County Offaly is located in the heart of the Irish midlands. It is named after the ancient Kingdom of Uí Failghe and was formerly known as King's County.
The picturesque heritage town of Birr was developed around Birr Castle Estate in the 1800's and comprises an ensemble of handsome Georgian architecture. Its most famous landmark is Birr Castle Demesne, which has been the seat of the Parsons family - the Earls of Rosse - for fourteen generations. Today the Castle Gardens & Science Centre attracts tourists throughout the year. The castle is located directly across the road from Walcot.
Birr is renowned for its carefully preserved Georgian heritage and comprises a number of beautiful Georgian terraces including Oxmantown Mall, which includes the recently restored Oxmantown Hall, now the renowned Birr Theatre where all major drama, dance, opera and comedy performances can be enjoyed.
Tullamore (36 km) and Roscrea (16 km) are two large vibrant neighbouring towns with an abundance of good restaurants, hotels, pubs and a variety of boutiques and retail stores. Tullamore is the capital town of the county of Offaly, and arguably the most central town in Ireland, located half way between Dublin and Galway. Tullamore is famous for its Tullamore Dew whiskey which is based on the banks of the Grand Canal and is a great tourist attraction.
The nearby area offers a wide range of quality sporting and recreational activities including, rugby, GAA, swimming, horse riding and tennis. The keen huntsman has a choice of packs, notably the Brosna Foxhounds and The East Galway Foxhounds.
A variety local schooling is available in the area including Mercy Primary School (900m), Oxmantown National School (550m) and St. Brendan's Community School (1 km). Cistercian College, Roscrea (19 km), which is an all-boys boarding and day school, is also close by.
Set in a private situation on the edge of the beautiful heritage town of Birr, Walcot House is an attractive, eye catching residence that dates to c. 1780.
The property is approached through stone piers with cast-iron gates which open to an attractive driveway flanked by terraced lawns and a beautiful stone wall which leads to parking at the front of the house. The property is well designed with a stone exterior with dressed quoins beneath a pitched slated roof and timber sash windows with stone sills.
The accommodation is laid out over two floors and is of generous and elegant proportions as shown on the accompanying plans. The interior has wonderful period features including decorative cornicing, window shutters, architraves, beautiful ceiling roses, open fireplaces, stained glass windows and high ceilings throughout.
The decoration and structure of the property has been modernised over the years and is presented in immaculate order leaving the new buyer with very little outlay to enjoy their new home or continue with a B&B venture.
Located to the rear of the main house, the attractive coach house can provide extra accommodation to the main house or can be utilised as a separate property with its own entrance and parking area. The accommodation is laid out over two storeys and it shares a beautiful courtyard space with the main house. There is also a workshop/office and service rooms attached to the coach house. The accommodation is as per the accompanying plans and is presented in excellent order.
The grounds of Walcot comprise neat bedding, imposing mature trees and well-kept lawn all within a hedgerow and stone wall perimeter. There is a direct pedestrian access from Oxmantown Mall and a gated access off Rosse Row. At the entrance to the property there is a derelict lodge which has been secured by the current owners. The property sits on about 1 acre.
Strictly by appointment by Savills Country Agency.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Mains drainage, mains water, mains electricity, oil-fired heating, broadband.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Walcot is listed on the record of protected structures, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Registration No. 14819078
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.
Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
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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 sellers reserve 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.
Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.