The Station House, a country house hotel in the Meath village of Kilmessan, has its origins in a train station that opened in 1862. The station closed in the middle of the 20th century, and the Station House Hotel was restored in the 1980s.
These days, the original station buildings sit on 12 acres of manicured gardens and woodlands, which are listed on the Boyne Valley Garden Trail. Beside the hotel, Beech Tree Homes is building three and four-bed homes at a scheme that should appeal to buyers who want a rural way of life yet are within commuting distance of Navan and Dublin.
A new release went on the market at Bracken Hill last weekend. Prices start at €262,000 for a three-bed townhouse, at €282,000 for a three-bed semi-detached home, and at €305,000 for a four-bed semi.
Bracken Hill is within walking distance from several primary schools, and the village itself is just off the M3. Navan is 13km away, while Dunshaughlin is 10km away and Dublin city centre is 40km away.
Viewings will be held from 1pm to 3pm tomorrow and Sunday.