Presenting an imposing period property with spectacular views onto the River Shannon, nestled in the charming village of Castleconnell, Co Limerick, Ireland. The residence, called Shannon View, cascades over nearly two acres of stunning mature grounds, boasting exquisite views and ready access to all local amenities offered by this delightful village.
As you venture through the stone wall piers and wrought iron gates, your entrance is heralded by an attractive sweeping driveway. This journey to the front of the house takes you under the welcoming bow of mature trees, brushing past box hedging, and past the watchful gaze of a newly constructed fence.
Built circa 1830 for the local land manager, Shannon View carries the grandeur of the past while comfortably seated in the present. The exterior design showcases prominent architectural features such as roughcast rendered walls, timber sash windows with limestone sills, an arched doorcase with cobweb fanlight and flanking Ionic columns, approached by stone steps. The property underwent full refurbishment in the late 20th century, incorporating a new period-slated roof in 1998, with an elegant redecoration completed in 2022.
This house's light-filled accommodation spans approximately 5,059 square feet (470 sq meters). The interior offering is both generous and elegant - an ideal layout for contemporary family living and entertainment. Historical accents like shutters, cornicing, architraves, decorated fireplaces, a classical Georgian staircase, and ceiling roses inject character into each room.
- Ground Floor: The ground floor comprises three captivating main reception rooms. Two of these face the front of the house, displaying stunning river views in an invitingly well-lit environment. The drawing and dining rooms are tastefully decorated with ornate marble fireplaces, decorative alcoves and striking views. Additionally, this floor caters to the comfort and functionality of modern living with a custom-built bookcase-lined family room with a comfy stove. Double doors open onto a picturesque patio area with breathtaking river views. The kitchen and dining areas are bright and spacious – beautifully equipped with an extensive range of crafted floor and wall-mounted units. A striking hall, bathroom and walk-in coat store complete this level.
- First Floor: The upper level houses all bedrooms - 5 generously proportioned rooms, including two ensuite bedrooms. The master suite commands an expansive view of the water, and comes with a range of fitted wardrobes.
- Basement Level: Serving as the recreational and business hub of the house, the basement holds a games room, a study/private office, a utility, and a store with wine storage.
Additional Property Features: Beyond the main house, one finds a cobblestone courtyard leading to a traditional coach house. Currently serving as a store, the potential for a conversion to a home gym or office is promising. The entrance lodge of Shannon View is in need of refurbishment and could be transformed into a studio or separate living space.
Living in Castleconnell:
The quaint village of Castleconnell is a hamlet brimming with Irish charm, offering a well-rounded variety of shops, cafes, and pubs. The village is renowned for its river-based activities, and the local rowing club thrives with sporting camaraderie.
Limerick City, Ireland's third-largest city, is a mere 12 kilometers away, with a broad selection of amenities, services, and cultural landmarks. Shannon View is placed advantageously for quality sporting and recreational activities, including equestrian, water sports, fishing, and even golf with several Championship courses nearby. The location is ideal for those desiring a balance between village life and the cosmopolitan city lifestyle.
As an overseas buyer, you may appreciate the excellent transportation links available – with close access to major freeways, a local train station offering regular services to Dublin, and Shannon International Airport only 40 kilometers away. The climate in Castleconnell is typical of Ireland, mild and temperate, with abundant rainfall making the landscape lush and green.
Living in this estate provides a close-knit community feeling, with neighboring friendly faces. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it offers an ideal family home with plenty of space for everyone. In addition, Castleconnell is well-served with primary, secondary and private education options including the award-winning Colaiste Laurel Hill and the nearby University of Limerick.
Shannon View is a spectacular testament to history, character, and modern living. The well-preserved features, large spaces suitable for modern-day family living, and ideal Irish village location make it a veritable jewel on the Emerald Isle's crown. Welcome to a wholesome life steeped in history, natural beauty, and rich culture.