PROSPECT HOUSE, BALLYCUMBER, CO. OFFALY / CO. WESTMEATH - IRELAND
Georgian Residence on c. 25.7 acres (959 hectares)
A unique opportunity to acquire a well-proportioned Georgian house, which has been renovated to a high standard by the present owners and is now in immaculate condition set in the middle of its own private grounds.
Main Residence: Large entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, sitting room, 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suite, main bathroom, guest w/c., larder, utility room, cloak room, back entrance hall, basement cellar with 4 large vaulted rooms.
Outbuildings: Coach house with 2 double door access, workroom, 2 stone barns, 5 large storage tunnels.
Lands: Lands extend to c.23.7 acres (9.59 ha) of grassland with stud fencing
Gardens: Laid out in lawns around the house and an extensive well maintained walled garden
Prospect House is situated on the outskirts of Ballycumber village, located in the heart of the midlands, close to the adjoining boarders of Co. Westmeath and Co. Offaly. With over half the country within an hours drive and six national routes all nearby.
Prospect House is 8km from the M4 Motorway, Athlone 23km is a thriving business, tourism, college and shopping town situated on the River Shannon. Kilbeggan 14km, one of Ireland’s tourist towns, famous for its Whiskey Distillery and Horseracing. Easy access to the M5 Motorway, Dublin within 1hr, Dublin Airport 1hr 20mins. Galway City Centre, 1hr 10mins, Galway is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities.
There is an extensive choice of schools available in the area. Moate, 8km, which has a Junior School and Community School. Private Boarding and/or Day Schools with in easy commute, Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone (Girls), St Finian's College, Mullingar (Boys), Wilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham (52 mins) (Boys and Girls).
3rd Level Facilities with in an hours drive or less - Athlone Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and NUI Maynooth.
Prospect House is a double fronted traditional Georgian house, dating back to the 1750’s. The residence is approached by a winding tree lined avenue which curves to the front entrance and also continues on to the back yard. The house is approached by a flight of limestone steps to double doors. On entering the main hall there is an immediate feeling of spaciousness, which continues throughout the house. On the ground floor there are generously proportioned rooms including a drawing room, dining room and there is also a family sitting room and large kitchen with an arch to conservatory style breakfast room. There are four large bedrooms on the first floor and the attic, which is now closed up, also has three further rooms. The house has a full size basement which is accessed through the back hall. The basement, which has the original stone flag floor, also has its own private bar and a wine cellar. There are windows in three rooms and the temperature remains at 11 degrees all year round. The reception rooms are bright and are enhanced by their pleasant proportions. The house boasts many of the Georgian features such as corniced ceilings, antique fireplaces and recessed shuttered windows. To the rear of the property is a large courtyard, which house many useful outbuildings.
The property boasts many fine mature trees, both on the tree-lined avenue and on the lands around the property, the most famous trees being the Lebanese Blue Cedar tree, which is 250 years old. The main garden is in the original walled garden, which the present owners have cultivated and put a lot of hard work into making it the oasis it is.
The main golf courses of the area are the Tullamore Golf Club and Esker Hills Golf Club, further a field there is also Glasson and Moate Golf Clubs.
Prospect House is well placed for those who enjoy hunting, the Brosna Foxhounds, the Steamstown Harriers and the South Westmeath Harriers are all close by, while there is also the famous Ormonde pack and the Kildare and Laois Hunts.
Race-goers are well catered for with racecourses such as the Kilbeggan Race Course at Kilbeggan, which is only 14 km away. The Curragh Racecourse in Co. Kildare is 50 miles away.
Ballycumber will provide all the daily requirements and near by are Moate and Kilbeggan both with good shopping facilities. The towns of Athlone (14 miles) and Tullamore (9 miles) are with in easy reach, are busy centres with all the necessary amenities large Shopping Centres and amenities.
There is a railway station in Clara, which is 4 miles away from Prospect House, the trains run between Dublin and Galway. Travel time to Dublin is 1.5 hours, arriving in Huston Station.
Hall Wooden floor, corniced ceiling with large centre rose,
9.6m x 3.7m marble period fireplace, original wood staircase with mahogany banister.
Drawing Room Carpeted floor, corniced ceiling with centre rose, two
5.9m x 5.4m recessed windows with shutters, grey marble fireplace
Max Measurement with brass inset, door to dining room.
Dining Room Carpeted floor, corniced ceiling with centrepiece,
3.8m x 6m decorative wooden fireplace, recessed window with shutters.
Sitting Room Carpeted floor, corniced ceiling with centre rose, two
5.5m x 4m recessed windows with shutters and fireplace
Cloakroom Wooden floor, hanging rail, stained glass window and 2.7m x 4.4m separate w.c. which has tiled floor and walls, w.h.b.
Utility Room Plumbed for washing machine, dryer.
3.7m x 2.1m
Kitchen Tiled floor, part tiled walls, four door AGA cooker,
6.3m x 4.1m custom-built pine kitchen with an arch leading to:
Breakfast Room Tiled floor, surrounded by windows and door to
2.3m x 6m terrace.
Larder Room Tiled floor, tiled walls, built in cupboards and
3.4m x 3m shelving, door to larder cupboard.
Back Hall Double wood framed doors with original fan light
3m x 7m above, 2 velux windows, steps to the basement.
FIRST FLOOR RETURN
Dressing Room With large hotpress.
2.1m x 4.3m
Main Bathroom Wooden floor, part wood panelled walls, original
2.lm x 3.8m porcelain w.c. with high cistern, a roll top bath, w.h.b.,
‘Tritorn’ power shower
Landing Wooden floors, corniced ceiling and large centre rose, 3
3.6m x 6.8m windows.
Bedroom 1 Carpeted floor, corniced ceiling, black marble fireplace,
4m x 6m recessed arch, recessed window with shutters.
Bedroom 2 Carpeted floor, walk in closet, recessed window with
5.5m x 4m shutters. En-suite bathroom with ‘Triton’ power shower, carpeted floor, part wood panelled walls, w.c. and w.h.b..