Rock Abbey on c. 9 Acres, Cashel, TipperarySold

5 Bed Detached House 2983 ft² / 277.13 m²

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Charming period residence on a mature timbered setting located on the edge of Cashel.

Dublin: 106km (96mls), Cork: 91km (54mls), Limerick: 58km (35mls), Rosslare: 140km (84mls)

Rock Abbey dating from c.1780 is an impressive period residence located on the edge of Cashel and approached through recessed gates set back from the road with lovely mature timber overlooking the surrounding land and the Hore Abbey, a 13th Century Cistercian Monastery. The entire sits on 9 acres with old coach house and stables.

The property is located on the Southside of Cashel on the Golden Road (N74) within easy walking distance of the town centre. Cashel town is strategically located just off the M8
Dublin to Cork route approximately 160km south east of Dublin and within commuting distance of Clonmel, Thurles & Tipperary Town. Cashel is the fifth largest town in South Tipperary and is designated as a heritage town attracting over 250,000 visitors per year, primarily to the famous Rock of Cashel. The residence comprises a two storey over basement house built in circa 1780 and extending to c. 277 sq.m. (2,983 sq.ft.) of living
accommodation with a basement of 143.8 sq.m. (1,537 sq.ft).

Built in c. 1780 by the Coppinger Family, Rock Abbey is set in mature landscaping and retains much of its larger and imposing form, typical of domestic architecture of that time.
The Coppinger Family held significant Estates in Co. Cork, and were descendents of Stephen Coppinger, Mayor of Cork who died in 1600. It was subsequently occupied by the Usher and Russell families, the present owners having bought it in 1950s.

Enclosed private gardens, with various raised flower beds/ lawns, herbaceous borders and mature timber. There is a splendid array of daffodils, tulips and bluebells in the spring.

The yard includes 6 stables, 3 garages, Old Coach House and a feed room (in need of renovation).

• Mains water.
• Main sewage.
• Oil fired central heating.
• ESB.

The land is all in grass laid out in 4 paddocks. There is post and rail fencing and many mature beech and lime trees with excellent shelter. Part of the lands are zoned under the Cashel Development Plan 2009 – 2015.

BER Details

Energy Performance Indicator: XXX kWh/m²/yr


Front porch With limestone floor leading to;
Entrance hall 8.2m x 2.74m With fanlight over door, south facing with coving and plasterwork.
Drawing room 5.15m x 6.52m With marble open fireplace with 11ft ceilings and cornice.
Dining room 5.15m x 6.52m With marble fireplace, coving and 11ft ceilings
Family room 6.87m x 2.16m
Kitchen 6.87m x 2.16m With built in ground and eye level presses.

Bathroom With w.c, w.h.b and bath.

Bedroom 1 6.4m x 1.9m With open fireplace and built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 5.18m x 6.7m With open fireplace.
Bedroom 3 3.65m x 3.0m
Bedroom 4 5.4m x 4.57m With dressing room extending to 5.4m x 2.13m, open fireplace
Bedroom 5 7.3m x 1.82m
Attic Range of 3 rooms suitable for conversion.

Bathroom With wc, whb and shower
Sunroom Leading to rear garden
Basement Range of 5 rooms with flagstone floor – suitable for conversion.


Proceed out the Golden road from Cashel (N74) property is just past the existing school on the right hand side.

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