DescriptionGrove Lodge is located equidistant between the heritage village of Slane and Exit 10 on the M1 Motorway. The surrounding area is home to renowned attractions such as the Hill of Tara, the famous megalithic burial tombs of Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site), Francis Ledwidge Museum and the famous Battle of the Boyne site at Oldbridge Demesne.
The historic village of Slane offers grocery shops, Georges Patisserie coffee shop, numerous bars as well as fine dining locations at The Cunningham Arms Hotel, Inside Out and the world famous, Slane Castle.
Further shopping and amenities can be found in Drogheda. The town has a number of quality hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and two large shopping centres, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre and Lawrence Shopping Centre. The M1 Retail park is located just 6km from the house.
Drogheda Train Station provides a direct route to Connolly Station and Dublin’s financial centre in 40 minutes as well as services to Belfast.
Racing enthusiasts are easily catered for with Navan Racecourse and Fairyhouse Racecourse nearby. Both courses are well distinguished and host a multitude of events and point to points throughout the year. Golfers can enjoy great days out at the County Louth Golf Club (Baltray), Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club and the great parkland course, Killeen Castle.
For international travellers and UK commuters, Dublin Airport is a 30-minute drive and Belfast Airport is just 90 mins away.
There is a choice of local primary schools in both Tullyallen and Slane village. The property is also conveniently located along a school bus route with also a good choice of secondary schools in Drogheda and Navan.
Grove Lodge was built in 1993 and over its lifetime has been extended and upgraded with great care and attention to detail. The property is ideal for families who are looking for more space both inside and outside while remaining within touching distance of Dublin City and Airport.
Off the quiet road and through pillared gates, the gravelled driveway, lined by mature trees and hedgerow, leads to the front of the house with enough parking for up to 5 cars.
The house is exceptionally well finished with wide plank oak flooring in the living spaces, high quality tiling in bathrooms, coving throughout the home and Rationel windows and doors.
The main living area of the house is a real treat. Connected to the kitchen/dining area, the sunroom/living room is where most of the day-to-day living happens. The wood burning stove, the French doors to the terrace and the view of the paddock, makes this area of the home very special and used year-round.
The bedroom accommodation is spacious and comfortable, and each has the advantage of beautiful garden views, oak flooring and tasteful decoration. There is an en suite off the master bedroom and a fitted wardrobe in one of the bedrooms.
Upstairs there is a games room, study and a family room, all of which are light filled and airy.
The accommodation extends to about 250 sq m / 2,690 sq ft and a full layout of the accommodation is shown on the adjoining floorplans.
Garden and Grounds
Grove Lodge sits at the centre of 2.2 acres comprising a paddock (1.2 acres), beautifully designed and maintained gardens (.5 acre) and a mature, mixed orchard (.5 acre).
The main garden is a private, tranquil oasis on the east and south facing sides of the house. It includes lawns, herbaceous perennials, grasses, shrubs, climbing roses and mature specimen trees (beech, birch and a variety of maples). Also on the south side is a courtyard garden with sandstone paving and planting including old roses and crab apple trees.
There is a large vegetable garden on the west side of the house, which is divided into small, easily managed but highly productive no-dig beds. The orchard was planted in 2005 and includes dessert and cooking apples, plums, damsons, cherry, pears, cobnuts and hazels and a fruit garden planted with raspberries, red currants, blackcurrants and gooseberries. For a number of years, the owners have produced cider from the apples grown in the orchard.
The gardens have been developed with nature in mind and are a haven for wildlife and rich in biodiversity.
There is also a large glass house (8’ x 12’) and a large polytunnel (10’ x 32’ ).
The paddock is currently in grass, bounded by mature trees and has a well-defined boundary with separate access to the road. The paddock is multi-functional but would be ideal for someone with an equine interest. It may be possible to construct stabling on site subject to the relevant planning permission.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although furniture and some other items may be available by separate negotiation.
Private drainage, oil fired central heating (new Grant boiler fitted recently), mains water, monitored alarm and high-speed fibre broadband.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.
Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Offers Date
A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.
Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.