CLOGHEEN, COUNTY TIPPERARY, IRELAND
An elegant late Georgian country home built in the Regency style and marvellously positioned within spectacular informal gardens on the periphery of the attractive village of Clogheen at the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains. In all about 37 acres or 15 hectares.
Glenleigh House enjoys an enviable juxtaposition of being an extremely private small estate comprising some 40 acres and set well back from the public road but yet within a few minutesâ€™ walk from the centre of Clogheen village. An inauspicious but pleasant entrance gate flanked by stone piers leads up a winding gravelled driveway through open pasture to the house, passing a small trout lake and an enticing amount of the splendid informal gardens along the way.
The house, built circa 1840, comprises 2 storeys and has an aesthetically pleasing Georgian country house composition. Typically symmetrical with three-bay front and side elevations and matching chimneystacks. The front features a well-balanced central arched doorcase, approached by a flight of limestone steps and with a decorative petal fanlight. Much of the original fabric and features remain intact and are enlivened by the addition of a later bay window on the south elevation, allowing wonderful views over the garden. There is also a later 2 storey extension to the rear. In all the accommodation within the house comprises 3,550 square feet or 330 square metres. A bungalow lodge within the grounds provides a further 860 square metres or 80 square metres of accommodation.
Inside the principal accommodation has elegant proportions and superb natural light from large timber sliding sash windows. The drawing room faces south and east and features a marble chimney piece and the large bay or bow window. A spacious library has a decorative carved chimney piece with a stove, fitted timber bookcases and parquet timber flooring. The dining room has an interconnecting door to the kitchen, which is in the country kitchen style. Upstairs the entire south elevation comprises a mas ...