'Opportunity to bring an old farm back to life': 19th Century house with 118ac hits the market in Laois
The auction of two adjoining properties on the outskirts of Portlaoise could be too much temptation for someone with the inclination and the money.
It provides a unique opportunity to bring an old farm with an elegant house back to life.
Woodville is a 19th Century house with all the relics of auld decency at Meelick, Portlaoise and this will be offered with 18ac of land while an adjoining 100ac parcel of ground also at Meelick will be offered separately.
Paddy Jordan of Jordan auctioneers is guiding the house on 18ac at €625,000 while the 100ac parcel, located at the Dublin side of Junction 17 and divided by the M7 motorway is guided at €10,000/ac. Both properties together could be bought for €1.625m
Located on the eastern side of Junction 17 and on the Portlaoise side of the motorway, Woodville is a charming old residence set in mature parkland with a lovely courtyard to the rear and a gate lodge at the entrance.
The six bedroom house extends to 5,000sqft and is in good structural order with a new roof put on just five years ago.
The accommodation includes a porch, a hall with wooden flooring and a marble fireplace with Victorian inset. A winding staircase from the hall leads to the bedroom area.
Staying on the first floor the drawing room is a spacious elegant room with a marble fireplace and Victorian inset while the dining room is centred around a Georgian white marble chimney piece.