On this week’s Property Watch we take a look at homes currently for sale in Abbeyleix and Ballyroan.
So whether from the area, currently living away and want to move back or fancy a change, it’s a part of the county that has plenty to offer.
Based in the same parish, there are two primary schools in Abbeyleix and one in Ballyroan (in a new building that only re-opened in 2018). There is also a secondary school nearby in Heywood.
It’s a parish well served by sporting facilities too with two vibrant GAA clubs (hurling in Abbeyleix; football in Ballyroan), golf, tennis and hockey clubs in Abbeyleix, soccer and athletics clubs.
Between the two there is a selection of fine pubs (when they’re allowed to open again) as well as a number of fine restaurants and coffee shops in the heritage town of Abbeyleix.
The glorious Abbeyleix Bog Walk, which can be accessed from the car park of the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, is also a real charm.
You can check out a selection of the homes we’ve picked out below and in each case you can click through to a full profile on the property.
For sale with Hume Auctioneers, this four-bedroom home is approached by a winding country avenue.
Home is comprised of entrance hall, formal sitting room, kitchen/dining room, large utility and guest WC.
“Outside the peace and quiet is palpable,” say the auctioneers. “A large decked area off the kitchen is superbly appointed and ideal for outdoor entertainment in total privacy yet overlooking the surrounds. A large shed/garage is perfect for storage or outside work.”
Guide Price: €299,000
New to the market, this two-storey, terraced house is on Abbeyleix’s Main Street.
The property is within walking distance of shops, bus stop; bank; Post Office, church, coffee shops etc. The house has been totally renovated – rewired; replumbed; insulated & painted. PVC doors & windows. The heating system is air-to-water which is a modern eco system and has a B3 energy rating.
Accommodation: entrance hall; living/dining/kitchen; WC & storage. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, bathroom, storage press and stira access to attic. To the rear there is a south-facing yard, garden shed/home office and vehicular access for off-street parking.
Guide Price: €170,000
Also new to the market comes this substantial town house in the centre of the ever popular heritage town of Abbeyleix.
This property extends to c.4,000 sq. ft. and according to the auctioneers “offers the new owners an exciting opportunity to further development”.
“This ex-bed & breakfast is used as a family home. The rear garden is with the main house and kept to the highest standards imaginable and you cannot help but be impressed with the upkeep.”
Guide Price: €299,000
Described by the auctioneers as an “attractive deceptively large country property built in 1984; boasts large windows in every room, flooding the property with light and allowing a beautiful enjoyment of the natural surrounds”.
On a one-acre site complete with tarmacadam driveways, attractive lawns and mature trees, polytunnel and vegetable garden. There are five bedrooms with the master bedroom boasting an en suite and walk-in wardrobe.
“The three living rooms all boast picture windows and are superbly spacious. At the heart of the house is a splendidly appointed kitchen with numerous drawers and cupboards and a bespoke island unit. A large utility room completes the internal accommodation.”
Guide Price: €310,000
Set on a mature site of c 1.5 acres, this stone fronted property is located just outside the village of Ballyroan.
The property comprises spacious reception room, living room, kitchen/dining room, formal dining room with double doors to garden, Guest WC and Utility the ground floor is ideally suited for family living on a grand scale. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms (master ensuite) and a family bathroom.
“The gardens are superbly appointed with duck pond, ornate bridge, mature shrubbery, scenic patio area, etc,” says Hume Auctioneers who are handling the sale. “The property enjoys a large workshop/garage with water and electricity ideally suited for home office, kennels, stabling etc.”
Guide Price: €399,999