Meath farmhouse with a difference for €1.8m
Headstown House €1.8m
Published 17/06/2016 | 02:30
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.
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.