|Ballyneale House, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, Ireland.|
ENCLOSED DOUBLE COURTYARDS: The courtyards are located immediately to the rear of the house. They are interlinked and both are fully enclosed.
THE INNER COURTYARD is flanked on either side by lofted stone buildings under slate with stone walls and gates to outer yard. The yard is arranged around a centrepiece of a raised stone flowerbed surrounded by gravel with the walls bedecked with roses, creeper and climbing hydrangeas. The character stone former coach houses have been attractively converted to four guest suites, Manager’s House and staff apartment, as well as an office, canteen and stores.
THE OUTER COURTYARD contains a Stable Yard of ten loose boxes in an enclosed walled garden of lawns, with decorative borders and two circular flowerbeds which mirror the raised stone flowerbed in the inner courtyard. Wrought iron gates to estate road.
Located adjacent to the outer yard is a converted stone under slate former barn incorporating a Billiard Room with a full-sized snooker table. Cinema with 2.5m x 1.5m screen and top of the range automated projector and surround sound.
|A charming stone Folly Cottage with a beautifully designed timber interior with wood burning stove.
Swimming Pool of about 4.20m x 8.40m with changing and showering facilities.
Hard Tennis Court with pavilion.
Glasshouse of about 6.5m x 2.9m.
Galvanised Barn of about 36.58m x 18.30m including workshop, shower, staff lockers and wc. Diesel generator (capable of running the entire estate with automatic computer controlled start-up). There is also a purpose-built bay for loading young horses, adjacent to the above.
|GARDENS AND GROUNDS:
The house is surrounded by wonderful gardens and grounds which are a most special feature of the property. A tarmac drive flanked by mature trees, under-planted with thousands of spring bulbs, sweeps past the charming ornamental lake and small orchard to the house. The house, adjascent trees and path to the island, are lit in an attractive manner.
A raised terrace leads from the front of the house, across a large lawn and down to a stream with attractive planting, backed by mature trees. To the east of the garden is the ornamental lake, with a picturesque island, accessed by a painted wooden bridge. To the west of the house, a path leads to twin, raised herbaceous and mixed borders, which flank a formal Long Pond with water lilies.
The well stocked Rose Garden, with brick-lined paths, leads from the front terrace and is adjoined by a Sunken Garden, accessed by a pair of attractive wrought-iron gates.
|There is a delightful Spring Garden separating the all-weather, hard Tennis Court and Pavilion from the outdoor heated Swimming Pool. The main gardens lead into an area of parkland, with mature trees, separated from the main gardens by iron estate fencing.|
The ¾ acre walled Kitchen Garden leads off the inner courtyard. An ornamental ironwork tunnel arbour leads down to an oak-framed, heated Glasshouse (12.25 m x 2.90 m) and wooden Potting Shed (4.20 m x 2.90 m), with cedar shingle roof.
The paths and vegetable beds radiate from an attractive wooden gazebo. There is also an area of soft fruits, as well as a large ‘Cutting Garden’. Outside the Kitchen Garden is an orchard plus hazel walk nuttery, including compost bays with hard standing.
At one corner is the Pump House for a 90m bored well, providing fresh water to the entire estate. The gardens are fully inventoried.
The lands are of a very high quality, free draining and consist of pasture with electrified post and rail fencing with water supply.
There is a system of hardcore and gravel roadways giving access to all parts of the property. Extensive planting of hardwood trees has taken place in recent years.
|For sale freehold by private treaty.
Viewing by appointment only.
Guide price: Price on application.
For further information, or to view the property, please phone or email William Montgomery's office, as follows:
Office: +44 (0)28 4278 8666
Mobile: +44 (0) 7967 347965
Grey Abbey Estate Office,
Northern Ireland BT22 2QA.