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Your Classic Country Manor

Inch House, County Tipperary


This magnificent 300 year old Georgian country mansion has served as family home, guest house and an award winning restaurant for the last 25 years, but is now available for exclusive private use by groups for clan gatherings, events, or corporate brainstorming.
Centrally located in Southern Ireland, it’s not such a long way to Tipperary!

drawing room

Tradition and comfort combined

in front

The most striking feature as you approach Inch House is a pair of extravagant tripartite mullion windows either side of the entrance, that stretch almost to the ground, and give an inkling of the scale of the interiors.

the entrance hall the stairs

The entrance hall is classical Georgian drama, with a centred stairway dead ahead sweeping up to a stained glass return landing before branching symmetrically out of view.

drawing room fireplace

Doors through the fat walls to one side reveal a lofty drawing room ablaze with gilt furniture and intricate Adams style ceiling mouldings.

antique piano

Prussian blue William Morris wallpaper is the backdrop to antique crimson camel-back sofas, wingback chairs, an antique piano, and a classical marble fireplace.

the drawing room panorama

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 16 guests
    From €6,000 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Three double bedrooms, one twin double (4) & two double plus single (3)
    All are ensuite with shower
  • Other Rooms
    Entrance hall, Drawing Room, Library Bar, Dining Hall for up to 30 guests
    Ladies & Gents guest toilets
    Kitchen (plus commercial kitchen available)
  • Features
    Extensive gardens, woodlands and lake
    Approved civil ceremony venue
    Secret Chapel available
  • Contempo
    TVs in bedrooms, WiFi internet
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly: Saturday to Saturday
    Short breaks: Friday to Monday, Monday to Friday
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stained glass window flowers in hall

So many of the original features throughout this home have been conscientiously preserved; the double return oak staircase is original, as is the wonderful lozenge parquet flooring, and stained glass window.

wingback chairs connection between bar and drawing room

This is a capacious room that stretches from the fluorescent lattice window through gaping partition doors to a delightful mahogany panelled library bar, which can be pre-stocked to your requirements by the owners.

library bar
flowers in loo brandy bottle

Off this end of the house, guest ladies and Gents toilets are useful for large groups.

basins in the toilets
dining room set for dinner

Across the main hall, past the brass dinner gong, a scarlet dining hall can seat up to 30 people for an indulgent chandeliered banquet.

dining room fireplace chairs in the dining room

There is a guest’s kitchen to the rear, completely contemporary and furnished with luxury appliances and an eight-seater breakfast table. Should you require use of a full commercial kitchen during your stay, it’s the next room along…

kitchen fridge
kitchen table panorama mirror in ding room clock on mantle

Options

There is an option to avail of the hire of a private award winning chef to cater for all or part of your stay, offering gourmet Breakfast, Lunch and or Dinner as required at an additional cost.

The William Morris Style drawing room is an approved civil ceremony venue if you wish to host your nuptial ceremony at Inch House as well as the celebrations after. Our Secret Chapel is available for blessings or for photo opportunities on the day too.

the chapel
Facilities & Amenities

Kitchen Appliances – family kitchen

• Electric range with 3 ovens and 5 rings
• Samsung double door Fridge-freezer with water dispenser
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Nespresso coffee machine
• Microwave

Bedrooms

• Sizes - Three double beds, two King-size and
• two Super King-size Zip & Link, two single beds
• Hairdryers in each ensuite

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV plus one in each bedroom
• Sky sports and Netflix
• DVD player in drawing room

Other

• Secret Chapel available
• Good selection of books
• Cards and games
• Children’s high chairs and cots
• Selection of Children’s toys
• All firewood supplied

Upstairs

Six luxury bedrooms fan out from the first floor landing, each with its own ensuite shower or bathroom.

the stairway double bedroom #1 double bedroom #2 double plus twin bedroom


All of the bedrooms are generous, elegantly decorated, and individually styled with antique furniture and tasteful embellishments in keeping with the period of the house - plus a few contemporary extras, like TV.

four poster bedroom twin bedroom two plus one bedroom double plus single bedroom
bedroom

The affable owners have prodigious hospitality experience, so if you have particular requirements please let us know.

Outside

The property is a large working family farm with extensive gardens, woodlands and lake which is currently being re-developed.
There is a local walk known as the Golden Mile adjoining the property which passes near the original settlement of Inch an ancient graveyard.

front garden driveway at front link to FAQ page
celtic cross swan in lake farm gate trees

Restrictions

Smoking - No, sorry! Pets – Possibly, check with us.

house at dusk

Out and About

sheep in field

Tipperary is a treasure trove for hillwalking, historical sites, golf, fishing, hunting and equestrian pursuits.

Here are links to some of our favourite activities-

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flowers in the hall

About the Locality

Thurles is the nearest large town just 5 minutes away with a variety of supermarkets, restaurants and shops. It is also the birthplace of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association), founded in 1884 in Hayes' Hotel in the centre of the town. The local Semple Stadium is the second largest GAA sports arena in Ireland after Croke Park in Dublin.

Window tax was the property tax of the mid 18th century, and was linked to the number of windows in a home. Some of the original windows in Inch House were either blocked up or amalgamated into larger ones, such as can be seen at the front, to reduce the annual rates bill.

Inch translates as island, and the original local inhabitants occupied a raised Anglo-Norman fortress surrounded by lowlands which are frequently flooded to this day.

Semple stadium

The unique hill top cluster of medieval monastic ruins at the Rock of Cashel, half an hour’s drive away, is a popular tourist destination and worthy of a visit.

the Rock of Cashel

photo Robert Linsdell

Tipperary is home to Coolmore Stud, the largest thoroughbred horse breeding operation in the world. It is currently owned by the Magnier family, and has been associated with a long sequence of top-class stallions since the mid 1800s.

The is a pleasant loop walk with rewarding views around Devil’s Bit Mountain, 20 minutes north of the house. You have to take a short spur should you wish to visit the summit. Possibly more correctly called Devil’s Bite as a large chunk appears to be missing from certain angles.

the Devils Bit mountain view

Hunting with hounds is an ever popular tradition in Ireland that goes back to ancient times and features strongly in Celtic literature and legend. The season runs from late October to early March and packages for you or your group, including transportation, horse hire and visitors cap, can be arranged with one of the local hunts, on request.

horse races

photo Andreas F. Borchert

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How to get there - Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – is two hours from the house.
Cork Airport - approx 1 and a half hours from house.
Shannon Airport - approx 1 and a quarter hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over two hours from Inch
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is approx 2 and half hours from house.


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