Tuesday 12 December 2017

Six-bedroom period home on one acre - Price euro 520 000

The Moorings House, Ballymahon Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath

Price: €520,000


The Moorings House, located on the Ballymahon Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath, is a three-bay, two-storey over-basement home extending to 300sqm (3,229sq ft).

Listed in the national inventory of architectural heritage, it was built in 1835 and given a Gothic makeover in the 1880s. Originally built for the military Caulfield family, it was later home to the acclaimed novelist John Broderick.

The main entrance hall features alcoves, an ornate ceiling light and Gothic arch windows.

The first reception room features high ceilings, original cornicing and plasterwork and a bay window. There is also a timber-floored family dining room. Recently refurbished, the kitchen has timber-effect flooring, tiled walls, painted kitchen units and a central island.

The drawing room has a bay window and a large white marble fireplace. One of the property's six bedrooms is located to the rear of the ground floor.

The first floor is divided into two wings. To the right, there are two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a study. The first bedroom has an original marble fireplace, French windows opening out to a wrought-iron balcony and a vaulted ceiling. The second bedroom has a dual-aspect and features an open fireplace with oak surround and vaulted wood-panelled ceiling.

The left-hand wing of the house contains three more bedrooms, a family bathroom and a laundry room. The bedrooms have original fireplaces and vaulted ceilings.

To the rear of the main house is further guest accommodation, including a kitchen, living room and two bedrooms, as well as the original coach house and other buildings.

Enquiries to REA Hynes on 090 6473838

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