Lehery, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
5 Bedroom House on Huge 25 Acre Plot of Land, Lanesborough, Longford, Ireland Euroresales Property ID - 9826109 PROPERTY LOCATION Lehery Lanesborough County Longford Ireland PROPERTY OVERVIEW With its stunning natural scenery and welcoming culture, it is little wonder that Ireland continues to be one of the most desirable places across the world to live. On offer here is the chance to invest into this beautiful part of the world with this magnificent house and plot of land. Located in the Lehery neighbourhood, a peaceful and well-run community, this property features, a beautiful five-bedroom house with a separate annex and is set on 25 acres of lush green private land. This really is a blank canvas just waiting for someone with the vision and ambition to turn it into a wonderful residential or commercial project. This property not only offers a comfortable, spacious, and spectacular place to live but also the chance to venture into the lucrative and ever-growing holiday rental market, in which Ireland continues to be one of the fastest growing areas across Europe. Longford is not only a wonderful area in itself, but is also a good base from which to discover the endless other wonders of this famous Island, so renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the nearby Wild Atlantic Way. Leitrim is also just a few hours away from Ireland's iconic capital, Dublin. Another huge draw in the holiday rental market is the fact that this area is a hotbed for sport and leisure activities with numerous GAA clubs, soccer pitches, walking/cycling areas, water sports and fishing areas around the River Shannon and nearby Lough Ree areas. For horse-racing fans, this really is an idyllic location with Roscommon racecourse just 15 minutes away, Kilbeggan racecourse 40 mins away and Galway racecourse just over one hour away. Golf enthusiasts will not be disappointed either as the area right next to many of the countries fantastic courses including County Longford Golf Club (just 10 miles away) and Roscommon Golf Club (just 12 miles away). The area is also very well-connected transport wise both locally, with numerous buses, taxis and train stations nearby, and internationally with Ireland West Airport Knock around 49 miles away, providing yet another massive plus point in the holiday rental/commuter markets. ABOUT THE AREA Lanesboro has always been noted for its trade and commerce. It has always been described, past and present, as "a prettily situated town on the banks of the lordly Shannon". THINGS TO DO & SEE IN LANESBOROUGH: THE COMMONS The Commons is a rich ecological area south of Lanesborough. It contains an area of mixed woodland, limestone quarry, reed bed systems grading into freshwater marsh and dense species of rich scrub/verge grassland. An example of limestone pavement present here is rarely seen outside Co. Clare. The limestone pavement has numerous vegetated grykes and bryophytes. The dominant species of the woodlands are hazel, ash, willow, alder, and some oaks. The woodland/scrub and grassy verges have bent grass, fescue, cocksfoot, bramble and some bracken. Common reed, bull rush, water lily and water plantain can be found in the reed beds. In the fresh water marsh, yellow flag, meadow sweet, reed grass, soft rush and bottle sedge are some of the specimens that can be found. LOUGH REE Lanesboro is situated on the River Shannon at the northern end of Lough Ree. The town derives its name from the Lane family. George lane took part in the Battle of Kinsale (1601) and was rewarded with large tracts of land in this area. Lanesboro is linked by a bridge to its sister village Ballyleague in County Roscommon. The first bridge of wattles was replaced by a stone bridge in 1706. A new bridge was built in 1847 and updated in 1970. Lough Ree offers a wide variety of amenities, historical and tourist attractions. The lake is of special interest for its island. Inchcleraun contains the ruins of seven churches, which were part of a monastic settlement founded by St Diarmuid in 6th century. BOATING AND WATER SPORTS Lough Ree's wide expanse of water is ideal for boating. Rowboats for hire locally. Water skiing, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing are also carried out on the lake. LANESBOROUGH FISHING Lanesboro is renowned for its excellent fishing. The 'Hot Water Stretch' is famous for bream, tench, roach, pike, perch and eels. The bank between the power station and bridge has been revamped to facilitate the fisherman. Visit the local tackle shops for all your angling requirements. Further information on local fishing is contained in the very usefully booklet produced by Lanesboro Angling Club which is available in shops. Lanesborough is renowned for its excellent fishing. The Hot Water Stretch adjacent to the peat-fuelled power station has attracted fishermen from all over Europe. The riverbank has been completely revamped and now has 60 stands at the bridge, with 4 stands for the disabled. Beam roach, hybrids, tench, perch and guideon are the main species of fish caught here. Boats can be hired locally. MAIN FEATURES: Located in a friendly, well-run community Spacious, comfortable and well decorated house 25 acres of beautiful private land 5 Bedrooms Separate self-contained apartment upstairs Huge potential in the fast-growing holiday rental market Surrounded by many world-famous landmarks Surrounded by many areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Wild Atlantic Way Great base from which to discover Ireland's many other fascinating areas Just 2 hours from Dublin and 2.5 hours from Belfast Surrounded by many beautiful walking and cycling areas Idyllic location for water sports and fishing areas Hotbed for horseracing with 3 iconic tracks, Roscommon, Kilbeggan and Galway nearby Just 15 minutes from Ballymahon Centreparcs (https://www.centerparcs.co.uk/discover-center-parcs/holiday-locations/longford-forest.html) Possibility to put log cabins or yurts etc for tourism Close to many excellent golf courses including County Longford Golf Club (https://www.countylongfordgolfclub.com) and Roscommon Golf Club (http://www.roscommongolfclub.ie) Excellent transport links Just 49 miles from Ireland West Airport Knock Contact Euro Resales Ltd to book an inspection
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