A farm of good land with a striking two-storey farmhouse is on the market in Co Tipperary. This holding even has a nice name: Turtulla Lodge. The farm is c67.5ac and its location is outside Thurles. It has been brought to the market by Sherry Fitzgerald Gleeson.

It was first put on offer by private treaty but now the agent and the landowner have decided to go for a public auction. That’s because the property met good, early interest from potential buyers. The auction will take place on Friday, 28 June and the guide price is €1.4m.

The holding is in a great location, on the N62 main road, 3km out from Thurles in the direction of Horse and Jockey. It’s an area of very good farmland.

The farm is in one unit but divided by the main road into two blocks. On one side is the house on 57.5ac while the remainer sits on 10ac. The name of the house, by the way, is from the townland; one of the two Turtulla near Thurles.


The farm is divided into seven main fields with strong hedge boundaries and road frontage. The land is in permanent pasture and although it has been rented out, it is in good condition. There is no modern farmyard on this property.

The farm is divided by the N62 main road. It's a good location.

Turtulla Lodge was built in the mid-1800s and then extended in the 1900s. Today, it is family-sized at 2,200 sq ft including four bedrooms. It is set back about 60m from the public road and there is a nice avenue with trees alongside.

The house now requires some modernising and upgrading but it retains many nice original features. The rooms are large, with high ceilings.

One outstanding feature is a balconied porch on the southern face of the house which looks out over the garden and onwards over the fields. There is no fence or wall between the garden and field – instead, there is what’s termed a ‘ha-ha’, a dry, walled ditch which livestock can’t cross.

The idea of this structure was to give an uninterrupted view from the house over the fields. At the other side of the house is a walled kitchen garden.

The coach house with loft upstairs.

The house has its share of history including links with the 1798 rebellion. Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, may have stayed in Turtulla Lodge on the occasion of one of his Monster Meetings which he held nearby in 1843.

Outside and beside the house, there is a fine two-storey, stone-built coach house. It has three stables and a loft store overhead, originally to hold bags of oats and barley for the winter months. There is also a three-bay hayshed.