Nestled on a very quiet road in a beautiful country landscape, Church Road is named after the original and picturesque Killeagh Graveyard (Cill Fiach) where there was a church until 1949 https://ballinacreehistory.com/killeagh-church-and-cemetery/ The house has beautiful views of the Loughcrew hills to the east and Mullaghmeen Forest to the southwest, with Killeagh graveyard visible on the brow of the hill to the south. Architect designed in collaboration with the owner, the property mirrors traditional Irish long house design and vernacular buildings; half door access opens on to the south facing outdoor areas from every room. Modern living, with traditional features, this luxurious arrangement of rooms creates a dynamic, light filled living and work space. The generous feature balcony extends along the south facing length of the house upstairs. The overhanging loggia (covered roof) shades the house from summer sun and shelters in wintery weather. There are floor to ceiling windows throughout the house. The large windows of the south aspect are positioned to fully exploit ‘Solar Gain’ from low winter sun. The studio space is a self-contained independent apartment unit with bathroom, bedroom, and kitchenette. It has a wood burning stove and separately zoned geothermal heating. The c. 2.4 acre site has been planted with native trees including Scots pine, Willow, Rowan, Birch, Alder, Elder, Birdcherry, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Sweet Rowan, Maple, Snowberry, Wild Rose & Crabapple and focus has been on its development using a permaculture approach. Perimeter edges have been planted to provide privacy and protection. No pesticides have been used on the land. A Polytunnel provides vegetables and herbs. There are raised beds with Raspberries, Aronia Berry shrubs, Mulberry, Plum, Pear & Apple trees, Hazel nut/cob nut and Walnut trees. Two outbuildings – one is a slate roofed, stone-built shed, circa 1890, which was reroofed, using the cottage’s original reclaimed Bangor blue tiles on one side. The other, once a cattle shed has been converted for storage. Lush planting, winding pathways and extensive meadows all add to the charm of this amazing garden. Several outdoor areas provide for relaxed seating options and variety of views around the house. There is a chimney feature at the west of the house where the outdoor fireplace allows for two fireplace options and outdoor heating. One option gives an intimate fire with some shelter under the loggia, with the other side allowing for a more expanded open gathering space. Land art piece by renowned Irish artist creates a wind-break and forms a unique curving grassy boundary between the meadow and gardens around the house. This 75 metre long sculptural feature landscape piece shelters the orchard, enhances the suntrap area to the west of the house and the outdoor fire areas. The property is only a nine minute walk to Ballinacree with primary school and community centre. Viewing of this stunning 5 bed, 4 bath house is highly recommended.
Exceptional BER B1 rating Double height mezzanine Downstairs accessible bedroom and bathroom Spectacular wooden staircase Solid oak doors & teak windows Entrance protected by cattle grid Water pump for the well water, treated with natural water softener The house is wired for burglar alarms and outside lighting 3 outdoor taps & 3 outdoor power points Fibre broadband Geo-thermal under floor heating with 3 separate zones
BER: B1 BER No.116474552 Energy Performance Indicator:93.13 kWh/m²/yr
Date created: Jun 2, 2023