A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED PERIOD RESIDENCE BUILT IN 1878, INCORPORATING MODERN FEATURES, PRIVATELY LOCATED ON APPROX. 26.75 ACRES OF SUPERB GARDENS, GROUNDS AND EXCELLENT GRAZING LANDS WITH VERDANT PASTORAL VIEWS OVER SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE AND DUNDALK BAY.
Ballybarrack House is a spacious family home incorporating all modern conveniences, while retaining the charm and grandeur of a period home. The main house extends to 5,683 sq.ft / 528 sq.m (approx.) of living space, comprising 3 reception rooms and 5 large bedrooms. Beautifully positioned on an elevated position overlooking its own pleasure grounds with landscaped gardens of approx. 2.5 acres and approx. 24.25 acre of pasture lands, with commanding views over the countryside with Dundalk Town, Dundalk Bay and Cooley Mountain range on the horizon.
A spacious light filled home with superbly proportioned rooms incorporating excellent details including ceiling coving in the formal rooms and feature fireplaces throughout. A large reception hall, complete with restored pitch pine flooring, connects to all the principal reception rooms, and to the first floor from an impressive feature staircase, gloriously lit from a large window with stain glass trimming on the landing return. The light filled drawing room, with its dual aspect, is a wonderful entertaining room and has excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
The dining room is a superb formal room for special occasions, while the family room is ideal for relaxing in. The kitchen, at the heart of the house, has a very homely atmosphere and the addition of the sun room to the rear, with its wood burning stove, makes this area a warm and welcoming family space. The sun room links very well with the gardens and courtyard with folding doors on either side, making this room a wonderful entertaining space for the summer evenings. A utility room, pantry and family bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor with its five principle rooms is just as impressive as the ground floor accommodation offering the same spacious proportions. The Master Bedroom Suite is comfortable and has superb views over Dundalk and the surrounding countryside. The remaining rooms are both spacious and easily maintained. The first floor accommodation is completed with large ensuite, dressing room and games room/study.
The house links seamlessly with the impressive courtyard where guest accommodation can be found, comprising a lounge area with kitchen, one bedroom and bathroom. This area further benefits from separate access from the main road and is a perfect location for visitors or an au pair. There is an ample secure storage area, and here there is further accommodation that can be used as a gym area, with a sauna and shower facilities.
Set behind electric gates and mature hedging the driveway winds its way through landscaped gardens that are superbly maintained and are extremely private and secure. To the rear there is a 15 x 5 metre outdoor heated swimming pool with safe automatic pool cover, together with an omni court /savanna surface tennis court, making this a wonderful area for the family to enjoy.
The lands are well sheltered and include some 24.25 acres / 9.82 hectares of grazing pasture excellent for cattle or indeed horses located to the east and north east of the property. They are also drained well with mature hedging surrounding most of the boundary. There is an agricultural access point directly into the property from the main road.
The lands are currently zoned residential 2 by the Local Authority which is to provide for new residential communities and supporting community facilities subject to the availability of services.