Views, gardens and cost make this a winner

What: Four-bed detached house

Where: Castletown Finea, Lower Finea

Who: Sherry FitzGerald Davitt and Davitt, The Square, Castlepollard, tel 9340000

How much: €379,950


For many, the thoughts of a detached house in the country is a dream they believe impossible.

But then again, maths. Compare your price per square foot, and it’s clear the value usually lies with the country house since generally they are more spacious. Throw the garden into the mix and the equation tips even further.

If you can quantify the value of views-per-window, then that should be the deal sealed: there are very few houses in Mullingar that enjoy a view of anything other than the neighbours’ houses to front and rear.

When it comes to comparisons, you will go a long way to do better than this four-bedroom, three reception, two-bathroom family home with detached block-built garage in Castletown Finea.

Built around 2008, and spanning approx 190.73 (m2)/2,045 sq ft, the house is presented to the open market in turnkey condition throughout.

It is set on a site of approximately 0.5-acres, and has the luxury of panoramic views of the local countryside.

The present owners have put heart and soul into this residence making it a home to be truly proud of.

At ground floor level, entry is via a spacious marble-tiled hallway.

The kitchen/ dining/ living room are open plan and in the living area there is a solid fuel fireplace with marble surround, while in the dining area there is a solid-fuel stove with a back boiler.

The kitchen area has timber wall and floor fitted units, offering ample storage space.

The units are topped with granite work tops and the floor is of marble tile, while in the dining area and also the living area, the floors are of solid mahogany.

Also found at ground floor level is the sun room; a large utility room with marble tiled flooring, fitted units and fully tiled guest WC.

Conveniently, there is also a downstairs double bedroom with front aspect, timber flooring and built in wardrobe.

The first floor contains a spacious landing with timber flooring and walk in hot-press. The three bedrooms are all doubles, and the master has a fully-tiled ensuite. All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and timber flooring.

The main family bathroom is fully tiled with a three-piece suite and separate shower cubicle.

The exterior of this home has been beautifully maintained and boasts well-manicured kerbed lawns; there is a detached block-built garage with natural slate roof, to the rear with a loft with power supply and an adjoining open shed.

The house is just 500 meters from Castletown school, church and GAA grounds and 5km from the Village of Finea. It is on the school bus route to post primary education in Castlepollard.