Lakeside magic on the shores of Lough Derg
History and high-tech contemporary design blend seamlessly at idyllic Derrycastle House on the shores of Lough Derg, ireland’s third largest lake, which leads to the cruising, sailing and fishing waters of the river shannon’s 45 square miles of waterways.
Built in 2011 to the highest of international standards and sheltered by towering mature trees, Derrycastle House at Ballina, Co tipperary, overlooks the romantic ruins of its ancient stone castle on the edge of the lake, to which it has direct access from its own private harbour.
Currently on the market through sherry Fitzgerald Country Homes (00 353 1 639 9300) at a guide price of €1.95m, secluded Derrycastle House stands in 24 acres of landscaped lawns, gardens, stud-railed paddocks and orchards, and has 6,738sq ft of cleverly crafted living space, with all the main rooms designed to take advantage of the extraordinary lakeside views.
the main house, built in a mix of traditional stone and render under a Bangor slate roof, has a large, double-height, openplan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, dining and drawing rooms, five double bedrooms and four bathrooms. A charming cottage has been turned into a traditional bar and a second, one-bedroom cottage overlooking the lake is perfect for guests or staff.
Derrycastle House in Co Tipperary overlooks the ruins of an ancient castle. €1.95m