DescriptionCreated to encapsulate all the grace of the classic Period Country House, and within easy reach of Dublin, Pineridge Farm has the perfect combination of exceptional house, grounds and location.
With its easy elegance, grace and charm, Pineridge Farm is the epitome of the classic Country Retreat. The original cottage at Pineridge, now its guest house, dates from 1871. The current owners commissioned a conservation architect to create a larger family home, to echo the style of the period. This was built in 1997 and extended again more recently.
The results are a long, perfectly proportioned symmetrical space, bounded by two generous bay windows. The additional wing adds two further bedrooms, giving four in total. A parquet-floored (which came from the British Stock Exchange building) hallway welcomes you in, reaching to the drawing room and dining area to the left. This huge space runs from front to rear, and so gets wonderful light all day long. The large windows draw in the sun, while in winter, you are made cosy by open fires. This is exceptionally elegant, and yet also a relaxing space in which to sit and read in peace and quiet.
The centre of the house is taken up with an open plan handmade kitchen by Hans Leptien, an informal dining room and sitting room, with two sets of French windows onto the terrace. As the terrace itself is festooned with wisteria, it's a perfectly beautiful spot to sit, chat, prepare food and enjoy it too. To the right of this room is a study, again with French windows to the terrace.
Beyond this, and to the right are four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. The master bedroom is a striking space occupying one of the bays, while the second bedroom has French windows to the gardens. There is also a main bathroom, utility room / boot room with outdoor access, and an attic room.
With its historic style and contemporary comforts, rural lakeside location and easy access to town, Pineridge Farm combines the best of all worlds, for an ideal work life balance and a perfect family home. The house also exists within a strong and welcoming community, and is within easy reach of schools and shops, with Dublin City Centre and Airport approximately 45 minutes by car.
Two storey cottage, studio and workshop
Alongside the house, there is the two-bedroomed original farm cottage, which has a separate avenue off the main avenue.
Additionally, benefitting from a workshop building with a billiard room and garden room. A further building which is used as a study, studio and guest wc.
Gardens and Grounds
Enjoying unrivalled views of Blessington Lake, where calm days mirror the skies on its surface, Pineridge Farm is an oasis of tranquillity. An avenue leads you down from the road, to where a stand of trees shelters the house, giving a sense of privacy and peace.
From here, the house and grounds open up to the south-facing view, where you can enjoy your direct lakeshore access, whether to watch the water in all its moods from afar, or enjoy the private boathouse, slipway, mooring and water access. The house itself is set in c.17 acres of land, laid out in terraces, gardens, wooded areas and paddocks.
The area closest to the house has been landscaped and tended over time, with mature trees, shrubs, and a glorious wisteria. There are lawns and walkways, and the terrace has a low boundary wall, with ornamental features. Fibre broadband makes the terrace an ideal spot from which to work.
Steps lead down to the paddocks. There you will also find four stables, a tack room and arena. The horse riding in this area is excellent, and there are local hunts, as well as racing stables and stud farms in abundance.
The shores of Blessington Lake and its surrounding area are beloved of walkers, boating enthusiasts and anglers. It is an area of exceptional natural beauty, peace and tranquillity, and yet is just 45 minutes from Dublin City and Airport. Lacken village is a five-minute stroll along the beach, where you'll find the local pub, and a primary school. The original building for this was gifted in the 1800s by Lady Smith of the nearby Baltyboys House, although it has since moved to a more modern premises. Another Great House, Russborough is also nearby, making this a very interesting community in which to live.
Horse riding and racing enthusiasts will delight in the proximity of Punchestown and Naas Racecourses, and the stud farms and training establishments of the area, including those surrounding Ballymore Eustace, just a short distance away. The Ballymore Inn is a culinary hot spot. There are two excellent golf courses on your doorstep at Tulfarris and Brittas. Walkers will enjoy the mountain walks, and the greenway from Avon Rí to Russborough House. More schools, bars, cafés, restaurant and shops are to be found at Blessington and Naas.
A faster route to Dublin can be taken by Bohernabreena rather than the N81.
5 minutes' walk to Lacken
6 km to Blessington and N81
14 km to Ballymore Eustace
18 km to Naas
22 km to Johnstown and access to M7 and motorway network
41 km / 45 minutes from Dublin City
48 km / 45 minutes from Dublin International Airport
BER DetailsBER: C2
BER No: 112289038
Performance Indicator: 189.92
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes Farms/Estates on 01 237 6300