c. 1860 Forgney Lodge – Ballymahon, Ireland

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Added to OHD on 10/7/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   28 Comments

Forgney Lodge, Ballymahon Co. Longford, N39DF85

  • €225,000
    $259,279 USD
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1894 Sq Ft
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Open view on Thursday 4th October, Thursday 11th October & Thursday 18th October from 5.30 - 6.30pm

Savills and James L.Murtagh are delighted to present Forgney Lodge. This is an attractive, well proportioned former gate lodge built in c.1860 to serve the main entrance to Newcastle House. Newcastle House was once the seat of King – Harman family who owned the largest estate in Co. Longford in the 19th century. Nearby is the church of St.Munis - the present building replaced the church where writer Oliver Goldsmith born in 1728 in nearby Pallas – was baptised. The property has been beautifully maintained over the years retaining its early period and architectural form. A detached three-bay single storey dwelling which is immaculate both inside and out. Accommodation consists of entrance hall, corridor hall, back hall, atrium, drawing room, kitchen & utility, 3 bedrooms (master en-suite) and bathroom. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, set back from the road on c.2 acres of mature, manicured gardens, located 4 km southeast of Ballymahon.

• Zoned Underfloor heating throughout Property
• Oil fired central heating
• Well Water with treatment system
• Main Water also available
• Alarm
Fixtures and Fittings: All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including: garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some may be available by separate negotiation.
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28 Comments on c. 1860 Forgney Lodge – Ballymahon, Ireland

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  1. Nancy CNancy C says: 131 comments
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    abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

    Isn’t this fantastic, right out of the pages of an Irish fairy tale. Surely there are leprechauns or gnomes or something in the woods nearby. Just close the wrought iron gate to keep their mischief away.

    Link to brochure that the Agent hands out, showing some of the rooms furnished — still no kitchen or bathrooms, though.


  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 7448 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    This exquisitely designed and proportioned lodge is far more impressive than the irrationally rambling, clunky place it was meant to serve. The Victorian styled, iron and glass enclosed, Roman court yard is so rad.

    Newcastle House, (now a hotel and venue):


  3. Rick H. Veal says: 44 comments

    DUDE! An interior courtyard – how cool is that!!

  4. Rondi says: 13 comments

    L O V E this completely. I am done, this one has my heart ❤️ !

  5. tess says: 296 comments

    I wonder if any of the “wee little people” still occupy it. Interior courtyard is perfect for my kitties. No coyotes to eat them, bird, butterflies to chase and plants to sniff.

  6. BethsterBethster says: 814 comments
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    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    This is beautiful! I love the archy details. And I know that ivy supposedly does terrible things when it grows all over houses, but it’s so pretty! Too bad I’m not looking to move to Ireland.

  7. BethsterBethster says: 814 comments
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    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    One thing I noticed, looking at additional photos. In the drawing, it appears that there are large semicircular windows on either side near the front of the house. But in photos, they look more like regular bay windows. 🙁

    • BethsterBethster says: 814 comments
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      1927 Spanish Revival
      Richmond, VA

      Drawing = floorplan!

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 916 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Beth, I do think they are semi-circular. If you look at the roof lines and compare to the front entrance photo, I would guess they are the same. Also, carefully looking at what you can see of the side bays from the front, they look round. Wonderful house…..think I’ll downsize and design one with a central courtyard, yes, great for the kitties…!

  8. I have been fortunate enough to visit Ireland a couple of times and it would make me so happy to own this home!!! So beautiful.

  9. brigidbrigid says: 624 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    I dreamed for years of moving to Ireland and my husband and I looked into it seriously. In recent years the requirements have changed. A single person must have an annual income of $55,000 ($110,000 for a couple). Kinda throws us out of the running and this is a little expensive for a vacation home. Maybe Kelly can find a less expensive fixer-upper cottage for us!

  10. debra says: 17 comments

    GASP! dreams could come true, all this for the price?! visiting in England now and properties are quite high, this is amazing!
    and those windows……..sigh

  11. Peggy Sullivan says: 32 comments

    Just send me back home to this place and I promise to let you stay the weekend….

  12. Zann says: 513 comments

    I will never recover from this one.

    I think I need a nap…….

  13. Rebecca Campbell says: 147 comments

    How cool that this house is listed here. I just finished reading The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith about a month ago.

  14. Ernie says: 325 comments

    LOVE Ireland! My husband & I honeymooned there 20 yrs. ago & have said we would go back & stay longer than 2 weeks. I vaguely recall Co. Longford but had I known about this place I would have stopped! It’s wonderful!

  15. zoomy says: 537 comments

    I’m commenting now from beyond the grave because this house really did me in!! I’m out of superlatives to describe it. OK, what a charming, absolutely spectacular setting and dazzlingly perfect house! Sigh. OK, I’m not dead, but I have to lie down to recover after seeing this one.

  16. CateCate says: 278 comments
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    Milwaukee, WI

    What isn’t there to like with this winner? LOVE those windows. Wonder what the bedrooms look like and the bath. Too, too charming!

  17. AzDi says: 26 comments

    Come on lottery!Mama needs this house in Ireland!

  18. KarenZKarenZ says: 1174 comments
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    Oh my goodness-this is the house of my dreams! I haven’t yet been able to visit Ireland,but it’s on the Bucket List. I don’t even know WHERE in Ireland that it is located, but it’s a dream! I never thought of the safe space for the kitties, but that is a bonus! Now, if that Megamillions Jackpot is mine tonight, it will be mine, lol! Thanks for sharing this incredible beauty, Kelly!


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