Period home with literary connections on offer

Location: The Moorings, Ballymahon Road, Athlone

Price: €395,000

Viewing is encouraged for this large detached two-storey over-basement early Victorian house, measuring in excess of 400 sq m. Built ca1835, with a slightly later single-storey extension to the north and canted bay windows and central conservatory porch added to front entrance, the house also features a two-storey flat-roofed extension to the rear. The house is currently sub-divided into three residential units yielding a steady annual rental income but could easily be reinstated into a gracious large detached residence.

Features include hipped natural slates with wide bracketed eaves, cut stone and brick walls with raised stone quoins to the corners, square-headed window openings to the first floor with cut stone sills, central window to the first floor with cast-iron balcony, and margin timber windows to canted bays on the ground floor.

The property is set back from the road in extensive grounds measuring approximately 0.9 acres with outbuilding to the rear and attractive gardens.

The house was given a Gothic make-over in the late 19th century, creating a charming residence. It remains an attractive feature in mature grounds on the Ballymahon Road, about five minutes drive from the town centre. This was the family home of the Broderick family, and was once home to the well-known Irish novelist John Broderick.

For more information call Dermot O’Meara of Sherry Fitzgerald O’Meara on (086 ) 2551082.

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