- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Joe Naughton Auctioneers are delighted to present this unique and rare opportunity to the market. The unique layout of the property offers two distinct living areas.
Living area A comprises at ground level: Entrance hall, Living room, Kitchen/Utility, Southern Sunroom, Toilet and Bathroom. Upstairs there is the Master Bedroom, along with a second Bedroom and Bathroom. It is also served by a storage shed to the Eastern end.
Living area B comprises of: main entrance through a lovely elm door, Kitchen and Breakfast bar/Sunroom, large Living room with Dining area, Bathroom and utility room. Upstairs there is three bedrooms (one being a master) and toilet. All rooms though-out have Irish Cedar doors and timber floors. It has a large Western shed.
Bawn house is a classic farm house, at least 250 years old nestled in a most idyllic, rural and tranquil setting with the breath-taking Lough Ree on its doorstep. The house is southerly facing and benefits from a clear view of the Southern Lough Ross and woodlands.
This house oozes charm with an eclectic character of its inhabitants over the last 40 years. A sense of timelessness has been preserved, it has been enhanced with beautiful wooden floors and doors with an elegance that minimised any disturbance to the original character of the building.
To the rear of the property is a large open hay shed. This is a fantastic opportunity for a small business, classic car storage or a recording studio. It is empty apart from a small mobile home that comes with the property. It was previously used as a play area for children.
There are large garden's both to the front and rear. These would allow for any number of activities or changes. This property is an open pallet, awaiting the next owner to impress their mark and taste on this quite rare property type.
This property is ideally positioned being located a short distance from the village of the roses, Glasson, host to award winning restaurants, 20 minutes' drive from the bustling town of Athlone with it myriad of wonderful amenities. Closer to home, this location is perfect for walks and relaxation being surrounded in one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland. There is abundance of wildlife along the shore line and excellent fishing. Boats can be launched from nearby slipways the closest public access being Killeenmore.
History and details of Bawn House
It is built from limestone, which was sourced locally and appears on the early 1831-1846 Ordnance Survey Maps. Its location which is close to Lough Ree and "The Bawn" makes it likely that, it was originally an overseer cottage belonging to the Dillon Estate.
The layout as a farmhouse with two distinct living areas and a milking parlour to the western end have been retained. This has been carried thorough in its present design.
The main roof is fully insulated and both living areas benefit from separate bathrooms, Kitchen, central heating and electricity.
It has been owned previously by a local family for at least three generations prior to being bought in the late 1970's by its present owners. The present owners carried out extensive restoration works, keeping the basic layout intact and added a concrete ring beam to knit the building together. They also raised the ridge slightly to offer upper floor accommodation. A porch the length of the building was enhanced and dormer windows added.
The house was thatched in the 1980's and eventually slated in the mid 1990's. The wooden floors are pitch pine and were salvaged from Kennington House in London in the 1990's.
Address: Bawn House, Bawn, Muckanagh, Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 KF66
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