Located at Lock 42, along the Royal Canal, just outside the village of Kenagh, this lock-keepers cottage is steeped in history and charm.
This beautiful property is an important reminder of the heyday of the canal as a bustling transport system. A house of memories, where boats passed by the front door with food for the people and animals, as well as news from the capital.
Situated along the Royal Canal Greenway, on an extensive site, the cottage lies between the villages of Killashee and Kenagh. For over 200 years the sound of the moving water at the lock has been a therapeutic feature of this iconic residence.
The canal itself fell into disrepair in the late 20th century but has been recently restored for recreation and navigation purposes. The Royal Canal Greenway provides a 130km walking and cycling trail from Maynooth to Clondra where the Royal Canal meets the Shannon. An ideal location for nature lovers, anglers, walkers, or indeed anyone seeking peace and relaxation amidst tranquil waters and leafy hedgerows.
The lock house accommodation, which needs some care and repair, comprises of a kitchen, living room, parlour, two bedrooms and a bathroom. With a total floor area of c.78m2, there is superb potential to extend the overall area of this outstanding property, due to the large c.1.13 acre site to the rear and side of the cottage.
Please contact us on 043 3350555 to arrange your viewing.
Close to the villages of Killashee and Kenagh
Just a few minutes off the main Longford-Athlone Road
Situated along the Royal Canal Greenway
On The National Famine Way
Overall floor area C.78m2
Double glazed pvc windows to front and side of the dwelling
Solid fuel fireplace in living room
Solid fuel range with connection to the radiators
Parlour- 4.60m x 3.50m
Living room- 3.52m x 4.58m
Kitchen- 3.50m x 3.20m
Bathroom- 2.40m x 1.62m
Bedroom 1- 3.20m x 2.66m
Bedroom 2- 3.23m x 2.70m