Farm Ireland

Saturday 20 January 2018

Period property with plenty of possibilities in Westmeath

Character: Cornaher House stands on 160ac in Westmeath.
Character: Cornaher House stands on 160ac in Westmeath.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Cornaher House on 160AC at Tyrellspass in Co Westmeath has returned to the market having being withdrawn prior to auction some months ago. The property is for sale by private treaty and is guided at €1.6m

Cornaher is located 1.5 miles from Tyrellspass on the old N6 Galway road. The property was run as a country guesthouse and organic farm until recently.

Philip Byrne of selling agents REA Coonans Maynooth, says the six-bedroom property would make an ideal family home or could be run as a farming business.

The two-storey, seven-bay country house was built in 1815 and stands in mature grounds on an elevated site.

The accommodation includes six ensuite bedrooms and three reception rooms. While the house is unoccupied, it is in quite good shape, according to Mr Byrne.

The outbuildings include traditional stone structures and modern farm buildings with accommodation for up to 200 cattle. Facilities include good slatted sheds and haybarns along with silage and cattle handling units.

The 160ac is divided into eight fields accessed by an internal roadway. Mr Byrne describes it as a cracking grazing farm that is well drained and in good heart sheltered by good stands of mature trees. While there is limited road frontage the farm is very much a self-contained unit.

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