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Georgian splendour on eight acres with your own stables and ballroom

Offers for the two-century old country home open at €975,000.

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IF YOU’VE ALWAYS had a fancy for the finer things in life, this historic Georgian mansion might just be the place to call home. 

On the market for a selling price in excess of €975,000, Harmony Hall combines luxury and authenticity – it was built in 1789 and the original features include a wide tripartite door case, a double internal fanlight, a Wyatt window and an internal well. 

The residence sits on eight acres of land at the village of Glasson, Athlone, with a 500m driveway from the main road for even further privacy.

The property, which has been occupied by its current owners for 30 years, is surrounded by eight acres of pastureland. In the gardens you’ll find a stable block, a pigeon house and a bee house. Honey, anyone?

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Upon entering through a stunning Georgian entrance door with a Wyatt window, black and white tiled floors grab guests’ immediate attention.

Nine-foot high ceilings and ornate coving complete the entrance hall. It’s an imposing space, and that theme is definitely carried through to the rest of the property. 

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Patterned turquoise wallpaper contrasts against gold-trimmed furniture in the drawing room, which boasts an impressive feature fireplace and sash windows.

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The library, music, dining and sitting rooms also contain feature fireplaces and sash windows. A games room and ball room add further grandeur to the ground floor.

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On the lower ground floor is a large country kitchen complete with an Aga stove. A wine cellar, workshop, laundry room and full-sized bathroom also reside on this floor, which is accessed by a wide stairway.

Leading to the first floor is a double staircase and chandelier worthy of a palace. There’s no shortage of room for guests at Harmony Hall with six bedrooms on the first floor – although there might be a queue for the loo as there’s only one bathroom on this level.

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Harmony Hall is located on the edge of Glasson Village and close to Lough Ree, making it the perfect place of residence for anyone who wants to swap the hustle and bustle of city life for Georgian opulence. 

Harmony Hall, Benown, Glasson, Co Westmeath is on the market in excess of €975,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald O’Meara via

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