DescriptionBallyegan Gate Lodge was built in the mid-19th Century and has been delicately restored retaining many of its period features and architectural form.
The entrance to has been restored back to its former glory with the beautifully restored piers, gates, and wrought iron railings.
The high gables and Oriel window make it immediately distinguishable, couple with its Victorian design.
The restoration of the lodge itself was an extensive project, and in addition the property has been sympathetically extended with a stunning rear extension, thus creating a wonderful merging of classic features with modern style and convenience.
To the front the Gate Lodge is idyllically set behind beautiful landscaping with plants, shrubs, and a paved pathway. There is a vehicular driveway to one side, and a separate gate into the adjoining paddock.
The overall floor area of the house is approx. 106 sq. mts and it is laid out as follows;
Entrance reception room with wood burning stove, large sitting room with a second wood burning stove, hand crafted kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Planning Permission was granted (now expired) for the creation of an additional bedroom and a garden room off the kitchen, which would truly complete this beautiful property.
The picturesque heritage town of Birr, developed around the Birr Castle. With its handsome ensemble of Georgian architecture, there's a lot to like about Birr. The tree-lined malls and avenues of elegant houses dating from the 1800s tell a fascinating story. Heaving with history, Birr is one of Ireland's premier heritage towns and proud of its unique character spanning many centuries.
The town is also home to the renowned Birr Theatre - an essential regional stop-off for all major drama, dance, opera and comedy performances doing the national circuit. A great way to explore the town is to take either the Birr Town Trail or Riverbank Walk, with both routes starting from Emmet Square and covering a distance of just over 1km each.
AccommodationEntrance Hall/Study 4m x 3.5m. Original sitting room of house. Now a smaller reception area. Open fireplace with wood burning stove. Stairs to first floor.
Living Room 5m x 4.51m. Beautiful spacious room with views of garden. Open fireplace with larger stove installed. Wood floor. TV point.
Internal Hall 4.51m x 1.1m. Glazed door to rear garden.
Kitchen 3.13m x 2.94m. Lovely range of white units. Granite worktop with tiled splashback. Belfast sink. Upright radiator. French doors to garden.
Bedroom 1 2.2m x 3.55m. Cosy room in original house.
Bathroom 3.8m x 4m. Wainscoting wall panelling. WC, WHB & bath with power shower overhead.
Landing 2.01m x 1m. Oriel window suited to a small relaxation area/study desk location.
Bedroom 2 6.4m x 3.5m. Very large room spanning the full width of the first floor.
FeaturesTotal floor area is approx. 106 sq. mts and site area is approx. .5 of one acre.
Private well for water supply & sewerage treatment system.
Water softener installed.
GRANT Combi oil fired boiler. Very efficient system.
Beautiful corded sliding sash windows with brass locks.
No BER Cert required as this is a protected structure.
Good mobile signal and broadband available through the land line.
Site enclosed by piers and plinth walls with wrought-iron railings and gates.
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Roscrea on 0505 21192