Ballylina Lodge, Co Tipperary
Georgian house on 16.8 acres, cut stone outbuildings, stables and guest apartment
DiscreeTly tucked away in a beautiful corner of Co Tipperary, Ballylina Lodge is a four-bedroom Georgian home set on 16.8 acres of parkland.
The renovated property is approached by a long post and railed avenue, flanked by two large paddocks interspersed by mature ornamental plum, chestnut, beech and ash trees. The main house is surrounded by mature gardens, including a partially walled garden, an ornamental pond and an orchard.
The 279sqm (3,000sq ft) residence opens with double doors with a fanlight overhead, leading into a tiled entrance hall. The drawing room, sunroom and dining room are interconnected, with the drawing room featuring a bay window with window seat and a period fireplace.
The south-facing sunroom overlooks the garden and has double French doors to the west. Both the dining room and the sitting room also feature bay windows overlooking the grounds. The sitting room opens directly into the kitchen, with its quarry-tiled floor, oil-fired AGA cooker, Belfast sink and polished granite and timber worktops.
Other rooms on the ground floor include a rear hall, a utility room, an office and a cloakroom/shower room. One of the property's four bedrooms is also located on the ground floor.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite includes a bathroom and a dressing room with fitted wardrobes. The remaining two bedrooms and the pine-paneled bathroom have views over the gardens outside.
Outside, there is a graveled yard adjacent to the house, which includes a 102sqm (1,100sq ft) cut stone building that includes a workshop, garage, store room and lean-to fuel shed. Beyond this yard is the outer stable yard, which includes three loose boxes, a feed room, original cow byre and a coach house with guest apartment.
The 83.6sqm (900sq ft) architect-designed stone loft apartment is a contemporary open plan living/dining/kitchen area with glass double French doors leading to a large timber deck outside. The two-bedroom loft would be ideal as self-catering accommodation, as it has its own parking area and private garden.
The 16.8 acres of land is bordered by a stream and is divided into four level paddocks with two areas of planted shelterbelt, making it an ideal spot for raising bloodstock.
Ballylina Lodge is located just a mile from Ballingarry, four miles from Borrisokane and 12 miles from Nenagh. Hunting in the area is provided by the Ormond Hunt and North Tipperary Foxhounds, while Lough Derg and the river Shannon five miles away offer fishing, boating, water skiing, sailing and wild fowling.
Enquiries to Colliers International on 01 6333700 or Sherry Fitzgerald Talbot on 067 31496.