Fanningstown House is approached through wrought iron gates mounted on cut stone pillars with curved side walls with wrought iron railings which lead to a long tree lined post and railed avenue to gravel forecourt.
This is a classical Georgian three story over semi basement house dating from about 1765 which was close to dereliction when the current vendors purchased. They undertook an eighteen-month restoration in 1996/1997. Work included re-roofing, new fenestration, re-wiring and re-plumbing and the conversion of the immediate out offices to habitable accommodation.
Fanningstown House represents just about the perfect combination of period character and modern living. The house totally restored and tastefully extended is set central in its lands and surrounded by post and rail paddocks.
From the gravel forecourt at the termination of the treelined avenue, the house is entered via limestone steps rising to pillared porch. The Georgian front door with side lights and fanlight over leads to the main hall.
On the ground floor, the entrance hall/stairs hall with polished pitch pine flooring gives access to, on the right, the light filled drawing room of pleasing proportions, with fluted ornate marble mantelpiece incorporating Georgian style brass inset and grate, plain country style cornicing and windows on two elevations. The main reception rooms and the kitchen all enjoy fantastic views of the garden and the surrounding countryside.
The hall continues with 3 steps down to back hall and to the left the delightful airy open plan kitchen/ dining and family room. The kitchen with its feature brick chimney piece with inset Stanley Range, extensive range fitted wall and floor units and large central island unit makes for an enjoyable light filled workspace and dining area. Open plan access through the leaded glass screen and steps, lead down to the cosy family area with coved ceiling, wood burning stove with timber mantelpiece. French doors give direct access to the garden terrace. Off the rear hall is a cloakroom with WC, sauna, shower, and exceptionally spacious boot room with door to the inner sheltered and paved courtyard.
The carpeted stair with varnished banister leads to the extensive first floor landing, off which there are two double bedrooms, large family bathroom room and the principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms enjoy outstanding views over the verdant landscape of South Tipperary.
The stairs continue to the second floor which again has a spacious central landing off which are a further four bedrooms one of which has an ensuite shower room. These bedrooms also enjoy outstanding views of the gardens and the rolling countryside of South Tipperary.
The basement has been fully upgraded and revamped to give comfortable accommodation, both with the inhouse office, family TV room and extensive utility room.
The small inner courtyard to the rear of the house is surrounded on three sides by the house, boot room and garden and on the fourth side by the rear the main courtyard. The inner courtyard is paved with flagstones.
The main courtyard enjoys both vehicular and pedestrian access. Vehicular access is through the stone arch with wrought iron gate to the right of the main house. The extensive range of well-maintained and useful traditional stone buildings add to the general attraction of the property. Here is situated a range of traditional stone outbuildings including lofted coach house /workshop, mare and foal box, range of five stables, small implement store and a further range of garages and two stables, kennels, and general stores. To the rear of the courtyard is the haggard with four span barn which in turn opens to the post and rail paddocks.
The lands are divided into nine paddocks of varying sizes, with post and rail fencing and water. The paddocks range from small turnout paddocks for mares and foals, to larger fields suitable for cultivation of crops or the making of hay. The lands are currently in mature pasture.
Fanningstown House is located in the townland of Fanningstown, situated just 3km south of Piltown. Piltown, historically known as Ballypoyle, is a village in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Carrick-on-Suir a town in County Tipperary is situated 6km southwest of Fanningstown House and would be the main commercial centre of the surrounding area. Waterford City, voted Ireland’s best place to live 2022, lies some 22.9 kms away via the N24. Waterford is serviced by national bus routes, rail routes and a currently private airport. Kildalton College is 3km southeast of Fanningstown House. Kildalton is the largest Teagasc college in Ireland and a leading provider of training in Agriculture, Horticulture and Equine Studies with over 1,400 students attending courses every year.
Convenient to the M9 Waterford to Dublin motorway Fanningstown is ideally located for those who have an interest in bloodstock with training establishment racecourses and stud farms including the renowned Coolmore stud all within easy reach.
For the golfer there are numerous championship courses including Mount Juliet, host of the Irish Open on numerous occasions which is about a twenty-minute drive. The golden beaches of the south coast and harbours from which to fish and sail are all an easy drive.
Waterford City 26km
Kilkenny City 36km
Cork City 126 km
Cork Airport 132km
Dublin City 155 km
Dublin Airport 165 km
Rosslare Europort 95 km