A most impressive Tudor style residence situated on approx. 1.
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A most impressive Tudor style residence situated on approx. 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped private grounds bounded by a small stream; benefiting from a double garage (with WC and boiler house approx. 80 sq.m/860 sq ft.) with two bedroom apartment above and a substantial basement (approx 286 sq.m/3079 sq.ft) with an overall size of approx. 928 sq.m/9990 sq.ft.
An outstanding family home extending to approx. 490 sq. m / 5,274 sq. ft. of living accommodation Taking inspiration from the Tudor period the house has been sympathetically designed in traditional style with a gabled roof and decorative half timbering above the cobbled walling façade at ground floor level. The house is entered through a distinctive porch opening into a wonderful dining hall with sweeping staircase featuring an intricate wrought iron balustrade which ascends to a galleried area above. The hall easily accommodates a large dining table in front of the Adams style open marble fireplace, a wonderful setting for entertaining friends and family. To the left of the entrance is a library with fitted bookshelves and desk unit opening into a sunny south westerly facing sunroom.
Adjacent is the comfortable living room, also with an Adam`s style marble fireplace, leading to the stunning conservatory overlooking the gardens below and connecting back to the spacious eat in kitchen. With space for a large table the fully fitted kitchen with customised units and granite worktops provides more than enough space for busy family life. Further ground floor accommodation includes a caterer`s kitchen / utility room and back hall area, a double bedroom en-suite, ideal as guest or staff accommodation, and also a guest WC off the entrance hall.
Off the first floor landing there are four large double bedrooms. The main bedroom features a dressing area with wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with twin sinks while bedroom two and three have en-suite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom four is a generous double bedroom and has use of a luxuriously appointed family bathroom. All of the bedrooms have wonderful views over the gardens and countryside beyond. A secondary staircase leads to the attic area above (approx 72 sq.m/775 sq.ft) which is open plan with two glass fronted solid fuel burning stoves and a kitchenette.
A real surprise of Rathmichael Brook is the two bedroom self-contained first floor apartment above the garage which benefits from its own open-plan living room and kitchen, a large double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a smaller double bedroom and a bathroom. There is a fully tanked basement underneath the house divided into a number of different zones. This flexible space has the benefit of a passive ventilation system, could be used for a variety of purposes. Rathmichael Brook is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and could be moved into without further expense.
Rathmichael Brook is situated on approximately 1.5 acres / 0.607 ha of gloriously presented grounds laid out in a mixture of lawn, gravelled pathways and an orchard. A beautiful trout stream borders the gardens with a number of seating areas scattered along its banks. Incorporated as part of the lower gardens the stream courses around an island with a cottage garden style arched bridge. The house itself sits well back from Ballycorus Road behind imposing electrically operated security gates while there is gravelled parking surrounding the house to accommodate dozens of cars.
Located approx. 16km south of Dublin City Centre and 2km south west off the N11 providing direct access to the M50 and nearby village of Shankill, Rathmichael Brook is superbly located. The nearest LUAS stop at Brides Glen is approx. 2.3km walk and there is a Dart station in Shankill. The N11 is