The house dates back to the 1820s and formed part of the Clonearl estate built by William Henry Magan. It’s noted in a book published by the famous travel writer of the time Brewer that ‘Clonearl was one of the finest demesnes to be seen in the country’ (Byrne 1984). ‘The marriage of William Henry Magan, rather grandly known as ‘The Magnificent’ of Clonearl to the heiress Elizabeth Georgina Loftus of Killyon Manor, Co Meath cemented one of the great Irish family fortunes. Not only did they have their own two mansions, but together they owned 20,000 acres in Westmeath, Offaly and Shankill, Co Dublin’. (Collins 2016).
This is a wonderful opportunity to buy into a piece of this rich Irish history. Will you be the next ‘Magnificent of Clonearl’? The courtyard to the rear of this house was most likely the stable yard for Clonearl House. To the rear of the stables is a stone walled paddock enclosed on all sides. It’s a property with multiple future possibilities. One could envisage it being a destination for private wedding ceremonies, special events or outdoor pursuits (subject to the necessary planning consents). The opportunities at Clonearl are endless, all you need is some imagination, the structure is already in place. The current owner has lovingly restored and cared for many aspects of the property, with repairs carried out to the slate roofs of the stables and the installation of new stable doors which certainly add to the character within the courtyard to the rear of the house.
Accommodation within is bright and spacious and includes a kitchen / living room, two double bedrooms, sitting room and family bathroom. Heating is by way of oil fired central heating.
The land is in two divisions with one field roadside and the remaining land enclosed with the stone walled paddock. It’s ideal for the separation of male and female livestock as may be desired during certain times of the year. The land has extensive road frontage.
The property’s central location and good road/motorway access will be appreciated by equestrian enthusiasts seeking convenient access to local equestrian centres at Annaharvey and Mullingar.
The Stables and Outbuildings
Ideal for conversion into an exclusive venue, offices maybe even B&B accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.
– Fibre Broadband available at road
– Well water supply
– Septic tank with percolation area.
– Mains electricity.
– Oil fired central heating
Early viewing is highly recommended with Joint Agents GVM Auctioneers Tullamore on 05793 21196 or Heffernan Auctioneers Tullamore on 05793 24622.