The historic Nantenan Estate is a wonderful residential and agricultural estate with amenity, extending to about 208 acres in total. Situated in the southwest of Ireland, the estate is extremely accessible, with the N21 (Limerick to Tralee road)situated 5 kilometres to the south and Shannon International Airport also located close by (50 km).
The estate occupies an attractive, private situation and is centred around an excellent Georgian house with beautifully proportioned and well-balanced accommodation. It also includes a former coach house and a range of farm buildings.
A key feature of Nantenan Estate is the extent and combination of land comprising a mixture of silage ground, permanent pasture and forestry. Offering great potential for conservation opportunities, the varied nature and topography of the ring-fenced block of land contributes to the biodiversity of the environment, creating a habitat which is rich in flora, wildlife and birdlife. These natural assets may provide interesting opportunities for a future owner.
Nantenan House is a substantial period property positioned in a private and tranquil setting surrounded by mature trees and extensive parkland.
The house is entered from a minor public road through a bell-mouthed stone wall entrance with piers, decorative stone carved caps and wrought-iron gates which open onto a sweeping gravel driveway, flanked by overhanging mature trees and stud railing which leads to the front of the house.
Dating back to the 19th Century, the two-storey property occupies a private, south-easterly facing position. External features include a decorative Doric portico with shallow bows to either side, timber tripartite sash windows and a hip slated roof.
Internally, the light-filled accommodation is of generous and elegant proportions spanning approximately 7,363 square feet and suitable for hosting lavish house parties and comfortable family living, in equal measure. The interior of the property has wonderful period features including corniced ceilings with centres roses, decorative fireplaces, architraves, sash and case windows and shutters. An impressive reception hall is the focal point of the house and provides access to the main reception rooms which include a cosy library, drawing room and dining room.
The dual aspect drawing room and adjoining dining room have been designed with entertaining in mind and are perhaps the most spectacular rooms in the house. The light-filled reception rooms include period features such as beautiful fireplaces, picture rails and decorative cornicing. The spacious kitchen contains an extensive range of storage units, a moveable island, oil-fired AGA cooker and a wood burning stove. Accessed off the kitchen and to the rear of the house is a utility room, tool room and store. A unique feature to Nantenan House, is the chapel located on the ground floor. It includes an altar, hanging sanctuary lamp, cornicing and ornate ceiling mouldings.
The bedroom accommodation is located on the first floor and can be accessed via a U-shaped staircase. It includes seven generous bedrooms, all with impressive views of the estate parkland, plus three bathrooms.
A range of farm buildings lie to the north of the property. They include a redundant milking parlour and dairy, a hay shed, cubicle accommodation for up to 60 cattle, slurry store, hard standing and a derelict former cottage. There is also a substantial, two-storey former coach house which offers potential for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There is water and electricity supplied to the farm buildings.
The gardens that surround the main house are predominantly laid to lawn and are neatly landscaped. They create a wonderful parkland setting and include some wonderful specimen trees which provide, colour, shelter and privacy. A beautiful walled garden is situated to the rear of the house.
The land at Nantenan Estate lies within a contiguous block and comprises good grassland plus mature woods, extending to about 208 acres in total. The topography is gently undulating with the western side of the farm being about 19 metres / 62 feet above sea-level while the eastern boundary is about 37 metres / 124 feet above sea level. The woods at Nantenan Estate extend to about 98 acres in total and are an attractive feature due to their age and variety of species.
A feature of the land is the access throughout the estate, including extensive frontage onto the R518 and a network of internal roads and tracks. The land is laid out in fields of a varying size which are divided by electric fencing and mature hedging and contain water troughs.
Nantenan Estate has a tranquil and rural setting in the heart of County Limerick, yet conveniently located just a short drive from Limerick City Centre which is the third largest city in Ireland. Limerick City is located at the head of the Shannon Estuary, where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
The village of Askeaton is just 5 kilometres north of Nantenan Estate. Built on the banks of the River Deel, which is just 3 kilometres upstream from the River Shannon estuary, Askeaton offers an array of amenities including restaurants, pubs, shops, schools and also a pool and leisure centre. The focal point of the historic town is the remains of a medieval fortress, Desmond Castle, which dates back to 1199.
The popular heritage town of Adare (13 km) is located east of the estate and is renowned for its architecture, as well as being one of Ireland’s prettiest towns. Historically a market town, Adare contains an abundance of amenities including excellent hotels, restaurants, professional services, along with a small variety of boutiques and retail stores.
Limerick City Centre is about 30 kilometres to the north-east of the estate and offers the full range of amenities, services and culture. Limerick has a main-line train station with regular services to Dublin.
The award winning 5* Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort is located nearby and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea or dine at one of their many restaurants, including Limerick’s first Michelin star restaurant, The Oak Room. Adare Manor’s Championship Golf Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is one of the finest courses in the country and will host the 2027 Ryder Cup. Other prestigious golf courses include, Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club (54 km), Ballybunion Golf Club (60 km), Lahinch Golf Club (94 km) and the nearby Newcastle West Golf Club (12 km).
Nantenan Estate is very well situated for quality sporting and recreational activities including rugby, GAA, soccer, swimming and tennis. Equestrian enthusiasts are well catered for with Limerick Racecourse just 22 kilometres distant and the 200-acre Clonshire Equestrian Centre being 10 kilometres distant. The keen huntsman has a choice of packs including the Stonehall Harriers, the Scarteen Black and Tans and the renowned Limerick Hunt, one of the oldest packs in Ireland.
Local schooling is available at Askeaton Junior National School and Colaiste Mhuire Secondary School. The area is also well-served for private education including Villiers Day & Boarding School, Limerick, Glenstal Abbbey, Limerick and Cisterian College Roscrea, Tipperary.