DescriptionDelightful period house set on about 16.9 acres
Kilpatrick House is a delightful period house of impressive proportions, in a private setting yet close to two national motorways the N2 and the M1.
Accessed through a stone walled and wooded tarmacadam drive up to a gated entrance, which leads into the beautiful, lofted cut stone courtyard to the side of the house. Kilpatrick House is a detached four-bay two storey building dating from circa 1860 and offers spacious accommodation extending to approximately 348 sq m / 3745 sq ft in total.
Internally, many period features including the coving and ceilings roses in the main reception rooms remain intact. External features include tooled limestone sills, sash windows and Tuscan pilasters.
Double doors lead into the entrance porch and a generous hallway with a high ceiling and original timber staircase. The main receptions are accessed off the hallway, including the dining room, study, the library, and a drawing room with a feature marble fireplace and a bow window overlooking the gardens. The kitchen area is L shaped with an island, timber fitted cupboards, large worktop area and a 4-door AGA cooker. Off the kitchen is a back kitchen/utility room, pantry, study/den, and back service stairs leading to the bedrooms above.
On the first floor is a large landing, the master bedroom suite, five further bedrooms and the family bathroom, which completes the accommodation.
Please refer to the floorplans for a full list of the accommodation.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens are a key feature of this beautiful property. The vendor's family has carefully and lovingly minded these gardens over the years. They are laid out in lawns and paths and incorporate a beautiful herbaceous border full of colour. There is also a fruit and vegetable garden, which can produce an abundance of fresh food for the house. To the front of the house is a lawned section sheltered by a large stand of coniferous and deciduous trees as well as a former tennis court.
There are two main yards to the rear of the house. The first is an attractive stone cut courtyard with a loft, which is set around a tarmacadam yard. It comprises a large garden shed, office, two lofted stables and harness room, two further lofted stables and a five-bay car port. There is a further shed/store, which is suitable as a garage.
The second yard consists of a range of farm buildings including five large calving boxes with covered and outside areas, a 5-bay hay barn, a 3-bay open shed, a 4-bay shed, further cattle sheds and a large over ground slurry tank and feed silo.
Please refer to the plans for the full list of outbuildings.
The land at Kilpatrick House is principally laid out in three paddocks which are all currently in grass and in good heart. There is a natural stream running through the lands and it offers good road frontage onto the L1264. It extends to about 6.8 hectares / 16.9 acres in total.
Kilpatrick House is located 5km south of Ardee, a busy market town in the heart of Co Louth, on the banks of the River Dee. The surrounding area is known for its situation amidst rich and rolling agricultural landscape.
In Ardee nearby, there are shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants and both primary and secondary schools. The Ardee Baroque Festival is held every year, with concerts celebrating music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Ardee is equidistant from the larger towns of Dundalk to the north-east (24 km) and Drogheda to the southeast (21 km), one of Ireland's oldest medieval towns. Drogheda has several quality hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and two shopping centres. It is one of the country's largest towns and has seen significant growth in recent times due to its proximity to Dublin City.
The keen golfer is well catered for with a choice of courses including Ardee Golf Club (5 km), County Louth Golf Club at Baltray (29 km) and Headfort Golf Club in Kells (29 km).
The M1 motorway is 12 km distant, which connects Dublin to Belfast and also provides quick access to Dublin Airport (59 km) to the south. There is also an intercity express train, connecting Dublin and Belfast with stops at Dundalk and Drogheda.
- Period property dating from circa 1860
- Ideally situated close to the N2 and the M1
- 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms
- Large stone cut courtyard
- Extensive range of outbuildings
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Country on + 353 (0) 1 663 4350