– Late Georgian Period detached Home
– Many original features intact
– Dual entrances
– Private yard with ample off-street parking
– Original carriage archway
– Totally private grounds
– Separate coach house
– Town centre setting
– Huge potential as a home or business
A late Georgian gem in the heart of historic Cashel, Ashmore House is detailed in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. This two storey over basement house was built between 1730 and 1740. The most elegant of a series of townhouses built on John Street at this time, Ashmore House retains many of its original features, and its beautifully proportioned rooms are a perfect canvas within which to create a truly graceful home, or prestigious business location in this historic town.
Ashmore House is located between the Cathedral, and the Cashel Palace Hotel, which, having had a multi-million Euro makeover, has heralded the renaissance of Cashel as a significant destination in the heartlands of Ireland. As the hotel, and adjacent hospitality and retail businesses have been revitalised, Cashel is re-taking its place as one of the most picture-perfect towns in Ireland.
Currently in use as a B&B, Ashmore House has eight bedrooms, which gives huge flexibility for future accommodation and uses. Adding to the charm and potential of this property, a rear yard and garden is fully enclosed by high stone walls, and accessed both through the original coaching archway, and an entrance off John Street. A separate coach house in the yard can be converted, subject to planning, to a wealth of future uses.
A classical Regency fan-lit door welcomes you to Ashmore House. Inside the generous hallway is flanked by a dining room and lounge, in the symmetrical fashion that marks the architecture of this period. These are elegant, graceful rooms, with fireplaces and high ceilings. Behind these, there is a kitchen to the right of the inner hall, and a study to the left. Beyond the study, a door accesses the garden hall, and a large sunroom, which has a timber floor and bright aspect.
A stone-flagged floor is a charming feature of the garden level, where there is currently a family room, utility and bathroom, plus three bedrooms. This is a layout that will almost certainly change under new ownership, and direct garden access from this level, plus bright windows, gives great potential for different uses, including as a semi-separate staff, family or other apartment.
The top floor is reached via a return with an arched stained-glass window, another period classic feature, with its panelling and mouldings intact. The upper floor has five bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. There is a linen closet, and a separate bathroom on the return. Throughout the house, the rooms are all beautifully proportioned, and are marked by many special period features.
Gardens and Grounds
Built on a prominent corner site, Ashmore House presents an imposing, and elegant façade to John Street. The decorative detailing reflecting the late Georgian Period marks the care and attention given to the house and grounds throughout. Curving stone steps lead to the front door, while two entrances access the c.0.23-acre grounds, one from John Street, and the other, via the original arched coach entrance, from William Street.
The rear yard has ample parking and rose-lined lawns. A sheltered, sunny spot, this is also accessed from the house via a conservatory. The yard includes the original two-storey coach house, which has huge potential. There is also a separate garage and storage shed. Original stone walls bound the grounds.
Having such private, secure and secluded space, on a historic street in the heart of this Heritage Town is an extraordinary feature of this very special and unique property.
The Heritage Town of Cashel has been made famous by the Rock of Cashel, the extraordinary ecclesiastical site that overlooks the town. Beside this, the former Bishop’s Palace has recently enjoyed a multi-million euro makeover, as the 5 star Cashel Palace Hotel. Attracting royalty and the renowned, it boasts a Michelin Star restaurant and gorgeous grounds. The makeover has been part of an overall uplift throughout the town, and the welcoming community enjoys wonderful coffee shops, charming bars and restaurants, speciality shops and boutiques.
Cashel is in the heart of horse racing country, the pastures of the Golden Vale being famous throughout the world. Ballydoyle and Coolmore Stud are within a 15-minute drive. Dundrum golf course is a short drive from the property. Larkspur Park is a short stroll from the property for tennis, badminton and pitch and putt.
A charming town, with good schools and services, and an annual arts festival, Cashel is minutes from the M8 and Ireland’s motorway network, making this a strategic spot, as well as a wonderful place to live. It is less than three minutes’ walk to Main Street, Shops and the Cashel Palace Hotel.
– 60 km / 1hr to Limerick
– 86 km / 1 hr t15 mins to Shannon Airport
– 93km / 1hr to Cork
– 166 km / 1hr 45 mins to Dublin City
– 197 km / 1hr 45 mins to Dublin International Airport
All distances and times are approximate.
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