Rathnabo House, Rathnabo, Blessington, Co. Wicklow€585,000
A splendid Georgian country home enjoying a majestic elevated position overlooking the Lingaun river and presented in superb condition, benefiting from a comprehensive restoration in recent years.
Built in 1710 by the Earl of Bessborough the house features all the charm and eloquence of Georgian design but with the benefit of a thorough restoration project having been undertaken between 2000 and 2007 taking particular care to preserve the history and heritage of this period property. In 1841 The Ordnance Survey Name Books described it as “handsomely situated…having plantations, gardens, orchard and ornamental grounds”.
Currently positioned within some 24 acres the pleasure grounds seamlessly link from pleasant formal gardens surrounding the house to the wider more informal grounds that include some delightful specimen trees and shrubs and fertile pasture, there is also an added 8 acres available on the north side of the Lingaun river which can be sold at an additional cost.
The main residence, accessed via a long tree-lined avenue, is a well-maintained, distinctive-looking twelve-bedroom period mansion – four storeys over basement – of some 9,400sqft (873m2). The rooms are big, bright and spacious and the house is in generally good order although some refurbishment will be needed in the basement.
Tinvane House in previous years was operated as a successful B&B with six large family rooms all with private ensuites, reception room and two living rooms. Added to this there is a five bedroom family residence to the south wing of the property together with kitchen utility, sunroom and sitting room The north wing of the property provides a large function room, kitchen and toilets. There are many fantastic Georgian features throughout the house, including sash window, cornice ceilings, panelled doors with architraves, reclaimed pitch pine floors, marble and pine fire surrounds with decorative carvings & a pitch pine kitchen. There are two entrances to the property and tarmacadam roads throughout, also to the rear of the property there is a large barn (5,000sqft) which incorporates 4 stables, hay shed, tack room, cattle crush and 3 large storage areas.
Property Dimensions & Details
South Wing (Family residence)
Entrance Hallway – 3.94 x 11.69 tiled floor & cloakroom
Kitchen – 24.08 x 15.19 tiled floor, solid pitch pine kitchen units, granite worktops, island with breakfast bar, Belfast sink, pine radiator cover, Venetian blinds, gas cooker with brick surround and tiled splash back, recessed lighting, ceiling cover & American style fridge
Sunroom – 13.54 x 15.49 tiled floor with underfloor heating, solid teak windows & doors, vaulted ceiling with cedar cladding, red brick interior wall finish
Bathroom – 6.36 x 6.89 fully tiled, electric power shower, ceiling covering, roller blinds, Bloomsbury sink & toilet.
Bedroom 1(double) – 12.72 x 14.68 solid pine floor, ceiling coving, Venetian blinds and TV point
Bedroom 2(double) – 9.68 x 19.08 solid pine floor, fitted wardrobe, ceiling coving and TV point.
Bedroom 3(double) – 3.16 x 9.40 solid pine floor, fitted wardrobe, ceiling coving, splayed window frames and curtains
Ensuite – 2.61 x 9.14 fully tiled and power shower
Bedroom 4 (double) – 20.36 x 10.87 solid pine floor, fitted wardrobe, ceiling coving, splayed window frames, Venetian blinds and curtains
Ensuite – 6.73 x 5.42 fully tiled and power shower
Bedroom 5 (Master, double) – 22.35 x 15.17 solid pine floor, ceiling coving
Walk in wardrobe – 5.90 x 8.07 fully shelved (his & hers), Venetian blinds
Ensuite – 5.85 x 7.00 fully tiled, power shower, ceiling coving, Venetian blinds, vanity press
Sitting room – 25.63 x 13.43 Georgian style tiled floor, ceiling coving, marble fire place, original solid doors
Utility – 5.27 x 12.20 porcelain tile floor, fully fitted solid maple units
Ground floor entrance hallway – 22.96 x 7.92 ceiling coving, Georgian tiles
Cloakroom – 10.79 x 6.46 tiled floor, ceiling coving
Bedroom 6 (double) – 14.05x 13.25 Georgian tiles, bay window, ceiling coving
First floor entrance hallway – 8.0 x 15.77 Carpet floor, original solid teak door
Reception – 27.10 x 14.24 carpet floor, ceiling coving, marble fire place, bay window
Sitting room – 14.24 x 26.78 solid pine floor, ceiling coving, marble fire place, Waterford crystal wall lights
Bathroom – 11.80 x 6.80 half wall Georgian wall tiles, carpet floor
Linen room – 13.56 x 6.64 fully shelved
Bedroom 7 (double) – 14.17 x 9.62 carpet floor, recessed lights, ceiling coving
Ensuite 13.63 x 6.75 fully tiled
Bedroom 8 (family) – 14.81 x 10.26 carpet floor, fitted curtains, bay window, ceiling coving
Ensuite – 4.79 x 7.97 fully tiled, power shower
Bedroom 9 (family) – 14.25 x 13.02 carpet floor, ceiling coving
Ensuite – 8.51 x 4.80 fully tiled, power shower
Bedroom 10 (double) – 8.66 x 12.01 carpet floor, recessed lights, ceiling coving
Ensuite – 5.68 x 5.20 fully tiled, power shower
Bedroom 11 (family) – 25.53 x 14.31 carpet floor, ceiling coving, bay window
Ensuite – 10.50 x 8.03 fully tiled, power shower
Bedroom 12 (family) – 20.60 x 14.12 carpet floor, ceiling coving, bay window
Ensuite – 6.04 x 14.12 fully tiled, bath & shower
Ground floor function room – 31.51 x 21.61 unfinished
Entrance hallway – 24.22 x 7.20 unfinished
Male toilets – 11.67 x 9.40 unfinished
Female toilets – 11.67 x 9.40 unfinished
First floor function room – 19.67 x 31.89 pitch pine floor, 13ft ceilings, ceiling coving, marble fire place, gas fire, Waterford crystal chandelier and wall lights
B&B Kitchen – 16.90 x 24.62 laminate floor, fitted units
Tinvane House is a short walk from Carrick on Suir Town centre, Waterford city & airport 21km. Access to the M9 Waterford-Dublin motorway is a 15-minute drive from the house.
There is mains electricity connected to the property and also a telephone line and broadband available. Foul drainage is treated in a private septic tank system plus two gas central heating boilers supplied by mains gas and main water.
Solicitor with sale conveyance Michael O Grady, MW Keller & Sons Solicitors, 8 Gladstone Street, Waterford City, Tel: (051) 877 029
For Sale Freehold by Private Treaty
For further information or to request a viewing please contact Brophy Cusack on 051 511333.
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