Country house of many charms with views of four counties

Built as far back as 1828, Heathfield House in Co Limerick is now on the market with a guide price of €850,000

Once part of a vast estate of some 1,200 acres, Healthfield now offers close to a more manageable 20 acres of rolling gardens, woodlands, parklands, paddocks, an apple orchard, stables, a gate lodge and a delightful tower house. Picture: Niamh Whitty

Heathfield House, in the verdurous townland of Ballinruane in Co Limerick, is reported to have been built in 1828 for both elegant entertaining and for comfort: twin ambitions that have endured almost two centuries at this graceful residence close to the picturesque village of Adare.

The classic Georgian Irish country house was built as home to one Edward Lloyd, former viceroy to India. It was occupied by the Lloyd family until the 1980s, changing hands ...