Grantstown Castle, Kilfeacle, Co. Tipperary: SOLD

Grantstown Castle, Kilfeacle, Co. Tipperary, Ireland:

Historic Irish Castle

Grantstown Castle,  A superb example of a renovated 16th Century Tower House, ascending 22 metres in height,  located on a gently rising hill in the middle of the fertile Golden Vale in County Tipperary.

The castle is surrounded by three solid, half-timbered structures, built in medieval (or “Tudor”) manner,

using heavy beams, burnt bricks, lime plaster and antique roofing slates. All joints between the beams are executed in the traditional carpentry techniques.

The castle and outbuildings are standing on about 2 acres of garden

and meadow land surrounded by some mature, native trees.

The meadows adjoining to an original, romantic limestone quarry from the 1500′s to the east which also belongs

to the property. This almost certainly supplied the stone to build the castle. An antique iron gate hinged on two delicate, hexagonally-shaped limestone pillars forms the road frontage to a quiet country road.

The setting is close to spectacular: In southern direction there are views of the Galtee Mountains including

Galtymore, the third-highest mountain in Ireland (919 metres) and the adjoining, romantic Glen of Aherlow.

The wild Silvermine Mountains form the other side of the Golden Vale in the north. There is a clear, distant view of the

famous Rock of Cashel, seat of the Kings of Munster from the 4th century, in eastern direction.

The famous Athassel Priory (founded in 1200) on the banks of the beautiful river Suir, the largest and most

picturesque ruined abbey in Ireland, is only 5 kilometres away.

The important motte of Kilfeacle, one of the first Norman wooden castles ever built in Ireland (approx.  in 1185)

is only 4 kilometres away. And there are four other neighbouring castles to see from the battlements of Grantstown Castle including Thomastown Castle, now in ruins, once famous under the title: “Versailles en miniature” and

the rare example of a round castle: The ruined tower of Ballysheedy, the principal seat of the well-known O’Dwyer clan.

Only 5 kilometres in north-western direction you find one of Ireland’s most elegant and best known country hotels: The beautiful Dundrum Manor House Hotel dating from 1730. Its picturesque golf course is one of the most well-tended ones in Ireland and also one of the best kept secrets.

Shannon Airport to the west is exactly 1 hour away by car. Cork Airport to the south is exactly 1 hour and 10 minutes

away by car. And Dublin Airport to the north-east is only 1 hour and 40 minutes away by car.

Today Grantstown Castle is the only inhabitable medieval Castle in a more than 25 kilometre radius.

For further details on this property, please contact Sole Agent:

Viewing of all Historic Properties at viewers risk. Please take care.

Helen Cassidy, MRICS B.A.(Mod)MSCSI,
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway, Ireland.
[email protected]

0035387 2463748

PSRA Registration No: 002657

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