Farm Ireland

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Clonymeath House, 22 miles from Dublin, is a two-storey stone-clad home with a ?1.5m price

Traditional house 'a unique property'

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Clonymeath House near Summerhill in Co Meath was built in 1995 to the design of Sir Richard Morrisson from Kilpeacon House in Limerick.

The house is set on 85ac and comes with a cottage in need of refurbishment, a yard with four loose boxes and a large garage. The property will be sold in lots at auction with a guide price of €1.5million for the entire.

The property is located 1.5 miles from the Meath village of Summerhill, 22 miles from Dublin and access to the M4 motorway is an eight minute drive away.

Aidan Heffernan of Sherry Fitzgerald Royal describes the two-storey, stone-clad house as a unique property built with modern material to a traditional design. The property was developed 20 years ago by a local dairy farmer and his solicitor wife, whose family is now reared and moved out.

Accessed by a limestone entrance and reached by a tarmacadam drive, the property is fronted by a single-storey balustraded bow with Ionic columns and flanked by Wyatt windows. The south-facing residence enjoys fine views over the surrounding farm land.

The floor area extends to 4,630sq ft and comprises a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, living room, study, kitchen with Aga, utility and guest toilet. The house has its own wine cellar complete with fitted shelving. The reception rooms contain many features, including an elegant oaken stairway, marble fireplaces, ornate plasterwork and parquet flooring throughout.

Upstairs the spacious landing leads to five large bedrooms with the master en suite and a family main bathroom.

A separate guest apartment, comprising a living room/kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, adjoins the house.

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The land is described by Mr Heffernan as the best of ground, extending to approximately 85ac.

Laid out in a number of fields in permanent pasture, the lands are sheltered by mature trees and and watered by the Moynalvey River and a stream.

There are limited outbuildings with the holding and these include four loose boxes and a large garage. Located near the entrance, a four-roomed cottage in need of renovation could be developed into a residence in its own right.

The property will be sold in lots or as an entire with the first lot consisting of the house on 20ac with a guide of €900,000. Lot two, made up of 65ac, is guided at €10,000/ac, while the third lot comprises the entire.

The property will be sold by public auction at Trim Castle Hotel at 3pm on Wednesday, July 10.

Irish Independent