The Minnitt family of nearby Annaghbeg, who owned the townslands of Ballycraggan and Ballyanna around the village of Puckaun, built Ballycraggan House. The house was tenanted out as gentleman’s farmers residence but fell into disrepair in the mid 1800’s and extensive renovation works were undertaken at this time including the construction of the impressive front section.
Ballycraggan House is a three-bay period house and extends to approx. 369 sq m / 3,971 sq ft. The property is presented very well, is in good order and comes to the market ready for immediate occupation.
Ballycraggan has a hardcore, sweeping, tree lined driveway leading to a parking and turning area to the front of the house. The house is of traditional construction with a terracotta painted exterior beneath a slate roof. It is entered via double doors and the accommodation is over two principal floors.
The present owners have adapted the home to create accommodation suitable for family living, with an open plan kitchen/living room being the focal point of the house. The formal reception rooms to the front of the house are very tastefully decorated and are bright and airy spaces. There is also an office and a family room on the ground floor as well as a very useful boot room to the rear of the home.
There are six bedrooms (1 en suite) and a bathroom on the first floor. The bedrooms are large, comfortable and they also have lovely views of the gardens around the home. There is space and scope to add more ensuites if needed or to rearrange the layout if needed (S.P.P.).
Internal features include coving, ceiling roses and timber sliding sash windows. External features include a pitched slate roof, round-headed doorway, fanlight, gablets and chimneystacks.
In all the accommodation extends to approx. 369 sq m / 3,971 sq ft.
To the rear of the house, there is a beautiful stone-built stable building with 4 loose boxes and a useful shed. There is also a derelict outbuilding to the west of the house which could be converted to more accommodation (S.P.P.) or indeed for use as a store.
Gardens & Grounds
The grounds at Ballycraggan House are a particular feature. Mature parkland surrounding the house offers privacy, shelter and amenity.
Ballycraggan House is listed on the national inventory of architectural heritage as a protected structure. Ref No: 22401410
Nearby Dromineer (5 km) is a lakeside village which offers local services and amenities and is home to one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world, Lough Derg Yacht Club. Nenagh (10 km) is the main town and offers a further range of choice for shopping, services, restaurants and pubs.
Fishing, boating and sailing is offered on Lough Derg, commonly regarded as Ireland’s premier lake, which is the largest on the Shannon Erne Waterway and is navigable over its total length.
The heritage villages of Ballina and Killaloe (26 km) are located at the southern end of Lough Derg and provide an abundance of good restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and pubs including Flanagans on the Lake, Goosers, Ponte Vecchio, Tuscany and the Wooden Spoon.
Ballycraggan House is located within the premier Tipperary hunt country, with the Tipperary, North Tipperary, Ormond, Kilmogany and Golden Vale packs, all situated within the county. There is racing at nearby Clonmel, Thurles and Tipperary Racecourses. The renowned equestrian centre of Charlie Swan, the former National Hunt jockey, is at Cloughjordan (19 km distant). In addition, there are a number of premier breeding establishments in Tipperary, with the county being synonymous with horse breeding and equestrian pursuits.
The surrounding area is renowned for its magnificent scenery and combined with the varied terrain, offers many attractive walks routes for cyclists. The Lough Derg Way passes through Killaloe/Ballina and continues along the Tipperary side of the lake. There are several pleasant walks nearby including the Devil’s Bit and Silvermines Mountains.
The M7 motorway (Junction 26 is located 12 km to the south) connecting Dublin to Limerick and provides easy access to Dublin, Shannon Airport and the University of Limerick.