Middleton Park, Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath; Offers over € 1.3m invited



For Sale; Middleton Park, Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath;

On about 19.6 acres

OFFERS OVER € 1.3M INVITED

Price includes the bulk of the furniture



Superb opportunity to purchase a classical late Georgian Mansion set on approx 19.6 acres of  gardens and woodlands with a wealth of possibilities

Suitable for both commercial or private use, subject to the relevant consents.

PRICE; Offers over € 1.3m Invited

Price includes the bulk of the furniture:

Middleton Park is renowned, historic six-bay two-storey building with the central two bays slightly projecting from the façade.

At one end of the house is a cast-iron conservatory, one of only a few Richard Turner conservatories to be found in Ireland.

After many years of disrepair, the house was restored in mid-2007 and up until 2015 was open to the public as a commercial entity


Other features of the house are its under-floor heating system, stone bifurcating staircase leading to the Gallery Landing

Middleton Park, Castletown Geoghegan, County Westmeath, is a classical late Georgian Mansion set on about 19.6 acres of gardens and woodlands with a front avenue of three quarters of a mile located about an hour’s drive from Dublin and ten minutes from Mullingar.

This is a wonderful opportunity to invest in a substantial historic Irish Property, with significant presence on the landscape,

and a wealth of potential useage, depending on the relevant consents.

The property was for many years the home of the Boyd Rochford Family and was constructed in the 1850′s by George Augustus Boyd to the design of George Papworth.

The whole residence measures about 37,000 sq.ft in total. It stands in rural splendour on a kilometre-long avenue looking towards Lough Ennell.

The residence is a detached six-bay two-storey building with the central two bays slightly projecting from the façade.

It has a slate roof and a projecting single-storey limestone Ionic entrance portico.

Other features of the house are its under-floor heating system, concealed wall heating,  stone bifurcating staircase leading to the Gallery Landing and three-story-high atrium lantern located in the Main Hall.

At one end of the house is a cast-iron conservatory, one of only a few Richard Turner conservatories to be found in Ireland. The house was designed to be a technical wonder of its age having its own gas house where coal was converted to gas to fuel the house boilers.

The Boyd-Rochfort Family sold the house in the late 1950s. After many years of disrepair, the house was restored in mid-2007 and was open to the public up to 2015 as a commercial entity specialising in corporate events and private weddings and as a restaurant.

RESTORATION; The present owners, who purchased the property in 2004, set about converting it to a hotel by carrying out a comprehensive restoration and conservation programme.

The house, which consists of a 2 storey over basement, 6 bay centre block with two storey one bay wings, has undergone extensive refurbishment of the existing accommodation and conversion of a former outbuilding wing into further accommodation.

In recent years it hosted over 80 weddings and its main banquet hall can cater for up to 200 people with additional space in four other reception rooms, bar and large basement which at one stage traded as a separate restaurant. The property has a long bedroom wing which forms one side of an enclosed courtyard.

The house has many attractive features including an impressive two storey reception hall with domed ceiling and bifurcating staircase, galleried landing, reception rooms with intrinsic plasterwork and marble mantlepieces together with a charming Turner Conservatory.

An extensive 6,000 sq.ft. barrel vaulted basement area has been recently renovated to provide 170 to 250 seater Restaurant/ Function facility together with a fully fitted Kitchen, toilet facilities and purpose built and designed bar area.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:

Entrance Hallway; Reception Hall; Ballroom;

Turner Conservatory; Dining room; Drawing room; Sitting room; Bar; Two Offices; Kitchen:

First Floor:

Around the Gallery Landing in the Main House are four outstanding suites, meticulously decorated with elegance and comfort in mind.

Each of the suites boasts the following: – Private Sitting Room – Private Bathroom - Splendid views of the ground and Lough Ennell.

Each suite is decorated in a separate theme. All suites can be accessed from the main Grand Hall stair case, or their own private staircase.

Bell Tower Wing:

Twelve well-appointed bedrooms, all en suite – located in the Bell Tower Wing attached to the Main House.

All the rooms have been sensitively decorated with elegance and comfort in mind Internet access is available through the house.

Basement:

Barrel vaulted ceilings which have been renovated to provide for 175/250 seater restaurant facilities, bar kitchen and toilet facilities,

GFCH recently installed. Outside: Courtyard, further potential for development.

Garden with mature trees and lawns;



For further details and viewing arrangements please contact;

Helen Cassidy, MRICS B.A.(Mod)MSCSI, Auctioneer and Valuer, Clonbur House, Clonbur, County Galway, Ireland. www.premierpropertiesireland.com 0035387 2463748

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