DescriptionBeautifully restored classic Georgian country house and stables.
Fully upgraded and wonderfully maintained, this marvellous property is set on c.5.26ha(13 acres), with five bedrooms, four stables, plus outbuildings in the heart of horse country.
- Fully restored, extended and upgraded late Georgian country house
- Approximately 378.3 sq.m. (4,072 sq.ft.)
- Five bedrooms
- Double height country-style kitchen leading to a south westerly facing patio
- Beautiful formal reception rooms
- Elegant gallery
- Wonderful grounds, lawns, patio, relaxed dining areas and a vegetable patch with polytunnel
- Splendid views over the surrounding countryside, within a peaceful setting
- Four stables, a barn and further outbuildings in two yards
- c.5.26ha (13 acres) to include excellent grazing land, paddocks and stud rail fencing
- Fibre broadband
- Underfloor heating throughout the gallery and open plan kitchen area
- Covered seating area to the front, to enjoy coffee in the morning
Brookhill was originally built in the 1800's. Today, the classic late Georgian country house has been fully refurbished and tastefully extended, with a feature gallery built in 2004, seamlessly connects a coach house conversion. Completed by architect - James Montgomery, of Neil Montgomery and Partners, who were also responsible for the National Craft Galleries at Kilkenny Castle Yard, this latter is a wonderful light-filled space that includes a very charming mezzanine library area.
The conversion ensures you have the best of both worlds, with a bright and relaxing double-height open plan kitchen / dining/ sitting room, connected via a beautiful gallery to the core of the original house. The original house includes the more formal, yet still relaxed elegance of the principal reception rooms - a drawing room and dining room, with the large master bedroom suite above and a further three bedrooms upstairs. In 2004, with the coach house conversion, a downstairs bedroom and ensuite were added, which is ideal for a nanny or granny flat, with their own enclosed side garden. There are five double bedrooms in all, with three ensuite and a main family bathroom.
Brookhill is in the heart of Ireland's “horse country”, set on a wonderfully fertile plain that is home to some of the country's most successful breeders and trainers, including the world-famous Coolmore Stud. With four spacious loose boxes, out buildings and a barn over two yards, plus c.5.26ha(13 acres) of grounds, laid out in gardens and paddocks with stud rail fencing, this is an ideal spot for enjoying equine pursuits, whether for business or leisure.
Set back from the road, sheltered by mature trees, and reached by an avenue, flanked by paddocks, Brookhill is a peaceful retreat with all the space you could require in this exceptional part of the country. A secondary access brings you through to the back of the house, to the stables.
A classic late double fronted Georgian Country House, Brookhill has a timeless air of elegance. The house has been fully restored, including wiring and plumbing, and in 2004, new building work connected the former coach house via a bright and airy gallery, plus the addition of a downstairs bedroom and ensuite bathroom to the rear of the house. This has been done in a seamless way, so that the house rambles over its site in a relaxed and charming manner.
The entrance hall has a warm tiled floor and boasts a fanlight over the hall door designed by William Tinsley, a Tipperary architect responsible for several manor houses and churches who went on to design universities in the US when he emigrated there after the famine.
The drawing room and dining room are either side of the entrance hallway, both of which have deeply inset sash windows with working shutters, open fires and ceiling coving and plasterwork.
To the right, both the hall and the drawing room lead to a long gallery, with windows to a patio and large courtyard. This gallery connects to the double-height kitchen in the converted coach house. The kitchen is a marvellous space, open plan to a dining and sitting room, with a solid fuel stove at one end and double Aga at the other. An island unit houses the sink, and there is ample workspace and storage. Above the sitting room end there is a mezzanine library area.
To the rear of the house, there is a utility room, and a bedroom, which is en-suite. This has a French door to an enclosed lawn area and is arranged so that it could easily be further separated as a staff flat or au pair apartment.
There are four more bedrooms upstairs, the Master is dual aspect, with gorgeous views, and has a spacious en-suite and dressing room. Each bedroom is utterly charming, and all are doubles. Two share a family bathroom, while two are en-suite. The entire house has been very well maintained and is presented in turnkey condition.
Gardens and Grounds
A gently curving avenue brings you past paddocks, to the entrance of Brookhill House. The c. c.5.26ha (13 acres) of grounds are laid out in lawns and patios, flanked by mature trees. To the front of the house, there is a curved gravel area for parking, and this leads to lawns and an abundance of well-fenced paddocks. To the right a sunny patio is an ideal spot for looking at your horses. From the gallery is a covered private area to enjoy the morning sun. A brook runs along the side boundary, which is a lovely feature of Brookhill.
A stone arch brings you to another enclosed lawn, and there is also a very well laid out vegetable garden, with beds and a poly tunnel. The four stables are in two blocks, across two yards. One of the blocks is a cut stone building, which has attic storage space above and rich with potential.
The paddocks are lush and fertile - the proximity of the world-famous Coolmore Stud attesting to the value of the lands in this part of Ireland.
Set in the part of Ireland known as the Golden Vale for its exceptionally good pastureland, Brookhill House is a short drive, or pleasant walk to the historic walled town of Fethard, which dates back to the 13th century. The area is renowned for farming, and also for horse breeding. The world famous Coolmore Stud is close by. There are racecourses at Clonmel and nearby Thurles and Fethard is known for its Equine hospital facilities.
Clonmel and Fethard also have a wide range of schools, cafés, bars and restaurants. Both are friendly towns, with a variety of local shops and national and international names. In terms of industry, Clonmel is the home of Bulmers Cider, while there are also large multinational medical and pharmaceutical employers in the area. The Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is well known throughout Ireland for its theatre and music each year.
2.5 km / 3 minutes to Fethard
16.7 km / 20 minutes to Clonmel
19 km / 20 minutes to Cashel and the M8
24 km / 26 minutes to Cahir
44 km / 45 minutes to Kilkenny
163 km 2 hr 10 minutes to Dublin
175 km / 2 hour to Dublin Airport
All distances and times are approximate.
Oil Fired Central Heating radiators and underfloor heating in the gallery and kitchen area.
Oil heats the AGA
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes Farms/Estates on 01 237 6402