LIVE AND WORK IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE HOME
Portryan House contains several multi-functional spaces that suit those working from home and has excellent access to the mid-west region and beyond.
The house was built in the years after the famine, and is one of the few examples of a functional and modest farmhouse, rather than a ‘big house’ from that era. The farmhouse, stables and coach house are arranged around three sides of a pebbled rectangular courtyard. The main farmhouse has a modern look inside, with double-glazed wood-framed windows throughout, while it retains its old-world features. It has two staircases, one leading from the dining room to the main bedroom (with en-suite bathroom, containing WC, bidet, bath and shower). The dining room, with wood burning stove, is situated beside the bespoke Quaker style kitchen, which has a built-in Rangemaster stove, large fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The second stairs at the back of the house leads to the second and third bedrooms, situated over the sitting room, with open fire place, leading to a home office and the family bathroom (with WC and shower).
In 2009 the property was extended adding a pantry, a door to the riverside outdoor seating area, and a bright and modern sunroom, looking towards the river. The sunroom has two large feature windows and has previously been used as a second home office. The sunroom connects to the multi-functional stable room. The stable room has glazed, sliding double doors leading to the side garden and mini-orchard, which provides the room direct access to a path to the courtyard. The stable room has an en-suite bathroom (WC and shower) and large walk-in wardrobes. This space can be used as a magnificent master bedroom, but could also be a treatment room, an architect’s office, yoga studio, you name it. There are three other stables, which are accessible from the courtyard, one is used as a garage, the other two are tiled and dry-lined and provide further scope for use as fitness or storage space.
On the opposite side of the courtyard is the coach house, which is converted into a self-contained unit, comprising a large, double height living room space, a small kitchen, a bathroom (WC, bath and shower) and a mezzanine floor/bedroom. The coach house has a small porch to the front and a backdoor that opens to the court yard. It could be a home office in its entirety, a small rental property, a granny flat or a wonderfully large space to host a family of guests.
The Mulcair river runs along the southern boundary of the property and is surrounded by mature gardens on all sides. While the location is private and has that rustic rural feel, it is only 1 km from the town of Newport, Co. Tipperary, which has crèches, two primary and two secondary schools. The famous Glenstal Abby and School, a consistently top 3 ranking secondary day and boarding school is 5km away in Murroe, and the University of Limerick a 15-minute drive. Newport is 30 minutes from Shannon Airport and two hours by motorway to Dublin.
BER rating: D2