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Warm welcomes at this charming country house on five acres for €465k

Step inside this 200-year-old property and you’ll discover a relaxed and inviting family home.
Aug 6th 2020, 3:43 PM 62,568 15

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This article was updated on Friday August 7.

LOCATED ON FIVE acres of beautiful grounds, River Glebe House outside Toomevara, Co Tipperary feels as though it’s in its own private sanctuary. 

The former rectory, now a warm and inviting family home, sits on an elevated site with mature trees and a small stream as its border. To add to the idyllic feel, two paddocks are on either side of the driveway and provide grazing for livestock, while gardens with beautiful plants and lawns surround three sides of the house. 

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River Glebe House dates back to circa 1820 and is on the Register of Protected Structures – and the character of its 200-year-old history can be felt from the moment you approach the front door via stone steps.  

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The accommodation spans 3,250 sq ft over two floors and a lower garden level, with a welcoming and airy feel throughout. The current owners have carried out significant refurbishments and renovations in the house, including replacing the roof, yet many original features remain. 

These include cornicing, ceiling roses, sash windows with shutters, timber flooring and picture rails. The reception rooms have also been adapted to work for the modern family, with a seamless layout joining the kitchen, dining and sitting room.  The home operated as a B&B in the recent past but for the last number of years has simply been a relaxed family home.

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The kitchen comes complete with an Aga and country-style units, while French doors open to the garden. A solid fuel stove in the dining room and an open fire in the living room add a cosy feel, while picture windows overlook the surrounding grounds and fill each room with natural light.  

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A feature staircase leads to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms, one en suite bathroom and one family bathroom. The master bedroom also benefits from a wood-burning stove, making it easy to create a cosy feel on cold winter nights. 

At lower garden level, there’s another bedroom, en suite bathroom and two multi-use rooms. This level can be accessed off the main hall and also has external access, meaning it could work well as self-contained accommodation if the required works, like including a kitchen, were carried out.  

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Outside, there’s plenty of space to unwind in nature in the gardens – or the several outbuildings are sure to keep you busy if you’re looking for a project. 

Adding to the feeling of privacy and tranquility, River Glebe House is approached via a winding driveway with a turning area, while a stone wall, cast iron fencing and gates mark the entrance to the grounds. 

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The property is a short 10 minute walk from Toomevara village, with a small selection of bars, cafes and other amenities here. Nenagh town, which is a 10 minute drive away on the nearby M7, provides further options. 

If you’re looking to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with countryside living, while still being able to easily travel to surrounding towns and villages, River Glebe House strikes the balance of the two.

River Glebe House, Toomevara, Co Tipperary is on the market for €495,000 through Savills via

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