Mansion global: Georgian mansion in County Tipperary, Ireland

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This classic Palladian Georgian mansion, set on the banks of River Suir, with its own fishing rights and its own lake, is steeped in history, centuries old and modern.

The house was built by Colonel John Bagwell in about 1785. The Bagwells were a wealthy and influential family in South Tipperary from the 18th to 20th centuries. In 1923, during the Irish Civil War, the house suffered an arson attack by anti-Treaty IRA forces and the damage can still be seen today in scorch marks on the stable doors.

The Bagwell family rebuilt the central block of the house in 1925, though many original Georgian rooms and features were undamaged and remain unchanged. The house was kept in the Bagwell family until the 1970s when the current owner bought it. He is selling it to downsize.

The mansion, known as Marlfield House, is set on 12.5ha and extends to 2103sq m, including five reception rooms and 14 bedrooms. The central block is set over four floors, the first and second have been divided into luxury apartments, but the ground floor and basement retain their original form.

Original wine cellars and a tunnel linking to the stable yard remain intact. Reception rooms include an office, library and a gym in the basement.

Agent David Ashmore, Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty

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