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Restored 19th century residence and courtyard to test 'small estate' market

The market for small country estates may not be as buoyant as it once was but there should still be plenty of interest in Streamstown House.

A 19th century parochial house at Rathmolyon, Co Meath, Streamstown was acquired some years ago by the present owners and, under the close supervision of a leading firm of architects, it was completely and sensitively restored.

All of the original features were carefully retained, leaving a property with history and heritage which has been finished to a very high specification.

The property comes with 12ac of paddocks, which are post- and rail-fenced and are nicely sheltered by mature hedges and trees.

The main house includes a reception hall, dining room with original marble fireplaces, kitchen and recreation room. Also on the ground floor there is a utility room, study and laundry. The first floor has four bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and the family bathroom.

A former two-storey coach house has been converted to a residence that includes two bedrooms, a sitting room and kitchen.

This residence is included in an enclosed stone built courtyard and has seven large stables, a tack room and workshop. To the rear of the stables there is an enclosed barn (60ft x 30ft) for hay, feed and machinery. The yard also has a Monarch seven-stall horse walker, as well as an all-weather training arena.

A guide price of €1.2m is being quoted by Navan auctioneer Raymond Potterton for Streamstown House.

However, he said the owners were moving abroad and were open to offers.

Indo Farming