East Meath mansion on 18ac hits €610k
Smithstown House on 18ac in Julianstown, Co Meath, sold under the hammer last week for €610,000, somewhat short of its guide of €700,000.
Located on the Julianstown road 7.5km from Drogheda, Smithstown was once the main house on a much larger estate.
The house is an eight-bedroom, two-storey mansion in need of substantial refurbishment set on 18ac of good free-draining land, with road frontage on to the Julianstown to Drogheda Road.
The accommodation includes six upstairs bedrooms, an entrance hall and an inner hall, a spacious high-ceilinged drawing room and a dining room. There is a traditional kitchen, a pantry, scullery, store, a back hall and two downstairs bedrooms along with a WC, bathroom and dressing room.
The outbuildings comprise a series of stables, a coach house, storage spaces and livestock accommodation.
The land is described as the best of Meath land set in a very productive farm area. It is laid out in one big field, all in grass, and in great heart.
At auction the bidding opened when John Harrington of Smith Harrington accepted a bid of €400,000. With four bidders in action, matters proceeded apace until the price reached €575,000, at which point the sale slowed.
Eventually, with €610,000 on board, Mr Harrington put the property on the market and it sold at that to a local family.