loading
Menu Search
Fairyhill House, Parteen, Co. Clare
€800,000
Property features
Email AgentEmail Agent
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
Property description
Character-filled six bedroom historic country house, restored by its architect owner. A bright modern wing connects seamlessly, while peaceful private gardens run down to the river.A graceful late eighteenth century country house, Fairyhill House is of classic Georgian proportions, and built at a time when Ireland was experiencing a period of great prosperity. This has gifted the six-bedroom house with generous living spaces, and a charming, characterful ambiance.The original architect wisely oriented the house to the river so that all the reception rooms and main bedrooms benefit from the wonderful view. Through the fan-lit Georgian front door, you'll find an entrance hall, which opens directly into a large living-dining room, running from front to back. This space is brightened by deep and tall sash windows, perfectly placed to catch the sun. The present architect owner fully refurbished the house in 2006, stripping some of the walls back to the original cut stone, and creating a timeless yet contemporary look. Solid oak flooring is laid throughout, which lends a rich, warm feel to the house. This flooring also serves as a link, blending the new contemporary wing with the older part of the house, so you have all the benefits of contemporary design with the charm of this piece of Irish country history. A bright, double height study / work room space leads off the dining room, giving plenty of options for a home business or creative studio. There is also an exceptionally generous, open plan kitchen / breakfast room on the ground floor, with a large glass door ( custom made in Switzerland) opening to the terrace. While completely contemporary, the kitchen also houses a marvellous restored 1930s Aga, making it a real heart of the home. The whole house has an exceptionally good flow, lending further charm to living at Fairyhill. The new cedar-clad wing has its own double-height entrance, and houses a bright tv room and a large bedroom overhead with expansive views to the river. To the rear of this is a semi-separate kitchen/dining/living area , giving further flexibility to your living options. Upstairs, there are six generous bedrooms in total and an office. The master has its own dressing room and ensuite. There are also two further bathrooms on this level, one especially generous in size, with a large free-standing cast-iron bath. Gardens and GroundsCompletely secluded to the south, Fairyhill House is reached via an attractive laneway, and is sheltered by mature trees and old cut stone boundary walls. Belying its close proximity to Limerick City, this rural retreat has c .39ha (.96acres) of grounds running down to the banks of the famous River Shannon, where swans, geese, duck and water hens daily glide gently by. The gardens themselves are laid out in lawns, overlooked from raised gravel and paved patios. These are a wonderful spot for river-view al fresco dining alongside a pair of geometric ornamental pools full of water lilies in season. The uninterrupted views are southwards, across to St Thomas's Island and beautiful open countryside. A walled garden to the rear completes the soothing sense of sheltered charm. LocationJust minutes from peaceful Parteen Village, Fairyhill House is also only six kilometres from Limerick City, with its forward-thinking University, large multinational employers, vibrant start ups, film studios and a thriving cultural sector. There are significant schools, as well as a wide choice of shops, bars, cafs and restaurants, as befits one of Ireland's major urban centres. Ireland's international biennale of contemporary art , EVA, brings artists from around the world to the city every two years. There is also a strong heritage sector inspired by the legacy of the city's beautiful medieval and Georgian architecture. The city's close proximity to Shannon Airport enables the area to act as an international hub, at the same time as the city benefits from exceptional countryside on its doorstep. Ireland's most famous river, the Shannon brings anglers to the region, while sporting enthusiasts are well catered for with rugby, golf, horse riding and racing, GAA and more. The M7 motorway connects Dublin City and Airport within a 2.5 hour drive.3 minutes walk to Parteen Village6km from Limerick City28km from Shannon International Airport110km from Galway City200km from Dublin City206km from Dublin International Airport
Fairyhill House, Parteen, Co. Clare, Cities In Ireland, Ireland
More Properties From This Agent
Other Results From Your Search
People who viewed this item also viewed
Scroll To Top