O'Connell Square, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
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O'Connell Square, Mountmellick, Co. Laois



5 Bed

3 Bath



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Hume Auctioneers -We Get The Pick Of The Crop The Society of friends came to Mountmellick in the 17th century and established a cultural and commercial centre here which rivalled some of the larger cities across these islands. The Quakers, as they are affectionately known, were also visionary town planners and one of their most prosperous families; the Pim family designed and built the beautiful Georgian Square known today as O'Connell Square. This property is considered by many to be the finest property in the square and perhaps the Pim family also considered it so, as they lived here for so time, as did the Goodbody family. Successive Bank managers and prominent commercial families also once called this beautiful space home. O'Connell square is considered as the finest Georgian Square outside of Dublin and this magnificent home offers a rare opportunity to acquire a home of National significance. A specimen example of Georgian architecture, this 4 bay, three storey over basement residence with integral carriageway and detached coach house comes to the market with its original features preserved and intact. The classic entrance hall announces a home of magnificent character and is flanked by two formal reception rooms both exhibiting beautiful features in the Georgian style. The beautiful kitchen is like a true step back in time, yet conveniently modern to include a just beautiful 4 oven oil fired Aga. With a full walk in pantry, large utility room and oodles of storage space, this area perfectly serves modern family life yet retains immense period charm. There are 5 large bedrooms with the master bedroom enjoying a walk-in-wardrobe, separate dressing room and a large ensuite. Several other rooms can double as dressing rooms or even entire bedroom suites. The basement once again is immensely evocative. With a full wine cellar, apple room and prep areas, this space can easily become a modern office, playroom or hobby space. The outside space is jawdroppingly beautiful. The integral carriageway leads to a movie set style space. With a detached coachhouse, large storerooms and stables, everything is at it once was. A bricked archway leads to a lawned garden area complete with its own well and large nut and fruit trees. Everything is walled in adding to the security and charm Parking is available off street or with residents parking permits in the square across the street, which once a year becomes a winter wonderland with the world-famous Mountmellick Christmas tree spreading even more pixiedust on this already charming setting. Many of original features include, wide plank floors, sliding six over six sash windows, Georgian decorative plasterwork, handcrafted staircases, original fireplaces, cut stone architectural features and cast iron rainwater goods. High Speed broadband laid on. Oil fired central heating. Mountmellick is superbly convenient being just one hour from Dublin, 10 minutes from Portlaoise and 20 from Tullamore. There are excellent schools within walking distance of this amazing home. Viewing Highly Recommended
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