Meath cottage with hidden dimensions on the market for €875k
Hickory Hollow, Collierstown €875k
'Hickory Hollow', at Collierstown, near Bellewstown, Co Meath, was designed by an architect in a cottage style, complete with stone walls, redbrick chimneys and window surrounds, and dainty dormers. It doesn't have cottage-style dimensions though.
Much of the accommodation is in a rambling perpendicular layout at the back of the house, which can't be seen from the road, so though the property looks reasonably petite from the front, it hides a very substantial 4,000 sq ft of floor space.
There are four living rooms, all at ground level. One is a lounge with an oak floor, a marble fireplace and a bay window. There's also an oak-floored sitting room with another fireplace, and a sun lounge with a wood-burning stove in the centre of the room, and two sets of double doors to the garden.
The main living area is a T-shaped, open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room, measuring over 30ft by 24ft. The kitchen has oak cabinets with granite countertops, and the living area features an exposed stone wall with a solid-fuel stove against it. There's a separate utility room.
The master bedroom is on the ground floor too, and has an en suite and a dressing room. The other three bedrooms, all with oak floors and two with en suites, are on the first floor, where there's a gallery landing overlooking the hall below. There's also a bathroom upstairs with a free-standing bath.
Hickory Hollow stands on seven acres including landscaped gardens, vast lawns and a patio, a stone courtyard, and a paddock. There's also a detached stone-built garage with a loft.
It's less than 20 minutes' drive from Drogheda, and just under an hour from Dublin city centre. The selling agent is Sullivan Property Consultants, Drogheda, (041) 983 6453, and the asking price is €875,000.