Hang up your hat on Gallows Hill
High Meadows €500k
The atmosphere around Gallows Hill, near Cratloe in Co Clare, has improved a lot since the grisly execution of rebels by Cromwellian forces that gave the hill its name.
On the road up the hill is a detached house at the end of a long driveway lined with growing chestnut trees. Built in 1994 by its present owners, 'High Meadows' is on an elevated site with distant views of the Shannon estuary.
It's 3,000 sq ft with a split-level ground floor and an upper level, and there are four bedrooms and three reception rooms.
Two of these - the drawing room and the dining rooms - are linked by archways, and have wooden ceilings. The third is a family room with a brick fireplace and a corner window overlooking the garden.
Off the family room is the kitchen, which has fitted cabinets with granite countertops, and there's also a utility room opening into the adjoining double garage.
Also on the split-level ground floor can be found a study, together with one of the four bedrooms.
The main bathroom and the other three bedrooms are on the first floor, including the master bedroom, which has a walk-in dressing room and a sink, with the plumbing in place for an ensuite.
The estate is on eight acres, and the gardens consists of extensive lawns, herbaceous borders and flowerbeds, as well as redwood and walnut trees. North of the house is a paddock.
As well as the garage, the grounds also include an outbuilding with stables and a goat-milking parlour.
It's a little over two kilometres from the village of Cratloe, home of the famous Cratloe Woods, from which oak was taken to roof the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.
Limerick is 12 kilometres away and Shannon Airport 20 kilometres.
'High Meadows' for sale for €500,000 with Savills (Country) in Dublin (01) 663 4350.