DescriptionA characterful country house with large studio, stables and about 11 acres
Savills are delighted to present Mullenkiegh House, a delightful small Georgian house on wonderful mature grounds, with excellent equestrian facilities all of which is set within its own 4.45 ha / 11 acres and bounded by the Ballyfinboy River.Dating from the 17th Century and benefiting from recent upgrade works, this fine home is idyllically position on the edge of the quaint village of Cloughjordan in the heart of lush North Tipperary.
There is an attractive entrance and a graveled drive way leads to the front of the house, the courtyard and to the stable yard at the rear. The house sits prettily framed by mature beach trees and a stone wall along the road side. The gardens are to the front and side of the house with an expensive lawn interspersed with mature trees. Directly accessed from the half door in the kitchen is the sheltered suntrap patio which is within the courtyard. This is a delightful spot to enjoy the tranquillity of Mullenkiegh however without a feeling of isolation, being on the edge of the village.
The bright accommodation is laid out over three floors and boasts many original features; the kitchen retains the original bread ovens which are recessed into the deep stone walls, the dining room also has a feature stone wall and cosy window seat; the 2nd floor bedrooms have high apex ceilings with exposed beams and this is to name but a few. Every window in the house has a view, whether it is over the front lawn, the adjoining paddocks and countryside beyond.
Within the courtyard, the former piggery buildings have been converted in a large studio space currently used as an antiques show room, but ideal for many purposes, subject to the correct planning permission. It is easily upgraded to residential space and it would make a fantastic 2/3 bedroom cottage, alternatively, it could be used as a studio, office or entertainment / party room. The main house was reroofed circa 15 years ago and the front windows were restored 3 years ago, more recently a new boiler was installed, the heating system upgraded and zoned. The studio / antiques show room was also reroofed and fitted with electrics, new windows and floors.
Approx. 289.7 sq m / 3,118 sq ft
The entrance hall has a timber floor and a beamed ceiling. The drawing room has a timber floor, fireplace with solid fuel stove, French door to garden and recessed windows with shutters. The dining room features a timber floor, recessed sash windows with window seat, feature stone wall with stone surround fireplace and electric stove and arch way leading to the kitchen. The kitchen has reclaimed slate floor (roof slates), built in kitchen units at floor and eye level, 2 door AGA cooker (OF), meat hooks on the ceiling, original brick oven recessed in the deep stone wall, half door with original oak beam overhead leading to covered patio, door to back hall. The back hall has a beamed ceiling, back door and flag stone floor. It gives access to the utility and laundry room and also joins into the entrance hall. The utility and laundry are interconnecting room with built in storage, Belfast sink, plumbed for wash/drying machines, hot water tank and large linen storage cupboards.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing off which are found two large bedrooms and the large main shower room. The master bedroom is a bright room with a carpeted floor and 3 windows. It has an en suite bathroom with tiled floor, bath, and walk in shower, wc, whb, built in storage and hanging space. Bedroom 2 has a carpeted floor, recessed sash windows and beamed ceiling. The shower room has a carpet and part tiled floor, decorative cast iron fireplace, recessed window, wc, whb, beamed ceiling and shower. This could easily be turned into two back to back bathrooms, making an en suite for bedroom 2 and also retaining a main bathroom for the house.
A spacious landing gives access to two large rooms both with apex ceilings and original timber beams.
The Studio / Antiques Show room
Approx. 107.4 sq mt / 1,115 sq ft
This is a stand-alone building comprising a central large room, divided into 3 sections with both front and back doors, an apex roof with exposed beams, a stone chimney and fireplace and plentiful windows. Excellent potential for many purposes subject to planning permission.
Stables and Sand Arena
The central stable block has 8 stables which are back to back and there are 2 further stables in a separate block. The stables all have hay racks and electric water feeder. There is also a feed room and tack room.
The sand area is approx. 50 m x 30 m and was built by specialist firm 'Equestrian Surfaces' at a cost of approx. €60,000.
The house is listed on the Register of Protected Structures (RPS Ref: S449).
Nenagh 16 km * Roscrea 24 km * Lough Derg (Dromineer) 20 km * Limerick 60 km * Shannon Airport 86 km * Dublin 155 km * Dublin Airport 160 km * Cloughjordan Train station 1.4 km (Dublin - Limerick line)
Mullenkiegh House is situated on the edge of charming village of Cloughjordan in the beautiful, rolling countryside of North Tipperary. Cloughjordan has much to offer as a local village, with a grocery shop, butcher, a number of pubs and importantly a train station on the Dublin - Limerick line. It is also home to Ireland's first eco-village, a project of over 100 homes built to the highest environmental standards. The larger town of Nenagh is 16km in distance and has excellent amenities, a choice of shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The property is 9 km to the M7 motorway at Moneygall which will bring you to Dublin (M50) in about 1 hr 50 min and Limerick city in about 50 min.
Fishing, boating and sailing are offered on Lough Derg, one of Ireland's largest lakes (32,000 acres), which is navigable over its total length. Lough Derg Yacht Club is 20 km in distance at Dromineer.
The house is located within the premier Tipperary hunt country, with the Tipperary, North Tipperary, Ormond, Kilmogany and Golden Vale packs, all situated within the county.
There is racing at nearby Clonmel, Thurles and Tipperary Racecourses. The renowned equestrian centre of Charlie Swan, the former National Hunt jockey, is at Cloughjordan. In addition, there are a number of premier breeding establishments in Tipperary, with the county being synonymous with horse breeding and equestrian pursuits.
Golfing can be enjoyed at Nenagh, Roscrea, Birr and Portumna (all 18 holes).
There are a number of pleasant walks nearby including the Lough Derg Way, the Devil's Bit and Silvermines Mountains.
Gardens and Lands
The gardens boasts an array of mature trees including a walnut tree and copper beaches. Furthermore there are soft fruit bearing trees such as plums and apples.
The lands are laid out in 3 divisions, all in grass and bounded by the river. A 2 acre paddock with lane access has recently been reseeded.
- Georgian Gem on the edge of charming village
- 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- 8 stables
- Sand arena
- Mature gardens and excellent grass lands
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsFrom Dublin take the M7 south bound and drive 129 km, take exit 23 signed R445 Moneygall / Toomevara. At the roundabout take the 1st exit signed Moneygall. Drive through the main street and take a right hand turn signed R490 Cloughjordan. Arriving into the village, drive through the main street. Mullenkiegh House is on the right hand side a short distance after the school. It is approached through a walled entrance with mature beech trees.
Coordinates 52.94399 -8.047938
Eircode E53 P206
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Country on + 353 (0) 1 663 4350