DescriptionBuilt in 1830, Lowlands House is a most impressive three bay two storey original Georgian House, surrounded by approx. 7 acres of highest quality pastureland, with an option to purchase an additional 37.2 acres. The house is entered through wrought iron gates flanked by splayed railings, with a sweeping gravel avenue leading to the front of the house. This graciously proportioned residence is laid out over two levels, and is beautifully positioned with its own parkland surrounded by magnificent mature trees and shrubs which add to the privacy and appeal. The interior of the house is filled with many original period features including; marble fireplaces, cornicing, centre rose, timber floors, original timber sash windows and shutters.
The arrangement of the accommodation, combined with elegant room proportions and an abundance of natural light, lends this home to comfortable and practical family living. The house is entered via a particularly attractive porch which was added in 1880 and contains beautiful intergrade stained glass and an original tiled floor. The main entrance hall, with its decorative ceiling cornicing and ceiling rose detailing, leads to the principal reception rooms on either side. These reception rooms, with high ceilings and working fireplaces, offer views across the surrounding gardens, with reading rooms located just off each one. The main staircase leads to the upper floors where there are five large bedrooms. A second rear staircase is of added benefit and leads back down to the ground floor accommodation including a large country kitchen to the rear of the house, as well as a number of other family rooms.
Outside is the original kitchen courtyard, coach house stables and stone outbuildings, some of which have been restored and some of which are in need of restoration. To the rear of this is the farmyard, containing a 5 span barn with 2 lean to's, a silage pit, a concrete yard and separate access to the road. The original walled garden stands on an impressive 1 acre approx. Eight stables have been provided and Lowlands prime pastureland is ideal for equestrian use.
The lands are currently laid out in grass, are of excellent quality. There is extensive road frontage and a wonderful range of exceptional mature specimen trees and shrubs dotted throughout the property.
Roscrea is a designated Irish Heritage town and a wonderful example of a traditional market town, with a wide main street lined with shops and local businesses. It has a range of bars, shops, restaurants, several primary and secondary school, a local Leisure Centre, Golf Club, the Ormond Hunt, and North Tipperary Hunt.
The town has a number of remarkable national monuments such as the 13th Century Castle, Damer House, a 12th Century Round Tower and High Cross, and a nearby Visitor Centre and museum.
Fans of the outdoors will appreciate Golden Grove Forest close by Lowlands House and can join the Roscrea Ramblers on their many outings during the year.
The historic town of Birr with its famed Castle, stunning gardens, and original telescope, is just a 15 minute drive away. Lough Derg the second largest lake in Ireland is a thirty minute drive away. Navigable for over its full 40 kms, it is popular for swimming, fishing and sailing.
AccommodationEntrance Porch 3.42m x 1.99m.
Entrance Hall 6.16m x 2.85m.
Dining Room 6.155m x 4.390m.
Drawing Room 6.155m x 5m.
Breakfast Room 4.635m x 4.24m.
Reading Room 4.78m x 2.05m.
Play Room 4.3m x 1.945m.
Back Kitchen 4.635m x 4.38m.
Rear Porch 3.495m x 1.75m.
External Storage Room 4.475m x 1.75m.
Internal Hallway 11.485m x 1.78m.
Kitchen 5.22m x 4.77m.
Guest Bathroom 5.53m x 2.075m.
Ground Floor Bedroom 4.76m x 4.35m.
Landing 11.485m x 2.185m.
Bedroom 2 6.155m x 5m.
Reading Room 2.845m x 1.725m.
Bedroom 3 6.155m x 4.930m.
Bedroom 4 5m x 4.24m.
Bedroom 5 4.7m x 4.38m.
Store Room 4.35m x 2.7m.
Store Room 4.35m x 1.975m.
Family Bathroom 5.53m x 1.975m.
Bedroom 6 4.675m x 4.55m.
FeaturesA beautiful setting enjoying the best of country life and yet close to all amenities.
Outbuildings include a kitchen courtyard, cut stone coach house, eighth stables, farmyard & barns.
Approx. 1 acre walled garden, surrounded by original stone walls.
Solid fuel Stanley range with back boiler. Some storage heating.
Drainage is to a septic tank, and the house has a private water supply.
Roscrea 3.5km, Kinnitty 15km, Birr 15km, Limerick 70km, Shannon Airport 97km, Dublin 125km, Dublin Airport 154 km
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsFrom Roscrea continue out the Kinnitty road (R421) passing Dungar graveyard. After approx. 2.9km turn right and Lowlands House is the first house on the left hand side.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Roscrea on 0505 21192