Anyone looking for a period property with enough land to keep a pony or two in horsey country might like to check out Wilkinstown House. A listed building, it was constructed in 1880 and has been carefully restored by its current owners over the past eight years.
The house stands on five acres of elevated grounds, with terrific views out over the surrounding countryside from Oldcastle to the Mourne Mountains. It is set well back from the road and approached by a long driveway, making it both private and peaceful.
The four-bedroom home, which is in pristine condition, is in the quaint village of Wilkinstown, about 10km from Navan and 13km from Kells. The village, which is famous for the remains of an old Georgian house, Arch Hall, has a national school, community centre, shop, pub and sports clubs.
"What's nice about this particular property, which has been very carefully and stylishly restored, is the fact that it offers such a manageable amount of land," says selling agent John Harrington of Smith Harrington in Navan.
“In very many cases a large period property like this comes with too much land for most people, which is then typically rented out to local farmers. In this case the land is laid out in manicured lawns with mature trees creating a natural boundary, making it very attractive for a professional person looking for a country space.”
The house has a large, three- vehicle car port and comes with carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings included, as well as appliances including an Aga cooker, Neff oven and dishwasher in its large kitchen. It has an oil-fired central heating system and a central vacuum system throughout.
Wilkinstown House is asking €895,000.