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House In Rocklow Estate, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
US $3,220,266
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  • 7 bedrooms
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An Eighteenth Century Home on Acres of Land
Rocklow House is a substantial late 18th century period residence with a gate lodge, standing on approximately 40.5 hectares (100 acres). The house is situated towards the middle of a fine equestrian estate with post and railed paddocks, an extensive range of outbuildings, mature gardens and on the western boundary the River Clashawley, which feeds the ornamental lake with surrounding woodland and private walks. Rocklow House is a detached three-bay, three-stories over the semi-basement country house, built circa 1790, with a central canted porch.A two-bay, two-story extension adjoining the western elevation of the main block was added circa 1850 with a canted bay and oriel window over the entrance door. A large conservatory to the rear was added, circa 1900. Adjoining the house is a range of traditional outbuildings, forming a courtyard. The yard is accessed through a cut stone pillared arched entrance with double wooden doors. The range of outbuildings includes stables, tack rooms, garages and general stores.HISTORYThe first record of Rocklow is shown on an Irish Land Survey map, dated September 24th, 1778, where it was referred to as Rocklowe, and occupied by the Lowe Family. It subsequently became the home of Benjamin Frend (decedent of a Cromwellian officer) and his wife, Elisa Gough, sister of the first Vicount Gort. His family resided there in the first half of the 19th Century. Historical notes show that the property was owned by the Bartons (of the famous winemaking family) and subsequently by the Massey family following the marriage of Beatrice Louise Barton to a Hugh Eyre Francis Massey. The Masseys sold to the Carroll family in the 1880s who in circa 1960 sold to the Leonard family.The property fell into disrepair during their tenure. Thomas and Dorothy Ronan, whose family still reside at Rocklow, bought the estate in 1966 and set about the considerable restoration. He was a keen huntsman, joint master of the Tipperary fox hounds and produced a number of notable racehorses including Golden Horus – the first stallion to stand at Coolmore Stud, then owned by Wing Commander Tim Vigors.LOCATIONThere is much on offer in the area, with the towns of Fethard, Clonmel, Cahir and Cashel close by, Cashel and Kilkenny Cities are the main centers of the south-eastern region of Ireland. The area is very well known in international circles being associated with the famous equine establishments of Ballydoyle and Coolmore. For the golf enthusiast, there are courses at Mount Juliet, Cashel, and Clonmel. Other outdoor activities include hunting, trekking, fishing and sailing. There is an abundance of local eateries and restaurants in Fethard, Cashel, Kilkenny and Clonmel. The local area is well serviced with shopping, leisure and educational facilities, from pre-school to third level education.ACCOMMODATIONThe bright and spacious accommodation is entered via a porch leading to a reception hall off which the sitting room and the interconnecting drawing and dining rooms eradiate, all lend to a spacious and gracious area for entertainment. Also off the reception hall, is the stairs hall which leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, the sunroom and the family room, which in turn leads to a spacious boot room with cloakroom and stairs to the first floor “entertainment wing”, comprising three large and two small interconnecting rooms. On the first-floor return level is the first guest bedroom with en suite bathroom on the first floor are two further bedrooms including the large master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room and also a separate family bathroom. The second floor contains four bedrooms, a family bathroom, a linen room and a store.&nbs

Rocklow Estate, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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