Aughboy, Clonlara, Co. Clare€385,000
Colliers international and Kearney Auctioneers are delighted to present Catstone Lodge to the market on behalf of the executors to the Estate of the late Ms Ruth Rogers. Ms Rogers was well known in a number of country circles, including the Irish and International Connemara Pony Societies, as a breeder of Greyhounds and more particularly as a photographer documenting the Ireland’s Racing and sport horse scene.
Catstone Lodge, a traditional style country cottage with stone elevations to the front with slate roof. The property is extremely maintained and has been remodelled in recent times to suit a country lifestyle and yet produce an element of income if required. The house extends to approximately 170.47sq.m. (1,834 sq. ft.).
The house is approached by a gravel drive leading to a gravel forecourt. A separate access leads to the enclosed farm yard.
As currently laid out, the house, is divided into three sections. The main, central section is two storeys, herewith is on the ground floor, large living room/dining room with wood burning stove in recessed stone fire place, large sun-room, farmhouse kitchen and shower room. The first floor is accessed by cast iron circular stairs and here is the main bathroom and two bedrooms. To the right of the main section is a self-contained residential annex, with open plan bedroom/living room, galley kitchen and bathroom. To the left of the main section is a further self-contained residential annex, again open plan, with bedroom/living room/kitchen and bathroom.
The house is surrounded by mature gardens, laid out in lawns, flower beds, paved terrace and mature protective woodland.
The agricultural lands extend to approximately 4 acres and would suite a number of agricultural enterprises. The lands are well serviced with a large enclosed barn incorporating fodder store, dog kennels and dog run. In addition, there are a number of general outhouses suitable for keeping a pony and a range of traditional stone outbuildings, incorporating the pump house and utility shed. A sizeable garage is situated to the rear of the property. The lands are currently laid down to grass, however could be cultivated if so required.
The external boundary to the property is well defined with mature hedges to the road frontage and post and sheep wire fencing to the remainder.
The property occupies an east facing gently sloping site with views over the verdant Westmeath countryside and the ruins of Clare Castle in the distance on the summit of the nearby hill. The general area is of considerable historical note. Uisneach Hill can also be seen from the lodge, and here stands an old druid’s stone, known locally as Catstone.
The region is well serviced for the sporting enthusiast with local GAA and Football clubs, Sailing and Boating on the River Shannon, Golfing at the Glasson Country Club and the Moate and Mullingar Golf Clubs. The Westmeath Hunt meets in the area.
The main shopping towns are Athlone, Mullingar and Moate. There are several primary and secondary schools in the area and third level educational facilities in Athlone and Mullingar.
Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply (We are advised that there is a mains water supply situated along the eastern boundary with the public road. Application to connect to same can be made to Irish Water). Solid Fuel, Oil Fired and Gas Central Heating. Septic Tank Sewerage.
Registered freehold title in the register of freeholders County Westmeath under Folio WH6034 & WH6302.
Catstone Lodge is located off a quiet lane adjoining the Ballymore to Moat Road (L1304)
Ballymore Village 2.4km
Moate 11.2 km
Athlone Institute of Technology 22.7km
Dublin City 120km
Main House: Open plan sitting room/dining room, country kitchen, large sun room, 2 bedrooms, family bathroom.
Apartment 1: Open plan bedroom/sitting room, galley kitchen, bathroom
Apartment 2: Open plan bedroom/sitting room, kitchen, bathroom
Large barn with kennels, dog run and hay loft.
Stables suitable for ponies.
4 acres good quality land.
Private residence with benefit of two, self-contained apartments with separate access.
Quiet Rural Location
Well maintained Gardens
Good quality lands
Range of farm buildings and out buildings.
Catstone Lodge, Mullenmeehan, Ballymore, Westmeath