Life could be sweet in 1797 Georgian


Clonmel: €1.8m:A refurbished Georgian house near Clonmel in Co Tipperary looks like good value for money when compared with the prices of modest homes in the Dublin suburbs.

Glenconnor House and its five acres of grounds is located about a mile from Clonmel town centre. The spacious eight-bedroom house comes with a number of outbuildings and carries an AMV of €1.8 million prior to auction on July 12th through joint agents Nolan & Brophy and Property Partners Tom Pollard.

Once owned by the toffee-making Cleeve family, the house dates from 1797 when it was built for the Watson family.

It's a handsome two-storey over basement house with later wings and a striking portico entrance. Inside, there's 604sq m (6,500sqft) of living space that includes fine formal reception rooms, a library, country style kitchen as well as a snooker room, staff quarters and offices.

Behind the house is a large and attractive courtyard with stables, a large loft style studio and mews type buildings suitable for conversion.