An immaculately presented, elegant country residence on c. 15 acres with equestrian facilities. The property is located in a peaceful rural setting just 4.5 miles from Castledermot, and c. 6 miles Carlow. Amberley House, in the townland of Ducketts Grove, was built by its current owners in 2005 with an eye to authenticity and tradition and mimics the atmosphere of one of the great houses from times past.
The property is approached through wrought iron gates along a beautiful long tree-lined driveway leading to a turning circle with ample parking to the front of the enclosed stable yard. A short step and you find yourself at the front door behind which lies an exquisitely designed home, built with a deep appreciation of the past and the comforts of modern day living.
The front door opens and closes with a silence borne from the sheer size and weight of its structure. Once inside one is drawn quickly past the conveniently located cloak room and cleverly laid out office, to the magnificent sunken hall/living room which is reminiscent of the great halls of old manor houses with the traditional stone fireplace dominating the room and the high ceilings echoing life in the house. Like the minstrel’s gallery traditionally found in these halls, there is a similar gallery above the living room which currently serves as a drawing room; with double doors leading to a balcony overlooking the sand arena. The beautifully presented, bespoke fitted kitchen opens onto a large paved terrace beside the sand arena and incorporates a fabulous Lacanche gas cooker, an enormous island unit with sink and a secret pantry simply hidden behind a press door.
The dining room features built in units that blend beautifully with a large handmade Italian ...