DescriptionThe said property comprises of an old pre-fabricated style dwelling house/fishing chalet which is sited in the midst of woodland, adjacent to the river.
The Odlum family of flour millers built it as a fishing lodge in the 1950s and the present owners spent many happy holidays here in the 1980s and 90s, enjoying the total peace and quiet of this exquisite spot, swimming in the river below and taking water from a nearby well.
Climb the steps from the river bank and you find yourself in a secluded mixed wood of oak, birch and scrub, sunlight glinting through the trees. The views down to the river and across to the sloping bank on the Kilkenny side will take your breath away. In spring and early summer the whole site is carpeted with bluebells and waking up the only sound you’ll hear is birdsong and the occasional swish of a fisherman’s rod.
A property like this offers perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, yet the picturesque village of St Mullins is just a 10 minute walk away.
In recent times the property has come into disrepair, and will require very extensive modernisation and refurbishment to bring it back to a habitable standard. However, the potential is there.
It is sited in the middle of a Circa 0.3 acre of mature woodland, with a direct access on to the towpath, on a slightly elevated site.
It has potential to develop the site to cater for car parking to allow access to it.
The existing structure must suggest great potential to develop it, subject to the necessary planning consent.
The property was serviced with electricity at one time.
Sited on the banks of the River Barrow
DirectionsGPS: 52.494658, -6.936411