A fine period house of 2 storeys over basement , courtyard and coach house, 5 stables and barn with further stables between Balbriggan and Balrothery opposite Balbriggan Golf Club, all on 18.5 acres of amenity land only 15 minutes drive north of Dublin Airport.
Balbriggan commuter railway station 1.3km
M1 Junction (6) 2.8km
Dublin Airport 21km
Dublin City 30km
Fairyhouse Racecourse 30km
Dundalk Racecourse 64km
Blackhall is a wonderful country house which is perched in an idyllic situation surrounded by wonderful mature grounds, with a fabulous outlook over its own lands, and the golf course across the road.
The house itself is a fantastic family home, encompassing all the attributes one seeks when acquiring a fine country residence, from the absolutely charming façade to the spacious and well laid out accommodation. It features many period details such as sash windows with shutters, fireplaces, decorative corniced ceilings and includes a courtyard.
The accommodation comprises the welcoming hall, the bright and spacious drawing and dining rooms, the sitting room, office and guest wc on the hall floor.
At garden level is the hall, TV room, the spacious country style kitchen with AGA cooker, utility / laundry room, cellar, two storage rooms and the ensuite guest bedroom.
On the first floor are a further 4 bedrooms including the master bedroom with ensuite, one with a fitted shower and the others with fitted wardrobes. The main bathroom is off the main landing and has a large shower, bath and wash basin. A further wc is located on the return. There is also access both to the attic or roof space and a separate access onto the roof.
The inner courtyard is directly to the rear of the house and is a very useful yard with stables, coach house, tack room, feed / store room and boiler room. Attached to the coach house is a further recreational facility with 3 rooms downstairs and a large open plan recreation or party room upstairs suitable for many uses.
A short distance from the house is a substantial agricultural shed or barn with a concrete base and is currently laid out for storage and is fitted with 3 temporary loose boxes.
There are also the wonderful garden pathways through the richly planted areas below the patio, leading down to the pretty ponds.
The property is approached by two separate entrances from both the main road opposite the golf club and from a side road as well.
Accommodation (Please refer to floor plans)
Entered through double doors into a bright outer hall with tiled floor. The outer hall leads into the dining room, drawing room and the entrance hall.
Large inviting inner hall with fitted carpet, decorative cornice and dado rail. This is a bright room with great light coming from the large Georgian lite on the staircase. This room also leads into the dining room, library and tv room. A food service lift brings food up from the kitchen to the hall.
A door from the entrance hall leads into this wonderful room of superb proportions with highly decorative ceiling cornice and centre rose with carpet floor. The room is very well lit with a large recessed sash window with shutters and a very large bay window with shutters. Large white ornate marble mantelpiece and beautiful views out the front and side gardens.
Well-proportioned room with carpet, decorative ceiling rose and cornice, three sash windows with wooden shutters and a large ornate black marble fireplace.
A cosy room with carpet, marble fireplace, recessed sash window and picture rail.
Good size room with fitted shelves, cornice ceiling, carpet flooring and recessed sash window with shutters.
With tiled floor, dumbwaiter (lift) and access to the plant room and access through a half door out to the courtyard.
A bright and spacious room with tiled floor, fitted kitchen units, granite worktops, sound system and oil fired four door AGA cooker.
With wooden floor, built in storage cupboards and doors leading out to the patio.
With tiled floor fitted storage units and a door leading into the wine cellar.
With built in cupboards, fitted kitchen units, stainless steel sink and plumbed for washing and drying machines.
Self-contained to the rear of the house with wooden floor and access to a bathroom with bath, WC and WHB.
First Floor Return
With tiled floor and sash window with shutters.
Large Master bedroom en suite
Beautifully proportioned room to the rear of the house overlooking the garden, with carpet, 2 large recessed sash windows with shutters, large cornice and enclosed wardrobe.
Tiled with WC, Whb, shower and a window looking out to the garden.
Overlooking the garden. A fine front bedroom with two recessed sash window and shutters, built in wardrobes and a built in bed surround with storage units, shelving and cupboards.
Fine bright double bedroom overlooking garden with 2 large recessed sash windows and wooden shutters.
Good sized bedroom to the rear of the house overlooking the gardens with carpet floor, 2 recessed sash windows with shutters, whb and a shower.
Located at the front of the house overlooking the garden with tiled floor, partly tiled walls, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, whb, built in storage cupboard / hot press and recessed sash window.
Lands & Gardens
Outside adjacent to the house there is a large split level patio terrace which is well sheltered and houses an outdoor BBQ area with a vast array of different herbaceous plants, hedgerows and trees. There is a wonderful pergola with wisteria.
A short distance from the house is the elevated en tout cas tennis court which is surrounded by mature trees. The four paddocks are laid down to grass and have timber stud railings erected.
Attractive courtyard to the rear of the house includes a coach house, 5 stables, boiler house, and storage sheds.
5 bay shed with 3 temporary stables.
A quaint two storey coach house provides some extra accommodation including a hall and two large rooms downstairs and a large L shaped room upstairs, with separate bathroom with WC.
Oil fired central heating, mains water, septic tank, alarm, CCTV and broadband available.
Fixtures and Fittings
Fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and garden statutory are specifically excluded from the sale.
BER Details - BER Exempt
Nearby Balbriggan, Skerries and Drogheda offer a wealth of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as several excellent supermarkets and the bonus of the new Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan and Scotch Hall in Drogheda and The Pavillions in Swords all within 15 minutes' drive. For the sporting enthusiast, Balbriggan Golf Course is just across the road and the house overlooks the clubhouse and course. There are numerous quality golf courses in the locality including Hollywood Lakes and Bettystown and Laytown. Sailing, fishing and general water sports can be enjoyed at the beaches / harbours of Gormanston, Balbriggan, Malahide, Skerries and Rush. There are numerous schools nearby, both secondary and primary. The area is also ideal for the equestrian enthusiast as there are several top class livery and riding centres, and hunting locally with the Fingal and Ward Union packs.
From Dublin take M1 north to Junction 5. Exit and follow signs towards Balbriggan on R132. Continue past Balrothery Inn (on right) and after the next left, turn left into the main entrance opposite Balbriggan Golf Club.
From the North take the M1 south to junction 6 Naul / Balbriggan. Continue on R122 towards Balbriggan. At the large roundabout on R122, take 2nd exit onto bypass and continue to church roundabout. Take 3rd exit towards Balrothery R132. Opposite the Golf Club turn right into main entrance.
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