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Meath farmhouse with a difference for €1.8m

Headstown House €1.8m

Published 17/06/2016 | 02:30

Headstown House is set on 68ac and has been extended and altered over the years.
Headstown House is set on 68ac and has been extended and altered over the years.
The open-plan kitchen and living room has an Aga and fireplace.

If you drive out the N52 from Kells and travel about halfway towards Ardee, you'll come across a house that's an unusual mixture of styles.

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Headstown House, set on 68 acres near Castletown, Co Meath, might have the makings of a traditional farmhouse within it, but it's been extended and amended over the years to become quite a singular property.

The back part of the house has a pitched roof, while there's an ivy-clad, flat-roofed section to the front, with a parapet. This is described as a balcony, which you can access from an outside staircase. A PVC conservatory has been added to one side of the property, complementing the huge ground-floor windows and front portico.

Inside, there's an imposing entrance hall with a lovely open-string staircase and a polished wood floor. The three main living rooms are off the hall. To the right is a dual-aspect drawing and dining room with a fireplace. Straight ahead, at the back of the house, is a snug with another fireplace, and to the left is an open-plan kitchen and living room with both an Aga and an open fire. Double doors in the kitchen open to the conservatory, which itself gives onto a front patio. The ground floor also has a utility room, playroom, office and guest toilet, and there's a huge garage adjoining.

Up on the first floor are five bedrooms, including the master with en suite.

Floor area is said to be around 2,900 sq ft.

There's a large farmyard behind the house with a separate entrance, so you can reasonably expect not to have horse manure all over the drive.

There are stables, a slatted house and various storage sheds, as well as manager's accommodation. Elsewhere, the gardens have terraces, mature trees, a stream and a pond.

Headstown House is for sale for €1.8m with Ganly Walters, (01) 662 3255.

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