Farm Ireland

Tuesday 20 February 2018

A midlands gem

€1.25m price tag for well-maintained two-storey period house on 160ac which offers the perfect family retreat or business base

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Cornaher House on 160ac at Tyrellspass in Co Westmeath is one of a number of substantial midlands farms to come on the market in recent times.

The period house, farmyard and lands will be sold at public auction with a guide price of €1.25m.

Cornaher is located 1.5 miles from Tyrellspass on the old N6 Galway road. The property was at one time run as a country guesthouse and organic farm. According to Phillip Byrne of selling agents REA Coonan Maynooth, the six bedroom property would now make an ideal family home or could be run as a farming business.

The two-storey seven-bay country house was built c.1815 with three-bay bows resembling turrets set at either side of the central entrance.

Situated well back from the main road in extensive mature grounds, the house is on an elevated site with expansive views to the south.

The accommodation includes six bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, and three reception rooms.

While the house is not occupied, it is in relatively good shape but needs some renovation and refurbishment. An old disused church is also included with the property.

The outbuildings include a range of traditional stone structures and modern farm buildings with accommodation for up to 200 cattle.

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Located at the centre of the farm, the yard includes good slatted sheds and haybarns, along with silage and cattle handling facilities.

The 160ac of land are divided into eight fields that are well paddocked and fenced and accessed by an internal roadway.

Phillip Byrne describes it as "a cracking grazing farm that is well drained, in good heart and sheltered by good stands of mature trees". While there is limited road frontage, the farm is very much a self-contained unit.

The property will be sold at auction at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth at 3pm on Thursday, May 8.

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