Four on the market: in Co Westmeath
A selection of four impressive properties in the Lakeland County which are currently on the market.
Monkstown, Monilea, Mullingar
€399,950 Sherry FitzGerald Davitt & Davitt, (044) 934 0000
Among the quirkiest place names in Co Westmeath is 'Pass if you can', a landmark you must do your best to go through if you're trying to get to 'Crazy Corner' from the south. If you succeed, you can keep heading north to the more soberly named townland of Monkstown, where you'll find this six-bedroom dormer bungalow on three-quarters of an acre. Two of the bedrooms are upstairs, along with a games room. The other four are downstairs, with one en-suite. There's also a TV room, family room, and kitchen/dining room on this level. The house has solar panels and a B3 energy rating.
Castletown Geoghegan Road, Dysart
€199,950 DNG Duncan, (044) 934 8384
The trout in Lough Ennell are described by Inland Fisheries Ireland as "remarkable in conformation" and colour. Ireland's largest ever lake brown trout, weighing 11.8kg, was caught there. If you'd like to try your luck, you could set up a base in the townland of Rathnamuddagh, about two kilometres from the western shores of the lake, where there's a dormer bungalow on half an acre of pleasant grounds. It's 1,184 sq ft, with three bedrooms (one en-suite) as well as an eat-in kitchen with a wood-burning stove, a living room and sunroom. The grounds include a shed, garage and dog run.
Wooddown, The Downs, Mullingar
€319,950 Sherry FitzGerald Davitt & Davitt, (044) 934 0000
Curraghmore National School near Mullingar is a cute, two-classroom school built in 1942 and now surrounded by 10 pre-fab buildings to satisfy the demands of population growth. With a new school now being built to replace it, its days are numbered. About two kilometres due east of the school is the townland of Wooddown, where there's a seven-bedroom house whose 0.7-acre garden has been made over to child's play, with a tree house and a large lawn. The ground floor has a sitting room, eat-in kitchen, conservatory and five bedrooms (one en-suite). The other two bedrooms are upstairs.
€299,950 Sherry FitzGerald Davitt & Davitt, (044) 934 0000
House-hunters who have begun to consider the long-distance commute a distinct possibility might take an interest in this detached bungalow about five kilometres from Killucan and 10 kilometres from Mullingar. It's about 45 minutes' drive from the M50, and in compensation for the distance you get quite a lot of house for just less than €300,000. The property has six bedrooms - two on the first floor and four downstairs (one en-suite). The ground floor also has a sitting room, kitchen, dining room and conservatory. There is 0.87 of an acre of grounds with a detached double garage.