5 bedroom detached house for sale
Ireland - Rathowen, Co. Westmeath
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- Refurbished Georgian Country Residence
- Approx. 29.95 ha / 74 ac of land
- 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms
- Cottage with 2 bedrooms
- Courtyard, lofted stables, coach house
Ardglass is a superb country residence which was originally built as a Georgian hunting lodge in the 1700's. The house was rebuilt in c. 1860's in the style of an Italianate villa and exhibits the highly decorative features typical of the Victorian era.
Since purchasing the property the current owners have invested considerable time and expenditure meticulously and sensitively restoring the house and grounds while being mindful to retain the integrity of the original period features. All works were carried out under the supervision of a conservationist architect and all modern material used were in accordance to the Georgian tradition.
The roof has been re-slatted using blue banger slates and all timbers have been repaired or replaced. The lantern over the main staircase was in poor condition and this has been replaced and the surrounding flat roof re-coppered.
The house now boasts a state of the art heating system run from a dual boiler; new tradition style cast iron radiators; a new plumbing system; new electrical wiring; all windows have been restored and double glazed and all floor and walls have been insulated. Further works also included inputting a specific damp proof course into the back hall and completely insulating the back area of the house.
Today the house presents itself as a magnificent family home with wonderful spacious and bright reception rooms, all decorated to enhance the ornate period features and emphasis the tall windows and high ceilings. The accommodation has an appealing combination of grand and more intimate reception rooms on a manageable scale. Throughout the house there are exquisite features such as Corinthian columns in the hall, ornate cornicing and centre roses, grand antique marble chimney pieces and original panelled doors with decorative architrave surrounds.
The house is approached by a sweeping avenue which also veers past the walled garden and into the courtyard. The main garden is to the left hand side of the house and is in lawn interspersed with mature trees, shrubbery and flower beds. The walled garden is located behind the main garden and adjoining the courtyard on the west side.
With tiled floor which leads directly into the main hall.
Which has wooden floor, corniced ceiling, recessed wall arches and arch to staircase hall.
Has a magnificent mahogany staircase which splits into two on the return.
With wooden floor, corniced ceiling, centre rose, bay window.
With wooden floor, corniced ceiling, bay window, marble fireplace.
With wooden floor, marble fireplace and corniced ceiling.
With wooden floor and shelving.
With wooden floor, marble fireplace and corniced ceiling.
Is directly off the staircase hall and features a tiled floor.
A spacious room featuring a tiled floor, built in kitchen units with marble countertop, 4 door AGA cooker, Belfast sink and double doors to sheltered patio.
With built in shelving and solid wood kitchen units, plumbed for oven, hob and with a Belfast sink.
Also found off the back hall is the utility room, the boot room with back staircase to the laundry room and the former kitchen. The former kitchen now hoses the duel boiler, water tank and pressurised water pumb.
Approached by two staircases from the return to a gallery style landing.
With a wooden floor, marble fireplace, coved ceiling and door to the ensuite bathroom.
The Ensuite has tiled floor and part tiled walls, wc, whb, roll top bath, separate shower. Bedroom 2 has a wooden floor, marble fireplace and coved ceiling. Bedroom 3 has a wooden floor, marble fireplace, coved ceiling and a separate wc. Bedroom 4 also has a wooden floor, marble fireplace and coved ceiling.
First Floor Return
Approached by the return on the main staircase. Bedroom 5 with carpeted floor and vaulted ceiling. Shower Room with tiled floor, walls, fireplace, 2 whb's, wc, shower, hotpress. Laundry Room with staircase to boot room, plumbed for washing machine.
88.26 sq m / 950 sq ft
Newly refurbished to a high specification with spacious open plan living room and kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and a shower room.
To the rear of the main house, entered through an archway is the courtyard, which houses an array of single and double storey buildings. There are five stables all lofted, the coach house and garage. The courtyard has also benefited from a face lift with new shutters and doors restored plasterwork and repainted.
Ardglass has extensive farm buildings which have their own separate access via a back avenue.
Double barn 30 ft. x 4 Bay and lean to.
Barn 25ft x 3 Bay and lean to.
In all Ardglass House sits on approx. 29.95 ha (74 acres) which surround the house and mainly laid out in mature pasture, ideal for grazing. There is a secondary farm access from the road. There are approx. 6.88 ha (17 acres) in new plantation. The lands have been fenced over the last year.
Well water, new biocycle system, ESB, Eircom phone watch alarm, electronic gates, dual boiler for solid fuel and oil, 2,500 oil tank, 2000 lt water tank with pressure pumb.
Fixtures and Fittings
Fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and garden statutory are specifically excluded from the sale.
The drawing room marble chimney piece is excluded from the sale and will be replaced with an alternative suitable chimney piece.
BER : Exempt
Strictly by appointment through the agent.
+353 1 6634 350
Dublin (M50) 87km
Dublin Airport 105km
Take the M4 motor way and passing Mullingar town, continue for approx. 18km and you will drive through the village of Ballinlack. After Ballinlack continue for 2 km and take the second left hand turn sign posted for Ballinacarrig. Ardglass House is the first entrance on the left hand side about 300 mts down the road.
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- Dublin (International), 53.9 miles
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- Sligo (Domestic), 61.5 miles
- Galway (International), 63.6 miles
- Connemara (Domestic), 85.5 miles
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