DescriptionA UNIQUE PERIOD RESIDENCE WITH COACH HOUSE AND YARD ON C.1.22 HECTARES (3 ACRES) IN THE CENTRE OF PORTLAOISE
Jordan Auctioneers are delighted to offer this fine Period Residence to the market. Wellfield was originally built in 1905 and has been in the Odlum family’s ownership since 1923. With a gross internal floor area of approx. 197.4 sq.m (2,125 sq.ft) the property stands on a total area of 1.22 hectares (3 acres) comprising mature gardens and an enclosed paddock. One of the most remarkable features is the fact that the house is essentially in the town centre with all the benefits of a large garden and paddock comprising the best of both urban and country living.
The house, although in need of modernisation has several reception rooms and a total of 3 bedrooms with additional attic space. Outside there is a limestone Coach House which would be ideal for conversion into a studio, granny flat, workshop or office in addition to 2 stables and a range of other outhouses.
The property’s location makes accessibility to the city extremely easy with a frequent daily train service (30 daily trains) getting you into Dublin in about 1 hour.
Portlaoise, with superb access to both the M7 & M8 Motorways is also close to several surrounding towns including Kilkenny 50km, Tullamore 34km, Carlow 38km and Dublin 90km.
There is an Inner and Outer Yard to the rear of the house comprising: coal house, garden shed, 2 pony boxes with loft, coach house with loft, car port and dairy (now used as stores).There is a small garden to the front and large garden to the side and rear which is mainly in lawn in addition to various raised beds, rockeries, pathways and shrubbery. There is also a greenhouse and glass house.
The residence and yard to the front are classified as ‘Existing Residential’ with the balance of the holding to the rear zoned ‘Mixed use’ under the Portlaoise Local Area Plan 2018 – 2024.The Property is also classified as a ‘Protected Structure’.
Mains water, main drainage, ESB, telephone, storage heating and alarm.
TERMS OF SALE:
Proof of funds will be required with any offers. The vendor reserves the right to move to a Public Auction /Private Auction or Sealed Bid to bring the sale to a conclusion (if required).
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS:
All movable items including furniture, light fittings, blinds, curtains and garden statuary are expressly excluded but some items are available through separate negotiation.
Schools: Primary & Secondary available in Portlaoise in addition to Kilkenny College, Roscrea and Knockbeg all within a short drive.
Shopping: Portlaoise, Kildare Outlet Village, Whitewater Shopping Centre (Newbridge).
Golf: Mountrath, The Heath, The Heritage Killenard.
Racing: The Curragh, Gowran, Punchestown, Naas & Fairyhouse.
Outdoor Pursuits: walking and cycling in Slieve Bloom Mountains, Fishing on the Nore and Laois Hunt.
AccommodationHall: 1.3m x 6.7m fanlight, coving.
Dining Room: 3.9m x 5.4m tiled fireplace.
Tv Room: 4.0m x 4.2m coving.
Drawing Room 5.2m x 4.7m French door to garden, marble fireplace.
Bathroom: w.c, w.h.b
Kitchen: 4.4m x 4.5m tiled floor, fully shelved, 2 oven Aga cooker.
Utility: 2.9m x 1.8 tiled floor, Belfast sink & shelving
Bed 1: 5.7m x 3.5m
Bed 2: 4.8m x 3.9m fireplace, coving
Bed 3: 4.2m x 5.3m fireplace, coving
Bathroom: w.c, w.h.b, bath, hot press, linen cupboards.
3 rooms: storage
Features• Excellent location within walking distance of town centre & railway station.
• Period Residence with many original features.
• Private, mature site of 3 acres with splendid gardens and a separate paddock.
• Limestone Coach House suitable for conversion to either an office or apartment.
• 2 stables and other outbuildings which would suit any number of purposes.
• Lands to rear zoned for Mixed Use with some possible development potential.
• Superb property ideal for any number of uses.