Com­pact res­i­den­tial farm at cross­roads of east and west

Irish Independent - Farming - - PROPERTY FARMING -

A RES­I­DEN­TIAL farm out­side Eden­derry and with an ad­dress at Car­bury, Co Kil­dare is back on the mar­ket with in­creased acreage. Orig­i­nally for sale with 180ac the place is now on the pri­vate treaty mar­ket with 210ac and is guided by Padraic Murtagh of James L Murtagh auc­tion­eers at in ex­cess of €2m.

Brookville House is just over 3km from Eden­derry on the Broad­ford, Clogherinka Road and about 16km from the M4 at En­field.

Lo­cated be­side High­field and Eden­derry Golf Cour­ses the place is set in beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.

The 18th cen­tury house has been fully re­stored and the land is in great or­der. The out­houses are a com­bi­na­tion of the clas­sic Ge­or­gian court­yard lay­out and a sub­stan­tial mod­ern farm build­ing. The prop­erty is ap­proached by a curved av­enue and the house stands in the mid­dle of park­land, a solid two storey Ge­or­gian res­i­dence with a sym­pa­thetic ex­ten­sion to one side.

The cur­rent owner bought the prop­erty in 2009 and spent €300,000 ren­o­vat­ing the house and €200,000 on re­claim­ing the lands and the out­build­ings. The place orig­i­nally owned by the Mathers fam­ily who got it as part of a Cromwellian grant

The house is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion through­out. The ex­ten­sion con­tains a mod­ern kitchen, with plenty of space and light. In­side the Ge­or­gian door with its char­ac­ter­is­tic fan­light are two reception rooms at MOUNT EQ­UITY is fine house with loads of char­ac­ter built in the 1930s and set on 12ac at Dro­ma­lga, Oldtown, Shan­non­bridge in Co Roscommon. It is for sale by pri­vate treaty with a guide price of €340,000.

Lo­cated in the vil­lage of Dro­ma­lga, not far from Shan­non­bridge, the prop­erty is sit­u­ated be­tween the Shan­non and the Suck and is 10 min­utes from Bal­li­nasloe, 10 min­utes from Athlone and within easy reach of the M6 mo­tor­way.

The house is set on a ma­ture site sur­rounded by de­cid­u­ous ei­ther side of an el­e­gant hall with a broad stair­case. The plas­ter­work and cor­nic­ing mir­ror the orig­i­nal Ge­or­gian dé­cor, while the doors and fire­places are orig­i­nal to the house. The sash win­dows are main­tained in the Ge­or­gian style but com­pletely new. Be­hind the reception rooms is found an of­fice, the scullery/ cloak­room, an en­suite bed­room and a util­ity.

Ren­o­vated

The up­stairs is ac­cessed over two land­ings reached by a short series of steps and in­cludes four fur­ther bed­rooms all with ac­cess to en­suite fa­cil­i­ties. The place has been sim­ply but thor­oughly ren­o­vated, in­su­lated and is ready to move into.

To the side of the house is a fine walled gar­den cur­rently un­der grass but could be re­turned for use as a kitchen gar­den or as an arena for eques­trian pur­poses.

To the rear of the house is a typ­i­cal Ge­or­gian court­yard in per­fect con­di­tion, the stonework was cleaned and pointed, while all the sheds were re-roofed with 40,000 slates bought from a church in the Cur­ragh.

To the side of the house is a series of other use­ful sheds in­clud­ing a boiler house ac­com­mo­dat­ing a dual heat­ing sys­tem of wood and oil; when the wood burner cools down the oil burner kicks in the keep the tem­per­a­ture steady.

A large, mod­ern, six-bay, A-roofed shed lo­cated be­hind the court­yard is cur­rently used as a work­shop and ma­chin­ery stor­age area but is also trees and gar­dens. Ex­tend­ing to 2,250sqft the south fac­ing res­i­dence has views over eight coun­ties and on a clear day the Slieve Bloom Moun­tains are vis­i­ble.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion in­cludes a large hall­way with a sit­ting room to the left and din­ing room to the right with the kitchen to the rear. Up­stairs there are five good-sized bed­rooms and the fam­ily bath­room.

The out­build­ings in­clude horse sta­bles, a fuel shed and a pro­duc­tive fruit and veg­etable gar­den.

The 12ac of grass­land is laid out in two gen­tly slop­ing pas­tures on each side of a laneway.

The pri­vate treaty sale of the prop­erty is be­ing han­dled by Gerry Bracken of DNG Lyons and Bracken, Athenry. fit for many other pur­poses. Be­side it is a tra­di­tional, long hayshed with a slate roof.

The land is in two parcels with 180ac around the house and a 30ac par­cel lo­cated less than 1km from the main farm.

The 180ac is ser­viced by a hard­core, cen­tral drive­way, and is in a mix­ture of tillage and grass.

It was ex­ten­sively drained and re­claimed by the cur­rent owner who spared noth­ing in bring­ing it back to life. The fenc­ing is top class com­pris­ing wire and hedgerow. The 30ac par­cel is also in tillage and is in top class con­di­tion.

Padraic Murtagh de­scribes the place as a fine farm fit for many pur­poses from tillage to dry­s­tock to dairy or eques­trian.

The 1930s-built house on 12ac is lo­cated close to Shan­non­bridge and Athlone

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