DescriptionSherry FitzGerald is proud to present Tír na nÓg, a truly exquisite seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, family residence which exudes luxury, sophistication, and quality throughout. Totaling approx.1,168 sq m /12,568 sq.ft of superbly laid out accommodation and standing on a mature, private manicured site of just under circa 1.5 acres, Tir Na Nog offers the ultimate in home and garden.
The property was completely upgraded and extended by the current owners in 2007 under the watchful eye of EMD Architects the results of which are truly exceptional. The property has instant appeal. From the moment you approach the electric gates and pass through on to the sweeping cobble lock drive you know this home is something very special. On entering, you are immediately struck by the sense of light and space throughout. The large welcoming hall offers access via wide double doors to the main reception area which opens in turn to the incredible bespoke kitchen family room. This home is ideal for entertaining and there is a seamless connection between the formal, informal, and recreational areas.
The bright natural stone clad ambulatories with their large glass atriums and angled walls add to this flow between all areas of the ground floor including access to the large indoor swimming pool, Steam room and Gymnasium with changing room and luxurious shower room. There is also a study and funky guest bathroom.
All family needs are fulfilled in this exceptional property. A large games room is positioned off a beautifully designed and fitted Snooker room. There is separate access to the Guest apartment positioned on the first floor which is totally self-contained and totals over approx.. 50 sq m. and a truly stunning 15-seater Cinema complete with surround sound, retractable curtains and full cinema screen and lighting.
Practicalities too are catered for with plenty of storage positioned around the house with a very large prep kitchen / utility room with guest shower room all positioned off the main kitchen area. The main kitchen has large double sliding doors which lead directly to the rear garden and large outdoor entertaining area / BBQ area which enjoys day long sunshine with a superb southerly aspect.
On the upper floors, there are six generous double bedrooms all ensuite, many have walk in wardrobes. The principal bedroom suite is spectacular. A generous size, over 80 sq m approx., it features a solid walnut floor, large walk-in wardrobe, and beautifully finished bathroom ensuite. This bedroom also offers a lovely aspect overlooking the grounds and an attractive fireplace with coal effect gas fire. There are three other double bedrooms at this level all individually designed and decorated. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms ensuite and a large study area with lovely views of the garden and the surrounding hills and countryside.
The gardens are beautifully mature and landscaped throughout. The front garden as well as having its ample off-street parking also features a mature lawn with hedged boundary and specimen trees and shrubs. The fully fenced hard tennis court is positioned to one side of the front garden, again bordered by mature shrubs and trees.
To the left of the drive there is the first of two large garages (76 sq m approx..) with vehicular up and over doors. There is a second sliding electric gate providing access to an internal courtyard with private parking for more cars and the second garage. These garages are fully insulated, plumbed and fully wired, so could be converted into further living space, or set up as a home office if required.
The rear garden is fully landscaped with manicured lawns and a large central rockery with cascading waterfall and pond. A large Indian sandstone Patio which enjoys day long sunshine wraps the rear of the house and swimming pool. There are graveled paths around the boundary of the garden with many of the mature trees and specimen plants featuring uplighters. At the top of the garden, we discover a Sundial patio ideal to catch the early morning sun. There is a mature rose bed to the rear of the house and numerous well planted flower beds with plenty to keep the greenest fingered buyer occupied.
The location is second to none. Ballybride is an exclusive enclave of luxurious homes surrounded by trees and full of bird song and tranquility, however this amazing home is still close to all amenities. Positioned only an eighteen minute walk from Shankill Dart station, 10 minute walk from Shankill Village and a 5 minute drive to the Luas. A host of recreational facilities are on your doorstep including golf clubs and lovely scenic walks. There is easy access to both the N11 snd the M50 bringing Dublin city and airport within an easy commute. Numerous top class schools are also located close by including John Scottus and St Gerards.
AccommodationEntrance Hall Spacious bright and welcoming entrance hall with polished marble floor and inset lighting. Double doors lead to the main reception area and the wonderful kitchen family room beyond. There is a hidden door to separate the Ambulatories which connect the different areas of the ground floor seamlessly. This home is ideal for entertaining with all of the spaces interconnecting.
Kitchen/Family Room Dramatic spacious light filled kitchen area which is truly the heart of this stunning home. Fabulous bespoke kitchen featuring extensive range of built-in units, all around the room. The crowning glory of which is the very large split-level island topped off by a impressive single piece of polished Marble. The kitchen incorporates numerous storage presses, dresser, walk-in larder, built in appliances include large double fridge , coffee machine, wine fridges, dishwasher, microwave, and warming drawer. There is a double Belfast sink set into the island as well as a sizeable breakfast bar well used by the current owners for having a coffee and catch up with the girls! There is also a large 4 oven Aga with gas hob. There are wonderful large double patio doors from the breakfast area out to the garden and patio areas opening this entire area up to the garden during the summer or for outdoor entertaining. The family room and kitchen all feature a polished marble floor. There is a superb marble fireplace in the family room with bespoke units on either side. The fireplace is an attractive grey marble with marble chimney breast and hearth with a solid fuel stove inset.
Drawing Room/Dining Room Polished marble floor, ceiling coving and inset lights. Beautiful decorative cast iron fireplace. Open plan arch to the rear ambulatory allowing plenty of natural light. Large dining area with double sliding doors opening into the kitchen / family room.
Prep Kitchen/Utility Room Positioned off the kitchen. Polished marble floors, extensive fitted units and central island. Polished marble work tops. 1.5 stainless steel sink unit and drainer and partly tiled walls. Steam oven and additional dishwasher and freezer. Plumbed for washing machine and dryer. Two Velux windows over and doors to the front drive and double doors to the rear patio.
Shower Room Guest shower room with fully tiled floor and mosaic tiled walls. wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Corner shower and attic storage over.
Ambulatory Accessed via the main receptions and the entrance hall, the wonderful ambulatory runs in an L shape across the back and to the side of the living space seamlessly connecting the ground floor. There are large glass atriums overhead allowing plenty of natural light. The walls are clad in a natural stone and the floors are polished marble and solid oak inlay with angular walls and feature up lighting. There are double doors to the pool area and double doors to the Gymnasium. There is also a door to the rear patio off the kitchen. There is a door to a Comms room housing the Sky, Blue ray and Kaleidoscape media systems and a door to the study and the guest cloakroom.
Study There is a study positioned at this side of the house with doors to the snooker room and door to the ambulatory.
Guest Cloakroom There is a really funky guest cloakroom which features a red fully tiled floor with striking mosaic tiled walls. There is a superb modern pedestal wash hand basin and matching high backed wc.
Gymnasium Large fully fitted gym area with timber floors and glazed atrium overheads. There are mirrored walls and double doors to the rear garden. There is an open plan arch leading to the changing room with a storeroom off and shower room.
Shower Room Non-slip tiled floor. Pedestal wash hand basin. wc and fully tiled shower unit with attractive mosaic tiled walls.
Changing Room Large changing room, currently used as a free weights area. Glass double doors lead to the pool area. Large glass roof light over and door to Plant room.
Swimming Pool The swimming pool area is beautifully finished with dry natural stone walls and a non-slip tile surrounding the pool. There is a wonderful Barrel ceiling over the area with inset “Night sky” lighting. The heated pool measures approx. 12m by 6m and is 1.22m deep throughout making it ideal for water sports and water based exercise. There is a hard thermal insulated retractable safety cover on the pool, a center flow swimming system and removable water polo net. The walls are substantially glazed with large retractable sections allowing the pool to be opened up to the garden and patio. A large glass semi-circle with double doors provides a lovely seating area in summer or winter. There is also a 5-person steam room and feature shower and storeroom with Belfast sink. There is also a CCTV camera here so that you can keep an eye on the pool when not present.
Snooker Room Positioned just off the entrance hall, double doors lead from the ambulatory to this lovely snooker room. Beautifully decorated with vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and a distressed solid oak floor this room is full of character. A granite clad wall with raised fireplace with solid fuel stove and rustic beam mantle all compliments the style of this superb space. There are doors to the study and doors to the cinema and games room.
Entrance Lobby Lobby area with stairs to the guest apartment with understairs storage and a separate access to the front garden.
Games Room A really superb games room with two sets of sliding patio doors to the front. Every teens dream (and the older Kids!!) this room is set up with two gaming TV's for PlayStation, Xbox or whatever takes your fancy. Fully tiled floor making this a really practical playroom.
Cinema Truly superb full cinema with tiered seating, ambient lighting, reclining seats allowing for 15 guests in full comfort. Automatic curtains expose the large cinema screen (3.2m x 1.8) with surround sound and acoustic insulation.
Guest Apartment Positioned above the games room this spacious .53 sq.m approx.. studio apartment is fully self-contained with its own access. The studio comprises of a large bright space with dual aspect and high ceilings with inset lights. Built in shaker style kitchen with wall and floor units, granite work tops and built-in fridge, dish washer and stainless-steel sink unit with tiled splash back. Large bedroom and living room area with plenty of space. This area as well as the games room is mass concrete so offers incredible sound insulation.
Ensuite Polished porcelain wall and floor tiles with velux window over. Modern wash hand basin and wall mounted wc. Shower with watering can head and hand-held attachment.
Landing Lovely and bright landing with stairs to second floor. Feature inset lights and door to hot press. There are four bedrooms at this level.
Principal Bedroom Suite Exceptionally spacious main suite with a wonderful bedroom / living space. Featuring solid walnut floors. There is also a modern gas fire with raised marble plinth and marble inset. A superb large corner window provides a lovely south facing aspect out over the gardens and to the hills beyond. Built in bespoke shelves and storage. Open plan arch leads to an extensively fitted walk in wardrobe.
Ensuite Beautifully appointed and finished with marble wall and floor tiles. Large double shower with hand-held and watering can head. Twin modern pedestal wash hand basins with mirrored vanity units over. Large whirlpool bath with wall mounted TV. Wired for sound. Inset lights and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 Bright and spacious double room overlooking the front garden decorated in a new England style with fresh and bright décor. Bespoke cherrywood built in wardrobes, study desk and shelving. Inset lights.
Ensuite Large bathroom ensuite. Natural stone wall and floor tiles with mosaic tiled feature. Heated towel rail. Bath with shower over. Modern wash hand basin with wall mounted wc.
Bedroom 3 Another fine bright double room with built in wardrobes and inset lights. Decorated with attractive subtle pastel pinks and whites and overlooking the rear garden.
Ensuite Shower room ensuite with polished marble tiled walls and floor. Modern pedestal wash hand basin, wc and bidet. Fully tiled shower. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4 Another fine double room with excellent built-in wardrobes. Again, distinctively decorated in greys and blacks this spacious room overlooks the rear.
Ensuite Polished marble grey wall and floor tiles. A contemporary ensuite with whirlpool bath with skyline mosaic tiled wall over. Modern wash hand basin and wall mounted wc. Double shower, heated towel rail.
Landing Lovely bright open plan study area with timber floor and large picture windows overlooking the rear garden and with views out over the mature trees to the hills beyond.
Bedroom 5 Very spacious guest suite with most attractive vaulted ceiling giving this room a lot of character. Decorated in shades of grey and white complete with plantation shutters this room has a cool and airy feel. Dual aspect overlooking the garden and also the hills. Inset lights. Ample eaves storage and an additional storage room accessed via mirrored sliderobes off the entrance foyer. Walk in wardrobe.
Ensuite Bright and modern ensuite with silver and white tiles on the floor and mosaic tiled walls. Large double shower. Modern wash hand basin and wall mounted wc. Deep set whirlpool bath Inset lights. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 6 Attractive double bedroom with partly vaulted ceiling. Walk in wardrobe area with plenty of hanging space. Overlooking the front garden.
Ensuite Modern dark grey and stainless steel fully tiled ensuite. A great size with double shower, modern freestanding wash hand basin with vanity unit, wc and corner bath. Inset lights, heated towel rail.
Spacious and bright and beautifully designed Detached family home totaling approx.1, 168 sq.m.
Seven exquisite bedrooms all ensuite with additional Guest Apartment with bathroom.
Just under approx. 1.5 acres of manicured landscaped gardens
Truly exceptional bespoke Kitchen ideal for entertaining
Geo- Thermal heating with additional solar panels
Beautiful individual marble tiled bathrooms and ensuites
A wonderful blend of natural stone and glass atriums throughout the ambulatories and swimming pool area. The swimming pool also has a feature dry stone wall.
Large indoor heated pool with a continues depth of 4ft. Ideal for water sports with a removable water polo net. Center flow swimming system and an automatic thermal control safety cover.
Gymnasium and changing room area.
High quality marble and hard wood floors throughout the main reception areas.
Feature principal bedroom suite overlooking the gardens.
Superb Kaleidoscape media system throughout the house.
Hard tennis court.
Ample off-street parking on sweeping cobble lock drive and central water feature, with large double detached garage wired and plumbed, ideal for multiple uses including home office.
Electric gates and security and garden lighting.
Day and night CCTV security system.
Plenty of internal and external entertaining space.
BER DetailsBER: B2
BER No: 113859201
Performance Indicator: 103.69 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock on 01 289 43 86