A modern house in a stunning, private waterside setting
Arley has only changed hands once in its 400-year history through private exchange between Lord Farnham of the Maxwell Family and the current owner. The land previously was the site of the holiday home for the Lords of Farnham Estate and their guests. The present owner acquired the property about 30 years ago and constructed a new house which extends to over 5,000 sq ft.
Situated in the heart of the property is an impressive house accessed through a sweeping driveway which is lined with rhododendron and mature trees. It terminates at a parking area to the side of the house.
The house occupies an extremely private, southerly facing aspect which is well positioned for the excellent views over Lough Sheelin. External features include dormer windows, exposed brickwork and bay windows.
The bright, internal accommodation is well laid out over three levels for entertaining and family living. A number of internal features include a Sematic kitchen, hardwood finishes, cornicing, ceiling rose, stoves, decorative fireplaces and a stained glass window in the hall.
The rooms on the second floor are flexible and can be used as additional bedroom accommodation, games rooms or as office/ workspace.
A double-garage is attached to the western elevation of the house, while there is a log store within the garden. An attic with dual aspect windows is above the garage and is floored for storage.
Situated on the eastern side of the property is a boathouse which can house two boats.
Garden & Grounds
Arley lies within well-maintained, grounds which predominantly comprise mature woods providing shelter, privacy and amenity in the form of pleasant walks and a network of paths. The woods include a wide variety of specimen deciduous and evergreen trees, as well as fauna, adding an array of colour throughout the season, particularly the bluebells in spring. A duck pond nestles among the trees in a secluded area of the gardens. A formal garden surrounds the house and i ...