Period charm at The Moorings

Property: The Moorings, Ballymahon Road, Athlone

Price: €395,000

Don’t miss your chance to view The Moorings, a large detached three-bay, two-storey, over-basement early Victorian house, measuring in excess of 400 sqm. It remains an attractive feature in mature grounds on the Ballymahon Road in Athlone, about five minutes drive from the town centre. This was the family home of the Brodericks, a well-known local business family.

This impressive home was built ca1835 and renovated ca1880 and again ca1990. It boasts a single-bay, single-storey extension to the north and canted bay windows and central conservatory porch added to the front entrance. There is a two-storey flat-roofed extension to the rear, and the house has been divided into apartments, but could, however, easily be reinstated as a single dwelling house.

Features include hipped natural slates with wide bracketed eaves, hipped roof to the north extension, attractive exposed natural stone walls with raised stone quoins to the corners, and square-headed window openings to the first floor with cut stone sills. The central window to the first floor has a cast-iron balcony.

The Moorings is set back from the road in extensive grounds measuring 0.9 acres, with outbuilding to the rear, attractive gardens, and ample circulation space and car parking. Viewing is highly recommended for this well-composed house of balanced proportions and classical symmetry, which retains most of its original form and massing.

For more information contact Dermot O’Meara of Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara on (086 ) 2551082.


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