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Lakeside mansion fit for a prince with its very own round tower - yours for €1.9m

Find an orchard, tennis court, separate coach house and more, all on the shores of Lough Derg.

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AS PROPERTY GOES, Garrykennedy House is a stunner, with royal pedigree to boot.

This 50-acre estate overlooking Lough Derg in Co Tipperary includes a princely five-bedroom, fully restored and refurbished main house, in addition to a three bedroom coach house, a historic round tower, a walled orchard, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, and a private round tower.

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Previous high profile owners intriguingly include Prince Emich Fuerst zu Leimingen, said to be a descendant of the mother of Queen Victoria. His official title was His Serene Highness, which bodes well for the peace and tranquility you might inherit as property owner of Garrykennedy House. 

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Elevated on the property, the main house offers panoramic views of Lough Derg from the spacious sitting rooms and from several bedrooms. The house which was built in 1864, counts over 5,000 square feet of space. 

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The bedrooms are nestled in the eaves of the upstairs level, and painted in soothing shades that don’t compete with the views. Several bedrooms offer lakeside views, while others allow you to take in the expanse of countryside. 

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A basement level includes a games room and fitness suite, including a sauna and jacuzzi. 

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Period details abound, including stunning original fireplaces as well as intricate moulding and wooden shutters. On chilly nights, take advantage of the many working fireplaces, with original period details intact.

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There is a covered and heated pool on the property, for sunny days that aren’t quite warm enough for a dip in the lake. 

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The coach house has been refurbished to include three bedrooms, and could be rented for holiday guests, or used as an extra space to house your own guests.

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Garrykennedy House is just a few minutes’ walk to Garrykennedy village, which boasts a much-liked pub as well as a castle and harbour, where you can avail of fishing, sailing and other water activities. Ballina and Killaloe are both 15km away, and ample golfing, walking and cycling opportunities are on your doorstep. 

Garrykennedy House, Ballina, Co. Tipperary is on the market for €1,900,000 from Sherry FitzGerald.

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