DescriptionCompletely private, charming and atmospheric country house in the Tudor style on a mature setting of c.2.47ha(6.1acres).
Set on rich pasture land, and bordered by mature trees, The Old Grove was built at the turn of this century, to combine old world charm with the highest levels of contemporary comfort.
- Classic home in a private location
- Built in 2000, with reclaimed stone, timbers and antique fittings
- Oak beams and panelling throughout
- Stone, terracotta and oak floors throughout
- Four oven Aga and double Belfast sink in kitchen
- Underfloor heating in bathroom
- Grounds laid out in gardens and paddocks
- Separate American barn and workshop
- Ornamental pool and waterfall
- Two Storey Double garage
Set in lush pasture lands, at the foot of the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains, The Old Grove is truly a unique home. Designed and built in 2000, using reclaimed stone and carefully sourced antique fittings, discovered in France, Ireland and the UK. This is a house that combines contemporary comforts with all the charm of the classic Tudor half-timbered style.
The main hall sets the tone with its 150-year-old French period oak staircase, welcoming fireplace, and a flagstone floor. A side hall leads on to the library and kitchen, there is also a lounge, with inglenook fireplace and Hamco log burner, oak flooring and an oak beam ceiling. French double doors bring you out into the garden.
The kitchen has a glowing and warm terracotta floor, Aga and double Belfast sink, country-style units and granite work tops. It also contains all the contemporary appliances and conveniences you'll want for family meals, and larger feasts which are hosted in the exceptionally atmospheric oak-panelled formal dining room.
A sun room with a 200-year-old terracotta floor adjacent to the kitchen leads through double French doors to a delightful patio area, BBQ, gazebo and additional outdoor dining spaces which in turn, overlook the ornamental pool and feature waterfall. A gazebo and sheltered al fresco dining area makes this a serene, and private spot for family summer time dinners, as well as larger-scale entertaining.
A boot room means that outdoor activities can be shrugged off as you are welcomed back into the house.
There is also a spacious drawing room, again with French double doors opening onto a substantial south facing patio area with an ornamental fountain. In the winter evenings, a brick inglenook fireplace with oak over mantle, oak flooring makes the drawing room a sumptuous cosy retreat.
There are six large bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, and the Master has a large walk-in wardrobe and on to the large bathroom. The upstairs rooms enjoy fantastic aspects across the landscape to the mountains beyond.
A separate two storey double garage is ideal for a home office, or any number of future uses subject to the necessary planning permission.
Approached by a secluded and winding avenue, planted with 85 mature trees, the gates of The Old Grove open up to your own private space, with its sweeping driveway and a feature lawn, all sheltered by more mature planting. The house itself is a double-fronted half-timber building, flanked by a double garage.
The c.2.47 ha (6.1 acres) are laid out in patios and gardens closest to the house, and divided into paddocks beyond, so it is ideal for those with an interest in equestrian pursuits - a definite plus in such famous horse riding country. The current owners have carefully sourced further bricks and beams from the original house-build to construct an American barn (190m2) comprising of 6 loose boxes and separate tack room.
Back in the 18th century, the Woodinstown estate, which The Old Grove is a part of, was once home to a branch of the famous Carew family. Today, all that remains of the great house is the remarkably fertile lands on which it once stood, in the heart of the Golden Vale. The nearby village of New Inn has bars, a local shop, a tennis club and hosts Rockwell Rovers GAA club. There are two primary schools in the village, and the prestigious Rockwell College is just a short distance away, as are a choice of schools, shops, cafés, bars and restaurants in Cashel, Cahir and Clonmel.
There are also nearby golf clubs, and the equine enthusiasts will enjoy both the excellent countryside, and the proximity to racecourses at Clonmel and Tipperary. Lovers of fishing are looked after by the River Suir, famous for salmon and trout, while the Galtee and Slievenamon Mountains are on the doorstep, making this a walker's paradise too.
- 6km to the M8 Motorway with connections to Ireland's motorway network
- 4 km to Rockwell College
- 11 km to Cashel
- 11 km to Cahir
- 15 km to Clonmel
- 88 km/ 1 hour to Cork City and Cork Airport
- 180 km / 2 hours to Dublin City and Dublin Airport
From the Clonmel direction, travel straight on as far as Whitelands Cross (R687), past two farms on the right-hand side. The Old Grove is the next entrance on the right, through stone piers.
From New Inn, travel south on the R687 towards Clonmel for approximately 2Km. As the road straightens out, the entrance to The Old Grove is immediately after the two bungalows on the left, through the stone piers.
Eircode E21 FW42.
BER DetailsBER: C1
BER No: 104919030
Performance Indicator: 152.76
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes Farms/Estates on 01 237 6300