Period Property For Sale in Co. Limerick

Period Property For Sale: Shannon View, Chapel Hill, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick

Shannon View
Chapel Hill
Co. Limerick

Imposing period property set on stunning mature grounds and extending to about 2 acres in total with spectacular views onto the River Shannon.

Price: €1,100,000 (SALE AGREED)

Agent: Savills
Contact: Cianan Duff
Phone: +353 (0)1 663 4307

Situated on the fringe of the popular village of Castleconnell, the property enjoys all of the amenities that the village has to offer as well as spectacular views onto the River Shannon.

The house is approached through stone wall piers and wrought iron gates which open to an attractive sweeping driveway, under mature trees and lined partially by box hedging which leads to the front of the house.

Shannon View is a three-bay, two-storey, over basement house, beneath a hipped slated roof. Built in c. 1830, as a residence for the local land manager, the exterior of the house includes prominent features such as roughcast rendered walls, timber sash windows with limestone sills, an arched doorcase with cobweb fanlight and flanking Ionic columns which is approached by stone steps. The property was fully refurbished in c. 1989 and a new roof constructed using period slates in c. 1998 .

The light-filled accommodation is of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying plans. Extending to about 5,059 sq ft (470 sq m), it is well laid out for modern day family living and entertaining. Notable internal features include shutters, cornicing, architraves, decorated fireplaces, a classical Georgian staircase and ceiling roses.

The property comprises three main reception rooms on the ground floor, two of which are located to the front of the house which have stunning views over the water. The drawing room is located to the right side of the house and is a well-proportioned room which includes an ornate marble fireplace flanked by two large windows. To the left is the dining room which features a number of decorative alcoves and a marble fireplace. Also on the ground floor is a light filled family room with a stove and custom-built bookcase, here double doors open onto a large patio area again with stunning river views and a modern kitchen / dining room, which is well laid out, bright and with an extensive range of beautifully crafted floor and wall mounted units. Other rooms on this floor include a striking hall, bathroom and a walk-in coat store.

The bedroom accommodation is laid out over the first floor and is accessed via the main staircase which opens onto a spacious gallery landing. The landing leads to five generously proportioned bedrooms, two of which are ensuite. The master suite is expansive, has a range of fitted wardrobes and importantly, a view of the water.

The basement level includes a games room, study/private office, utility and a store incorporating wine storage. These rooms are multifunctional and are in excellent order.

To the rear of the property is a spacious courtyard with cobblestone flooring and carriage arch which links the main house to the coach house. The coach house is of traditional construction and comprises multiple stores that could be converted into a home gym, office or further accommodation

The lodge at the entrance of Shannon View is in need of refurbishment and has the potential to be used as a studio/office/apartment etc.

The house sits amidst wonderful mature gardens which are mainly laid to lawn and include magnificent flower beds, an established herbaceous border, fine specimen trees, including oak, beech and horse chestnut and well-tended hedges. A notable feature of the garden is the tiled patio area to the side of the house which is a tranquil spot to enjoy the superb views onto the River Shannon. The site is private, well protected but yet a short hop to the middle of the village.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although furniture and some other items may be available by separate negotiation.

Listings and Environmental Designations
Shannon View is recorded as a Protected Structure by Limerick County Council and is recorded on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (Ref: 21807032).

Mains electricity, mains water, mains sewerage, broadband.

Local Information
Shannon View is situated at the edge of the quaint village of Castleconnell. The village has a broad selection of shops, cafes and pubs including the Castle Oaks Hotel and Leisure Centre which is popular the year round.

Limerick City, the third largest city in Ireland is about 12 kilometres to the south of the Shannon View and offers the full range of amenities, services and culture.

The property benefits from excellent transportation links, including the M7 (4 km) which connects Limerick to Dublin City. Shannon International Airport is 40 kilometres distant while Castleconnell Train Station is situated in the middle of the village just 600m from Shannon View with regular services to Dublin and Limerick.

The award winning 5* Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort (24 km) is located nearby and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea or dine at one of their many restaurants, including Michelin star holding The Oak Room. Adare Manor’s Championship Golf Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is one of the finest courses in Ireland and will host the 2027 Ryder Cup . Other prestigious golf courses close by include, Castletroy Golf Club (10 km), Limerick Golf Club (17 km), Ballyneety Golf Club (17km) and Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club (39 km).

Shannon View 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 33 kilometres distant. Those keen on water sports have the Castleconnell rowing club on the doorstep and there is a marina and docking facilities in near-by Killaloe (14 km), where there are plenty of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing on the famous Lough Derg.

There is much to do in the vicinity and a keen fisherman couldn’t be better placed, as the property is positioned on the banks of the Shannon River, which is the largest river in Ireland. The Shannon is a great mixed fishery and holds a wide range of coarse fish and pike as well as trout and salmon.

There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the vicinity. The area is also well-served for private education including Villiers Day & Boarding School, Limerick, Glenstal Abbey, Limerick and Cisterian College Roscrea, Tipperary . Other schooling options include the award winning Colaiste Laurel Hill and for the older child, University of Limerick is located about 9km from Castleconnell.

BER Details
BER Exempt