Landmark property situated on the banks of the River Shannon in Athlone Town
Abbey House is a fine period property standing on approximately 0.5 hectare (1.3 acres) of gardens with frontage onto the East Bank of the River Shannon. The property gets its name from the late-seventeenth century Observentine Franciscan ruined church and convent which adjoins to the north. Abbey House is an iconic landmark in the town. It was originally built for the Manager of the Wollen Mills which were adjacent to it.
The detached three-bay two-storey house has stood on the site since 1893 and although in need of some restoration the property retains many fine period features and will form the basis of a truly wonderful family home.
The property is approached via a private avenue sheltered by mature trees to the side of the house. From here, the view over the Shannon and the townscape can be truly appreciated. The tidy lawns on either side of the house offer amenity space and the mature shrubbery area to the north west of the holding offers the new owner countless opportunities in term of development subject to the necessary planning permission.
Internally, the ground floor space is well proportioned with fine reception rooms including a drawing room and dining room. These rooms retain their period character and have extensive views over the river. The cosy living room has a solid fuel stove and is an ideal size for everyday living. The fitted kitchenwith pantry and utility room are located to the rear of the property and from here there is direct access to the rear yard. The ground floor also benefits from a guest WC and a storage room under the stairs. These rooms are all connected by a stylish hallway which leads from the front door to the wide staircase that brings you to the first-floor accommodation.
The first floor comprises 5 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The two larger bedrooms hold an impressive situation within the property and have magnificent views over the Shannon and the wider townscape.
Throughout the house there is an array of character a ...