Looking for a home with room for a pony?
If roomy stables, a grass tennis court, and a private waterfall are high on your ‘must have’ list, you might consider extending your property search to Kanturk.
Built in the 17th and 18th Centuries, Assolas House has hit the market, boasting all of the above together with six rather grand bedrooms, formal reception rooms, a splendid stone coach yard, and a farmyard – all about an hour from the city.
The asking price? A not-unreasonable (given the current climate) €690,000.
“Built at the turn of the 17th century and extended circa 1720, Assolas House is a stately like grand country house,” says Roseanne De Vere Hunt of Sherry Fitzgerald Country Homes, Farms and Estates.
It’s even got a royal connection; Honourable Alexis Roche, the last Beecher tenant before the present owners, died in 1914 and is buried in a small grave in Castlemagner cemetery. He was a great uncle of the deceased Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Spencer.
“Its three-storey design gives a bright and airy ground floor in which a stunning entrance hall introduces you to the drawing room and dining room. This ornately decorated and classically symmetrical entrance hall leads onto an inner hallway, with a gracious curving staircase featuring a quintessentially Queen Ann arched window.
“A front dining room to the right has dual aspect, looking out on the lawns and River Marybrook, while to the other side of the hall, the drawing room has a matching set of five tall sash windows and exudes elegance, comfortably accommodating large parties.”
To the rear of the entrance halls is the kitchen, a cosy family space complete with Aga, leading to a study and extensive family room looking out on the gardens.
The first floor boasts six ensuite bedrooms; three grand bedrooms in the Queen Ann section of the house and three family bedrooms to the rear wing. All offer views of the gorgeous grounds, rolling fields, and the River Marybrook as well as high ceilings and good proportions.
A utility room and laundry room are also found on this floor.
“The second floor provides ample storage space along with a lounge and balcony which is archetypal of this style of house. This floor has the potential to be utilised as a hidden sanctuary for relaxation within the household,” adds De Vere Hunt.
Set on some 17.03 acres of land including lawn, paddocks, a walled garden, and woodland, Assolas House is complimented with outbuildings such as a coach house, stone-clad storage, and an old stable block -the dream for a potential buyer with an accommodation business in mind.
To arrange a viewing, contact the agents via the official listing here.