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The Signal Box, Ballybrophy, Rathdowney, Laois - Sold

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  • 4 Bed Detached House - 161.45 m² / 1738 ft²


Conway Auctioneers are proud to bring to the market, The Signal Box, a wonderful home with immense character and charm.

The Signal Box formerly known as Lambes Bar originally dates back to the 1840s.Ballybrophy station is a stones throw away and Dublin Heuston can be accessed in just over an hour journey. The station in its heyday employed over 300 people and was the centre for cattle trade to Dublin.
The property was tastefully restored by The late Peter McCarthy and his wife Mary and was a very successful country pub until it closed for retirement in 2004 and was carefully converted to a lovely domestic dwelling. It needs to be seen to appreciate its good location and mature gardens. It is widely reputed in the long railway history that the Big Fella, Michael Collins took refuge there whilst on the run. It would make a wonderful quiet family home for gardening with suitable land to develop more. Good sized rooms for entertaining a true gem

A four bay two storey house standing on Circa. 0.28 Hectares (0.70 Acres)
The accommodation briefly comprises a large entrance hall, with a reception room (former bar) to the right-hand side with a double bedroom and family bathroom just off the hall. To the left-hand side is a reception room which leads to the kitchen/dining area. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and bathroom.

There is ample car parking to the front , a side yard with out buildings and a mature well landscaped garden which wraps around the house . The garden is very private and is well stocked with mature planting and trees.

A perfect family home for those who want country life but with direct access to the city by rail and motorway.

Heating is Oil Fired Central Heating

BER Details



Accommodation Floor Area Circa 161.45 sqm (Circa 1,737 Sq ft)

Entrance Hallway 4.71m x 2.91m part tiled and carpet flooring

Sitting Room (Former Bar) 4.26m x 5.42m with carpet flooring, exposed stone wall, feature brick fireplace and timber ceiling. Patio door to the back garden.

Down stairs Bedroom 3.64m x 2.23m double room with carpet flooring.

Family Bathroom 3.63m 1.67m with tiled floor and walls. WC, WHB and Bath

Back Hall 4.36m 1.44m with carpet flooring and door leading to the garden.

Living Room 4.88m x 4.61m with Liscannor Flag Stone floor, feature stone fireplace with stove, exposed ceiling noggins and double doors to the kitchen .

Kitchen 5.24m 5.19m Large bright spacious kitchen/dining area with units at eye and ground level. Gas hob and electric oven. Dorr which leads to a side yard/garden.

First Floor

Bedroom 2 4.29m x 4.85m double room (once was a sitting room) with carpet flooring. Fireplace and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 3 2.90m x 3.32m double room with carpet flooring and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 4 4.49m x 2.07m double room with carpet flooring with fitted wardrobes .

Bathroom 4.56m x 2.07m W.C, W.H.B and Bath

The property is situated at the end of a Station Road in Ballbrophy. There is off street parking to the front. The garden is laid out in 3 areas, to the left are some outbuildings and yard. To the rear and right hand side is a mature hedgerows, trees and lawn.

Services Mains Water & Septic Tank

Train Times to Dublin (Correct at time of publication)
Ballybrophy > Dublin Heuston
Dublin Heuston > Ballybrophy

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