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Slevoir House, Terryglass, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

10 Bed

10 Bath

1199 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 1199 m²
SPECIAL FEATURES Approximately 1.4km of lake frontage onto Lough Derg Majestic views over Lough Derg Private harbour Within the scenic village of Terryglass Approximately 48ha(119acres) Stable yard and coach houses to south built around the courtyard Walled garden with orchard Guest lodge Tennis court Mature trees giving privacy and shelter Well maintained lawns surrounding the house. Shannon airport approximately 1 hour 10 minutes Nenagh town and hospital approximately 25-minute drive The University of Limerick and Limerick city are under an hour s drive. Dublin city and airport approximately 2 hours drive M7 motorway approximately 35-minute drive DESCRIPTION Slevoir House built in c.1875, is considered one of Ireland s outstanding Victorian country houses, in excellent condition, it has a splendid lakeside setting. A five-bay two-storey house, with a distinctive Italianate tower, situated in the beautiful village of Terryglass and overlooks Slevoir Bay, the most north-eastern part of Lough Derg. Slevoir House sits on approximately 48ha(119acres) with its own harbour and benefitting from 1.4km of lake frontage onto Lough Derg. The campanile tower, which is visible from across the lake and balustraded roof terrace of Slevoir offer wonderful, uninterrupted views over land and lake. A tree lined avenue leads up passed the courtyard and guest house to the gravelled forecourt and the elegant entrance awaits you to Slevoir House. The original house at Slevoir was built at the close of the eighteenth century by the Maunsell family. It later passed to a Rev Francis Synge. Lt. Col James F. Hickie purchased Slevoir in 1871 and completely rebuilt the house, giving it the distinctive tower, and the refurbishment was completed in 1875. Designed by John McCurdy the architect of Dublin s Shelbourne Hotel. He chose the Italianate style, modelled on Renaissance architecture, which had become popular after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built their Isle of Wight retreat, Osborne House, in that manner. HISTORY Slevoir was the residence of the Hickie family to 1965, when it was sold to the Salesian sisters. They were at Slevoir until 1983, when it passed into private ownership. The current owners purchased in 2013 and have maintained the property to a very high standard. ACCOMMODATION The elegant accommodation at Slevoir House is sumptuous, with gracious light filled rooms. The period features are in excellent condition with high ceilings with coving, centre pieces, fireplaces, shutters and original floors. The entrance hallway is a very impressive focal point of the house, with the original staircase to the first floor and the drawing room and living room leading from it. All of the reception rooms have wonderful views over the lake. The first reception room is the living room, which is an interconnecting double room running from the front to the back of the house. The double doors can divide this room into two. The room itself is magnificent with coving, high ceilings, fireplace and incredible views over Lough Derg, lawns to the front and the land surrounding the property. Doors lead from the living room to the front lawns and terrace, Next to the double reception rooms, is the bay windowed drawing room. The drawing room is again a wonderful reception room which is in excellent condition, with coving, high ceilings and a fireplace, benefitting from wonderful views over the lake from the bay windows. Through a hallway off the entrance hall, the drawing room then leads to the lounge and dining room. The lounge is a comfortable room, again benefitting from high ceilings, coving and a fireplace. The views from the room overlook the lake and grounds. A bar is also within this room, ideal for a pre-dinner aperitif. The dining room is next door, again with high ceilings, coving and fireplace, overlooking the incredible lake views. The kitchen is off the dining room and leads to the utility room, storeroom and guest wc s. To the front of the property there is a separate access through the lobby, which could be used for guests or for staff purposes and is self-contained, including a sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. From the breathtaking entrance hallway and staircase to the landing of the first floor. The landing overlooks the entrance hallway in all its beauty. On the first floor there are nine bedrooms which are all ensuite, a kitchen and sitting room. The bedrooms and ensuites were upgraded over the last few years and are in excellent condition. The kitchen is newly added and enjoys wonderful views at this level over the grounds. Tower The Italianate tower is a standout feature of Slevoir House and leads from the first floor of the house, over two further levels within the tower and includes a study, and two lounges, which have the most amazing views. The tower is visible from the lake and the views it enjoys from the tower are outstanding. Basement The basement includes storage rooms. GUEST LODGE The guest lodge includes an open plan kitchen/living room/dining room, kitchen, utility and bathroom. GARDENS, GROUNDS & COURTYARD From the front of Slevoir House leads through to a terrace within a sheltered lawned area, which takes in the wonderful views over the grounds. The terrace can be reached from the house through the double reception rooms. The tennis court is adjacent and there s a wonderful walk through down to the lake. The walled garden includes an orchard with lots of varieties of fruit growing. The courtyard leads from the house and leads to the walled garden. The stable yard and coach houses surround the courtyard and is a lovely feature of the property. HARBOUR Slevoir House benefits from its own private sheltered harbour, which leads directly onto Slevoir Bay and Lough Derg. LANDS Sitting on approximately 48ha(119acres), the lands at Slevoir are well sheltered. Approximately 28ha(70acres) are in grass and the balance is in mature trees and pleasure grounds of the property. LOCATION Terryglass village is a picturesque village located on the northern shores of Lough Derg and is less than a 10-minute walk from Slevoir House. It is well served with two local pubs, both of which serve delicious local produce. Down at the harbour, located a short walk from the village you will see BBQ & Picnic facilities, a playground and slipway. This is a popular spot for cruisers during the summer months and the slipway allows visitors and locals to enter easily onto Lough Derg with canoes, kayaks, boats etc. The village has a long history dating back to the mid-6th century when an abbey was founded by Saint Columba, who was one of the twelve apostles of Ireland (pioneers of Christianity throughout Ireland). The famous Book of Leinster which is a Celtic treasure was scribed here by monks in the mid 12thcentury. Shortly after this time the abbey was burnt down by the ever-present Viking raiders. This book is currently housed at Trinity College Dublin. A wall from the abbey is still present in the village. Nestled between counties Clare, Tipperary and Galway, Lough Derg s 179km of idyllic shoreline boasts something for everyone. From lush walking and cycling trails, canoeing, water skiing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, cruise or fishing. Lough Derg unfolds over 40km from its northern reaches in Portumna to its southern sweep in Killaloe/Ballina, the lively towns and villages that dot the shoreline boast their own unique charm and delight with fantastic local food. Shannon international airport is a 1 hour 10-minute drive approximately. Nenagh town and general hospital is approximately a 25-minute drive. The University of Limerick and Limerick city are under an hour s drive. Dublin city and airport approximately 2 hours drive. The M7 motorway is 35-minute drive approximately. SERVICES Oil fired central heating and wood heating in the main house. Oil heater installed in 2015. The guest lodge is oil fired central heating. One septic tank for the main house and guest lodge. Fixed wireless internet connection giving 100 mb/s and is reticulated through the house using ethernet. The main house has been rewired and replumbed throughout as has the cottage. A water treatment plant was installed in the basement for the main house and is supplied by a bore with a three phase 14 HP submersible pump
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