DescriptionAre you looking for a beautiful, character filled house in the country on several acres and complete with a swimming pool and room for a couple of horses?
Then Forest Lodge, with five bedrooms over three floors and set on 6 acres could be the place for you.
Just a walk from the Historic Taghmon Village founded by St. Munn over 1,400 years ago.
Overlooking Forth Mountain, the southern coastline and the Saltee Islands, Forest Lodge is an exceptional house by any standards.
Built c. 1900, the property has been beautifully renovated by the current owners over their 24 years stewardship.
This includes rewiring, plumbing, damp proofing and installing a new kitchen and bathrooms.
A new slate roof and percolation system have also been added in the last two years.
All facilities, schools, shops, pubs, churches, bank etc. are easily accessed in both Barntown and Taghmon Villages.
The main N25 and N11 are also easily connected with and Dublin is less than 2 hours driving distance, with Waterford, Wexford and Rosslare harbour in easy reach.
Outside, the 6 acre grounds are divided into separate areas for different purposes with well tended lawns, rockeries and shrubberies, the pool area, a small orchard, yard and three paddocks. One of these is across the road and has excellent road frontage and could be a potential site of 0.79 acres in due course. It has wonderful views over the South Coast.
There are also stables, a tack room, hay shed, carport and a lofted old stone barn ripe for conversion. These are all in fully serviceable condition.
Services: ESB, Oil-fired central heating as well as an immersion heater. Excellent Sky Broadband. Mains & well water, new waste treatment system.
AccommodationThe property is approached via two gated entrances, the main one leading to the yard which is gravelled and has plenty of parking outside of the stable block, the other entrance, mainly used by visitors leads up to the front patio and sunroom/porch.
Entrance Porch/Sunroom (2.72m x 3.69m), South East facing this room has wonderful morning sun right through to early afternoon. Portland stone tiled floor with lovely hall door through to
Hallway (4.92m x 1.77m), Portland stone tiled floor, feature staircase, hallway to rear.
To the left is the Sitting Room (4.88m x 4.07) carpeted with feature marble fireplace, window to the front.
To the right is the formal Dining Room (3.44m x 4.13m) window to front, double doors through to Snug/Kitchen.
Back Lounge/Snug (3.88m x 4.11m) laminate flooring, fitted bookshelves, windows to rear, door to kitchen.
Kitchen (3.41m x 2.52m) Tiled floor, windows to rear and side. Fully fitted with oven, hob and kitchen sink.
Breakfast Room (4.36m x 2.52) Tiled floor, sliding door to patio and pool area, door to
Utility Room (2.71m x 1.43m) Tiled floor, rear door to outside, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, door to
Shower Room (2.69m x 1.02m) fully tiled, shower cabinet, wc & whb. Very handy after using the pool!
Bedroom 1 (5.03m x 4.36m) carpeted, fitted wardrobes, vanity shelf with whb, window to front
Bedroom 2 (3.72m x 4.34m) carpeted, fitted wardrobes, vanity shelf with whb, window to front
Landing (4.97m x 1.80m) with window overlooking the south coast, return landing to
Family bathroom (2.56m x 1.68m) fully tiled, Bath with shower, wc & whb. Large window.
Bedroom 3/Office (3.76m x 2.32m) fitted wardrobe, window to rear.
Stairs to second floor landing with large storage cupboard
Bedroom 4 (2.30m x 4.31m) carpeted, window to side. Large storage alcove in the eaves - possibly suitable for ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 5 (2.40m x 4.57m) carpeted, window to side.
FeaturesWonderful Old House with Character
6 acres laid out in paddocks
Outdoor Swimming pool
BER DetailsBER: F BER No.108725094 Energy Performance Indicator:408.39 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsHeading west on the N25, you take a left at Larkins Cross (garage & supermarket) signposted Taghmon & Foulksmills. Take a right at the little roundabout onto the R738 towards Taghmon. On arriving in Taghmon Village, take the first right turn in the village, up Stream Street, then bear right again at the junction and right again at the school. The house is now 750 metres up on the left. with two yellow entrances.
Please use the first entrance to drive into the yard.
Viewing DetailsViewing by appointment with the sole agent Kearney & Co. only.