Four on the market: in Longford
A choice of four properties offering character and ample space in Co Longord.
The Meadows, Mullinalaghta
€520k REA Seamus McCarthy, (0906) 630 001
Derrycassan Wood hugs the shores of Lough Gowna and covers 179 acres, having once formed part of the estate of Derrycassan House. The house is long gone but you can go for a ramble any time through the woods, where there are three designated trails. The Meadows is about 500 metres from the entrance to the wood. Built in 2005, it's a large detached house measuring 3,229 sq ft, and it's on 1.08 acres of gardens with a double garage. On the ground floor there's a living room, sitting room, kitchen and dining room, as well as a lounge with access to a verandah. There's also a guest bedroom downstairs with three more bedrooms, all en-suite, upstairs.
€280k Sherry FitzGerald P Burke, (0906) 627 200
The bridge over the River Shannon at Termonbarry, Co Longford, is one of those lifting bridges that allow river traffic to pass beneath, to the delight of all children and many adults. This 20-year-old detached dormer bungalow is about 250 metres from the bridge, so you can run down to marvel at the engineering any time the bridge goes up. It has six bedrooms - four on the first floor (with one en-suite) and two downstairs. The ground floor also has a sitting room with an open fire, an eat-in kitchen and conservatory with doors to a patio and garden behind the house.
€159,500 Property Partners Quinn, (043) 334 6237
About three kilometres from the Leitrim border and 90 minutes' drive from Dublin stands this two-storey farmhouse on 0.8 of an acre. It has had a recent renovation including replumbing and rewiring, extra insulation and a repair of the roof (using the original slate), and it has both solid-fuel and oil central heating. Inside the entrance porch on the ground floor are two reception rooms, a sitting room and a living room, and there's also a galley kitchen and a shower room. The first floor has four bedrooms and a toilet. The interior space comes to 1,237 sq ft and there are some stone outbuildings on the grounds.
Sleehaun House, Legan
€395k Sherry FitzGerald McGill, (043) 334 5822
Sleehaun House was reportedly built for the Fox family of Fox Hall, a nearby stately home that's now vanished, and it has a carved stone coat-of-arms on the gable. It's in the Tudor Revival style, and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage remarks that its "stepped roofline and clustered diagonally-set chimneystacks creates a varied and visually interesting silhouette in the rural landscape". It has a new roof but needs further renovation inside. There are six bedrooms upstairs and two reception rooms and a huge kitchen downstairs, in a 3,200 sq ft floor area. It's on 2.3 acres with several outbuildings and an orchard.