â€˜The Masterâ€™s Houseâ€™ at Drumeel, Ballinalee, Co. Longford.
Offered at bids over €169,950
This home was built as a Dower House to the Elliott family home nearby, since demolished. It was built around the turn of the 20th century on the hearth of a previous dwelling. The house is associated with local history. It is known locally as â€œThe Masterâ€™s Houseâ€ as two consecutive local school masters lived here for a period of almost 40 years. Sean Connolly, local and national hero, visited and stayed in the house before his death, being a cousin of the owner, Master Connolly, who married into the Elliot family.
4 bedrooms; 2 double and 2 single.
2 Reception rooms, one with 33,000 BTU stove (2012) in the original hearth.
Boston (solid) Oak kitchen with solid-fuel Stanley (boiler) range.
2 family bathrooms, the downstairs bathroom is wheelchair accessible with wet room shower (An en-suite could be built from Master bedroom).
A utility room, in need of renovation.
Spacious hall and landing.
Back hall/ boot room
A small office/ garden room with separate access.
Wooden garden shed and summer house.
The private, mature woody gardens were developed over time to include two front gardens, a beech and scotâ€™s pine woods, a vintage apple/pear orchard, a paddock, vegetable garden and the â€œgairdÃnâ€. There is seasonal interest throughout the year, due to selective perennial planting. The layout of the garden lends itself to outdoor family living; this is a childrenâ€™s paradise, with room-like spaces for the family to sit and read or eat, with sheltered seating areas dotted around the garden.
Water: The house has independent water provision and sewerage systems (registered with Local Authority). An artesian well (2005) provides water via a new pump (2011). This water is ion-exchange filtered for removal of chemical ions (2005) before being UV treated for removal of microbial agents (2005) for drinking water safety. A septic tank is situated to the rear of the house (pre-2000 ...