Wednesday 21 February 2018

Georgian house on market for €3.3m

The Georgian house up for sale.
The Georgian house up for sale.

A NEWCASTLE home sitting on 45 acres is the ideal opportunity for a home buyer looking for a project ... .if they have €3.3 million to spare.

The Georgian house, Mount John House, is in need of refurbishment although the original house has been re-roofed.

The core structure of this seven-bedroom house will appeal to purists. The two bow-ended reception rooms either side of the front hall have lovely proportions, with the morning room linking through French doors to a sunny curvilinear walled garden terrace. The leaded fanlights over the front door and top landing are original. Even the servants' bell system survives in what remains of the original kitchen and scullery.

But apart from the major job of rewiring, plumbing and restoring the sash windows (shutters are working) some innovations and additions down the years will need reversing including the removal of two downpipes on the ionic columns on either side of the fine front door.

The stone outbuildings are many and varied and include the original coach house - recently restored as a large studio or games room, with a garage/workshop adjoining to the rear. In addition, there is original and new stabling, stores and a tack room. With a haggard here, a small paddock there, and a fine kitchen garden, the scale of the gardens would suit a farming hobbyist.

A recently refurbished two-bed lodge protects the wrought-iron gateway to the winding timber-fenced avenue, and is included in the €3.3 million asking price through agents Sherry FitzGerald.

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