The village of Tallanstown is 1km in distance and provides all of the daily requirements, while nearby are the larger towns of Ardee and Dundalk that offer more amenities and services. Ireland's largest town, Drogheda, is located just 30km from Tallanstown. The M1 motorway (junction 15) is 10km from the property which connects Dublin to Belfast. Dublin City Centre is 72km distant and Dublin Airport is easily accessible via the M1. There is an excellent Dublin to Belfast train service with stations in both Drogheda and Dundalk.
County Louth has many activities and country pursuits. There is a beautiful coastline running the length of the entire county and the nearest blue flag beach at Clogherhead is only 19 km away.
The keen golfer is well catered for with a choice of courses. Locally, are Ardee and Dundalk Golf Clubs. The County Louth Golf Club at Baltray (38 km) is a championship course, which has hosted the Irish Open on a number of occasions.
There are good choices locally for primary schools and for secondary education, there are excellent schools in Dundalk, Drogheda & Ardee, including The Dundalk Grammar School, which offers both day and full-time boarding.
Rathbrist House is an impressive two-storey over basement residence and comprises excellent reception rooms with very fine period features. The broad hipped roof with over sailing bracketed eaves, canted side bow and Doric entrance porch, enliven the simple rectangular form. The interior rooms boast highly ornate decorative corniced ceilings and large intricate centre roses, recessed sash windows and the tall ceilings emphasise the sense of space and light.
Rathbrist House is a substantial home presented in excellent condition and beautifully decorated throughout. The current owners have redesigned, upgraded and redecorated most of the living and sleeping accommodation creating a comfortable and manageable period home, which would ideally suit a family, given the space or indeed an ideal home for entertaining such is the quality of the formal rooms. Please refer to the accompanying floor plans for more detail on layout and proportions.
The current owners have retained the layout and maintained the condition of the basement since they bought it. The space is dry and airy and currently accommodates a two-bedroom self-contained apartment. The basement has its own access to the side of the house and it is ideal for staff or visiting family accommodation.
Gardens and Lands
The lands of about. 7.5 hectares / 18.5 acres are a mix of herbaceous borders, Japanese garden, paddocks and mature woodlands. The land has recently been fenced in two paddocks and a third paddock is used for hay/silage. There is a wonderful woodland walk around the circumference of Rathbrist which passes by streams and a trout pond – this is an idyllic walk and will be a real treat for the new owner and their family.
The house is approached by a sweeping avenue flanked by mature woodland before opening into the lawned gardens which frame the house. There is also a second avenue which leads to the stable yard and farm buildings.
Stable yard and farm buildings
There are extensive stone built out buildings with their own private access from the road. The stable yard is a charming stone courtyard which includes 18 stables, tack room, feed room, mostly with lofts above. Other stone buildings include a two-storey building, which is believed to be previously used as a manager's house, cut stone coach houses and to the rear is a large barn that was converted into a sand arena. These buildings have been partially upgraded in recent years but still require some works to be fully functional.
Protected Structure ID: LHS011-038 11
NIAH number; 13901121.
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.
Oil fired central heating plus immersion and recently fitted hot water tank, septic tank drainage, private well, broadband, CCTV system, alarm, electronic gates.
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, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.
Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.
The Eircode for the property is A91 N407.