Bianonci House, Oldborris, Castletown, Co. Laois

  • Bedrooms

    9 beds



Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty

CBPM Real Estate brings to the market this unique 18th Century Property, located in the heart of Castletown, Co. Laois. This Georgian property is in excellent condition and is steeped in history with charm, uniqueness, character, and serenity. The property has been maintained and refurbished over time but also the importance of all features has been kept to its original format. The Main Georgian house consists of 7 bedrooms, with ceiling heights of 3.01m to the principal rooms, 4 bathrooms, underground cellar, 2 drawing rooms and kitchen, while the Coach house attached, is a new build (2014), and the owner has kept with the Georgian Design of the main house, which contains kitchen/dining area, stairs, 2 bedrooms and bathroom and storage. The owner has spared no expense in the best of quality work and workmanship and the importance of keeping the history emerged and not lost, in this superb Georgian Property. To the rear of the property is a large garage with ample storage space, gravel forecourt, and steps leading to 0.5 acre of secluded stone wall back garden. The yard is suitable for a variety of uses and could be converted to provide further accommodation or business space, subject to necessary planning consents.

The house occupies an elevated yet secluded private position and is located in a scenic rural area at the edge of the picturesque River Nore, set amongst peaceful green countryside.
The castle from which this village takes its name was built in the 13th century, it was taken by the Fitzpatrick family and burned to the ground in 1600 to prevent the English seizing control of it, the foundations and part of the walls remain. During the 1800’s, Bianonci House was used as a stage coach house for people travelling by horse and cart from Dublin to Limerick. The older Irish name for the village was Baile Chaisleé¡in Ua bhFoircheallé¡in (meaning “castle-town of Ué­ Fhoircheallé¡in”).

Today Castletown, which is on the main Dublin to Limerick Road has been bypassed and is a tranquil village with a lovely setting of the River Nore where locals come to swim and cool off on hot summer days. The town has won many awards over the years in the Tidy Towns Competitions, winning the overall National Title in 2002.
Castletown is situated in the heart of the midlands. A new road bridge was built in 1972 which relieved traffic congestion in the village. The village is served by Bus Eireann Expressway route 12 linking it to Dublin, Dublin Airport, Portlaoise, and Limerick.

Mountrath and Castletown Railway Station, opened on 1 September 1848, closed for goods traffic on 3 November 1975 and finally closed altogether on 6 September 1976. Nowadays the nearest train stations are Portlaoise railway station and Ballybrophy railway station. The main towns nearby are Roscrea, Borris In Ossory, Rathdowney, Durrow, Abbeyleix, Mountrath, and Portlaoise with all amenities close by, that each town has to offer. There is plenty of attractions nearby, to mention a few, Slieve Bloom Mountains, Devils Bit, Rock of Dunamaise, Emo Court, Ballaghnmore Castle, Abbey of Aghaboe and many more.

This rare opportunity is not to be missed and viewing of this unique property will not bring disappointment but rather a vision of obtaining and owning such a piece of history.

Main Georgian House
Ground Floor
Dining Area, 5.24m x 5.33m, wooden floors, wooden panel ceilings, electric stove, pellet burner
Kitchen, (Skullery). 3.54m x 2.49m, wooden floors, wooden panel ceilings kitchen units, sink, solid back door
Downstairs toilet, w.h.b, toilet, heated towel rail,
Unground Cellar, accessed with steps

1st Floor
Hall, 3.31m x 6.21m, wooden floors, staircase to upstairs and ground level
Dining Room, 5.98m x 4.83m, wooden floors, open fireplace, window shutters, net curtains
Drawing Room, 4.81m x 5.71m, wooden floors, open fireplace, window shutters, net curtains

2nd Floor
Bedroom 1, 5.08m x 4.73m, wooden floors, panelled walls, coving, hotpress, open fire, window shutters, net curtains
Bathroom 1, 2.35m x 1.74m, shower, w.h.b, toilet, coving, wooden floor,access to hallway and bedroom

3rd Floor
Hall, wooden floor, window shutter and net curtain
Bedroom 2, 4.89m x 5.80m, open fire, net curtain, window shutter
Bathroom 2, 3.48m x 2.65m, bath, w.h.b, toilet, heated towel rail, skylight, tiled floor.
Bedroom 3, 4.95m x 5.90m, wooden floor, net curtains, window shutters, open fire
Bedroom 4, 3.11m x 5.00m, wooden floor, net curtains, window shutter

4th Floor (New Build)
Bedroom 5, 3.71m x 4.82m, wooden floor, skylight plus window, net curtain, storage wardrobe
Bathroom 3, 1.79m x 2.98, tiled floor, skylight, w.h.b, trition shower, toilet
Long hallway, wooden floor
Storage Room, 1.69m x 2.97m, wooden floor
Bedroom 6, 2.95m x 4.97m, 2 x skylights, wooden floors
Bedroom 7, 4.19m x 4.97m, skylight, wooden floor, access to attic

Large Garage with space. Large, enclosed space for car parking
Steps to 0.5 acres of enclosed garden to the rear

Coach House (New Build)
Kitchen/ Dining Area, 4.30m x 5.61m, wooden floors, wooden panel walls & ceilings, curtains, entrance door, kitchen units, pellet stove
Stairs, wooden with carpet, panel walls and ceilings
Bedroom 1, 3.26m x 3.44m, wooden floors, in built wardrobe, skylight

Main Bathroom, 2.26m x 2.16m, tiled lino, w.h.b, toilet, triton shower, storage
Storage room, 2.06m x 2.23m, wooden floors
Bedroom 2, 3.44m x 4.33m, wooden floors, skylight, wooden panel walls and ceilings, in built wardrobe
Archway Entrance, 2.58m x 4.38m Large wooden gate with door opening for access to coach house, paved cobbled. Parking to back of property
Toilet in Archway Entrance, 0.94m x 2.25m, w.h.b, toilet
Fuel storage unit in Archway
Enclosed gate at front of property with gravel grounds

Property Features
Superbly Located
Property is steeped in History
Original Features maintained
High Ceilings of 3.01 meters in principal rooms
Located in the heart of the Midlands
Situated on the Edge of the River Nore
Large enclosed stone wall back garden
Coach House new build with keeping all features to Main House


Bianonci House, Oldborris, Castletown, Co. Laois

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