Asking price for Barntown home is slashed by €400,000
A five bed home in Barntown has slashed its asking price by almost half over the past decade.
Forest Lodge in Barntown is a Victorian farmhouse with six acres, stables and a swimming pool.
In 2006 the property was placed on the market by Property Partners John Corish with an asking price of €825,000.
However the property is now back on the market with John Kearney of Kearney and Co and an asking price of €425,000. Last year it was listed with Keane Auctioneers for €495,000.
The current owners who have lived in the house for 24 years have completely renovated the property during their stewardship.
This includes rewiring, plumbing, damp proofing and installing a new kitchen and bathrooms.
A new slate roof and percolation system have also been added in the last two years.
Forest Lodge is believed to have been built by a Dublin industrialist for his ailing daughter in around 1900, then passed into ownership of the Diocese of Ferns and housed the parish priest for decades.
The six-acre grounds are divided into separate areas for different purposes with well tended lawns, rockeries and shrubberies, the pool area, a small orchard, yard and three paddocks, one of which has excellent road frontage.
There are also stables, a tack room, hay shed, carport and a lofted old stone barn ripe for conversion.
The property is approached via two gated entrances, the main one leading to a gravelled yard.