Once you leave the crunchy gravelled entrance and step into the gleaming atrium, you become aware that all the rooms of this ample home are arranged along the sunny southern elevation where they absorb magical views of the lake.
Crossing one extremity, an expansive and stunning Clive Christian kitchen wraps around a central preparation island – all integrated appliances, panels and pilasters. An imposing Aga range with gas hob sets the ivory colour theme.
Large enough to accommodate a sturdy eight seater breakfast table, venetian blinds and sliding panoramic doors separate the kitchen from a limestone flagged terrace that spans the length of the house, and is perfect for al fresco dining.
A spacious lichen green dining room adjoins the kitchen. Floored in American hickory and furnished with a large oval table and eight fully upholstered chairs, this room also features the second of a triptych of sophisticated sliding floor to ceiling patio glass doors that characterise the southern façade of this home.
A pair of glazed doors link through to the sitting room, where the same seductive lake view can be enjoyed. Heavy drapes, a modular sofa grouping, flat screen TV and open fireplace are perfect for those inclement evenings.
Bespoke mahogany library units, a deep buttoned wingback and a simple Adams detail fireplace lend a classic ambience to an intimate study at the western extreme – also great for watching the match!
Upstairs, three wonderful bedrooms, each with wonderful ensuite bathrooms, and of course the same simply wonderful view, extend from the balcony corridor.
If that isn’t enough wonderful, the master bedroom enjoys some additional drama with a breakfast balcony, a dazzling crystal mirror bathroom, and a walk-in dressing room!
In a separate wing above the double garage, a large family dorm style bedroom has been contrived. There is a king size double bed here, together with two single beds. An ensuite shower room and dressing room complete this accommodation.
The property looks directly across to Dromineer – home to Lough Derg Yacht Club (since 1835). The south facing lawn sweeps down to a10ft deep lagoon, stone walled quay and slipway, isolated from the lake by an expansive reed bed. There are also private walkways through the tranquil, mature lakeside woodlands.
Local wildlife include a family of swans, cared for since the previous owner, abundant wildlife and two, of only eight pairs of Ireland’s white-tailed sea eagles have also chosen the lake as their home.
- Four oven oil fired AGA
- with Four ring gas hob
- Two Fridges
- Quad Toaster
- Nespresso Coffee machine
- Washing machine
- Central vacuum system
- Four King-size and two single beds
- 2 Hairdryers
Tech & Entertainment
- Wi-Fi Internet
- 2 Flat-screen TVs
- Smart TV with Netflix
- DVD player
- Large selection of books
- Gas Barbeque
- Patio heaters
- Double Garage available
- Electric Gates
- Private harbour with dock & slipway
Out and About
The Lake and the Shannon provide a raft of unique activities for you.
Puckaun is the nearest village, filled with classic thatched cottages, a small village shop and Kennedy’s Pub which regularly hosts traditional Irish music.
Lough Derg at 118k sq in area and 39k long is the third largest lake in Ireland, and the last lake on the Shannon system before it meets the Atlantic Ocean. The river Shannon itself is the longest river in the British Isles, and more importantly, the most navigable… The best way to explore the lake is by boat, as it is deeply indented with no handy shoreline cycle route.
Dromineer village just a couple of minutes away is the home of Lough Derg Sailing Club and hosts regattas throughout the summer. Larkins pub in Garrykennedy just south of the club, has a fantastic seafood menu.
Cycling is best done in the 1,500 acres Portumna Forest Park at the top end of the lake, which is also home to the annual Forest Marathon and 100k Ultra Marathon. You may wish to visit the Workhouse museum in Portumna where there is an example of this much hated alternative to starvation.
The heritage town of Killaloe at the southern tip of the lough is the birthplace of Brian Boru, high King of Ireland at the dawn of the second millennium. It is also home to Limerick University Sports Adventure Centre – which provides a wide range of activities.
Nenagh 15 mins from the house is the nearest large town with shops a plenty. It also has a fine medieval round tower where you can climb 101 stone stairs for a better view, but mind your head.
Fishing is one of the main attractions to the region, and the Pike which is the largest of the freshwater predators, is a prime target. There is no close season for pike in Ireland and anglers may fish for pike all year round.
By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – is about two and a half hours from the house
Shannon Airport – is about an hour from the house.
By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is about 2.5 hours from the house
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is just over three hours from house.