Fine Period Residence on circa 1.8 acres located on the Dublin Road in Drogheda.
Knockmount is superbly located in Co. Louth close to the Co. Meath border and 3.5 km from the M1 motorway which connects Dublin and Belfast. Dublin Airport is 35 km away while Dublin City is 42km from the property.
Drogheda Train Station is located within 100m of the property. The journey time to Dublin City (Connolly Station) is approx. 35 mins and approximately 90 minutes to Belfast City (Belfast Central) using the popular Express service.
Drogheda is one of Ireland's largest towns and has seen significant growth in recent times due to its proximity to Dublin City. The town has a number of quality hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and two large shopping centres one of which is located just 700m from the property namely Scotch Hall Shopping Centre. The Bryanstown Centre is located 200m from the property and comprises, as well as other services, a large supermarket, a health centre and the very popular Eastern Seaboard restaurant.
The North East has a stunning coastline and there is a long sandy beach running from Gormanston to Mornington. Bettystown beach is 7km from the property. The property is also in the vicinity of the internationally renowned Boyne Valley which is host to a number of famous archaeological sites including Neolithic tombs at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth which attracts thousands of tourists annually. There are wonderful walks in the area along the beaches and the River Boyne where a walkway has been created between Drogheda and Navan.
The sporting enthusiast is well placed with a range of top quality amenities on the door step. Laytown & Bettystown Golf Course is within 7km and there is also a fine links course in Baltray, Co. Louth which is approximately 8km from the house. The Co. Louth Golf Course at Baltray hosted the Irish Open in 2005 and 2009.
Horse racing takes place close by in Bellewstown, which is one of the oldest race courses in Ireland and meets are held twice each summer. Laytown Races are a unique event in Europe as they are the only race event run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club. Other races are held at Navan and at Dundalk where the stadium also host greyhound racing. The keen huntsman has a choice of packs in the Louth and Meath Foxhounds, the Fingal Harriers and the Ward Union.
Numerous primary and secondary schools serve the area. Private secondary education is available in Drogheda Grammar School which is within 5km and Dundalk Grammar School which is reachable by train.
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Built in 1906, Knockmount was formally a Church of Ireland rectory. The house has been modernised and extended over the years and the current owners have spent huge efforts on the wonderful gardens while securing the privacy of the property.
Presented in excellent condition, the house makes a superb family home. The accommodation is conveniently laid out and although the drawing room and dining room impress by their grandeur, it very much feels like a home. The rooms are bright and well-proportioned and each room has a lovely view over the gardens. Throughout the house there are exquisite features, such as ornate cornicing and decorative ceiling plaster work, beautiful floor tiling in the hall and kitchen, Adams fireplaces, solid oak flooring in the reception rooms and large bay windows throwing light into the rooms.
The accommodation is laid out over two floors with the main reception rooms, kitchen and service rooms at ground floor level and the six spacious bedrooms over the first-floor level, while at basement level there is a wine cellar and storage area.
The driveway from the pillared gates splits in two with one avenue leading to the front of the house, while the other avenue, which is currently not used, leads to the back of the house.
Porch 2.3m x 1.6m Tiled floor, coving.
Entrance Hall 9.42m x 4.29m A spacious hall with wooden floor, feature coving, double doors to porch, stairwell.
Back Kitchen 4.0m x 2.5m Fully fitted kitchen units, tiled floor, plumbed for appliances, dual aspect.
Front Kitchen 4.0m x 3.8m Fully fitted kitchen units, tiled floor, Oil fired AGA range, TV point.
Boot Room 2.5m x 2.3m Shelving.
Larder 2.5m x 2.2m Lino floor, shelving.
Utility Room 2.5m x 1.9m Tiled floor and splashback, wash hand basin, plumbed for appliances, shelving.
Office 2.5m x 1.8m Tiled floor, shelving, fuse board.
Guest W.C.2.8m x 2.5m Tiled floor, wash hand basin, coat rail.
Rear Hallway 8.3m x 1.1m Tiled floor, Dado rail, access to rear yard.
Drawing Room 6.0m x 4.4m Solid wood flooring, Feature fireplace with open fire insert, coving, centre rose, picture rail, bay window.
Dining Room 6.0m x 4.4m Carpet, Adams fireplace with open fire inset, coving, centre rose, bay window.
Living Room 4.4m x 3.6m Carpet, fireplace with stove insert, coving, TV point, picture rail.
Main Landing Carpet, stairwell.
Master Bedroom 4.9m x 4.6m Carpet, walk in wardrobe with fitted wardrobes and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 4.8m x 4.4 Carpet, wash hand basin, fitted wardrobes, picture rail.
Bedroom 3 4.5m x 4.4m Carpet, wash hand basin, fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 4.4m x 2.9m Carpet, wash hand basin, picture rail.
Bedroom 5 4.7m x 3.0m Carpet, fitted wardrobe and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 6 3.8m x 2.4m Carpet, wash hand basin, picture rail.
Rear landing Wooden floor with carpet runner.
Shower Room 2.4m x 1.0m Electric shower, towel rail, fully tiled.
Bathroom 2.8m x 2.2m Bath, wash hand basin, pump shower.
WC 1.8m x 0.9m WC, carpet.
Hot-press shelving, water tank.
Fitted shelving, concrete floor.
Entered through pillared gates, the house is approached along an attractive tree and hedgerow lined driveway, leading to the large gravelled forecourt. The gardens around the house are protected by a band of mature trees on the eastern and northern perimeter and a hedgerow on the southern and western perimeter.
The gardens include a vegetable plot, glasshouse, lawns interspersed with shrubbery, flower beds, specimen trees, patio and yard area. The gardens have been created to have colour at all times of the year.
The grounds also accommodate a tennis court area, two loose boxes with a tack room, a spacious garage and a boiler house.
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Directions: From Dublin - take exit 8 northwards on the M1 signed for Duleek. Approach the roundabout and take the second exit R152 (signed All Routes), proceed to roundabout and take second exit (signed Drogheda South), drive 2.3km until you reach a T-junction with traffic lights. Take the left-hand turn and proceed to the next set of traffic lights at the bottom of St Mary's hill. Take the right hand turn here and proceed approximately 800m until you pass under the railway bridge at Drogheda Train Station. The property is immediately on the right-hand side after the bridge.
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