Location & Amenities
County Laois is located in the heart of the Irish midlands and is the most landlocked county in Ireland. Laois became known as 'The Queen's County' when it was named after a descendant from the Knights of Ulster.
Killenard (2 km) is a beautiful small village that is centred around the stunning five-star Heritage Hotel and Spa and famous Severiano Ballesteros Heritage Golf Club. The village has a church, primary school and a number of restaurants and bars within the Heritage Hotel & Spa complex.
Portarlington (4.5 km) is a large town which is divided into two counties by the River Barrow, Laois and Offaly. The town has an abundance of good restaurants, hotels, pubs and a variety of boutiques and retail stores. Ballybrittas (2.8 km) has shops and services and Monasterevin, a small Georgian town 8 km away, offers further comprehensive local amenities.
Portarlington, Ballybrittas and Monasterevin all have excellent transportation systems, including railway stations. Trains to Dublin City run every 15-20 minutes at peak times, then every hour for the rest of the day. There are also daily bus services to and from Dublin City and easy access to the M7 which is 6 km from the property.
Nearby, county Kildare is synonymous with the bloodstock industry, famous for its world-renowned stud farms and busy racing calendar. The Curragh Racecourse (24 km) is considered to be one of the finest racetracks in the world. Punchestown, home of Irish national hunt racing, and Naas racetracks are both within easy driving distance. Kildare Village (19 km) is a renowned luxury shopping destination that is nestled within landscaped grounds and presented in an authentic village environment.
The nearby area offers a wide variety of quality sporting and recreational activities including GAA, rugby, swimming, tennis, equestrian sports, soccer and walking in the stunning Slieve Bloom mountains. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for locally with the championship course at the Heritage Golf Club and Portarlington Golf Club. The keen huntsman has a choice of packs, notably the Laois Hunt and Kildare Foxhounds.
Primary schooling can be found locally in Killenard, with secondary education available in Portarlington, Monasterevin, Portlaoise and Kildare. Private schooling is available in nearby Newbridge College and Clongowes Wood College.
Lea House is a magnificent Georgian house positioned in a unique yet central location off a tranquil country road and a convenient drive from the M7.
The property is surrounded by beautiful mature grounds. It is approached though a bell-mouthed stone wall with piers and wrought iron gates, which open to an attractive sweeping driveway leading to ample parking at the front of the house. Dating back to 1826, Lea House is a two-storey, over basement residence and remains a stunning period property yet has been refurbished to include all the comforts of a modern home.
The light-filled accommodation is of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying plans. Notable internal features include shutters, cornicing, open fires with decorative marble fireplaces and large windows throughout the property with spectacular views over the rolling countryside.
Facing north-east to take advantage of the morning sun and with the majority of the living space southward facing to take advantage of natural light all day, the accommodation is entered through a light-filled porch which leads onto a further five reception rooms and a modern kitchen. The bedroom accommodation is laid out on the first floor and includes three bedrooms, plus a master bedroom suite. The self-contained basement accommodation comprises two bedrooms (one en suite), kitchen and breakfast/sun room. The basement has two separate entrances and is suitable to accommodate an elderly relation, teenage children or an au pair.
Situated around the attractive traditional sun trapped courtyard are multiple stores. To the rear of the property is a large stone coach house and storage facility. The traditional buildings offer potential to be developed, subject to planning permission.
The house sits amongst wonderful mature garden grounds which are mainly laid to lawn. Two paddocks are situated to the side of the house and can be accessed from the driveway as well as off the public road.
General Remarks Viewing
Strictly by appointment by Savills Country Agency.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although furniture and some other items may be available by separate negotiation.
Mains water, mains electricity, septic tank, kerosene central heating, broadband.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.
Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Email address: email@example.com.
Best Offers Date
A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
Killenard 2 km, Ballybrittas 2.2 km, Portarlington 4.5 km, Monasterevin 8 km, Portlaoise 17 km, Kildare 19 km, Dublin City 76 km, Dublin Airport 83 km
(All distances are approximate)