Sunday 17 December 2017

Small farm in Cavan with lake frontage

Five-bedroom house and farm on 20 acres
Five-bedroom house and farm on 20 acres

As its name suggests, this is a lakeside, five-bedroom house and farm, set on 20 acres of land and with extensive outbuildings, which has come on to the market with an asking price of €650,000, reduced considerably from an original price of €1.2m.

The farmland has about 500 metres of lake frontage, and its large space would allow for substantial extension and development subject to planning permission.

The 'Lakeside Paradise' house itself has been carefully renovated and extended by a professional architect.

Measuring some 170sqm in size, the residence consists of a large kitchen with built-in units, integrated appliances (including fridge/freezer and dishwasher) and patio doors to a veranda with a wide view of the lake.

There is also a sitting room with a feature brick fireplace and wood-burning stove.

Three bedrooms and a main bathroom are also located on the ground floor. The bathroom has a bath and shower, as well as attic access, while one of the bedrooms has a double patio door leading to the front of the house. All three bedrooms are tiled.

Upstairs, there is a lounge with a solid German oak floor and patio doors to a lake-view balcony.

There are two en-suite bedrooms also on this level; one room has access to the attic and eaves. Both en suites have electric showers.

Outside, the gardens are well maintained and there are useful outbuildings that offer a range of potential uses. These buildings include six loose boxes, two sheds and two hay barns and also offer potential for development into holiday homes.

There is also wiring for future wind-farm connection. There are 20 acres of good quality agricultural land, but the property may be sold in divisions.

Also included on site are the ruins of a cottage close to the lake shore, which have the potential to be converted into a lakeside lodge to complement the main house.

Lakeside Paradise is located some 2km from the village of Gowna, which has all local services and amenities. Other towns close by are Cavan (21km), Mullingar (60km) and Longford (42km).

Dublin is one-and-a-half hours' drive away, and Galway and Belfast are within two hours' drive.

Contact Sherry FitzGerald Tom Fox, 044 9379988

Irish Independent

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