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Ballythomas, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

5 Bed

4 Bath

301 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 301 m²
Easy on the eyes and ravishing to the core, this home is a perfect amalgamation of classic 1800 architectural elements with modern open design and stylish interiors. It is not often that a property of this type of caliber and uniqueness enters the open market, but the authenticity is incredibly rare and once you step into this property you will have to agree also. The moment you enter through the electric gates and sweeping driveway, set between manicured lawns that pop with colour, and the panoramic tranquil views that surround every angle leading to this magnificent property comprising of 301.36m2 (3243.81 sq.ft) that oozes character and passion. Built in 2002, and in this rare case the property was constructed and built around the materials and items that were collected over time by the homeowner and used to make this property a distinct level of historic features with a contemporary design to make an impact with a difference, but to ensure that family living is at the heart of the home. On entering the tympanum rich arch double front doors that steps into an openness of a breath-taking space with its high double ceilings that accentuate the light that draws the eye skywards to a mezzanine wrap around gallery landing with split level flooring, stone wall with historical beams, Burmese Door with Copper panels, Turkish Limestone stairs, cast iron railings, feature chandler with recess lights, church arched shaped coloured stained windows and a cosy nook balcony, that simply is outstanding and hard to replicate. There are 2 reception rooms that sit at the front of each side of the property, the rooms are of a substantial size with 10ft high slanted ceilings that maximise the use of light and space. Both rooms have feature fireplaces with open solid fuel. The furniture, rugs, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs and mixed materials used, configure, and frame the interior for what is next to be uncovered. A luxurious guest w.c, with spectacular elegant wallpaper, wall tiling with gold trim and feature fittings, to impress any guest. Walking through the double church doors to the main Dining and Kitchen area, the homeowner has continued in their opportunity and inspiration to create a joyous family home with a split level that steps down into a kitchen that simply works to include 4 radius arch windows and 2 skylights, giving way to an abundance of light and circular surrounding views, bespoke fitted designer kitchen and a feature kitchen island with a decorative hanging unit. Just off the Dining area, is the tranquil and cosy everyday reception room, that speaks character with its feature design of a superb stone fireplace that extends to ceiling with solid fuel stove and log storage. French patio doors lead to side access of the property. The use of colour and design in this space is just perfection and stunning. On the opposite side of the Dining room is a separate utility with bespoke kitchen units a designed custom-made cloak hanging unit with a large laundry room, that holds an abundance of storage. The functionally and layout of the ground floor has been custom designed, well - executed by the homeowners and certainly a cosy footprint has been made. Continuing to First floor level, the surprises keep unfolding with the astonishing wrap around landing that preserves the properties character and shows the true value of the open plan ethos. With each of the 5 Bedrooms, 2 Ensuites and Main Bathroom and Guest W.C, the sense of space in each room is endless with tranquil views from every window that accentuates its architectural style. The main bathroom is sumptuous and cleverly designed with its grand size, free standing bath, double shower with tinted doors and gold trim, old fashioned toilet, the use of materials and fittings is fit for any King or Queen. Outside, set on 2 acres of prime agricultural land, surrounded by manicured gardens with a large feature pond with a mature willow tree, that simply overhangs the area that has been occupied by lovable fairies, making this a picturesque view of peace and serenity. However, if you do like to produce home grown, this property comes with 9 x 12 meter Greenhouse, 20 apple trees for edible and cooking, pear trees, mature shrubbery, a range of outhouses with concrete slab, gravel driveway with electric gates, surround private hedging, and fencing, and it is a home to many lovable pets to include the adorable Alpacas. Having its own seclusion and privacy is balanced with the benefits of neighbours and nearby amenities close by. The location is second to none and is ideally located for the new homeowner who wants to have the country lifestyle, but still want to be within easy reach of all conveniences. Portlaoise & Stradbally Town is only a 7-minute drive and there is convenient access to the M7 Motorway. The Heath which has its own famous 18-hole Golf Course is only 5 minutes while the Heritage in Killenard is a 15-minute drive. The spectacular views of the Windy -Gap and Dublin Mountains are visible from the first floor. This property now stands in all its glory waiting to start a new chapter with a new family. Accommodation Entrance Hall, double height ceilings of 3.97m and 5.75m with a mezzanine wrap around gallery landing overhead, with wooden flooring, recess lighting and feature grand radius window. Double tympanum arch front doors, with 2 radius windows. Entrance hall 6.87m x 5.25m, with stone wall, historical feature beams, a rare Burmese Door with copper panels, gives way to an entry to side reception room and split-level flooring with Turkish limestone stairs and cast-iron railings, along with feature church-stained glass windows and a grand exquisite chandler and recess lights and wall feature lamps to add the finishing touch of elegance to this amazing and inviting space. Front Reception Room, 5.79m x 4.09m x 10ft ceiling. Wooden floors, bay window and 2 windows, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, coving, feature stone fireplace with open solid fuel, 30kw that heats 22 radiators throughout the property, chandler light fitting. Convent double grand doors on entry. Second Front Reception Room, 6.72m x 4.66m x 10ft ceilings, wooden flooring, bay windows with arch, plus 2 windows, feature Palace of Versalles fireplace with open solid fuel, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, feature light fitting. Downstairs Guest W.C, 1.89m x 1.54m, tiled floor and half wall tiled finished with gold trim and spectacular wallpaper, designer w.h.b with mirror and shaver light, w.c, chandler light fitting, wall fittings. Dining Room, 5.50m x 3.98m, double church doors on entry, tiled flooring, recess lights, hanging light feature, tv point, 1 x radius arch window, integrated area for double fridge freezer, stone design steps to kitchen area. Entrance to Third Reception Room and Entrance to Utility/Closet Room. Kitchen, 4.79m x 3.30m, split level design, circular effect, designer bespoke kitchen with integrated appliances and double sink, feature kitchen Island with decorative hanging unit above, gas range cooker, 2 x skylights, 4 x radius arch windows with small arch netting, tiled floor, and splash back, recess lights, Full length of Dining and Kitchen area 7.17m Utility, 4.14m x 4.08m, tiled floor, bespoke kitchen storage units, alarm, light fitting, custom designed laundry room. Laundry Room, 2.84 x 2.18m, tiled floor, well-executed room giving way for plenty of storage with the provided shelving and ample space light fitting. Third Reception Room, 5.48 x 4.04m, wooden floor, double French patio doors leading to side access, 1 x 2 panel window, a superbly stone crafted fireplace with open solid fuel stove and log storage, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, feature hanging light fitting, internal door with exclusive handmade detail. Master Bedroom, 5.46m x 4.16m, wooden flooring, light fitting and shade, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, slanted ceiling, tv point, large window with 2 panel inserts and a 2-panel window. Ensuite, 1.95m x 1.77m, tiled floor and half wall tiled with trim and feature elegant wallpaper, w.c, w.h.b, feature mirror with light fitting, fitted storage unit, shower unit with triton shower. Walk-In Wardrobe, 2.11m x 1.20m, fully shelved with lighting, wooden flooring. Second Bedroom, 4.19m x 3.96m, wooden flooring, recess lights plus light fitting and shade, entrance to cosy nook balcony overlooking grand entrance hall, 2 x church-stained windows, 2 panel radius window, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, slanted ceiling. This rooms leads to master bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, and landing. Third Bedroom, 5.69m x 3.98m, wooden flooring, one of the best tranquil views to be seen from the feature cosy nook within this amazing space. Decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, tv point, slanted ceiling, large radius window with 2 panel inserts and a 2-panel window, light fitting, and shade. Main Bathroom, 4.16m x 2.46m, tiled floor and half wall tiled with trim and feature elegant wallpaper, free-standing bath, built in vanity unit with enclosed option mirror, double shower with gold trim plate and tinted shower doors, power pump shower, old fashioned style w.c, recess lights, slanted ceiling, 2 panel window, curtain rail and decorative net fall, fitted towel rail and fittings. Fourth Bedroom, 4.23m x 4.18m, wooden flooring, large radius window with 2 panel inserts, 1 x 2 panel window with Velux blind, slanted ceiling, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, tv point, light fitting and shade, entrance to attic. Fifth Bedroom, 4.74 x 4.16m, wooden flooring, 2 x panel windows with Velux blinds, 3 large bay radius windows with 2 panel inserts, decorative drapes with designer rods and pull backs, light fitting and shade, slanted ceiling, entrance to attic. Ensuite, 2.07m x 1.77m, tiled floor, w.c, built-in vanity unit, mirror with light, shower unit with triton shower, light fitting, 2 panel window. Outside, Range of Outbuildings, surrounding landscaped gardens with large feature pond, 9 x 12 meter Greenhouse, selection of Apple Trees, Electric Gates, and Gravel Sweeping Driveway. Oil Central Heating with three open solid fuel, private and secluded hedges, fencing,
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Property Features

  • Magnificent property comprising of 301.36m2 (3243.81 sq. ft.)
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Reception Rooms, 2 Ensuites and Main Bathroom and Guest W.C
  • Surrounded by Tranquil Views
  • High Ceilings of 10ft in principal rooms
  • Located in the heart of the Midlands
  • High Speed Broadband
  • Impressive BER Rating C2
  • Constructed in 2002
  • Set on 2 Acres of Prime Agricultural Land
  • Range of Out-Buildings and Landscaped Gardens

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Property Facilities

  • Parking
  • Alarm
  • Wired for Cable Television
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Oil Fired Central Heating

BER Details


BER No: 114772585

Energy Performance Indicator: 179.17 kWh/m2/yr





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