Tuesday 21 November 2017

Jamaica by the river Shannon in this Leitrim setting

Negril Lodge is an architect-designed five bedroomed house
Negril Lodge is an architect-designed five bedroomed house
The house features a vast games and recreation room.
The kitchen/dining room measures almost 39ft by 28ft.

Negril is a world-famous beach resort in western Jamaica; Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun is partly set there.

It's also the name of a 4,090-square-foot house in the rather less expensive – and admittedly less glamorous – resort of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Negril Lodge is an architect-designed five-bedroomed house on four and a half acres of land at Hartley, Carrick-on-Shannon, beside the Shannon. The house not only over overlooks the river, it has its own foreshore and private marina access.

On the ground floor is a fairly vast games and recreation room measuring 27ft by 21ft, which currently houses a pool table.

The kitchen/dining room, meanwhile, is even bigger, measuring almost 39ft by 28ft. There's also a study, a bedroom with en suite bathroom, a guest toilet and a utility room on this floor.

Upstairs are three more bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms; the master bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe, and the fourth bedroom has access to the roof terrace.

Outside there's a detached garage, and a large patio before the land sweeps away down to the river.

Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim's county town, is on a traditional fording point of Ireland's longest river, and has existed since the early 17th century at least. It's well-known for rowing, fishing and boating, and it also has an annual carnival which this year starts today and includes a water dance and a ball race, in which 1,000 numbered balls race down Bridge Street.

Carrick-on-Shannon lies on the Dublin to Sligo railway line.

By road, it's bypassed by the N4 and M4, which should get you to Dublin in under two hours.

DNG Farrell in Carrick-on- Shannon is handling the sale of Negril Lodge, which is on the market for €650,000.

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