Cut-stone period home with a long sweeping driveway
Highgrove House, Oldtown, Co Dublin
Period home and bungalow on 1.4 acres
Dating back to 1898, Highgrove House is a stunning period home located in rural Co Dublin, close to Oldtown village, between Ashbourne and Swords.
In a stark reminder of how times have changed, the house is for sale with an AMV of less than half what it could have been sold for five years ago.
In late 2007, the property was put on the market and sale agreed at €1.5m. However the sale did not complete and now it has been decided to auction the property on June 27 with an AMV of just €600,000.
The cut-stone property has been extensively remodeled and refurbished in recent years, with particular attention being paid to using materials from the same era as the original house.
The 515sqm (5,550sq ft) property has all the features expected of a period property, including high ceilings, decorative cornicing, large windows and dado rails.
The entrance hallway gives the first impression of the scope and size of this seven-bedroom property.
The tiled entrance porch features exposed red brick, stained glass windows and double doors leading into the main hallway. Off this hallway are the property's receptions rooms.
The main reception room is a dual aspect room, with windows to the front and rear, solid oak wooden floor and an exposed brick fireplace. A second reception room also features solid wooden floors, decorative cornicing, centre rose and dado rail.
The large tile kitchen has two front-facing windows and an extensive range of fitted units with marble worktops and built-in appliances.
Off the kitchen is a tiled utility room with fitted units and pedestrian access to the large garage beside the house.
Highgrove has three further reception rooms, one of which features stained glass double doors.
Moving upstairs, the large gallery landing overlooks the ground floor and has exposed beams in the ceiling.
Three of the property's seven bedrooms are en suite and there is also a family bathroom.
Outside, Highgrove is approached by a long sweeping avenue, leading from the wrought iron electronic gates through the garden and grounds.
Hidden among the mature trees are a water feature and a tarmac tennis court.
Highgrove House has a number of additional features that could catch the eye of equestrian buyers.
While the land is limited to 1.4 acres, there is plenty of potential in the 93sqm former stable block. Although it has not been used for a number of decades, it could be ideal for use as a competition barn. Parking space is extensive, with room for up to 20 cars beside the triple-bay garage.
Adjoined by a farm on one side, the property also includes a one-bedroom bungalow on the grounds. This bungalow includes a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room and would be ideal as a stable manager's house or accommodation for a working pupil.
Location-wise, Highgrove is close to Oldtown, a North Dublin village with a distinctive rural feel.
Yet it is within very easy reach of the M50, M1 and Dublin Airport while Dublin city centre is just a 40-minute drive away.
Enquiries to Lisney on 01 8840700