4/5 Bed Detached House of ca. 370 m2 / 4,000 ft2, with an additional level of ca. 190 m2 / 2,000 ft2 containing a self-contained 2 Bed Apartment of ca. 72m2 / 775 ft2 (with own driveway and entrance) and flexible-configuration area of ca. 110 m2 / 1,200 ft2 (for exercise-room, office, storage, garage etc.)
Coillancarraig Lodge is a wonderful property which ticks all the right boxes! This is heaven on earth - a spacious and top-quality home set in a beautiful mature landscaped garden, with a superb uninterrupted view, secluded and totally private yet only minutes from the M50/M11.
This is where “peace comes dropping slow”, a peace which is rarely found so close to the city. Sheltered by fine trees to north-west, north and north-east, protected from winter's cold, the perfectly-judged siting of the dwelling on its ca.1.4 acres takes full advantage of the landscape. From the south-facing house one steps straight on to a patio and perfectly level lawn with clipped arborvitae, box and formal paving surrounding a long lily-pond, a classical “canal” with a fountain. When one is seated on the patio or on the lawn one is reminded of the amphitheatre in Delphi, with the land falling away beyond into the distance, while here one's eyes rest on the valley and distant ancient oaks of the Glen of the Downs - a greener Irish version of the ancient Greek site.
House and garden are a perfect marriage; when inside the house, in all the main rooms and bedrooms, the idyllic garden and lovely vista are always present and it is a pleasure to watch the many wild birds and the occasional furry visitor. Nothing intervenes, for the driveway runs west of the house (with out-of- sight parking area) and around to the rear entr ...