- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 216 m²
Contemporary home with a magnificent outlook over Mount Leinster
Summerville is a charming contemporary home situated in a private setting with a spectacular outlook onto Mount Leinster, yet conveniently located just 5 kilometres outside the town of Muine Bheag.
The bright and spacious accommodation is laid out over two storeys and extends to about 2,325 square feet. A key feature of the property is the large south facing windows that draw the light inwards and show off the spectacular mountainside and countryside views. The detail and finishes are notable internally, with the accommodation being suitable for both modern day family living and entertaining. Summerville also benefits from underfloor heating, an excellent BER rating and a central vacuum system.
The home is entered through a bright porch. From here, the two main reception rooms can be easily accessed from the hallway and are positioned to the front of the house to make use of the daylight. The spacious drawing room comprises a wood burning stove and large windows and the kitchen/dining space is open plan which has been cleverly designed to suit the modern family. A lovely feature of the kitchen area is the sliding doors to the patio which is ideal for al fresco dining. Other accommodation on the ground floor includes a walk-in pantry, cosy sitting room, office, generous laundry and utility, store and guest bedroom.
The first floor is accessed via a wooden staircase and leads onto a spacious landing. The majority of the bedroom accommodation is laid out here and comprises the master bedroom suite with walk in wardrobe and two further bedrooms as well as a family bathroom.
An array of traditional farm buildings are situated at the top of the entrance to the house and could be converted for use as an office, further accommodation or a fantastic children' s den - subject to planning permission.
Garden & Grounds
The property sits on about 16 acres in total of which 10 acres are excellent tillage land which are currently being farmed in hand.
Summerville is set amidst established garden grounds which are predominately laid to lawn. To the front of the house are an excellent range of flowers and specimen trees. There are wonderful vistas from the property including those to the remains of the 13th century Norman Ballyloughlin Castle which is a National Monument and the Blackstairs Mountain Range.
Strictly by appointment by Savills Country Agency.
Muine Bheag also known as Bagenalstown is a bustling town located on the banks of the River Barrow. The River Barrow is one of " The Three Sisters' ' the other two being the River Suir and the River Nore. The former is considered to be one of Irelands most scenic and picturesque inland waterways. The town comprises a variety of amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, various sports facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool and a good selection of retail stores. For further retail opportunities, Muine Bheag/Bagnelstown train station provides ease of access to larger towns and cities including Dublin, Carlow and Kilkenny.
Two of the most popular local restaurants are the Lord Bagenal and Rachel' s Restaurant located close by in the charming neighbouring town of Loughlinbridge.
Carlow Town and Kilkenny City are close by and contain a wealth of amenities including excellent restaurants, pubs, hotels, professional services, and a wide variety of retail outlets. The medieval city of Kilkenny is renowned throughout Ireland for its rich culture of the arts, music, and lifestyle with a wide variety of national attractions, festivals, food and crafts available.
The property benefits from excellent transportation links, including the M9 which connects Dublin to Waterford via the M7. Dublin' s international Airport is 120 kilometres distant, while Rosslare port is 74 kilometres from the property with regular sailings to the UK and mainland Europe. There are also regular bus and direct train services from Muine Bheag / Bagnelstown train and bus station to Dublin City and Dublin Airport.
Counties Carlow and Kilkenny are well known for equestrian activities and events. Locally there are several excellent riding stables and equestrian centres including Carrigbeg Riding School and in Kilkenny, Warrington Equestrian Centre. A variety of different sporting clubs in the surrounding area include, soccer, rugby, GAA, swimming, cricket and tennis to name a few. The River Barrow is regarded as one of the country' s finest coarse angling river fisheries with a mixed stock fishery containing salmon, trout, pike and many coarse fish species. Further activities include, the Go with the Flow River Adventures on the River Barrow, the Blackstairs Eco Trails and the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas of which past speakers include Bob Geldoff, President Higgins and Chrissie Hynde. The Nine Stones Artists is an active group of artists who organise exhibitions and a film club throughout the year.
Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Club is only 36 kilometres distant and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea, have a walk around its 1,500 acres of parkland or dine at one of their many restaurants including the Michelin star, Lady Helen restaurant. For keen golfers, Mount Juliet' s Championship Golf Course, designed by Golfer Jack Nicklaus, is one of the finest courses in the country and was recently host to the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Other nearby golf courses include Borris Golf Club (14 km), Kilkenny Golf Club (30 km), Gowran Park Golf Course (17 km) and Mount Wolseley Golf Club (26 km).
For family excursions and for garden lovers, the stunning Altamont Gardens is an estate of over 40 acres which provides a romantic blend of formal and informal gardens to explore. Nearby is the Ballin Temple Nature Club for all the family. The award winning Arboretum Garden Centre located close by in the historic town of Loughlinbridge, is an established destination for house and garden enthusiasts.
There is a variety of excellent schools in the local area - both primary and secondary including St Mary' s National School, Queen of the Universe National School and for secondary ColÃƒÂ¡iste AindriÃƒÂº Secondary School and St Bridgets Monastery National School in Muine Bheag. A further selection of schools can be found in both Carlow Town and Kilkenny. Carlow also provides third level education at Carlow Institute of Technology.
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