Four on the market: Detached Georgian houses
These four Georgian properties boast ample character and space.
Aghsmear House, Co Tipperary
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes (01) 639 9300 or Sherry FitzGerald Fogarty (050) 521192
Aghsmear House, a two-storey-over-basement home outside Roscrea, was built as a rectory in 1814. Stone pillars with wrought-iron gates lead to the gravelled avenue that approaches the vast 5,543 sq ft renovated Georgian house. Aghsmear House is surrounded by its 30 acres of paddocks, stables, lawns, an orchard and other lands. The accommodation includes an entrance porch, a hallway, two reception rooms, and a fully fitted modern kitchen that overlooks the orchard and gardens. Upstairs, there are three bathrooms and five bedrooms.
Brockagh, Westport, Co Mayo
€575k Sherry FitzGerald Crowley (098) 29009
The Georgian farmhouse at Brockagh, near the Co Mayo village of Fahy, was built around 1805 by Lord Lucan, an ancestor of the playboy earl who vanished from London 45 years ago in one of the most notorious mysteries of the 20th century. The Lucan family seat was a grand mansion outside Castlebar. However, the four-bed Brockagh property has been in the current owner's family since 1908. A long tree-lined driveway and pathway lead to the farmhouse, which comes with 14.6 acres of land and 1,605 sq ft of living space. Period features have been retained to the exterior and interior.
1 Church Lane, Drogheda, Co Louth
€480k Sullivan Property Consultants (041) 984 4444
No. 1 Church Lane is a hidden Georgian gem in Drogheda's old town. The listed three-bay, three-storey home, which was built in the 1700s, is tucked away off the end of a cul-de-sac off William Street. The property, which measures 1,862 sq ft and sits on a 0.22-acre plot, is bursting with original features, including a Gibbs surround to the front door and sliding sash windows. There are high ceilings and black-and-cream tiles to the reception hallway, which leads to two reception rooms with centre roses and coving. 1 Church Lane has been upgraded throughout, with a new roof and a new heating system. Outside, there is a gated side entrance to a double garage, a private courtyard, and a lawn.
Kilmacsimon House, Co Cork
€795k Daniel Fleming Auctioneers (021) 4385524
Kilmacsimon House is a five-bed late Georgian residence beside the picturesque Co Cork hamlet of Kilmacsimon Quay, a small village outside Innishannon that comprises a boat yard, a slipway, a country pub, and a row of terraced homes. A tree-lined avenue accessed through a set of electric gates sweeps up to the 2,500 sq ft period property, which sits on a five-acre elevated site that overlooks the Bandon river and surrounding farmland. There is an original fanlight above the double front door and shutters to the box-sash windows. A conservatory with a south-facing aspect was added to the rear of the home 20 years ago.