DescriptionSherry FitzGerald Fogarty take great pleasure in presenting Prospect Lodge to the market; a truly impressive and elegant family residence set on almost three acres of private gardens and paddocks, in an elevated setting.
Built in 1993, Prospect Lodge has a floor area of approx. 298 sq. mts/3,207 sq. ft. and is a superbly appointed and deeply comfortable country house featuring wonderful fireplaces, sash windows, timber floors, ceiling covings and hardwood panelled doors. The elegant formal rooms have perfect proportions and commanding views of the surrounding gardens and countryside.
Designed to quietly impress this is an exceptionally relaxing home in which to live, a home for both entertaining, and for every day family life.
Approaching the house on a curved drive the sense of privacy that this wonderful home enjoys is abundantly obvious, with the house itself not visible from the road, and set behind electric gates and a recessed entrance.
A limestone pillared entrance porch leads to a very spacious
entrance hall with a gallery effect at first floor level. This leads to a trio of formal rooms: a sitting room, dining room and a family room, all with sliding sash windows capturing the picture views and one with French doors giving access to the sun drenched rear patio area. Across the hallway, there is a very generous and well-appointed kitchen with a garden room off, again allowing direct access to the patio and rear garden. The essential utility room to one side.
The accommodation bonus on the ground floor is a self-contained guest bedroom wing/granny flat, or indeed home consultation rooms with their own separate front entrance, but connecting to the main house.
There are four bedrooms at first floor level, two of them have en-suites, and a large family bathroom. The gallery effect landing features a fitted book case/reading area. The master bedroom has a walk through dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. There is also an attic room at the very top of the house ideal for a children's play room/den accessed discreetly and cleverly by a custom made spiral staircase located in the large hot press.
Overall, the house has been practically and cleverly designed, giving it a timeless classic aspect, but offering every contemporary amenity for how we can best live today.
The location is excellent. Prospect Lodge is just five minutes-drive from the town of Roscrea. Access to the M7 from Junction 22 is also five minutes-drive from your front door. Dublin is an hour and a half away and Limerick City including University of Limerick & the Regional Hospital are just fifty minutes drive from your door.
Educational options for children are some of the best with a range of highly regarded primary schools nearby, as well as many secondary options including Colaiste Phobal locally, the renowned Cistercian College with day boarding options offered, the Ursuline Convent, Thurles and the Presentation Convent Thurles. There is a dedicated local daily bus service to and from these Thurles schools each day.
Golf Clubs, tennis clubs, gyms, fishing on Lough Derg, hillwalking in the Slieve Blooms are all to hand.
There is also a wonderful train service to Dublin each day from Roscrea and both nearby Ballybrophy and Templemore Railway Stations have approx. eight options daily from 6.30 am to late each evening, providing great commuting options.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 4.73m x 3.9m. Maple floor. Impressive staircase leading to gallery landing. Cloakroom & guest WC off.
Living Room 4.46m x 3.99m. Open fireplace with wood burning stove installed. Dual aspect to garden. Maple floor. Fitted book case. TV point.
Kitchen Dining Room 6.06m x 4.46m. Great range of bespoke painted kitchen units. Gas hob & double electric oven. Folding doors to garden room. Terracotta tiled floor. Door to utility room.
Utility Room 1.8m x 3m. Plumbed for washing machine and dryer. SSSU. Door to rear garden. Wall units and shelving.
Garden Room 3.14m x 4.46m. Bi-folding doors to west facing rear gardens and patio, capturing all sun light from mid-day to late evening. Natural stone wall feature & maple floor.
Sitting Room 5.6m x 3.88m. Elegant white marble fireplace with brass trim and gas effect fire. Maple floor. Double doors to patio and rear garden. Folding doors to dining room. Perfect rooms for gathering family and friends. Plaster cornice.
Dining Room 3.6m x 3.88m. Maple floor continues from the sitting room. View of front gardens and driveway.
Hallway to former surgery 1.85m x 1.92m. Separate entrance from the front of house to this former surgery & adjoining room.
Former surgery/Bedroom 1 3.5m x 3.06m. Built-in storage unit.
Study 3.5m 2.4m. Quietly positioned and an ideal work space. This room can be combined with the adjoining garage should additinal space be rquired.
Master Bedroom 3.6m x 4.46m.
Dressing room 1.7m x 2m. Built in wardrobe & dressing table.
En-Suite 2.4m x 2m. WC, WHB & Shower unit. (All Elegant John sanitary ware and fittings)
Bedroom 3 4.17m x 3.3m. Built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 4.6m x 3.88m. Built in wardrobe.
En-Suite 1.3m x 2.75m.
Bedroom 5 3.88m x 4.72m. Built in bookshelf & double wardrobe.
Attic room 8.350m x 4.5m. Spiral stairs access from the large hot press. Two velux roofligts to rear of house. Excellent storage space.
Garage 3.5m x 3.5m. Located beside the ground floor study and built to be incorporated into the living accommodation if ever needed. Up & over door.
FeaturesArchitecturally designed home built in 1993 to exceptionally high standards.
An elevated site of almost 3 acres. Privacy and quietness assured.
Mains water connection and septic tank installed.
Landscaping complete with beautiful mature gardens now established.
BER rating very high (B3) and indicative of the high comfort level in the house.
Condensing oil burner installed in recent times. Four heating zones. All radiators thermostatically controlled and remote operation of heating system.
Intruder alarm, electric gates and CCTV system to gates installed.
Water softener installed.
Sliding (& tilt) sash Upvc windows installed throughout.
Fully converted attic space with discreet and clever custom built spiral staircase from the large hot press.
BER DetailsBER: B3
BER No: 102663713
Performance Indicator: 130.1kwh/m/yr
DirectionsPlease follow Eircode E53 K153.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Roscrea on 0505 21192