Sotheby's International Realty - Nenagh, M
DROMINEER, LOUGH DERG, COUNTY TIPPERARY, IRELAND
An attractive Victorian mansion magically positioned within some 25 acres or 10.1 hectares on the shores of Dromineer Bay, with a boat house and direct access to Lough Derg.
Enjoying an idyllic waterfront position within a highly regarded and sought after location on Lough Derg the situation of Kilteelagh House is magical. Set within mature Victorian designed gardens the vistas from the house are superb, over wild flower meadows to the vast expanses of the lake to the north and well-timbered mature parkland to the south. Arguably the best positioned historic house on Lough Derg there is a great sense of privacy, the house being positioned deep within its lands only viewable from the water. Whilst private the house is nearby to Dromineer village.
Built in circa 1863 in the High Victorian Gothic style Kilteelagh House comprises 10,904 square feet or 1,013 square metres of accommodation over two storeys and a small basement level. Most attractive with an exposed stone exterior and high-pitched slate roof with a distinctive polychrome pattern on the slates. The house enjoys a splendid position, enjoying tremendous lake views and all the principal rooms having a bright south or west facing orientation. Inside the accommodation benefits from generous room proportions, tall ceilings and large windows to provide spacious and bright accommodation. Exquisite features include ornate cornicing and central rose plasterwork, fine wide plank timber flooring boards, carved timber architraves to doors and windows complete with the original window shuttering.
An impressive arched entrance with electric security gates leads through post and railed parkland to a gravelled forecourt in front of the house. The gardens surrounding the house retain the original Victorian design with numerous magnificent mature shrubs and trees. There is a seamless link to the wider parkland meadows and to Lough Derg itself. Like within the house, the presence of the lake is omnipresent with carefully placed seating areas throughout the gardens offering commanding and differing water views. A barbeque terrace has a large barbeque pit.
The boat house has a harbour and there are 2 timber pontoons outside, each with seating. Equestrian facilities include a small stable block, a circular sand ménage and post and rail paddock grazing. The stabling is situated nearby to the house, adjacent to a large garage block.
Dromineer village is home to one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world, The Lough Derg Yacht Club founded in 1835. The yacht club once residing at Kilteelagh House and operating from Kilteelagh Quay on the properties grounds. The village is easily accessible from Kilteelagh House, either by boating, driving or walking. Nearby Nenagh town offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Kilteelagh House is 40 minutes drive from Limerick City and less than 2 hours from Dublin. Shannon Airport is less than 1 hour drive from the property.
Lough Derg lies on the navigable River Shannon waterway and offers good trout, pike and bream fishing. Canoeing, water-skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, cruising and sub-aqua diving can be enjoyed on the lake. Towns and villages along the shores offer a wealth of lively pubs, traditional Irish music, bistros and restaurants along with antiquities, art, architecture and crafts.
The surrounding area offers many amenities, including several golf courses within a 30-minutre drive. Walks can be enjoyed on the Lough Derg Way and cycling routes and mountain bike trails are available.
For full sale particulars with room descriptions and floorplans please contact the selling agent.
PSRA Licence Number 003640
BER Exempt (Building Energy Rating)
Eircode E45 YT97, GPS location 52.922478 (latitude), -8.287651 (longitude)