- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Piedmonte, Italian for 'the foot of the mountain', is an impressive modern architect designed residence with stables set on 23 acres. This property is beautifully set in rolling countryside in the foothills of Loughcrew. Thoughtfully laid out across two floors, the spacious living accommodation plays on its southern and western aspects taking full advantage of natural light and sunshine. That along with many fine features, including Italian tones, set it apart from many a property.
Words hardly do this property sufficient justice hence we recommend that you browse through the photographs and our floor plan, and perhaps if you like what you see, call the selling agents to arrange a viewing.
Located approximately nine minutes drive from the roundabout at Drumbarragh, on the N3/M3 route, and fifteen minutes drive from the heritage town of Kells, this is a beautifully positioned rural residence, set well back in from the R154 to which the holding abuts. The property enjoys beautiful countryside views being set in the foothills of Loughcrew, County Meaths highest point, decorated with passage graves dating to between 3500 and 3300 BC. Loughcrew Estate and Gardens are located a little further along the road.
The villages of Ballinlough, with primary school, and Crossakiel, both with convenience stores and public houses are located 2.5km and 5km distant respectively. The locality and surrounding area, is well served by a good range of local conveniences, necessities and amenities are catered for including sporting facilities and recreational clubs; healthcare; primary schools; local retail; hostelries, churches, hardware and agriculture provisioners and much more. While Kells at 14km is convenient so too is Oldcastle at 7km. Between them they cater well for shopping and business needs.
Local attractions include: Clonmellon Farmer's Market; Castlekieran; Girley Bog Eco Walk; Hinterland - festival of literature; Tullynalley Castle and Gardens; the annual JFK 50 mile walk; Mullaghmeen Forest - Europe's largest planted Beech forest; Loughcrew Hills with cairns - a complex of passage tombs are one of Ireland's most magnificent and abounding archaeological landscapes; Fore Abbey; Loughcrew Estate Gardens and Adventure Centre; and the exclusive Richard Corrigan owned Virginia Park Lodge. This is just a flavour of what is in the area. Fishing, watersports and other water-based activities considering that Lough Lene, the White Lake, Lough Ramor and the Boyne, Blackwater and Inny rivers are all nearby. All that, along with excellent terrain for hunting and shooting make this an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. The Ballymacads hunt the area. Many sports are supported locally through various facilities including Ballinlough and Kilskyre GFCs along with Headfort Golf Club and North Meath Rugby at Kells. To that add, both Delvin and Carnaross are no more than a short drive.
14km Kells - 29km Navan - 9km N3/M3 at Drumbarragh
The property is approached from the road through stone piers with wrought iron electronically controlled gates and over a cattle grid. A gravelled driveway leads straight towards the residence, (with the front door access by an interesting stepped entrance), passing its side and continuing to its rear where it opens into a parking and circulation area. In addition to formal lawned gardens and grounds which are decorated with a beautiful range of flowers, shrubs and trees, there is a Summerhouse down the garden which could serve a multitude of functions. Self-sufficiency is added by the presence of vegetable cloches. A balcony, off the main living room, which leads to the raised patio area adds to the abundance of space, making for even better alfresco dining options.
An early branch off the approach avenue to the left leads to an equestrian complex. Having power, light and water laid on, this complex includes four stables as well as various ancillary spaces together with an insulated domestic multi-car garage. The holding is essentially otherwise laid under grassland pasture through railed paddocking as well as open fields served by field shelters making the out-wintering of livestock an option. Handling facilities include cattle chute and pen. With the option of acquiring the residence on c. 3 acres or in its entirety on c. 23 acres, aspiring smallholders or those in search of a largely self-sufficient good life and those with green finger aspirations will have a field-day here, pardon the pun.
The vendor reserves the right to dispose of the property in its entirety as a single lot, or in lots as outlined below. Owing to the availability of road frontage attaching to the lots, there is potential for the erection of further dwelling(s) subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.
Lot 1: Residence, stabling, domestic garage and garden extending to c. 3 acres. Guiding €595,000.
Lot 2: Adjoining c. 20 acres. Price on Application.
Lot 3: Entire Property. Price on Application.
REA Gunne Property
Contact: Dermot Conlon
Entrance Hall - 3.9m (12'10") x 3.9m (12'10")
Oak floor with feature tiled inset. Authentic Tuscan doors with glazed panels. Recessed lights. Solid Ash staircase leading to lower ground floor.
Lounge - 8.2m (26'11") x 6.3m (20'8")
Magnificent views from this truly unique room. Fantastic beamed ceiling. Solid Oak floor. Solid fuel stove with stone chimney breast. Glazing to three elevations. French doors to balcony. Television point. Feature beamed ceiling.
Master Bedroom - 6m (19'8") x 4.7m (15'5") Max
Oak floor. Alarm control panel windows to two elevations. Recessed lighting. Television point.
Ensuite - 2.22m (7'3") x 1.75m (5'9")
Completely tiled. Recessed lighting. Thermostatic valve pump shower, level entry. Also incorporates toilet, wash hand basin set in unit.
Walk in Wardrobe - 3.15m (10'4") x 1.75m (5'9")
Railed and shelved. Oak Floor.
Bedroom 2 - 5.7m (18'8") x 2.9m (9'6")
Solid Oak floor. Wardrobe and sliding dressing unit. Television point.
Bedroom 3 - 4.4m (14'5") x 2.9m (9'6")
Bedroom 4 / Office - 3.2m (10'6") x 2.95m (9'8")
Oak floor. Beamed ceiling with pine stairs to dormitory / additional space in gallery.
Bathroom - 2.95m (9'8") x 2.85m (9'4")
Floor and wall tiling. Ground entry shower with thermostatic value pump, feature claw legged bath, toilet and wash hand basin set in unit.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR:-
Hall - 4.25m (13'11") Into Recess x 1.76m (5'9")
Living Room - 6.2m (20'4") x 3.7m (12'2") Max
L shaped room. Oak floor, windows to two elevations. Solid fuel stove. Television point.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room - 7.3m (23'11") x 4.25m (13'11")
Extensive arrangement of base and wall mounted painted kitchen cabinets laid out in an 'L' shaped arrangement spanning two walls 1.5 bowl sink set in granite counter top. Incorporating five ring gas hob, extractor hood, double oven, integrated dishwasher and wine rack. Breakfast bar. French doors to rear.
Dining Room - 6.15m (20'2") x 3.35m (11'0")
Glazing to two elevations including French doors. Tiled floor.
Utility Room - 7.25m (23'9") x 1.8m (5'11")
Extensively fitted with base and wall mounted units incorporating single drainer sink. Tiled floor.
Guest WC - 1.78m (5'10") x 1.2m (3'11")
Incorporates toilet and wash hand basin. Tiled floor.
Yard & Stable Complex
Briefly comprising four stables, storage and fodder facilities.
Multi-car Domestic Garage
Adjoins yard & stable complex.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only. Property Reference :QUIL20001823
Eircode: A82 N5Y2
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