A wonderful private estate with a delightful two storey Victorian property and extensive farmstead all set out over some 255 acre s (103ha).
Tulach Nore is approached through a mature tree lined avenue, well set back from the road (R445) in a peaceful setting near the Pike-of-Rushall.
On the market for €2.25 million the 516 sq metre Victorian residence is set over two floors and enjoys scenic views across the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The house is in good order throughout and has been maintained over the years, making it an extremely comfortable residence.
Graciously proportioned rooms giving tremendous light and space, briefly comprising of drawing room, dining room, billiards room, library, study, sitting room, kitchen, pantry, utility room, eight bedrooms, master bedroom ensuite with dressing room, two bathrooms and shower room.
Farm and lands
The land provides an extremely private position for the house, and includes fertile lands with some woodland and 1,100 metres of river frontage on the River Nore.
The house and gardens comprise circa 4ha (10 acres) and there is approximately 63ha (157acres) of good quality grazing land and circa 22ha (55 acres) in forestry. The Callows provide some 13ha (33acres) of summer grazing. Behind the house there is an enclosed courtyard of stone outbuildings currently used as garages and store rooms, but which could be converted to stables. The sheds and outbuildings in the farmyard, also behind the main house, currently provide stables, grain stores, a hayshed and other ancillary buildings. From the farmyard a gravel and fenced track leads to a silo, used over winter to house approximately 120 head of cattle but has the capacity for up to 500.
The recent Ash plantations were planted by Green Belt and the front of each Ash plantation has been ‘softened’ with Irish Oaks, Common & Black Walnut, Sycamore, Douglas Fir, Silver Birch and Norway Maple. The afforested area at the bottom of the farm bordering the River Nore was planted with Sitka and some Ash.
There was a Norway Spruce plantation but this was felled and recently been re-planted. The flight pond put in several years ago attracts Mallard ducks and, from mid-winter onwards, Teal as well. There are otters on the River Nore and the Callows area attracts Snipe, Woodcock and Curlew. There is also a strong hare population on the farm.
The house and lands has been in the same family since the time of Henry J Harding, who was born in 1846.
Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, are looking after the sale in association with Christies International and Sherry FitzGerald in Roscrea. International interest is expected .
“The residence is well proportioned, and the views over the Slieve Bloom mountains and frontage onto the Nore, make this one of the finest estates and farms of the year so far to come to the market.” said Sherry Fitzgerald.