Tullymurry House

Tullymurry House is a historic Irish country farm house dating back to the 1700s which has been extensively refurbished while retaining its original characteristics. The Irish Landmark Trust are responsible for conserving historic buildings and turning them into special self-catering holiday homes. This property sleeps 8 and is set on large gardens and includes a wellness area.

4-Ton-Pellet-StoreCHP Mechanical supplied and installed a Herz Pelletstar 60 and 5 tonne external pellet store. This installation provides all the hot water and heat to the property and was installed to link into the existing heating system with minimal disruption to the running of the business.

Tullymurry House biomass installation was eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which gave financial incentives to convert to a cleaner heating system. The biomass installation significantly reduced fuel bills and enabled the business to reduce its carbon footprint.



After a couple of centuries of farming at Tullymurry the McMinn family made a long discussed and important decision in 2011 to migrate the beautiful old farmhouse homestead from agriculture to tourism. Following a very extensive renovation programme of the property in which all the important features and distinctive atmosphere of the house were retained a beneficial arrangement was reached in 2012 with The Irish Landmark Trust for the latter to market and manage the house for unique rest and repose holiday lets.The property has meanwhile become a popular location for visitors from all over the world.

Against this backdrop it had always been an earnest aspiration of the family owners to return as far as possible to the substantially ‘green’ ecological position of house ante renovation. Even before the installation of pellet burner by CHP in 2015 the house had been singled out for a ‘Tourism Green Award’ which we now very much hope will move us further up the awards rankings.

In our quest to substitute the existing oil based/wood burning dual heating configuation we were recommended to contact CHP by the highly respected conservation builders who had been entrusted with the house and outbuildings extensive renovation programme.

We were subsequently delighted to have chosen CHP to install the Austrian manufactured Herz pellet burner and pellet bunker. The latter has been accommodated in the redundant ‘milk house’ which lies adjacent to the plant house where the Herz boiler is now standing. Consultations between our builders who had been asked to rejig the old ‘milk house’ by dovetailing with CHP on the necessary building alterations took place in a most professional and productive manner (according to the builders).

The installation of the equipment which followed was most exemplary and carried out to our full satisfaction by a very knowledgeable and skillful team from CHP. The installation and commissioning were done according to the agreed timescale and there was no cause for dispute.

Very significant heating costs savings are now being achieved (but also due to the benefits provided by the Government’s renewable heat incentive programme) and the large house has never in its long history been so warm and cosy.

I thank CHP for their splendid cooperation in assisting us to achieve our ‘green’ aspirations

on the heating front and for their subsequent very attentive after sales service.

I can highly commend CHP to the readers of this well deserved testimomial who are considering installing new heating systems.


Richard McMinn