- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 880 m²
Herbertstown House is an imposing Edwardian style country home with a superb projecting porch supported by pair of Doric columns commanding the entrance, leading on to a large light filled entrance with beautiful wooden parquet flooring and a magnificent elaborately carved oak staircase in late c.17 century style with urns on the newels. The drawing room to the left features an impressive bay window allowing an abundance of natural light fill the room. The room is warmed by an open fireplace making it a comfortable room perfect for entertaining. Across the hall is a spacious formal dining room with triple aspect providing exceptional viewsto the gorgeous grounds and surrounding countryside. Downstairs is complete with a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, office, breakfast room and several smaller rooms.
On the first floor there are eight bedrooms and four bathrooms, with the large master bedroom enjoying anensuite and a walk-in wardrobe. On the second floor there are six bedrooms and two bathrooms along with several storage rooms. All bedrooms have wonderful light and views over the extensive gardens and grounds.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
An inviting stud railed driveway aligned with mature trees welcomes you to Herbertstown House. The house and yard are set within the middle of the property with approx. 8.34 Ha (20.6 acres) of excellent quality land surrounding it. The land is suitable for all grazing types and indeed could be for tillage as well. There are 23 loose boxes in the courtyard to the rear of the house as well as a round roof hay shed, indoor arena, outdoor sand arena, lunging ring and a number of smaller outbuildings.
HERBERSTOWN HOUSE RENOVATION - PLANNING PERMISSON
Planning permission has been granted for the complete redevelopment and refurbishment of Herbertstown House which can be utilized by a purchaser. It includes refurbishments and extensions to the existing house and part demolition to the rear and the construction of a new part single storey and part two storey extension, to include a kitchen, living, dining area, play room, boot room, gym, 3 ensuite bedrooms and a laundry room. It also includes the demolition of the existing outbuildings and staff accommodation and the construction of a new farm complex consisting of an American barn with a canteen, office and two staff apartments as well as a hay/cattle/machinery shed, lunging ring, horse walker and a dung stead.
Maps and drawings are available upon request should you wish to see them.
HERBERTSTOWN GATE LODGE
The charming gate lodge is situated at the entrance to the property and sits on approx. 0.2 Ha (0.5 acres) of land. Accommodation includes a kitchen and living room on the ground floor, while upstairs there is a family bathroom and two double bedrooms one of which is ensuite.
Herbertstown House is located a short distance from the busy town of Dunboyne in County Meath which is approx. 17 km from Dublin City Centre and has become a popular destination for commuters travelling in and out of Dublin for work especially with the option of the M3 Parkway train station approximately 6 km from the property.
Dunboyne has managed to keep its village feel very much intact, despite having a growing population. This is largely due to an excellent preservation of the town centre, focused around a village green, and a crossroads just past it. Around those two locations, the town spreads out but, crucially, has not been overdeveloped, which has maintained the feel that one is in rural Ireland. There is a variety of excellent shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants in Dunboyne as well as the Four Star Dunboyne Castle Hotel. The wonderful Avoca Caf and Store is located just outside Dunboyne and Caffery s award winning pub and restaurant is just over a 7 minute drive away.
The town of Maynooth is also some 17km from Herbertstown House. With a population of over 12,500 as well as its own third level university. While Blanchardstown Shopping Centre is 15km away via the M3 motorway which is home to a mixture of 180 high end and high street stores, 3 retail parks and 25 restaurants.
There is excellent horse racing nearby in Fairyhouse, with Leopardstown, Naas, Navan, Punchestown and The Curragh within easy driving distance. There is a wide selection of equestrian facilities including the National Sports Arena.
Golf enthusiasts are well catered for in the area with Killeen Castle today forming the focal point of a Golf and Country Club, where the Jack Nicklaus designed championship 18-hole course hosted The Solheim Cup in 2011. Carton House and Royal Tara are also a short distance away and there are another 8 golf courses not too far away.
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