House is a typical Georgian residence dating back, we understand, to
approximately 1814. It is
positioned in a mature parkland type setting.
property is described on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
website as "a detached, 3 bay, 2 storey farmhouse on a symmetrical plan centred
on a single bay, single storey gabled projecting porch to the ground floor. There is a hipped slated roof and an "E"
shaped plan with clay ridge tiles, rendered and central chimney stacks, having
cut limestone string courses below capping, supporting terracotta octagonal
pots.". In it is appraisal,
they say "This farmhouse represents an integral component of the domestic built
heritage on the outskirts of Ballinrobe with the architectural value of the
composition, one rooted firmly in the contemporary Georgian
on to say that the property has historic connections with the Blake
family, including Henry Joseph Blake. The Blakes were a very
well-known aristocratic family in Galway and Mayo. We understand that it was occupied by
multiple tenants over the generations, including a resident Magistrate by the
name of Alan Bell, who was apparently executed in Dublin during the War of
Independence while investigating an attempt on the life of Viscount John Denton
Pixton ffrench, a former Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
current owners have been in occupation for almost 60 years and have resided and
farmed the lands on a full time basis in that duration.
House when originally constructed has some connections to the Blake family, a
well-known aristocratic family in the 18th and 19th century and beyond, with seats in both Galway and Mayo.
Property is access from a private a tree lined avenue with multiple mature broad
leaved trees including limes, sycamores, beech and many others. .
32km (motorway to Dublin)
International Airport 30 km
House is a typical of its period and style, quite symmetrical in the main. Its front elevation, with the cut stone
façade is a most attractive feature, together with its central position
within the holding nicely set back off the road, and accessed by a tree-lined
avenue. The house is over two
floors and accessed via a projecting porch into the main reception hall, which
benefits from two period fan lights, one at each end. The rooms, in the main, are generous and
well-proportioned, with an overall net internal accommodation of approximately
200 sq. m. (2,2200 sq. ft.).
house is entered through an entrance porch with flagged floor and this leads
directly into the main hall with ceramic floor tiles with a typical arched
Georgian fan light. The Reception Room is bright and airy from the large windows
to the front and side. The spacious kitchen/ dining room is practical and fit
for purpose and the back kitchen/laundry room has an original Belfast Sink
still in situ. There is also a back hall, inner hall and wet room on the ground
first floor there are 5 bedrooms all of which have original period fireplaces.
The master bedroom is large at 18.384 sq.m (197.88 sq. ft) and benefits from an
en-suite bathroom. Three of the bedrooms are to the front of the house which
offer wonderful countryside views while the rooms at the rear enjoy south facing
sun during the day.
Property has a NIA of 204.50 sq.m (2,201 sq. ft)
the rear, there is a substantial yard area with lime washed out offices, which
include pony stables, coach house and other stores. They are of a similar period to the main
house and could lend themselves to a residential conversion, subject to securing
Planning Permission. From the yard
one accesses a small haggart and a further field off same which, by virtue of
its high stone walls, was probably an orchard in the generations
Septic Tank (at rear of yard)
- Oil Fired Radiator Central Heating (from Stanley
dwelling is centrally positioned within the agricultural holding, which in total
comprises approximately 9.06 hectares (22.4 acres), comprised in Folio MY106F.
The land is generally very good
grazing/meadow quality laid out in varying sized paddocks and benefits
from significant road frontage.