Landmark country residence in Kiltoom on the market

Kiltoom House, a landmark country residence in Kiltoom, south Roscommon, has come on sale through ERA Oates of Roscommon town.

  It is a unique property partially restored, comprising landmark four-bedroom residence together with associated courtyard featuring numerous outbuildings.

  To the rear is a majestic walled garden with outstanding stonework.

  The house stands on c. 28 acres of mature grassland with some really magnificent specimen hardwood trees and is accessed via a short avenue off the main Roscommon/Athlone Road being five minutes from Athlone Town Centre.

  This is a truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a landmark country residence for which the auctioneers invites viewings and offers.

  History of the house: The house was built in c.1760 originating from an old stone slated cottage to what it is today. The property and lands were acquired at this time by a man named Crofton Kelly who had a son by the name of Edmund Kelly, a very successful solicitor.

  Edmund married a lady by the name of Sarah Birch from the UK which at the time caused great controversy in the area. The Kelly estate at this time was vast; it is believed that there were over 2000 acres of land in their possession at this time.

  Edmund died in 1845 and in 1856 the land and house at Kiltoom were left to Thomas H. Strevans. The Strevans resided at Kiltoom House until the 1970s and the house there after fell into what it is today.

  The main entrance door was set in a rounded porch that went up into a v shaped roof; ivy and creepers covered the walls. From a small entrance hall a lovely curving staircase led upstairs where a corridor ran past the bedrooms that all looked out on the back.

  Downstairs were two staff rooms, the drawing room, the study at the back of the entrance hall and dining room, with scullery downstairs and bathroom upstairs looking onto the back. The three receptions contained lovely period marble fireplaces.

  In the mid 1800s, a two-storey addition was built containing more bedrooms, kitchen, pantry, boiler house, etc. At the back of the house was a lovely old-world walled garden, comprising fruit and kitchen gardens, and from it an ornamental iron gate led to the farmyard with its fine cut stone stables, piggery and out-offices.

  The long avenue leading to the house from the Athlone-Roscommon road, one gravelled path led right to the farmyard and another left to the kitchen quarters.

  The main entrance gate was set in a stone wall topped with an ornamental railing, and between it and the house was the flower, rose and shrub garden.

  Price region: €350,000. For more information, call ERA Oates on 090-6477500.