Mansion house of architectural significance with far-reaching views and a private chapel
Cahermoyle House occupies an elevated, easterly-facing situation with excellent views over the rural Limerick countryside. The property is entered through a bell-mouthed stone wall with piers and wrought iron gates and is accessed via a hardcore driveway which terminates at the front where there is a turning area and parking. The drive also leads to the rear courtyard.
The house is in three principal sections. The original house is entered via a porch and is constructed of dressed and cut limestone. External features include the round-headed openings with cut stone voussoirs supported on rendered columns with decorative capitals.
A number of internal period features form part of the original house, including timber paneling and cornicing, marble fireplaces and window shutters. The double-height lobby is perhaps the most impressive room at Cahermoyle. It comprises an ambulatory on the ground and first floors, separated from the lobby by rendered arcades with column capitals depicting different scenes, including cows and milkmaids, hunting dogs and boars. The lobby includes an impressive fireplace. The existing ground floor accommodation includes the principal reception rooms for the house.
Attached to the western elevation of the original house is a wing extension with accommodation of two storeys and including a single-storey projecting arcade. The accommodation includes service rooms and bedrooms with en suite bath/shower rooms.
To the northern elevation is an extension of modern construction providing bedroom accommodation over two storeys. Attached is a range of service rooms on the ground floor which adjoin the west wing and form a central courtyard. The service rooms include a commercial kitchen. Attached to the west wing arcade is a cruciform-plan, one and a half storey chapel with a five-bay nave, single-bay chancel and single-storey transepts to the east and west elevations.
A traditional range of outbuildings lie to the rear of the house and form a courtyard. They include former stables, coach houses and stableman's quarters. There is a range of redundant farm buildings situated next to the walled garden.
Garden & Gardener's House
Situated to the north of Cahermoyle House is a walled garden with limestone quoins. A two-storey house of traditional construction is attached to the eastern side of the walled garden and off an internal track. The house is in need of complete renovation. There is an area of lawn to the front and side of Cahermoyle House and four flower beds enclosed by box hedging. An outdoor swimming pool is to the north of the house. It has not been used in recent years.
The land extends to about 43 acres in total and lies within a ring-fenced block, with no excluded (unowned) property within the boundaries. The farmland extends to about 25 acres. It is presently all in grass and is used for the grazing of livestock, with much of the land suitable for silage. The farmland is presently let to a local farmer for the grazing of livestock on a seasonal basis. There are no Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme included in the sale. There are about 15 acres of mature deciduous woods which provide shelter, privacy and amenity.
Mains water, private drainage, mains electricity and gas central heating. Please note that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including: garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some may be available by separate negotiation. Moveable items within the house may also be available for sale by separate negotiation.
Tenure & Possession
Freehold. Entry by agreement with vacant possession on completion.
Cahermoyle House is listed as a Protected Structure (Ref: 21902812).
BER Details - BER Exempt