Picture perfect at compact Westmeath estate
Nothing has been spared in the restoration of this compact Westmeath estate
Ardglass House near Rathowen in Co Westmeath is a compact country estate originally built in the 1700s. The property includes a courtyard, a renovated cottage, and extensive farmyard and 74ac. It is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.575m.
Located off the N4 the estate is 3km from Rathowen, 2.6km from Ballinalack and 20km from Mullingar.
The residence was designed in the style of a Georgian hunting lodge but rebuilt in the 1860s in the style of an Italian villa with decorative features typical of the Victorian era.
The current owners bought the property three years ago and have spared nothing in restoring the house and grounds while respecting the provenance of the building and its surrounds.
According to Harriet Grant of selling agents Savills, the renovations and refurbishments were carried out in strict adherence to the Georgian tradition. Blue banger slates were used in the re-roofing of the house with all the timbers repaired or replaced.
A heating system run from a dual boiler was installed along with new cast iron radiators made in the original style. The house has been totally re-plumbed and rewired while all the windows have been restored and double glazed with the floors and walls insulated
The finished product is a fine residence with spacious and bright reception rooms with original tall windows and high ceilings.
The house has some fine features including Corinthian columns in the hall, ornate cornicing and centre roses, antique marble chimney pieces and original panelled doors with decorative architraves typical of houses of its time.