Beautiful country house with equestrian facilities
Sandymount House is a charming period house with a harmonious blend of characterful period features and contemporary finishes which was originally part of the De Vesci estate. Built by the De Vesci family in 1836, the property was aptly named Sandymount House after the fashionable suburb in Dublin where the family established an important portfolio of property.
The house occupies a peaceful, countryside position yet is conveniently situated for the national motorway network in the heart of Ireland. It is entered off a tranquil country road through either of two bell-mounted stone wall entrances with piers, with a sweeping tarmacadam driveway passing the front of the house and leading to outbuildings at the rear.
With a south-facing situation, the accommodation is laid out over two storeys and has undergone an extensive programme of renovation and redecoration by the current owner to create a magnificent home which is fit for contemporary living. Works carried out by the seller include the replacement of electrics, plumbing and the installation of a new biomass wood pellet boiler. The seller also replaced all windows and doors, as well as a section of the roof. The house now enjoys a B3 energy rating. The light-filled accommodation is of elegant and generous proportions and has been thoughtfully laid out for both entertaining and family living. Externally, features include dormer windows, a portico and French windows.
A reception hall is the focal point of the house and provides access to the principal reception rooms which benefit from south-facing aspects. A sunroom was added to the western façade by the present owner and is well-positioned for the sunlight throughout the day. At the eastern end of the ground floor accommodation and with a separate external access, is a room with an en suite shower room which offers the potential to be used as a home office or a bedroom. A staircase with timber balustrade and decorative spindles leads to the first floor where there are five-bedroom suites, a further bedroom/nursery and a family bathroom. Internal features include decorative fireplaces, cornices, ceiling roses, shutters, sash and case windows, hardwood floors and double glazing. The kitchen includes an oil-fired Aga and an electric Rangemaster with gas hob.
The extent and quality of the outbuildings are a notable feature of the property. Situated immediately to the rear of the house is an enclosed courtyard which provides access to a number of outbuildings including a conservatory with shower facilities to the rear, a boiler room of traditional construction with a pellet store overhead and a store. Beyond the courtyard is a further yard with an impressive, modern Dutch barn of block construction beneath a corrugated roof with a concrete floor and a partial stone exterior. The equestrian facilities include 6 loose boxes, a hay store, tack room, isolation pen and midden. The main driveway forks, with a spur leading to the outbuildings. A useful feature is the ample area of hardstanding, including a concrete plinth to the rear, which formerly was the site of a timber chalet.
The seller previously secured planning permission to convert one of the outbuildings to residential accommodation. This permission has now lapsed.
The house is set in magnificent formal garden grounds which include mature specimen trees, beds and borders well-stocked with flowering plants and shrubs and lawns. The garden includes a pergola and small timber bridge passing over a feature stream. The grounds extend in total to about 5 acres (2 hectares) and include a number of paddocks which are enclosed by timber post and rail fences and provide excellent grazing.
Mains electricity and water supplies, private drainage via septic tank, wood pellet-fuelled boiler with automatic hopper feed, additional solar panels and broadband.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
BER Details - BER B3 - BER No.111699344