RIVERSTON HOUSE IS LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE THE POPULAR TOWN OF NENAGH IN COUNTY TIPPERARY AND IS A PERIOD HOUSE IN NEED OF FULL RESTORATION. IT OFFERS POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE FUTURE SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION FROM THE LOCAL COUNTY COUNCIL.
Leets records Riverstown, Nenagh, as the home of Wills Crofts. In 1806 John Bennett of Cork city married the only daughter of Wills Crofts of Riverston, County Tipperary (‘'Freeman's Journal'' 12 June 1806). In 1837 John Bennett was the proprietor of Riverston. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Bennett held the property from the representatives of Peter Holmes and the house was valued at £55 and the nearby mill at £54. It was the home of a member of the Poe family in the 1870's. The Hodgins family have owned the the property since the 1930's. The house was built around 1775 and is approx. 820 sq.m (8,826 sq.ft) in size. The house is in need of full restoration and is a 3 story residence with good accommodation.
The ground floor has a large reception hall with the formal rooms that include Drawing room, Sitting Room, Library/Office and Dining room to the front of the residence. To the rear of the house are the kitchens, utility rooms and storage rooms.
On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms with the 3rd floor having a further 2 bedrooms, storage space with bathroom facilities also located on both floors. There is also a self-contained apartment with its own access attached to the property that includes, kitchen, living space and one bedroom with bathroom.
LOT 1 - RIVERSTON FARM
Riverston House is set on approx. 17.8 Hectares (44 acres) of good pasture lands that is suitable for excellent grazing. The lands have mature boundaries throughout with a central road giving easy access to each paddock. The farmyard has a number of farm buildings to the rear of the residence including coach house.
There are approx. 3.4 Hectares (8.5 acres) of lands to the west of the residence that are zoned New Residential Low Density P1 in the Nenagh Town & Environs Development Plan 2013-2019 zoning map (Feb 2013) with a further approx. 2.5 Hectares (6.4 acres) of lands located to the northwest of the residence zoned New Residential P2 in the Nenagh Town & Environs Development Plan 2013-2019 zoning map (Feb 2013).