The entrance is via a wide archway in the central exposed stone section of the home. Shuttered by blue bifold doors, this leads directly into a dramatic open-plan and airy double story living space.
From the centre, a bifurcated stairway splits to a pair of opposing occasional-use mezzanine areas with glazed balconies, that overlook this living space.
An old railway sleeper hung from the rafters and wrapped with large filament bulbs, styles a centrepiece above.
Here a flat screen TV is embedded in the wall above a double-sided state of the art wood-burning stove, that is shared with the sitting room beyond.
There are two large and comfy sofas in the sitting room, which together with the stove and 55” smart TV, make for a great movie end to the day. French doors open out to a limestone patio which is ideal for a BBQ and sunny evening sunsets. The utility room and guest bathroom are situated at the opposite side of the central living space,
At either end of the house, and off the mezzanines, there are two luxurious double bedrooms with very different themes – both are ensuite with bespoke vanity units and generous showers. The super king size bed in the second double bedroom can be divided to create 2 single beds if required – please advise in advance.
The walled garden and tree-lined driveway are neatly planted with wildflowers, and a feature egg seat swing.
The family farmhouse is situated to the rear of the house should you want any local tips…
• Electric cooker with 2 ovens
• 4 ring induction hob
• Coffee machine
• Washing machine
• Spin dryer
• Two Super King-size beds (one is Zip & Link)
• 2 Hairdryers
Tech & Entertainment
• Wi-Fi Internet
• 2 Flat-screen smart TVs
• Good mobile phone reception
• Some books
• Gas Barbecue
• Herb garden
• Garden swing
Out and About
Tipperary is a treasure trove for hillwalking, historical sites, golf, fishing, hunting and equestrian pursuits, here are some of our favourites.
Thurles is the nearest large town just 4 miles away with a variety of supermarkets, restaurants and shops. It is also the birthplace of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association), founded in 1884 in Hayes’ Hotel in the centre of the town. The local Semple Stadium is the second largest GAA sports arena in Ireland after Croke Park in Dublin.
Tipperary is home to Coolmore Stud, the largest thoroughbred horse breeding operation in the world. It is currently owned by the Magnier family, and has been associated with a long sequence of top-class stallions since the mid-1800s.
There is a pleasant loop walk with rewarding views around Devil’s Bit Mountain, 20 minutes north-west of the house. You have to take a short spur should you wish to visit the summit. Possibly more correctly called Devil’s Bite as a large chunk appears to be missing from certain angles.
The unique hill top cluster of medieval monastic ruins at the Rock of Cashel is 20 minutes’ drive away. It’s huge, it’s complex, it’s iconic, and there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. Worth a visit.
Kilkenny City with its magnificent castle, festival and restaurants is just 45 minutes away for a great day out.
By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – is two and a quarter hours from the house.
Cork Airport – is under 2 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 1 and a half hours from house.
By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over two hours from Shanballyduff
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is approx 2 hours from the house.