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4 of a kind: Distinctive homes in Tipperary, from a country house to a historic barracks

Choose from Georgian elegance or the three-foot-thick walls of a former RIC barracks.
Feb 27th 2020, 4:31 PM 7,202 0

TIPPERARY offers a beautiful midlands setting, complete with lakes and mountain ranges from the Knockmealdown to the Galtee.

Whether you’re settling in one of the county’s several large towns or out in the countryside, you’ll have the best of the country’s natural elements at your fingertips. 

These four homes will give you a place to start if your property must-have list is topped by Tipp.

Toomevara, Co Tipperary – €465,000

A six-bedroom, two-bathroom country house on five acres awaits you in Toomevara. The home was built circa 1820, meaning you’ll get to walk into a slice of history if you purchase it. With white paint on the exterior and a slate roof, the traditional country home that has been modernised for contemporary family living. 

The first floor has an open plan kitchen/living and dining room, which is the main focal point of the house. Four of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, including one en suite, making it perfect for guests or those inhabitants who might want to avoid the stairs. There’s no shortage of ways to warm up in this cosy spot, with an Aga in the kitchen, a solid fuel stove in the dining room, and an open fireplace in the sitting room.

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Cashel, Co Tipperary — €375,000

It’s not every day that you could purchase a former Royal Irish Constabulary barracks that has been refurbished and restored. Castle House is a six-bedroom, three-bathroom detached property that was bought derelict in the 1990s and has been carefully brought back to life by the current owner, using their expertise in antiques. 

You’ll never have to worry about your neighbours listening in – the walls of the building are three feet thick! But lest you worry that the barracks is lacking style in the interior, there are actually arched mahogany double doors leading into the kitchen from the dining room, where you’ll find a white Italian marble fireplace with three rosettes on the front. The front lookout tower naturally looks out over the Galtee mountains from the home’s elevated site. 

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Thurles, Co Tipperary — €250,000 

Not only do you get a four-bedroom, two-bathroom detached home when you purchase this property in Thurles, you’ll also get a smattering of sheds and a hay barn, as well as a mature garden with an array of colourful trees, shrubs and plantings on the acre and a half site. The home itself measures 2,500 square feet, offering enough room to spread out and relax.

The peaked roof provides the perfect spot for a spacious master suite, with extensive built-in wardrobes for added storage space. Both the kitchen/dining room and the living room have solid fuel stoves for added warmth in the winter months.

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Ballina, Co Tipperary — €135,000

Finally, in Ballina, you’ll find a two-bedroom, three-bathroom maisonette duplex you could call your own. With its own entrance and a shared patio, you’ll have everything you need to settle in.

To the front of the property is a modern open plan living and dining area featuring timber floors, ornate coving, in built shelving and cabinets as well as two sash windows with seating on either side of a wood burning stove. The sleeping accommodation is on the second floor comprising two spacious double bedrooms with sophisticated fitted wardrobes, and each has an en suite with electric showers.

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