DescriptionBallina House is a Magnificent Georgian Residence in a uniquely tranquil setting. The property provides beautifully proportioned accommodation throughout in addition to a well-presented, self-contained guest wing to the rear.
The property is set on 15 acres which consists of approx 12 acres of grassland with separate post and rail sand arena, post and rail fencing and plenty of hacking and local opportunities for equestrian pursuits. The ornamental gardens are delightful and a paved patio area ideal for outside dining, overlooks a beautiful cut-stone pond complete with lily pads. There are a number of rare specimen trees such as Weeping Lime, Maples, Firs, Silver Birch, Mountain Ash, Gingko Bilboa, Handkerchief trees, fruiting Hazelnuts and a variety of Magnolias, Acers and Cherry Blossoms all lovingly cared for and adding to the year-round charm of the gardens. Established fruit trees include several types of apple, plum and soft berries.
The courtyard contains a number of well-maintained outbuildings extending to 4,300 sq. ft. approx. and includes a stable building with three stables currently fitted with automatic drinkers and space for many more, as well as hay storage. There is a superb coach house with wash bay and the original stone hen house is ready for use.
The main accommodation of approx. 4,500 sq ft comprises a fine interlinking reception hallway, drawing room and dining room to the upper floor, with kitchen, four bedrooms, dressing room, sitting room and two bathrooms (one en-suite) on the ground floor. There is also a well presented two bedroom guest-wing of approx 1,500 sq ft to the rear which has been recently upgraded. It comprises sitting room with French doors to the back garden, kitchen, wc, store, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.
The UNESCO protected Clara Bog is to the rear of the property, offering lovely walking paths and seclusion.
The location is superb, being centrally located approximately 1 hour from the outskirts of Dublin and 25 minutes from Athlone, with the M6 motorway nearby. There is a frequent train service from Clara and Tullamore to Dublin, with a journey time of 1 hour to Heuston station.
Hall 5m x 4m. Corniced ceiling and centre ceiling rose.
Drawing Room 8.8m x 4.7m. Corniced ceiling and ceiling rose, marble fireplace with cast iron decorative inset, 3 large recessed windows with shutters.
Dining Room 8.2m x 4.7m. Corniced ceiling and ceiling rose, Victorian fireplace, 2 recessed windows with shutters.
Back Hall Curved wooden staircase with mahogany banister.
Hall 10.6m x 1.8m. Corniced ceiling, 2 windows and door to courtyard.
Master Bedroom 4.7m x 4.5m. Corniced ceiling and ceiling rose. Window with window seat and shutters.
Ensuite Bathroom 4.6m x 3.3m.
Bedroom 2 4.6m x 3.3m. Corniced ceiling, recessed window with shutters.
Bedroom 3 4.5m x 3.8m. Victorian fireplace and coved ceiling.
Bedroom 4 4.8m x 4.5m. Corniced ceiling and ceiling rose.
Bedroom 5 4.4m x 2.4m. Recessed window with shutters.
Bathroom 4m x 1.8m.
Living Room/Breakfast Room 6.4m x 4m. Tiled floor, large open fire with beam above, beamed ceiling, arch to dining area and large window overlooking courtyard.
Kitchen 6.4m x 4m. Tiled floor, AGA cooker, double stainless steel sink, beamed ceilings, arch to large window overlooking courtyard.
Wine Cellar 3m x 1.8m.
Back Hall With wrought iron spiral staircase, door to courtyard and door to garden.
Attic Space 10.4m x 4m. Approached by spiral staircase with two velux windows.
Self Contained Apartment Entered through back door from back halll and also own separate entrance.
Hall 13.2m x 1.6m. Laminated walnut floor.
Kitchen 3.6m x 3.5m. Tiled floor, mushroom high gloss wall & floor units, integrated Siemens oven and hob, integrated 2 person Normende dishwasher, granite worktop and integrated Normende Fridge.
Larder 1.7m x 1.6m. Tiled floor and shelving.
Sitting Room/Dining room 7.5m x 4.8m. Laminated walnut floor, sliding doors to patio. Stanley solid fuel stove.
Bedroom 1 4.6m x 3.7m. Carpeted floor and walk in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 4.6m x 3.9m. Carpeted floor.
Jack & Jill En-Suite 3m x 2.1m. Connected to both bedrooms. Contains W.C., whb and bath. Fully tiled.
FeaturesElegantly proportioned accommodation
Stunning ornamental gardens with specimen trees fruit trees and pond
Sand Arena with post and rail fence
OFCH in guest wing and single storey part of main house
Guest Wing and up back stairs replumbed and rewired
Remote controlled electric roller shutter on coach house
Eurograde 3 Underfloor safe
Two stoves with back boilers recently installed and plumbed
All chimneys restored except chimney in drawing room
Down stairs sitting room lime plastered/pointed and underfloor insulated
All wood ( floors window surrounds etc removed and treated)
All attics insulated with Xtratherm Insulation
Water Softner on mains supply to home.
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Tullamore on 057 9320862