5 bedroom house for sale
Ireland - Laois, Durrow
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A splendid and elegant late Georgian country home built in the Regency style and marvellously positioned nearby to the heritage town of Durrow and within easy access of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Offered for sale on 9.4 acres including frontage onto the River Goul and a substantial mill or within private pleasure grounds of 1.6 acres quoting €865,000 and €550,000 respectively.
Pleasantly positioned within landscaped pleasure grounds a sweeping gravelled drive leads over a bridged stream to the house. Built in circa 1801 the house is extremely pleasant with a rugged stone façade complete with attractive brick window and door surrounds and distinctive overhanging eaves, which include timber detailing. Set out over 3 floors a flight of limestone steps adorned with decorative wrought iron railings lead up to the front doors, twin glazed French doors that lead to the reception hall, principal reception rooms and stair hall.
The reception hall leads to marvellously proportioned drawing room is lit from a bright southeast and southwest orientation and large feature windows. A marble chimney piece frames a large open fire grate and the generous ceiling height, restrained plasterwork and door architraves make it extremely pleasant. The dining room and study also benefit from generous ceiling height, restrained plasterwork and door architraves and open fireplaces, the study with a marble chimneypiece and dining room with a feature alcove. An open arch from the reception hall gives access to the stair hall and the carved timber staircase, leading to the lower ground floor and bedrooms upstairs and generously lit from a large window. There are 5 bedrooms in total with 4 bedrooms on the upper floor. The master bedroom mirroring the dimension of the drawing room and particularly spacious. The bedrooms each benefit from elegant restrained ceiling cornices and 3 have open fireplaces. A large family bathroom completes the accommodation on this floor. A guest bedroom suite is positioned on the lower ground floor and has an en-suite bathroom.
At garden level the ground floor accommodation links to the garden from an open veranda within an enclosed and protected courtyard to the rear of the house, easily accessed from the gardens and car parking area. The kitchen comprises the entire depth of the house and enjoys great natural light from 3 windows on the southwestern elevation and 1 each on the southeast and northwest elevations. In a classic country style the kitchen has terracotta tiled flooring, a range of country kitchen fitted units, an authentic AGA cooking stove and exposed ceiling beams.
Newtown House is located within peaceful rural surrounds just a short distance from the thriving heritage town of Durrow and just 9 miles from Abbeyleix. Offering includes extensive frontage onto the River Goul, a noted trout fishing river that linking with River Erkina feeds into the River Nore at nearby Durrow. The impressive 4 storey stone mill, mill race, and a large mill pond along with a range of stone outbuildings, a coach house, cottage and grain store are included. Extremely picturesque the millpond is framed by large specimen trees and often used for boating and swimming. The remaining lands are in grass and offer good grazing.
BER Exempt (Building Energy Rating)
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