There are rooms to manoeuvre at Tinvane House in Tipp

The four-storey Tinvane House, in Tipperary, has 12 bedrooms and could be used as a hotel or as a B&B, says Trish Dromey

There are rooms to manoeuvre at Tinvane House in Tipp

The four-storey Tinvane House, in Tipperary, has 12 bedrooms and could be used as a hotel or as a B&B, says Trish Dromey

Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary

Price€650,000
Size873 sq m (9,400 sq ft)
Bedrooms12
Bathrooms11
BERexempt

HISTORY, old world grandeur, and interesting possibilities are on offer at Tinvane House in Carrick-on-Suir.

Dating from the 18th century and renovated at the start of this one, it’s a four-storey, 12-bed residence, with 24 acres and a stable block. It is selling for €650,000.

Part of the estate of the Earl of Bessborough, whose family came to Ireland with Cromwell, it was home to other 18th century arrivals, the Briscoes, until the late 1890s.

The Dowleys, a local business family, owned it for another 100 years and it’s since been a hotel and a guest house, as well as, partly, a family home.

Brophy auctioneers say that extensive restoration work was carried out between 2000 and 2007. “The rooms are big, bright and spacious and the house is in general good order, although some refurbishment is needed in the basement,” says auctioneer Jeffrey Brophy.

Estimated to have 9,400 sq ft of living space, the property has a four-storey section in the middle, which has been adapted as a guest house and fitted with six en-suite bedrooms. The two-storey south wing has been turned into a five-bed family home, while the north wing, on the other side, has two function rooms and a kitchen.

The property maintains some fine period features, including cornicing, paneled doors, marble fireplaces, and eight bay windows. In the central section, it has three grand reception rooms, with marble fireplaces and cornicing.

The second two floors have six en-suite bedrooms, while the basement has a sitting room and bedroom.

The family home in the south wing has a large, modern kitchen, with pitch-pine units, granite worktops, as well as a recently added sunroom. It also has a bathroom and five bedrooms, three of them en-suite.

Accessed by a long, tree-lined avenue, Tinvane House has gardens along the front, as well as paddocks for the horses at the rear. There is also a 5,000 sq ft barn with four stables, hay shed, and a tack room.

Mr Brophy says Tinvane House could be used as a B &B, or for a variety of business purposes, and he has shown it to buyers from both the UK and the US.

Verdict: According to the Buildings of Ireland website, this is an imposing structure, with flanking wings and ornate features. It is given added grandeur by a long flight of steps at the front.

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