Opening hours: By appointment only.
Toilet facilities: Yes.
Parking: Cars and Coaches.
Children: Adult supervision necessary.
Dogs: On a short lead.
Fancroft Mill and Gardens unfold as a series of delightful surprises as one enters through the gate into the pebbled courtyard leaving the busy world behind. From the road one has no idea of what lies beyond the hedge and across the stream which drives the water wheel in the adjoining corn mill.
A major programme of conservation work is well advanced. The new set of mill stones were installed in November 2010 and it is hoped that the 5.5kw generator will provide electric power for domestic use.
On this 2.6 hectare site the earliest section of the mill buildings, dating from the late 18th or early 19th century, were built by a Quaker family called Pim. The complex is a Protected Structure [OF 320]. The word FANCROFT is an Anglicisation of FIONN CHORADH….the white wier. The river at Fancroft is a tributary of the Little Brosna which feeds into the Shannon system.
The Gardens at Fancroft were created in the 1990s by previous owner Angela Jupe. They cover 1.5 hectares and feature both structured and informal areas, herbaceous borders, woodland , fruit paddocks and kitchen garden in addition to three unique garden houses. Streams, wells and natural springs are integral to this site and as a result the hypnotic sound of running water and the rhythmic revolving of the mill wheel are the background sound track to your visit to Fancroft.
Fancroft Millhouse and Gardens ,
Roscrea , Co.Tipperary. Ireland.
Tel. 0505 31484 or Here for enquiries.
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