Excellent 4 Bedroom House, Portarlington, Co. Laois, ireland
With its limitless areas of outstanding natural beauty natural scenery and welcoming atmosphere, it is no surprise that ireland continues to one of the most desirable places across the world to visit and to live. On offer here is the chance for someone to make a smart investment into this magnificent part of the world with this beautiful 4 bedroom house.
Located in the wonderful town of Portarlington, Laois, this outstanding property features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, upstairs toilet, utility room, private parking, garden shed and spacious garden area to relax in.
This property not only offers buyers a spacious and comfortable place to live but also the chance to invest in the fast-growing irish holiday rental market. Owing to its central location, Laois is the perfect base from which to discover the whole country and therefore has the potential to attract tourists from all over the world, seeking to sample some of ireland’s unique culture. The area is surrounded by limitless areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the nearby Wicklow mountains and the iconic Wild Atlantic Way, for those who prefer a shopping spree to a hike, the area is just over one hour away from ireland’s famous capital, Dublin and also just 2.5 hours away from Belfast.
The renting potential of the property is highlighted by the fact that there is currently a sitting tenant in the property, which is generating €1300 per month for the current owners.
Sports and leisure fans will feel right at home here as the area is packed with amazing walking, cycling and fishing areas as well as GAA clubs and soccer pitches. Golf fans will certainly be happy here also as the area is surrounded by many of the country’s famous courses including Portarlington Golf Club (just 4 miles away) and The Heritage Golf Resort (just 3 miles away).
This part of ireland is also known as a hotbed for horseracing with the wonderful courses of The Curragh (just 17 miles away) and Kilbeggan races just 25 miles away.
The area is also very well-connected transport wise on the ground and in the air with Dublin international airport just an hour away. in ireland you are also never very far away from many excellent boat and ferry ports, most of which offer excellent day trips. The property is just 2 minutes walk to the railway station, 5 minute walk to schools and shops and is located in the commuter belt for Dublin.
Four bed semidetached house with Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and downstairs toilet/ utility room, Four bedrooms, one master with ensuite and fitted wardrobes, one double with fitted wardrobes, one double and one single with fitted wardrobes and upstairs bathroom. House currently rented for €1300 per month/€15600 per year.
Walled front garden and private rear garden with slabbed patio and 3m x 6m wooden shed.
ABOUT THE AREA
Little-visited Laois (pronounced leash) is often overlooked as drivers zoom past to the south and west. Away from the main roads, though, this hidden corner of ireland has pretty towns such as Abbeyleix making a perfect daytime stop, and the dramatic Slieve Bloom Mountains, which get you right off the beaten track. Laois is also home to magnificent Emo Court, one of ireland’s grandest buildings.
Portarlington lies hidden in the heart of the countryside unknown to most tourists, yet it reflects centuries of irish history, architecture and lifestyles. Undoubtedly, this area is paradise for the historian and the visitor who wishes to see the old, the new and the modern within a few square kilometres.
Originally the only significance of the town was its Tannery whose industry was so famous that the area was named after it – Cuil an tSudaire (Tanner’s Nook).
The real centre of life prior to the 1660s was Lea – 2 miles on the Dublin road. A town there had centred around the famous Lea Castle built in the 1260s by the great-granddaughter of Strongbow.
The Castle was destroyed in the 1640s and the land of the O’Dempsey’s Chiefs granted to Sir Henry Bennett, who built the present town of Portarlington into the natural curve of the river Barrow. Protected by the river on three sides, an artificial moat (channel) was built on the south side to keep out the disposed irish who had moved into the surrounding bogs.
Later in the 1690s, the French Huguenots, who had fled from the persecution of the Religious Wars in France and fought in the armies of William of Orange, were rewarded for their services with grants of land or property in many parts of ireland, including Portarlington.
These new settlers brought a very French style of architecture and life to the town, building their own church and schools. Some of these Huguenot houses are still to be seen in the town side by side with fine examples of Georgian, Victorian and Modern houses.
For a superb visual representation of the area, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://youtu.be/KAvq4OXLjnQ
Located in a friendly, peaceful community
Spacious house at 125m2
4 bedrooms (1 Master bedroom en suite, 2 double rooms, 1 single bedroom/ office)
3 bathrooms including one upstairs
Spacious garden area
Huge potential in ireland’s ever growing holiday rental market#
House currently rented for €1300 per month
Perfect location to explore ireland’s world-famous heritage from
Just one hour from ireland’s famous capital, Dublin
Two minutes walk from the Railway station
5 minute walk to schools and shops
Located in the commuter belt for Dublin
Surrounded by many stunning areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the famous the Wicklow mountains and Wild Atlantic Way
Surrounded by numerous walking, water sports cycling and fishing areas
Just 8km away from Emo Court, one of ireland’s most iconic buildings (http://emocourt.ie)
Just 25 miles from Kilbeggan Racetrack and 17 from The Curragh
Many outstanding golf courses nearby such as Portarlington Golf Club https://www.portarlingtongolfclub.ie) and The Heritage Golf Resort (https://www.heritageresort.ie)
Excellent transport links via roads, rail and Dublin Airport just an hour away