tullow in County Carlow, in the townland of Rathanure, stands this quaint but elegant 19th-century house, with period features including a multitude of chimneys, and fireplaces in almost every room.

It's on an acre of grounds, with lots of mature trees and a stone wall to the front, which is an advantage as it's quite close to the main N81 connecting Tullow to the M50.

A porch with a quarry-tiled floor leads into the entrance hall, where there's a mahogany floor, a cast-iron fireplace and a stained-glass window.

Off this are two reception rooms - a dining room and a sitting room - both with bay windows and fireplaces, and there's also a good-sized study with yet another fireplace.

The kitchen has white fitted cabinets and an Aga, and there's a second kitchen with a solid-fuel stove, as well as a utility room. There's also a bathroom on the ground floor. Up on the first floor are six bedrooms, and the master bedroom has a cast iron fireplace and two bay windows. Although none of the bedrooms has an en-suite, there is a shower room on this level.

To the front and side of the house are gardens dotted with trees, and elsewhere on the grounds there's a substantial number of outbuildings. These include old granite stone outbuildings, as well as various hay sheds.

The nearby market town of Tullow, on the River Slaney, has both primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, restaurants and sporting facilities, and even a small museum. Thanks to its proximity to the N81, you can reach Dublin in about an hour-and-a-quarter by car.

The agent is REA Dawson in Tullow, (059) 915 1142, and the asking price for the house is €625,000.

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