A remarkably private and elegant period home located on some 4 acres of superb gardens and grounds with equestrian facilities including a sand arena and stables, all within walking distance of the quaint village of Ashford, located within easy access of Dublin City Centre.
Built in 1870's, the property is now a stunning modern family home with wonderful warmth, superbly furnished throughout offering all modern conveniences, while still retaining the charm of a period home with features such as sash windows, original doors and window shutters to match a home of this period. Excellent for both relaxing and entertaining, the charm of the house is very notable when entering.
A wonderful traditional front door with original fittings welcomes you into the porch area with tiled floors, leading immediately into the entrance hall with its feature wooden staircase. The drawing room to the left of the hall has stunning views over the front and south facing gardens and is a charming and relaxing room with high ceilings and feature marble fireplace. The family room to the right also has a feature marble fireplace and is used as a winter room. The dining room is a superb entertaining room and has direct access to the back utility area. The downstairs bathroom, with its wall to wall bookcase, is a unique space. The kitchen with traditional AGA range has tiled flooring and is in the heart of the home with a useful play room for kids to the rear. There are double French doors leading to the south facing patio area linking the kitchen to the gardens magnificently. The downstairs is completed by a number of rooms including a w.c, boot room, pantry and utility room.
The first floor is as impressive as the ground floor; the staircase has a large window that allows light to fill the ground and first floor. The principal bedroom, with wall to wall wardrobes, has an excellent ensuite with shower, w.c and w.h.b. There are 4 further double bedrooms, all of which are beautifully presented. Upstairs is complete with family bathroom.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The gardens and grounds are superbly landscaped and have been extremely well maintained. The property is entered through electric gates and the mature shrubs and trees surrounding the house makes it extremely private. There are a number of specimen trees including Weeping Blue Cedar, Weeping Beech, Catalpa, Myrtle Tree, Magnolia Soulangeana Burgundy Glow, Strawberry Tree Caithne to mention but a few; the gardens are said to be modelled on the nearby Mount Usher.
There is a superb south facing patio area just off the kitchen perfect for relaxing in the summer over a BBQ. There is also coach house accommodation with living space, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
A stable block to the rear houses 3 / 4 loose boxes complete with tack area and hay/straw room. This area is complete with a field suitable for grazing and floodlit sand arena.