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Drumeel, Ballinalee, Longford

4 Bedroom Detached Contract Deposit Applies
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Property Overview

The Leinster Property Auctin in partnership with Padraic Davis Auctioneering, Longford Town.

Offered at bids over €149,950

Property History:
This home was built as a Dower House to the Elliott family home nearby, since demolished. It was built around the turn of the 20th century on the hearth of a previous dwelling. The house is associated with local history. It is known locally as “The Master’s House” as two consecutive local school masters lived here for a period of almost 40 years. Sean Connolly, local and national hero, visited and stayed in the house before his death, being a cousin of the owner, Master Connolly, who married into the Elliot family.

4 bedrooms; 2 double and 2 single.
2 Reception rooms, one with open fire, one with 33,000 BTU stove (2012) in the original hearth.
Study/Guest Room
Boston (solid) Oak kitchen with solid-fuel Stanley (boiler) range.
2 family bathrooms, the downstairs bathroom is wheelchair accessible with wet room shower (An en-suite could be built from Master bedroom).
A utility room, in need of renovation.
Spacious hall and landing.
Back hall/ boot room
A small office/ garden room with separate access.

Wooden garden shed and summer house.
The private, 1.2 acres site of mature woody gardens were developed over time to include two front gardens, a beech and scot’s pine woods, a vintage apple/pear orchard, a paddock, vegetable garden and the “gairdín”. There is seasonal interest throughout the year, due to selective perennial planting. The layout of the garden lends itself to outdoor family living; this is a children’s paradise, with room-like spaces for the family to sit and read or eat, with sheltered seating areas dotted around the garden.

Water: The house has independent water provision and sewerage systems (registered with Local Authority). An artesian well (2005) provides water via a new pump (2011). This water is ion-exchange filtered for removal of chemical ions (2005) before being UV treated for removal of microbial agents (2005) for drinking water safety. A septic tank is situated to the rear of the house (pre-2000), it is in good condition and has no issues. All supporting plumbing and electrics are new, to coincide with installations.

Heating: The house is dual-function heated by
I. The Stanley range (2002) in the kitchen, or the large solid-fuel stove in the rear sitting room (2012). Both of these systems also heat the water. Gravity flow water tank & Radiator over flow tank in attic of master bedroom
An open fire in the front sitting room provides additional local heat.
II. The GRANT oil central heating boiler (>95% efficient, 2012). Controls in mirrored cupboard in back hall.
All supporting plumbing is new, coinciding with installations. Both chimneys have been recently rebuilt/ refurbished (2012 - 2016), coinciding with the upgrading of the heating system.
Technology: 3 TV installations, all with cost-free satellite TV. Broadband/ Wi-Fi installation.

Ber No.109511022

School Bus: The National School bus collects at the gate, and the house fulfils the required distance for free national school transport.

Sports facilities: The village sports grounds, tennis courts, pitch-and-putt and GAA pitch are less than a mile away. Fishing in nearby lake, one mile away.

TO VIEW OR MAKE A BID - Contact Padraic Davis Auctioneers or visit:, 01 687 5040.

Starting Bid and Reserve Price

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Auctioneer's Comments

This property is offered for sale by unconditional auction. The successful bidder is required to pay a 10% deposit and contracts are signed immediately on acceptance of a bid. The buyer will be granted 28 days from the date of exchange to complete the purchase. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to this sale.

Building Energy Rating (BERs)

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Property Particulars

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Padraic Davis Auctioneering

Head Office: Market Square, Longford,

Deposit & Charges Explained

Drumeel, Ballinalee

Online Auctions

A non-refundable contract deposit of 10% (minimum deposit of €6,500.00) is required to be paid by the successful bidder for this property.

The minimum deposit amount noted above is required to be pre-authorised from the bidders debit or credit card through the payment facilities on the auction website when registering to bid. A bidder has also the option of transferring the minimum deposit amount by bank transfer to iamsold's client account to authorise them to bid on the Online Auction (please note, this option may take several days).

The pre-authorisation amount will only be captured from the successful bidder on acceptance of their bid. This will form part of the non-refundable part payment contract deposit.

Any balance of the full contract deposit must be paid by the successful bidder to iamsold within 48 hours of acceptance of their bid. The deposit balance can be paid by bank draft (made out to iamsold), same day bank transfer to iamsold's client account or by debit card.

All unsuccessful bidders will have their pre-authorisations released immediately OR their bank transfer refunded within 5 working days of conclusion of an auction or withdrawal of the Lot from the Online Auction.

Bidders are required to pay a non-refundable €50.00 (including 23% VAT) registration fee per property they register to bid on.

Public Auction Event

A 10% non refundable contract deposit (minimum deposit of €6,500.00) is payable immediately on the fall of the hammer for a successful bid. The deposit must be paid in cleared funds either by Bank Draft (made out to iamsold) or by Debit Card.


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