Timeless Trim terrace
Castle Street homes were built by Lord Dunsany around 1890
The heritage town of Trim is one of the most sought-after locations in county Meath, with its castles, abbeys and river flowing through it, and quaint townhouses facing onto the historic castle which was the setting for the Oscar-winning movie, 'Braveheart'.
The 12th century castle, built by Norman warlord Hugh de Lacey, was acquired by the State from Lord Dunsany during local TD Noel Dempsey's period as Minister for the Office of Public Works, and transformed into a fantastic tourist attraction, with further plans for the development of the old town hall as a viistor centre.
Lord Dunsany also built a terrace of 10 houses opposite Trim Castle, on Castle Street, which still retain their 19th century appearance outwardly, but have been modernised inside, such as Number 7, on the market now with TE Potterton Real Estate Alliance, asking €234,950 in a private treaty sale. Some of the houses on the colourful terrace are still owned by the Dunsany Plunkett estate, while more have passed into private ownership.
BER exempt, the property can be found to be in excellent order throughout having been tastefully and sympathetically restored by the present owners to include re-wiring, re-plumbing and insulating the attic. The accommodation is enhanced by a number of features including cast iron diamond paned windows, original hall door, and in fact remains pretty much unspoiled or unchanged by the passage of time.
Accomodation includes entrance hall with tiled floor; front room with original cast iron fireplace; living room with cast iron solid fuel stove; a fitted kitchen; Belfast sink; granite worktop; utility plumbed for washing machine; bathroom; first floor has a landing with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The southwest facing rear garden backs on to Emmet Street carpark, featuring a paved patio area with water feature, vegetable plot.
Trim was named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2022, the town’s fourth time winning the top prize since the competition began. It has a delightful selection of shops and restaurants, coffee shops, as well as educational establishments and sporting facilities, and a new theatre due to open this summer on High Street. The Porchfields public park on the River Boyne is a massive public amenity in the town, and there are three fine hotels as well as many guesthouses.