A truly elegant Italianate Gentleman's residence in a mature wooded setting.
The village of Tallanstown is 1km in distance and will provide all the daily requirements, while further afield are the large and busy towns of Ardee and Dundalk. Dundalk towns has seen
major development over the last number of years including the Marches Shopping Centre. The M1 motorway is 7 minutes from the property and it connects Dublin to Belfast. Dublin City Centre is a one-hour drive, while Belfast is also an easy drive of just over an hour. There is an excellent Dublin Belfast train service which stops in both Drogheda and Dundalk. Dublin commuter trains run every 30 minutes during busy times. County Louth boasts many activities and country pursuits. There is a beautiful coastline running the length of the entire county and the nearest blue flag beach at Clogherhead is only 19 km away. The keen golfer is well catered for with a choice of courses. Locally there is the Ardee Golf Club and Dundalk Golf Club.
The County Louth Golf Club at Baltray is a 30-minute drive and it is a championship course, which has hosted the Irish Open on a number of occasions.
The local hunts are the Louth Foxhounds and the Oriel Harriers and they hunt twice a week in the general area. There are choices of local primary schools and for secondary
education there are excellent schools in Dundalk, Drogheda & Ardee including The Dundalk Grammar School, which offers both day and boarding.
A truly elegant Italianate Gentleman's residence in a mature wooded setting. The substantial home is presented in excellent condition and beautiful decorative order with warm tones
throughout the large reception rooms, country style kitchen and 5 bedrooms. The house is approached by a sweeping avenue which travels through mature woodland before opening to the lawned
gardens which frame the house. There is also a second avenue which leads to the stable yard and farm buildings. The house is a two storey over basement and comprises
excellent reception rooms with very fine period features. The broad hipped roof with over sailing bracketed eaves, canted side bow and Doric entrance porch enliven the simple
rectangular form. The interior rooms boast highly ornate decorative corniced ceilings and large intricate centre roses, recessed sash windows and the tall ceilings emphasis the sense
of space and light. The basement also houses excellent accommodation with a 1 2 bedrooms self-contained apartment and further storage rooms. The basement has its own door access to the side of the
house and it is ideal for staff or visiting family accommodation.
Stable Yard and Farm Buildings
There are extensive stone yard buildings with their own access from the road. The stable yard is a charming stone courtyard which houses 18 stables, tack room, feed room and mostly with
lofts above. Other stone buildings include a two storey building which was thought to be used as a manager's house, stone cut coach houses and to the rear a large barn which was converted
into a sand arena. (The roof has had storm damage in recent years).
Gardens and Lands
The property sits on an elevated site enveloped by mature woodland and beautifully landscaped gardens and shrubberies. To the side of the house there is a tarmac tennis court and
a walk way through the Japanese garden leads to the stable yard. There is a walled herbaceous garden tucked away beside former kennels. The lands of approx. 7.5 ha / 18.5 acres are
a mix of gardens, paddocks and mature woodlands. There is a wonderful woodland walk around the circumference of Rathbrist which passes streams and a trout pond. The woodlands have
been further utilised with a cross country course of interesting fences using the natural resources of the water and landscape.
Approx. 569 sq m / 6125 sq ft. Please refer to floor plans. The house is approached by a flight of stone steps leading to the porch which has double doors and in turn the porch has double doors with a large fan light overhead which leads into the main hall. The hall has a mosaic tiled floor, ornate corniced ceiling and large centre rose. A panelled arch leads into the staircase hall which has a very fine cantilever staircase with polished mahogany banister. The drawing room has a timber floor, ornate corniced ceiling with frieze, and decorative panelling on the ceiling and a large square decorative centre rose. There is a white marble fireplace and large bay window with recessed sash windows and shutters. The study has a corniced ceiling with centre rose, timber floor and recessed sash window with shutters. The dining room has a timber floor, ornate corniced ceiling with frieze, large star shape decorative centre rose. It has 4 recessed sash windows with shutters and a marble fireplace. It also has a door leading into the sitting room. The sitting room has a carpeted floor, corniced ceiling with centre rose, a white marble fireplace and 2 recessed sash windows with shutters. The back hall gives access to the kitchen, laundry, guest WC and the back staircase. The laundry room is plumbed for washing/drying and has excellent storage and shelving space. The guest WC has a WC & WHB. The kitchen has a timber floor, solid wood fitted kitchen units
at floor and eye level, 2 door oil fired Aga, island with sink and plumbed for dishwasher.
Office/playroom is a newly refurbished room with a timber floor, corniced ceiling, 4 recessed sash windows with shutters and built in shelving.
The landing is a large central landing which gives access to the 4 main bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 has a carpeted floor, corniced ceiling and recessed sash window with shutters.
The master bedroom has a carpeted floor, 3 recessed sash windows, corniced ceiling, en suite bathroom with bath, WC, WHB and recessed sash window with shutters.
Bedroom 3 has a carpeted floor, corniced ceiling, and 3 recessed sash windows with shutters. It has a jack and jill bathroom with carpeted floor, bath, WC, WHB and recessed sash window.
Bedroom 4 has a carpeted floor, corniced ceiling and 2 recessed sash windows.
The first floor wing is approached by the back staircase and also on the return of the main staircase.
Bedroom 5 has a carpeted floor, sash window with shutters and a whb. Shower room with shower and whb, tiled floor and tiled walls. There is also a hot press off the main landing.
The basement is accessed from an outside door and also from the back staircase. The self-contained apartment comprises a small hallway, 2 bedrooms, sitting room with bay windows,
bathroom, kitchen with units at floor and eye level, old range and electric oven with 4 rings. There is also a wine cellar, storage rooms, and a large flower room / work room with boiler room off.
BER Details - BER Exempt
OFCH, AGA cooker (Gas), septic tank, private well, Net 1
broadband, CCTV system (9 cameras), alarm, electronic gates
Fixtures and Fittings
Curtains, light fittings and garden statutory are specifically
excluded from the sale.
Strictly by appointment through the agents.
Harriet Grant / Pat O'Hagan
+353 1 6634 350
PSRA Licence No: 002310
Tallanstown 1km, Ardee 7.3 km, Dundalk 14 km,
Drogheda 30 km, Dublin Airport 72 km, Dublin city 87 km
(1 hr drive), Belfast 95 km (1hr 10 min)
From Dublin: Take M1 Northbound and travel 63 km. Take exit 15 (Signed R166 Tallanstown / Castlebellingham), take 1st exit at roundabout on to R166, drive approx. 1km and continue straight through cross roads. At the next cross road, continue straight (Cluskey on Cross Roads). Continue along this road, until you reach Tallanstown Village. On entering the village you will come to a T Junction (Lennons Bar on junction). Take RHT signed for Knockbridge, Dundalk. Rathbrist House will be approx. 1km on your RHS (name on gate).
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