Killahara Castle is For Sale With Sole Agent – Helen Cassidy Auctioneers/Premier Properties Ireland
Superbly renovated Historic Irish Castle for sale, dating from the 1570s, and presented on circa 7 acres of land with Elizabethan gardens and fenced paddocks. Located in a beautiful pastoral setting, with panoramic views of rolling landscapes and the Silvermine Mountains in the distance, Killahara Castle is bound to create a stir on the Open Market. Private, Tranquil, Historic, sure to beguile and delight.
Located in the village of Dovea, about 6 miles from Thurles, County Tipperary, Killahara Castle is accessed via wrought iron gates with tree lined avenue leading onto the property. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, the property presents extremely well, and offers extensive accommodation over five floors. The entire castle measures circa 3,500sq.ft.
Driving Distances: Thurles, 10 mins, 15 mins to the main Dublin to Cork motorway.
Dublin, 1.5 hrs, Galway, 2 hrs, Limerick 1 hr,, Cork, 1.5 hrs, Shannon Airport, 1 hr
The County of Tipperary is well renowned for its rich history, culture and magnificent scenery. with a wealth of fascinating Castles and historic buildings to explore, such as the Rock of Cashel, originally the seats of the Kings of Munster, Cahir Castle, Athassel Abbey, and many others. The County also boasts an abundance of rural activities such as mountain climbing, horseriding, woodland trails, horse racing, angling, boating, sporting events as well as a good selection of excellent hotels and restaurants, cultural centres, art galleries, farmers markets and local pubs in the vibrant towns and villages throughout the County.
The Castle may be described as follows:
The Castle Exterior : Limestone rendered with traditional and locally sourced 'hotlime' harling.
Interior; Traditional limewash on stone surface.
The Accommodation is laid out as follows over five floors:
Recently commissioned front door (150kg of Irish oak) leads into foyer with arrow loop in front and murder holes overhead.
Kitchen and dining room.
Floors are of 1.5 inch pitch pine salvaged timber, suspended over a damp and radon barrier. Contains modern facilities in cabinets hand built from salvaged pitch pine. Highly unusual 17th century overmantle. Custom-made oak dining table and seating. Has (modern) cast iron wood-burning stove.
Garderobe contains toilet and washbasin. (Note: there are toilet facilities on each floor.)
Spiral stairs in exceptional condition, leads to upper floors.
Main reception area with large open hearth. Furniture including sofa, over-mantle and dressers all craftsman-built from salvaged timber.
Single bedroom (currently named the 'murder room' – because the 'murder holes' used to open onto the front porch from here) leads off the reception room. This could be used as an office.
Garderobe contains toilet and washbasin.
Principal bedroom with vaulted ceiling. (Currently named Seomra Fógartie, in honour of the original Chief Donagh Fógartie.) Original corbels and reed marks visible from original construction of vault.
Garderobe contains shower, toilet and washbasin. (Likely that the secret room is located beneath the flagstones of this garderobe.)
Side room, on same level but accessed separately from the spiral stairs, a single bedroom with vaulted ceiling. (Currently named Lady Trant's room, for Emily Trant who took up residence for a short period in the early 20th century.) The window looks over the Trant estate house to the North.
The main area of this floor is currently divided into three ample bedrooms. Two doubles and a twin. These are named for Black Jack Fogarty, John Ellis, and the Cormack brothers – all nineteenth century characters with connections with the castle. (The division into these rooms by stud partitions that may be removed or altered without reference to Planning authorities and without any structural effects.) The foyer shared by these rooms, contains a 'belfast sink' washup facility.
Garderobe contains shower, toilet and washbasin.
Spiral stairs ends. Straight stairs leads up to parapet level.
Stairs leads out into open area. There is walking, viewing and sitting space all around the loft accommodation on this floor.
The loft is self-contained with its own roll-top cast iron bath and separate toilet. The structure is built with salvaged beams and boards. The rail partitioning it into sleeping and seating, is a green oak balustrade salvaged from a demolished church. The roof is covered in a highly insulated A-frame structure, clad with natural slate. With glass gables it has excellent light and viewing and is charming in winter and summer.
The spiral stairs in Killahara is in its original form and in top condition.
Unusually, it has hand rail. Movement between levels is therefore relatively easy. Nevertheless it is an ancient stone structure spanning 5 levels and there are various common-sense safety precautions that viewers should observe in relation to the stairs as well as doorways and passage ways.
Castle is sold including the bulk of the furniture.
Heating: Oil-fired central heating with cast iron radiators on each floor. Supplemented by open fire, and wood-burning stove according to preference.Water Source: Irish Water. Envirocare Septic Tank.
Square Footage of Outbuildings;250 sq ft: new build stone utilities building. 1,500 sq ft floor remains of previous outbuilding, possibly suitable for stable.
Title: Freehold.Property Folio Number. TY54568F; TY56276F; Eircode; E41 W6P3
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way
guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that
all negotiations are conducted through Helen Cassidy. All properties are offered subject to
contract and to being unsold.
For Viewings and Brochures: Please contact sole agent: Helen Cassidy Auctioneer.