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Tuesday 12 December 2017

It may have only been built in 2007 but this home on 40ac has a real Georgian feel

The residence and land is located at Kilskyre, 3kms from Kells
The residence and land is located at Kilskyre, 3kms from Kells
The patio area runs around two sides of the house
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There are purists in every discipline, be it music, language, hurling or architecture. It is hard to satisfy them and I often wonder are they truly happy? I think soul is more important than purity in any discipline.

I visited a lovely house with plenty of soul last week. Located at Kilskyre, 3kms from Kells in Co Meath, it was built in 2007 on the site of a much older house and built to a design with Georgian influences.

The finished product is solid on the outside and inside there's a graceful mix of the old and the modern.

Sitting on 40ac of land, the place has been used to rear sport horses and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €825,000.

The patio area runs around two sides of the house
The patio area runs around two sides of the house

The house is reached by a curved driveway and surrounded by lovely old trees.

The doorway is Georgian in design complete with fanlight. It opens to a spacious hallway and a lovely wooden staircase. To the left is an intimate dining room with open fireplace and decorative coving plasterwork lit by two tall windows.

To the right is the drawing room, another bright room with marble fireplace, ornate cornicing and dual aspect on to the lawns, with French doors leading on to a patio.

The kitchen area is open plan including a dining space and a comfortable living-room space and French doors leading out to the patio at the back. The patio area runs around two sides of the house, creating a terrace effect.

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Upstairs are the four bedrooms, three of them with ensuite facilities.

There is also a fully equipped family bathroom.

The land is in seven divisions paddocked for horses
The land is in seven divisions paddocked for horses

The house is tastefully finished with good craftsmanship and attention to detail and style evident throughout.

Features include PVC sash windows, under-floor heating and French limestone flooring on the ground floor. The central heating is fired by a wood pellet boiler

Out of doors, the property is set on a mature site with plenty of trees surrounding the landscaped garden.

To the side is a garage with car port and a large storage area that houses the wood pellet boiler.

The yard to the rear includes a large, five column, high A-roofed shed with sheeted sides and seven foot pre-cast walls. It could be used for livestock, fodder storage or machinery storage.

The land is the best of Meath ground in seven divisions paddocked for horses.

It is dotted with stands of old trees and divided by hedgerows while a number of paddocks are fenced with stud raining or 'V' mesh equine fencing.

The land is suitable for any use - bloodstock, drystock dairying or tillage.

Stephen Barry from Raymond Potterton Auctioneers describes this as "a class property" and he isn't wrong.

It was built in 2007 but this property on 40ac has a real Georgian feel about it, reports Jim O'Brien

The residence and land is located at Kilskyre, 3kms from Kells

The land is in seven divisions paddocked for horses; (left) the patio area runs around two sides of the house.


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