Thatched Cottage and Modern Bungalow For Sale in Co. Westmeath

Thatched Cottage and Modern Bungalow For Sale: Gneevebeg, Ballinagore, Co. Westmeath

Gneevebeg
Ballinagore
Co. Westmeath
N91 WV09

Beautiful, traditional straw-thatched cottage dating from circa 1820 located in the hidden heartlands of Ireland and a modern 3 bedroom bungalow with a separate entrance all on 5 acres.

Price: ca. €350,000

Contact: Bernard Carey
Email: gneevebeg@protonmail.com

The cottage, substantial courtyard and stone out buildings date from circa 1820 and have enormous development potential. The same family lived and farmed on this location for many generations. The cottage is steeped in heritage and culture and was the scene of an annual threshing for many years. Oats were specifically sown and harvested to provide straw for thatching. The cottage was filled with music and dancing and the highlight of the year was the session after the threshing. Musicians came from near and far to play until the wee hours.

The adjacent land previously owned by the same family is of archaeological significance. Artefacts dating from the Bronze Age were discovered including a highly decorated Bronze Age vessel dating back to between 2100 and 1900 BC.

The property is located on circa 5 acres and includes a modern 3 bedroom bungalow with a separate entrance. It is surrounded by mature trees ensuring privacy and is located 2km from the main road, 20 km from Mullingar, 6km from the M6 and approximately 1 hour from the M50 in Dublin.

For more information on the cottage please see www.buildingsofireland.ie