THIS unusual three bedroom home set in rolling Irish countryside has gone on the market.
Castle House in Killea, Co. Tipperary, features a unique 16th century tower incorporated into the fabric of a modern home.
The property is relatively secluded but is located within walking distance of the picturesque town of Templemore.
It has been a 30-year restoration project for its current owners and is available for a cut-price valuation of just €350,000 (£305,000).
Castle House, overlooked by the Devil’s Bit Mountain, was once operated as a small guest house for travellers along the road.
A curving driveway approaches the house from the south through beautiful garden features.
Off from the driveway is a stone and gravel courtyard leading to a detached garage.
The original 16th century tower house contains a store room on the ground floor and a wooden staircase leading up to the parapets.
The tower is flanked on one side by an older, more traditional wing containing a kitchen, utility room, bedroom and bathroom at ground floor level.
Upstairs is a galleried landing and large bedroom with its own en suite bathroom.
To the other side of the tower lies the more modern wing of the home, which features a dining room and sitting room with mezzanine library on the ground floor and a bedroom above.
It also contains the property’s reception area, a separate entrance hall, sitting room and a large kitchen/living room.
A steel spiral staircase leads to the master bedroom, a luxuriously tiled bathroom and separate reading room.
The overall effect is a charming combination of the traditional and the cutting edge in a beautiful, quaint setting.
The land contains 7.27 acres (3 hectares) and makes up the immediate gardens, driveway and a large field to the east.
A large gated entrance fronts the home and leads out onto a quiet country road.
Castle House is available through Sherry FitzGerald Gleeson for an asking price of €350,000.