DescriptionWe are very proud to bring this gem in the heart of Bagenalstown to the market!
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A top secret project caused us to have to learn an awful lot about this little Irish Market town in the last year or so and it is fair to say that we very much liked what we learned! If there was a prize for the best small town in Ireland, Bagenalstown would surely be in the running. It just has so much to offer and unlike almost every other town in Ireland it is planned from the get-go. That get-go incidentally was in the late 1700’s when Walter Beauchamp Bagenal decided to establish a town which he grandiosely thought to call New Versailles, situated on the side of the then newly re-ordered Barrow navigation. However, a change in the stage-coach route from Dublin to Kilkenny and Waterford marooned his plans and the laid-out grid of the town lay mouldering until the arrival of the railway in 1843. The railway and the fertile corn growing land around helped the town take off again. The entrepreneurial leanings of the locals helped this little town become a flourishing market town with large milling and engineering concerns supporting the steady filling in of Bagenal’s Grid. Versailles it may not be but Bagenalstown boasts amenities that are the envy of many towns twice its size. Three excellent primary schools, two secondary schools and ample pre-school establishments spoil the family. The aforementioned train station, reputedly Ireland’s prettiest, has a superb quick service 4 times a day to Dublin's Heuston Station (and the train you back 4 times too!) There are sports clubs of every kind and wonderful countryside about for every kind of field-sports.
Linden is just beside the gorgeous train station and while on a quiet road it is walkable to everything in Bagenalstown. It and the house next door were built in 1936 by a David Aloysius Skeffington, a British Army Officer who fell for the charms of a local cailín, Katie Doyle. David and Katie’s brother bought a site on Station Road and built a house each. The Skeffington’s had and left the house to a niece, Pauline. That very musical lady married and the house came by descent to her son for whose executors we now have the privilege of selling the house. Pauline and her husband were both musically and were avid gardeners so Linden was a happy home of tinkling keyboards and blooming borders.
Today it offers a fabulous opportunity for a family to bring it to the next phase of its life. There are few homes put on the market so perfectly suited to family life. Come and see for yourself!
AccommodationEntrance Hallway, Living Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, 4 Bedrooms (one ensuite) and family bathroom.
FeaturesExcellent location in the heart of Bagenalstown
Adjacent to train station
BER DetailsBER: F BER No.112637442 Energy Performance Indicator:380.98 kWh/m²/yr