Trish Dromey discovers a renovated stone property in a calm, tranquil location in County Tipperary.
Tullohea, Tipperary €280,000
Size: 186 sq m (2,000 sq ft)
WHEN you find a renovated stone property in a tranquil rural location with shuttered windows and pretty flowers in the garden, the likelihood is strong that it’s been done up by a retired UK couple.
This was the case with this old farmhouse at Tullohea near Carrick-on-Suir in Tipperary which, for a guide of €280,000, offers a carefully-restored interior, a selection of outhouses, as well as nine acres of grassland.
Maeve Conway of Shee & Hawe auctioneers says the 120-year-old property has been exceptionally well finished by the English couple who bought it more than 10 years ago: “It has old world charm with traditional features which include an inglenook fire but now has a conservatory, a modern kitchen and double glazed windows.’’
At the front of the old farmhouse is a long, tiled conservatory which provides space on one side for a dining room and a sitting area at the other. Its windows overlook a large expanse of green lawn, some rose bushes, the restored stone out houses and a stone pillared entrance.
A door from the conservatory leads through to a tiled kitchen with exposed ceiling rafters which has been fitted with cream country style units with integrated appliances.
Beyond this are two more sitting rooms which have also kept their original exposed rafters. One is a ‘red’ room which has red carpets, curtains and leather furniture as well as a huge old stone fireplace with a stove in the centre.
The second sitting room has a smaller fireplace, timber window shutters and a traditional style floral décor. To the rear of the property there’s both a utility room and a shower room.
Stairs from the kitchen lead to the first floor which has a spacious carpeted landing area which doubles as an office. There’s also a tiled bathroom and two good sized bedrooms.
Offering approximately 2,000 sq ft of living space the farmhouse has been fitted with oil- fired central heating, a mix of both timber and PVC double glazed windows and has a D2 energy rating.
The property has half an acre of garden, which is mostly at the front and also has a separate nine acre field at the side which is currently let out to a local farmer for grazing.
In the gardens at the front, along with the lawns and mature trees there are an array of stone outbuildings divided into two separate blocks.
There’s a car port, a stone garage, a small shed or hen house as well as three large stone sheds which have been refurbished and re-pointed which could be put to a variety of purposes.
During renovations the owners added a stone pillar entrance with electric gates, put in a small glass house for growing vegetables and also planted a row of rose bushes in front of one of the outhouses.
With an address at Tullohea, South Lodge, the old farmhouse is located four kilometres from the small village of Grangemockler and 13km from Carrick-on-Suir.
Ms Conway says the charming old-world farmhouse is being viewed by young married couples from the locality, older people looking for a retirement property and also by farmers interested in the nine acres of grassland.
VERDICT: Peace, land and charm.
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