Major land options with Bushfield House for €380k
BUSHFIELD HOUSE, in the townland of Bushfield, near Borris-in-Ossory in Co Laois, was built in the mid-19th century.
In recent years, though, it's been enlarged and so extensively renovated as to be not immediately recognisable - externally at least - as a Victorian house.
Inside, though, many of the age-appropriate features are still in place, such as high ceilings with coving and an original staircase.
The house is around 3,000 sq ft in size, with six bedrooms and several reception rooms. There's also a dining room with a marble fireplace and wooden floor, and a sitting room, also with a marble fireplace.
The cream country-style kitchen/breakfast room has a tiled floor and centre island, and is served by a separate utility room.
Also on the ground floor there's a study, a music room, and another reception room with a patio door to the garden.
There are six bedrooms upstairs, five with adjoining baths or showers. Then a spiral staircase leads up to a converted attic space above, with three rooms.
On the 1.5 acres there are three outbuildings, one of which has been converted into self-contained accommodation consisting of two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Another outbuilding houses a workshop and two stables, and the third is a fuel store.
Bushfield House is only 200m from the M7, although you'll have to drive about 10 minutes to get on to it.
The train station at Ballybrophy, with connections to Cork, Limerick and Dublin, is also 10 minutes' drive away.
Agent Clement Herron Real Estate in Portlaoise (057) 863 8005 is handling the sale of Bushfield House.
The house has an asking price of €380,000, but there are options to buy it with another 15 acres of grassland, or 15 acres of hardwood trees, or both.