An historic house with a magnificent setting including extensive water frontage
Location and Amenities
The Station House is within a short walking distance from the heritage villages of Ballina and Killaloe, which are connected by a bridge over the Shannon. The villages are situated at the southern end of Lough Derg and are renowned for all water sports including sailing, water skiing, boating and fishing. Killaloe has in the past been voted as the one of the most desirable place to live in Ireland (Irish Times Best places to live in Ireland).
The surrounding area is renowned for its magnificent scenery and combined with the varied terrain, offers many attractive walks routes for cyclists. The Lough Derg Way passes through Killaloe/Ballina and continues along the Tipperary side of the lake.
There is an abundance of good restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and pubs in Killaloe and Ballina, including the Wood and Bell, Goosers, Ponte Vecchio and the Wooden Spoon.
Ballina/Killaloe caters for everyday requirements and both Limerick city and Nenagh town are easily accessible via the M7. Both offer supermarkets and high street stores, together with good boutique shopping.
The opening of the M7 motorway from Dublin to Limerick has greatly improved access. Dublin city is 180 kilometres distant, while Shannon Airport is 55 kilometres to the west. The University of Limerick is 24 kilometres distant. There are a number of schools in Ballina, Killaloe and the surrounding areas for children of all ages and levels. Private secondary schools are available at Glenstal Abbey (a day and boarding school for boys) and a further selection in Limerick city.
The Station House is a charming, detached house situated on the banks of the River Shannon. It has a south-westerly aspect with attractive views across the river. The key feature of the property is its waterside location with extensive water frontage, decking and jetty. A former boathouse has been adapted to serve as a sitting room which offers a peaceful setting to enjoy the wonderful outlook, including a haven of wildlife, boating traffic and magical sunsets.
The house occupies an elevated situation with the principal reception room and bedrooms well-positioned for the water views. It is constructed of red brick beneath a pitched slate roof with accommodation laid over a combination of both one and two storeys. External features of the house include dressed stone quoins, decorative fascia boards, bay windows and an impressive entrance porch.
The main entrance to the house includes red brick piers with cast iron gates and railings. A gravel drive leads to the side of the house.
The internal accommodation has been renovated and redecorated in recent years. The house has a number of features internally, including extensive timber panelling and cupboards, French windows, an Aga range cooker, cornicing, architraves and decorative fireplaces. There are stoves in the inner hall and family room/bedroom 4.
The house is situated centrally within mature garden grounds. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn and have mature trees at either end which provide privacy and shelter. Extensive terracing surrounds the house. The garden includes various beds and borders which are stocked with flowering plants and shrubs. A hot tub is enclosed on three sides by hedging and is positioned in the heart of the garden to enjoy the water views.
The south-western boundary is formed by the river and extends to about 275 feet of water frontage, much of which has timber decking with areas to moor a boat and steps leading down to the water. A charming, former boathouse has been adapted and is currently used as a garden/summer house.
There are two car ports situated off the driveway. A garage/garden shed is situated on the western boundary and has a separate access from the public road.
Killaloe benefitted from a railway service since 1862 by way of a connection to Birdhill which is located about 5 kilometres to the south. It travelled into Ballina along the east bank of the River Shannon and terminated downstream of the Killaloe Bridge. The train service was operated by the Limerick, Castleconnell and Killaloe Railway Company.
The line was extended in 1894 upstream to the other side of the bridge and a new station house, platform and goods shed was built there. This was to facilitate passengers who were arriving or departing from steamers.
The railway service to Killaloe was closed in 1944. At this time The Station House became a private home and the former goods shed now forms part of the restaurant, Flanagan's on the Lake.
Fixtures and Fittings
All moveable items including furniture, light fittings & garden statuary are expressly excluded but some items are available through separate negotiation.
Best Offers Date
A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The seller reserves the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.
BER Exempt. The property is listed as a protected structure.
Mains gas, mains water, septic tank, alarm, broadband, electricity supply to boathouse and garage.
The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Tenure & Possession
Freehold with vacant possession.
Viewing strictly by appointment only with the selling agents. Given the direct access to the water from the property, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection, especially around the jetty and boathouse.
Tel: +353 (0) 1 663 4350
PSRA Licence No. 002223
BER Details - BER Exempt
Directions: Eircode V94 TF8R.
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20 Dawson Street
+ 353 (0) 1 663 4350
20 Dawson Street
+ 353 (0) 1 663 4350