Westmeath holding has 20 acres of foreshore on lake that inspired Swift
A lovely lakeside Westmeath property with a traditional farmhouse on 42ac goes to auction this Friday, June 23, with a guide price of €300,000
Located at Lilliput Road, Dysart the house is 11km from Mullingar on the Delvin road.
The 42ac is laid out in about nine fields of grass while the farm also has access to 20ac of lakeside foreshore on Lough Ennell, land that has emerged as a result of declining water levels over the years.
Local legend has it that part of Jonathan Swift's inspiration for Gulliver's Travels came to him while he was boating near the Dysart side of Lough Ennell.
Observing the speck-like figures of people in the distance, he came up with the concept of the 'Lilliputians', the pint-sized race encountered by Gulliver .
The house is described by Padraic Murtagh of James L Murtagh auctioneers as a charming farmhouse, ivy clad and full of character but in need of refurbishment.
The downstairs accommodation includes a dining room /living room, a kitchen, a back kitchen/utility and sitting room and a bedroom.
Upstairs are three further bedrooms and a bathroom.