Lake­side magic on the shores of Lough Derg

Country Life Every Week - - Property Market -

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

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