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Tuesday 19 June 2018

This farm was bought with a Cromwellian grant, but now comes with over 200 acres

 

Brookville House is now on the market with 210ac
Brookville House is now on the market with 210ac
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A residential farm outside Edenderry and with an address at Carbury, Co Kildare is back on the market with increased acreage.

Originally for sale with 180ac the place is now on the private treaty market with 210ac and is guided by Padraic Murtagh of James L Murtagh auctioneers at in excess of €2m.

Brookville House is just over 3km from Edenderry on the Broadford, Clogherinka Road and about 16km from the M4 at Enfield.

Located beside Highfield and Edenderry Golf Courses the place is set in beautiful countryside.

The 18th century house has been fully restored and the land is in great order. The outhouses are a combination of the classic Georgian courtyard layout and a substantial modern farm building. The property is approached by a curved avenue and the house stands in the middle of parkland, a solid two storey Georgian residence with a sympathetic extension to one side.

The current owner bought the property in 2009 and spent €300,000 renovating the house and €200,000 on reclaiming the lands and the outbuildings. The place originally owned by the Mathers family who got it as part of a Cromwellian grant

The house is in excellent condition throughout. The extension contains a modern kitchen, with plenty of space and light. Inside the Georgian door with its characteristic fanlight are two reception rooms at either side of an elegant hall with a broad staircase. The plasterwork and cornicing mirror the original Georgian décor, while the doors and fireplaces are original to the house. The sash windows are maintained in the Georgian style but completely new. Behind the reception rooms is found an office, the scullery/cloakroom, an ensuite bedroom and a utility.

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The upstairs is accessed over two landings reached by a short series of steps and includes four further bedrooms all with access to ensuite facilities. The place has been simply but thoroughly renovated, insulated and is ready to move into.

To the side of the house is a fine walled garden currently under grass but could be returned for use as a kitchen garden or as an arena for equestrian purposes.

To the rear of the house is a typical Georgian courtyard in perfect condition, the stonework was cleaned and pointed, while all the sheds were re-roofed with 40,000 slates bought from a church in the Curragh.

To the side of the house is a series of other useful sheds including a boiler house accommodating a dual heating system of wood and oil; when the wood burner cools down the oil burner kicks in the keep the temperature steady.

A large, modern, six-bay, A-roofed shed located behind the courtyard is currently used as a workshop and machinery storage area but is also fit for many other purposes.

Beside it is a traditional, long hayshed with a slate roof.

The land is in two parcels with 180ac around the house and a 30ac parcel located less than 1km from the main farm.

The 180ac is serviced by a hardcore, central driveway, and is in a mixture of tillage and grass.

It was extensively drained and reclaimed by the current owner who spared nothing in bringing it back to life. The fencing is top class comprising wire and hedgerow. The 30ac parcel is also in tillage and is in top class condition.

Padraic Murtagh describes the place as a fine farm fit for many purposes from tillage to drystock to dairy or equestrian.


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