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The Old Post Office, Rathkenny, Navan, Co. Meath

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- 4 Bed Detached House 193 m² / 2077 ft² Sale Agreed E1

Edited 1 year ago


Refurbished & Extended
Four Bedroom Stone Built Home
High Specification Finish, Keeping With Traditional Themes
Placed On Approx. 0•38 Acre of Grounds Including Courtyard

The property enjoys tranquil surroundings in a prime location close to towns & villages within easy access of Dublin. Travelling distance is approximately 5km to Wilkinstown, 10km to Slane & 15km to Navan.

Space and quality of finish coupled with old style character and charm are the terms which best describe this stone built country residence. The property was bought by the current owners in 2007 for refurbishment and is now presented to the very highest standard throughout. It is apparent at first glance that no expense or effort has been spared in this project.

The original section which was built c. 1830 is stone built with red brick detailing around the windows. The front façade remains as such, however to the rear the stone has a render finish which allows it to blend seamlessly with the newer wing.

Sitting upon an elevated site of 0•38 acres the residence surrounds an open courtyard area and has feature woodlands to further compliment the old-world feel. Views over surrounding countryside further enhance and create an extension of the immediate grounds.


Refurbished and extended in recent years, the end result is a property where good planning and flawless interior design has created a fantastic family home.

Carpets, curtains, blinds, light fittings, oil fired two oven Aga cooker, extensive ‘white goods’, bathroom accessories and wooden garden shed included.

Outstanding security including; alarm and infra red sensor lights.

Exceptional flooring throughout including solid oak, quarry tiling, varnished T&G and quality carpeting.

Farrow & Ball paint throughout.

Zoned oil fired central heating and 2500 litre tank.

Hardwood double glazed windows throughout.

BER Rating: E1

Original section stone built, with front façade retained.

PVC fascia, soffits, gutters and downpipes.

The grounds upon which the property sits are a true delight, spacious, private and secure with a unique feature of a courtyard area.

Water by private well.

Drainage by BioCycle System – Bord na Mona Platinum waste water treatment system.
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ACCOMMODATION (GIA measures 193m2 (2,080ft2,) excluding detached garage & store):

Entrance Hall 0.99 x 2.47 (3` 3`` x 8` 1``) & 2.50 x 3.42 (8` 2`` x 11` 3``) Hardwood front door opens onto quarry tiled floor porch entrance which in turn opens to spacious area with solid oak flooring, recessed downlights and feature painted staircase with understairs storage to first floor.

Sittingroom 4.42 x 4.36 (14` 6`` x 14` 4``) Stepped down from the entrance hall this spacious room enjoys dual aspect created from front window and French doors to courtyard, feature sandstone fireplace with slate inset and hearth, solid oak flooring, two shelved alcoves and TV point.

Diningroom 4.86 x 3.30 (15` 11`` x 10` 10``) & 1.10 x 2.47 (3` 7`` x 8` 1``) Dual aspect windows, quarry tiled floor, wood stove and TV point.

Back Hall 4.03 x 2.40 (13` 3`` x 7` 10``) Quarry tiled floor, alarm panel, downlights and window. Also hosts Guest WC fully tiled and fitted with wc, whb, window and with accessories included in sale.

Kitchen cum Breakfast-room 4.34 x 5.40 (14` 3`` x 17` 8``) & 3.47 x 2.65 (11` 5`` x 8` 8``) This room is central to the property and is the true heart of this home. An oil fired Aga cooker provides a focal point and a colour scheme which serves to keep the country feel in this new & modern kitchen. Tiled floor and recessed downlights throughout.

A Glenvale ‘Dynamic Space’ kitchen in painted, solid tulip wood units with granite worktops and splashback ensures the best use of space with ample wall and floor units including glass fronted display cabinets, wine rack, bookcase style shelving and island hosting separate sink unit with pre-rinse spray tap, built in fridge drawers, storage presses and pop up electric socket station. Additional to the Aga there are a further three eye level ovens, microwave/steamer, electric four plate hob, dishwasher and extractor fans (all built in). This bespoke workplace has many really special features discreetly hidden away including a built in warming drawer, roll out sink cabinet, pull out larder unit, space corner – an ergonomic solution to maximize storage space and ‘blumotion’; silent and effortless closing drawers.

Utility 2.25 x 1.85 (7` 4`` x 6` 1``) Fitted with bespoke floor and full length units, sink, tiled floor and window. Plumbed for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and freezer.

Landing 0.92 x 5.26 (3` 0`` x 17` 3``) & 0.84 x 4.24 (2` 9`` x 13` 11``) Atop the staircase the landing splits with upper staircases doubling-back to the left and right providing access to all first floor rooms and hotpress. There is light from three windows, recessed downlighters and varnished T&G flooring.

Bedroom 2 4.27 x 4.61 (14` 0`` x 15` 1``) Located off the right side landing this spacious room has dual aspect and varnished T&G flooring.

Each of the remaining 1st floor rooms are accessed off the left side of the landing.

Bedroom 4 2.12 x 3.49 (6` 11`` x 11` 5``) Overlooking front garden with varnished T&G flooring and useful alcoved area 2.12 x 3.49 (6` 11`` x 11` 5``) currently used as work station with potential for conversion to walk in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 3.52 x 4.41 (11` 6`` x 14` 6``) Overlooking the front garden, bright from two windows with varnished T&G flooring.

Master Bedroom 6.99 x 3.44 (22` 11`` x 11` 3``) Extremely spacious, bright from three, dual aspect windows, fantastic ‘his & hers’ walk in wardrobes provide all your storage needs. Ensuite 1.87 x 3.41 (6` 2`` x 11` 2``) Fully tiled and fitted with ‘soft-close’ wc with concealed cistern, whb and walk in shower with glass screen. Heated towel rail, mirror with integrated lighting and velux window.

Bathroom 1.51 x 3.57 (4` 11`` x 11` 8``) Bright from two velux windows this space is fully tiled with marble mosaic detail and fitted with modern sanitary ware; wc with concealed cistern, whb, bath with shower attachment and glass bath screen with integrated shelving. Heated towel rail and accessories included in sale.

Although adjoining the property the outbuildings are accessed externally, they provide useful storage and much potential for use as further accommodation;

Detached Garage 3.34 x 5.37 (10` 11`` x 17` 7``) With electric roller door, hosts central heating boiler.

Store 3.34 x 5.37 (10` 11`` x 17` 7``) Accessed from the garage with laminate flooring and windows allowing potential for many uses; gamesroom, home-office etc.


The grounds are a particular feature of this property and extend to approximately 0.38 of an acre. The residence is well set back from the road making it very private and peaceful, an ideal place to retreat and relax.

The boundaries are comprised of stone walling in keeping with house, fencing, mature hedgerow and trees. Impressive wrought iron gates provide access to the gravel driveway which continues into courtyard area to the rear of the house.

The grounds are laid in two main sections; the courtyard mentioned previously which is segregated from the lower driveway by attractive stone walling and the spacious and well maintained lawn area to the front of the house.

Perhaps the most unique and appealing aspect of the garden is that sections are almost woodland in presentation with walkways amongst the trees. There is a beautiful display of gold and red in the autumn with a wide array of spring bulbs planted for a burst of colour in the new year.


The placement of this property closeby to several towns and villages ensures convenience without loss of country charm. Rathkenny is an area steeped in history confirmed by the views of castle ruins from your own back garden and of course the house has its own stories having served as a local post office and also, it is rumoured as an RIC army barracks in times past.

A closely linked set of small neighbouring communities ensures a selection of local amenities – schools, shops, churches, public house etc. A short skip away are your local post office, shop & pubs ‘The Lacken’ and the ‘Sally Gardens’ and in Wilkinstown you will find shop, community centre, public house, school and recreational facilities including football grounds.

At 10km distant, Slane Village offers a multitude of services as you would expect from an area which has seen much growth and development in recent years. Meath’s county town, Navan is a mere 15km away and can provide all required amenities; a complete spectrum of retailers both local and national; healthcare facilities including Our Lady’s Hospital; schools; ecclesiastical institutions; recreational facilities and much more.

The property is very accessible to Dublin City and its international airport with a choice of routes along the N2, R147 or M3 road networks.
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GPS Coordinates: 53.749488, -6.647544.

From Dublin via M3: Exit at junction 8 (‘Navan South’) and keep left for Navan. At the 4th set of traffic lights turn right and continue up Flower Hill to the roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto the Kingscourt Road. Travel straight passing through Kilberry crossroads (landmark: Scanlon’s Pub). After passing Wilkinstown Community Centre, turn right just before the level crossing. Continue straight down this road passing through the next two crossroads and turning left at the 3rd crossroads (landmark: Rathkenny Church). The property is the third house on the left hand side.

From Dublin via N2: Travel to Slane on the N2 from Dublin. After passing through the village (onto the Navan Road) turn right at Slane Castle gates. Continue straight (do not follow the road to the right) and at the T-junction keep left (landmark: Rathkenny Hall on right). At the next crossroad turn right. The property is the third house on the left hand side.
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  • Stamp Duty
  • €3,950
  • Total Amount
  • €398,950

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