A compact farm extending to 52 acres with a fine period house and far-reaching views to the Galtee Mountains.
Longstone is a compact farm extending to about 52 acres with a private situation. At the core of the property is a fine period home which has been extended and modernised by the sellers. Longstone includes a useful range of outbuildings and a ring-fenced block of farmland.
In addition to upgrading the house (with work completed in 2008), the present owners made alterations and improvements to the farm buildings and land to create a fully operational stud. In recent years the equestrian enterprise has been scaled back and the land has been let to a neighbouring farmer.
Longstone is renowned for having produced Supreme Glory, winner of the Scottish Grand National and second in the English Grand National.
The property's name is derived from the large limestone which is situated on a mound within a bivallate ringfort (rath). The site is reported to date from circa AD 1, with the 2.3 metre stone being added in around AD 600.
Longstone House occupies an elevated, south easterly-facing situation with excellent views over the rural Tipperary countryside towards the Galtee Mountains. The property is entered through electric gates with a stone wall and is accessed via a hardcore, beech-lined drive which terminates at the front. The drive also leads to the rear, where there is parking and a garage.
The house is a combination of traditional and modern construction beneath a pitched slate roof. It is entered via the original part of the house which is understood to date from circa 1860 and has accommodation over two levels, with the two principal reception rooms on the ground flo ...