Description“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”
Sandville House epitomizes this statement from renowned architect and designer Frank Owen Gehry. Set on 5 acres of serene parkland setting a beautiful 19th Century home of considerable character and charm, presented as a comfortable family residence. Built c.1850's for the elite gentleman farmer the property presents as a three bay two storey residence with a double height return to the rear. The timeless architecture has been carefully preserved by the current owners retaining the classical features with minor modifications to incorporate modern conveniences.
On entering through the glazed double-leaf doors the property presents with well composed symmetry; to the left the sitting room and to the right the dining room, both reception rooms exude grace and style and are of grand proportions with dual aspect sash windows enclosed by the original shutters. To the ground floor return the utility and kitchen with original flagstones and an oil four oven AGA range at the heart of the home . The original staircase leads to the first floor adorned by a long southwest facing arch window. On the first floor there are 4 / 5 bedrooms and the family bathroom all generously proportioned with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
To the north of the residence a substantial stable / coach house 265 sq. m approx. which would lend itself to a multiplicity of uses; a retreat centre, home office, workshop, multigenerational living, Airbnb, separate guest quarters or an event destination. With the Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club within 2.5km the possibilities are endless.
Throughout the 5 acres mature specimen trees including fir, oak, walnut, sequoia, lime, together with bamboo, Japanese Maple and weeping beech draped around the pond. The private orchard boasts fruit bearing plum, apple and pear trees. Remnants of beautiful old stone walls are interspersed throughout the holding each with its own hidden history.
After 50 years of preserving this unpolished gem, the current residents are ready to let the new owners begin their own chapter in the history of this captivating property, Sandville House.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only with the sole selling agent.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 6.08m x 3.04m. Carpeted, coving.
Sitting Room 6.02m x 4.80m. Carpeted, coving, wood burning stove.
Dining Room 6.08m x 4.83m. Carpeted, coving, wood burning stove.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 6.43m x 4.80m. Solid staircase to first floor, original flag stone flooring, door to rear, 4 oven oil fired Aga range.
Utility Room 6.47m x 6.11m. Original flag stone flooring, door to rear, w.c.
First Floor Coving and original cornice to landing.
Bedroom 1 4.86m x 3.61m. Carpeted, coving, cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 2 4.89m x 3.62m. Carpeted, coving, cast iron fireplace.
Bathroom 4.92m x 2.49m. Timber flooring, w.c, wash hand basin, shower, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 / Office 4.93m x 2.47m. Carpeted.
Bedroom 4 4.83m x 3.33m. Carpeted, fireplace.
Bedroom 5 6.42m x 6.09m. Timber flooring, wash hand basin, bidet.
FeaturesSpacious and comfortable Mid-19th Century residence.
5 acres approx. of parkland grounds including a variety of mature specimen trees, a private orchard and pond.
Detached stable / coach house 265 sq. m approx. with oil fired central heating suitable for varying uses.
Oil fired central heating.
Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club 2.5km.
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Cavan on +353 49 4380038