Period Residence c. 290 m² / c. 3,130 Sq.Ft. on a site of c. 1.7 acres in excellent condition in Longford’s finest residential location.
Possibly the finest house in Longford, St. Albans House is a most attractive period residence set amidst magnificent mature gardens. Approached by a driveway through parkland, liberally planted with fine mature trees, the setting evokes a country seclusion which belies its town location.
The house was built in 1860 and was completely refurbished and extended in 2000. The house was rewired and plumbed with a new modern oil-fired heating system with under floor heating downstairs supplemented with additional radiators. An electric DPM was installed and the wooden sash windows were taken out and refurbished.
The effect of this work combines an easy to maintain family home with the original features creating a wonderful atmosphere from another era befitting its status as a listed house.
The drawing room which has large windows to the east and south features a fine marble fireplace. Across the hallway there is a large dining room also with an open fireplace and large windows overlooking the front gardens. A cosy study has a fireplace and double glass doors to the garden. These reception rooms all have beautiful original timber floor boards.
The kitchen combines modern fitted units with polished granite worktop with a country kitchen style of freestanding larder units and a four oven Gas & Electric Aga with gas hob.
Extended onto the kitchen and accessed via double glass doors is a glazed conservatory with a south westerly aspect overlooking the gardens and rear courtyard. The kitchen area is complimented by a cloak room and large utility. There is a downstairs WC and a glazed rear porch to access the rear courtyard.
Upstairs the spacious feeling continues. The master bedroom occupies the space above the drawing room and has the same spacious feel and bright aspect. Accessed off the master bedroom there is a dressing room with fitted wardrobe units and ensuite bathroom with separate walk in shower and double sink unit.
There is a second large bedroom with open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room. There are two other bedrooms served by a large family bathroom with a separate shower.
THE BATTERY ROAD:
The Battery Road was formed when the British Army, taking advantage of Longford’s strategic location, established both a Cavalry and Artillery barracks in the town. Houses along the Battery Road were built for the officers and the distinctive large gardens were intended for grazing of the officer’s horses. This led to the houses having a country feel with the privacy that affords, yet the town centre is just a short walk away. Nearby local amenities include the Tennis Club, Rugby Club and the county GAA grounds. The Mall sports and Camlin River is also a pleasant walk. The Battery Road is also convenient to the local Golf Club and the N4 Dublin-Sligo Rd is within a minutes’ drive.
To the rear of the house there is an excellent two storey stone mews. This had been previously been converted into an offices on the first floor accessed via a steel spiral staircase. This area with exposed stone walls, high ceilings and plenty of openings suitable for bringing light in, would make excellent office accommodation of c. 72 m² (c. 775 Sq.Ft.). The building was recently re-roofed. Ideal for anyone considering working from home. The ground floor of this building is used for storage and has a garage area divided into three compartments. This would also be suitable for conversion to further accommodation or a guest suite.
Eircode: N39 A9X3
GPS: 53.734, -7.8014