1800 Remodelled Country Estate Asks €990,000 in Tipperary, Ireland
€990,000 | Built 1800 | 5,339 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 22 Acres
Altavilla, Cashel Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, E21 CD85
Situated on 22 acres of rolling hills, Altavilla is an imposing period home that is on the market for €990,000 in Tipperary, Ireland. Originally constructed in 1800 and substantially remodelled in the 1860s to offer elegantly proportioned yet comfortable accommodation in a private and convenient location, the Virginia Creeper clad house is approximately 5,339 square feet (496 square meters). Granite steps rise to the entrance porch which in turn has steps rising to the impressive reception hall with a fireplace and a timber mantelpiece. The bow-ended drawing room, a delightful room overlooking the gardens has an ornate white carved marble mantelpiece and the dining room has an ornate black marble mantelpiece and a dining alcove overlooking the lawns. The final reception room at this level is the living room/library with a columned mantelpiece and fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted walls and floor cupboards. There are two separate stair halls, both of which lead to the upper and lower levels. At both half-landings, there are cloakrooms with water closets and wash hand basins.
The semi-basement/garden level itself is unusually bright and airy with high ceilings and has three main rooms and a secure wine cellar with bins. A door leads from this level to the rear garden. The main staircase rises to the spacious landing on the first floor with its airing cupboard and shower which accommodates four bright and spacious double bedrooms, a family bathroom with a large cast-iron bath and extensive vanity unit plus the master bedroom, a delightful bow ended room overlooking the gardens. The upper/attic level has a further double bedroom, a study, and a small store. The house is set well back off the county road and is approached via a post and rail-lined avenue through parkland with an abundance of mature timber which is a particular feature. Generally throughout the grounds and lands are fine mature trees including specimens of Beech, Sycamore, Copper Beech, and Oak and it is noted that in 1803 over 900 trees of various species were planted. The main lawns extend to the southern side of the house and include colourful rose beds and graveled pathways, one of which leads to the original walled garden. The top-quality farmland slopes gently to the River Suir, which bounds the property and over which the single bank of fishing rights are held. This beautiful country estate is on the market for €990,000 with Roseanne De Vere Hunt of Sherry Fitzgerald.