This enchanting home overlooking the canal is on the market for €895,000

An enchanting reminder of times gone by, the property dates back to the 1800s when, in 1865, the barges from Dublin would deliver coal to the site which in turn supplied heating and lighting to the town. Extensively renovated and modernised over the years, the home now incorporates the original gas manager’s cottage and office building with a new, light-filled vaulted family room at the centre of the home. 

The chimney in the garden is also of great significance to the town and is both a landmark and a fascinating backdrop to the property. 

A red brick path leads up to the front door where you’ll see a plaque inscribed with the date the property was built. An attractive porch opens onto a warm and inviting entrance hall with honey-coloured wooden floorboards. 

Further inside is the sitting room, boasting a cast iron fireplace. Ideally situated to the front of the property, its dual aspect takes advantage of the wonderful views of both the canal and the cherry trees, wildflower meadow and wild Irish hedge to the side.

Down the hallway – with its three-metre-high ceilings – double doors guide the way into the open-plan vaulted living space; the real heart of the property. A brick chimney echoing the historic past of the home houses a Rayburn cast iron range cooker in the kitchen and a generous wood-burning stove in the living area. 

In the kitchen, a larder, Belfast sink and Smeg cooker take pride of place. French doors connect the dining room to the secluded rear garden where there is an outdoor BBQ space contained within a flower and light-filled pergola.

A multi-purpose space offers huge potential capable of functioning as a large playroom, games room or office with its own cloakroom containing a toilet, hand basin and shower.

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