Farm Ireland

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Lavish lodge and stables

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A guide price of €400,000 is being quoted for Betaghstown Lodge, at the entrance to the former Cortown Castle near Kells in Co Meath.

This beautiful property is set on 19ac of post and railed paddocks. The residence has been tastefully extended and restored and comes with a well-equipped stable yard that includes six loose boxes, a tack room, machinery shed and lunging ring.

Located off the main Kells to Athboy road, about 3.5 miles from the town of Kells, the cut-stone residence was built in 1869. It was extended and renovated by the present owners about 12 years ago to provide spacious and modern accommodation on two floors.

The first floor includes an entrance hall, drawing room, a fully fitted kitchen and toilet, with two bedrooms upstairs and a second bathroom.

The house is finished to a very high standard, with pine wooden floors, quarry tiled floors, French doors and built-in bookshelves. The lodge is approached through double gates leading to a large forecourt and parking area in front of the house.

The avenue continues to the stable yard and machinery shed beyond. The grounds incorporate an extensive lawned area interspersed with ornamental trees, shrubs, flower borders and a mature beech hedge.

The outbuildings include a modern stable block -- featuring five loose boxes, tack room and a lunging ring -- along with a modern, purpose-built three-bay machinery shed with concrete floor and full-height sliding doors.

The sale is being handled by Trim auctioneer Thomas Potterton and will be offered for auction at the Property Exchange, Trim, at 3pm on Wednesday, June 6.

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