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You name it in Edgeworthstown for €399,950

Ashfield House €399,950

Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30

The house was refurbished by the current owners and extended to 3,466 sq ft.
The house was refurbished by the current owners and extended to 3,466 sq ft.
The double-height lounge with stairs to a mezzanine level.

Edgeworthstown in Co Longford was named in the 19th century after the Edgeworth family, whose most famous member was novelist Maria Edgeworth, author of Castle Rackrent.

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However, there has always been a lot of confusion about the name. It was officially renamed Mostrim in 1935, in an Anglicisation of the Irish name, and then switched back to Edgeworthstown in the 1970s. For some years, if you wanted to take a train to Edgeworthstown you had to be in the know, as it meant booking a ticket to Mostrim.

Just a couple of kilometres from the train station is Ashfield House, a large detached property on three acres in the townland of Garryandrew, within easy walking distance from the town centre.

Ashfield House was built in 2004 and the owners bought it in 2006, relocating from Dublin so as to indulge in their favourite hobby of messing about in boats. Immediately they set about refurbishing and changing the place, extending it in the process to a fairly rambling 3,466 sq ft in size.

They extended the kitchen to add a breakfast room, and the kitchen is also served by a separate utility room and pantry. The breakfast room opens into a television room, where there's a wood pellet stove - another recent addition. They also built on a conservatory opening from the dining room.

Also on the ground floor there's a double-height lounge, with stairs up to a mezzanine level overlooking the room, where there's an office.

Ashfield House is on three floors and has five bedrooms; two of these have en-suite bathrooms and two have walk-in wardrobes.

The property is entered through electric gates, and the three acres of grounds include a garage, with a vegetable plot behind it.

The agent is Raymond White (0906) 432 929 and the asking price is €399,950.

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