Lot 1 - Barne House, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, E91 CX96 | Property for sale | Savills
104.67 Ac(42.36 Ha)
Guide price €2,500,000

Lot 1 - Barne House, ClonmelCo Tipperary, E91 CX96

    Key features

    • Imposing 17th century house set in a commanding position
    • 4 principal reception rooms, 12 bedrooms and extensive ancillary accommodation
    • Formal gardens, tennis court, walled garden and tree-lined driveway
    • Idyllic parkland surroundings, including a feature lake
    • Range of modern and traditional farm buildings
    • 48 acres tillage, 26 acres pasture, 15 acres woods

    Imposing 17th Century house set in a commanding position on about 105 acres

    About this property

    • Barne House is an impressive period property occupying a commanding and elevated position amongst formal gardens, a feature lake and surrounding parkland.

      In eleven bays, the three-storey mansion house, with a dormer attic storey, sits below a French Château-style roof which is believed to have been a late addition to the building in circa 1870 and incorporates a U-shaped design in its layout.

      External features of the house include a steep sprocketed hipped slate roof with clay ridge tiles, ornate rendered chimneystacks, cast iron finials, ornate render detail to the entrance comprising paired engaged columns and a dentillated pediment framing the central first floor window.

      Accessed off the N24 Waterford to Limerick national road via a stone walled entrance flanked by piers with wrought-iron gates and railings, Barne House is approached along a sweeping driveway with mature parkland on either side and a feature lake to the west before ascending to the formal gardens and a parking area.

      With a south-facing position, the house has an outstanding outlook over the lake and beyond towards the rolling farmland and the Knockmealdown Mountains on the horizon.

      The accommodation adapts to provide contained day to day family living whilst reserving generously proportioned reception rooms for entertaining and guest bedrooms for larger family gatherings. A key characteristic of the house is the extent and flexibility of the accommodation, with the empty rooms on the second and third floors offering the potential to provide further accommodation or be used for another purpose.

      The house is entered through the elaborate front door which is attributed to the highly regarded architect Francis Bindon. It opens to a reception hall with a striking central staircase and a mezzanine above. The ground floor is mainly devoted to entertaining with formal reception rooms including a dining room and drawing room (both accessed off the central reception hall) while the west and east wings comprise a games room, morning room and library/study.

      Notable internal period features include sash windows, shutters, picture rails, architraves, cornicing, decorative fireplaces and hardwood floors.

      Doors flanking the staircase in the reception hall open to inner passages which provide access to a spacious dining kitchen and a range of service rooms and stores one would expect of a house of this scale and period.

      On the first floor are 8 bedrooms, with a further 4 bedrooms and a Lady's drawing room on the second floor. The third floor/attic level was originally used for accommodating staff and along with the east wing of the second floor requires renovation works to bring it back to its former glory.

      The internal accommodation extends to approximately 16,930 square feet (1,572 square metres) as shown on the accompanying floorplans.

      To the rear of the house is a historic courtyard, which would have originally been the coaching yard. The range of traditional outbuildings surrounding the courtyard provided staff accommodation, cobbled floor stabling, tack room, butchery and dairy buttery.

      The back avenue, accessed via the L3205 road, includes a further range of attractive outbuildings including stables, accommodation, bathroom, hayloft and storage.

      In total, the traditional outbuildings extend to approximately 9,942 square feet (924 square metres).

      Gardens & Grounds
      The impressive estate grounds surrounding Barne House include extensive formal gardens to the front which are laid to lawn and overlook the striking feature lake. The historic parkland beyond comprises outstanding specimen trees and mature woodland which provide privacy, colour and amenity.

      There is also a walled garden located to the rear of Barne House which is believed to date from circa 1870. The wall remains intact and is characterised by a stone outer leaf and brick inner leaf. To the rear of the house and adjacent to the walled garden is a tennis court, set amongst parkland laid with rhododendron, camellia and rose gardens.

      Farm Buildings
      A range of farm buildings are situated beyond the traditional outbuildings and are entered from the L3205 road, adjacent to the west entrance to Barne House. The farm buildings provide a workshop, machinery storage and include a former grain dryer store. Substantial traditional stone walls surrounding the entrance provide privacy and security.

      Please refer to the floorplans for a layout of the farm buildings.

      The estate benefits from a three-phase electricity supply.

      Lot 1 comprises a combination of tillage, parkland and woodland, extending to about 105 acres in total.

      The tillage land is in two divisions situated to the north and east of the house, separated by an area of parkland.

      BER Details - BER Exempt

    Local information

    • The estate is located in an area known as the Golden Vale, given it has some of the most renowned land in Ireland for farming and being rich in agricultural diversity, with fertile light loam soil that lies over limestone. As such, the area is well served by grain merchants, agricultural machinery suppliers, milk processors and livestock markets.
    • The estate is located close to the medieval town of Clonmel(6 km) which overlooks the River Suir, acting as the boundary between the counties of Tipperary and Waterford. The town offers an array of amenities including several shopping centres, excellent restaurants, hotels, traditional pubs, shops, boutique stores and a hospital. The historic town of Cashel, located 20 km north-west of the property, is home to the famous Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland's most visited tourist attractions and the recently opened five-star Cashel Palace Hotel. Cashel provides a further range of amenities including restaurants, bars, supermarkets, professional services, schools and a hospital.
    • There are few places in the world with a bloodstock breeding and racing tradition as rich as that in County Tipperary. It is home to some of the most iconic stud farms and training establishments in Europe, while the county features popular racecourses at Thurles, Tipperary and Clonmel. Tipperary is one of the leading economic contributors to the Irish breeding and racing industry with all core industry sectors well represented including the thoroughbred breeding industry for which Tipperary is best known.
    • The estate is served by excellent transport links nearby including the M8 motorway (Junction 10) which is only 10 kilometres distant and connects Dublin to Cork via the M7 interchange. The area is also well-located for airports, including Cork Airport (95 km), Shannon Airport (101 km) and Dublin Airport (189 km).
    • There is no shortage of exceptional golf courses nearby including Clonmel Golf Club (11 kilometres) and Cahir Park Golf Club (13 kilometres). The Championship Dundrum House Hotel Golf Club designed by 1995 Ryder Cup hero Philip Walton is located 30 kilometres from the property. The Jack Nicklaus designed Mount Juliet Estate is 50 kilometres from Barne Estate. There is excellent trout and salmon fishing nearby on the River Suir and the Blackwater River, while hill walkers will enjoy the range of peaks in the Galtee Mountains and nearby Slievenamon.
    • Both national and secondary education is available in Clonmel. The area is also well served for private education including Rockwell College, Glenstal Abbey, Presentation Secondary School and Ursuline Secondary School, which offers education for both day pupils and full-time boarding.

    Additional information

    • Directions: The Eircode is E91 CX96.