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Beauty among the trees

Price: €775,000
Where: Bushfield House, Borrisin-Ossory, Co Laois
Details: Restored period house on 30 acres

Published 11/02/2011 | 05:00

During the boom years, Bushfield House was valued at €1.8m -- yet today, it's on the market with an asking price of just €775,000, a substantial reduction of 57pc.

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Originally dating from around 1850, it has been extensively upgraded and extended over recent times and this 260sqm residence now has six spacious bedrooms, two living rooms and an enormous family room in addition to two en suite bedrooms, three bathrooms, a home office and two attic rooms.

Its large kitchen is equipped with a central island and is sufficiently spacious to also accommodate a dining area. Its workspace is further supplemented by a utility room. Meanwhile, its living room has attractive period fireplaces, coving and alcoves.

The lands are subdivided into surrounding lawns, arable land and 15 acres of forestry, which includes an assortment of valuable trees such as Spanish walnut, chestnut and cherry. In addition, old stables and an external workshop or cottage are adjacent to the main house, allowing for further development potential.

Located a few minutes' drive from both the Dublin-Cork motorway and the new Limerick-Dublin route, Bushfield House is strategically located for those who travel extensively around the country.

Contact Padraig Hyde & Sons 024 91355

Irish Independent

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