Ardee is a busy market town situated in the heart of County Louth and on the banks of the River Dee. It offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and services, while the surrounding area is characterised by its rich and rolling agricultural landscape. The thriving market town of Carrickmacross supplements the local retail, services and leisure offering of the area.
The house is well located for the larger towns of Dundalk (21 km to the northeast) and Drogheda (32 km to the southeast). Both towns have several quality hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and shopping centres. They are the country's largest towns and have seen significant growth in recent times due to its proximity to Dublin City and have a lively metropolitan feel.
There are a number of local GAA clubs in the immediate vicinity, with Ardee RFC being the closest rugby club together two soccer clubs, Ardee Celtic FC and Square United in the town. Dundalk RFC and Boyne RFC are also located within a convenient distance. There are also tennis clubs in Ardee and Dundalk. The primary school serving the surrounding area is Tallanstown N.S (6 km), with a wider selection of both primary and secondary education in Ardee, Carrickmacross , Dundalk and Drogheda.
The keen golfer is well catered for with a variety of courses including Nuremore (8km), Ardee Golf Club (9 km), Mannan Castle Golf Club (15 km), Headfort Golf Club in Kells (35 km), and County Louth Golf Club at Baltray (39 km).
The M1 motorway (Junction 14) is 15 km distance, which connects Dublin to Belfast and also provides convenient access to Dublin Airport (71 km). There is also an intercity express train, connecting Dublin and Belfast with stops at Dundalk and Drogheda.
Dooleys of Edmondstown is within walking distance, being 850 metres from the house and is a landmark bar and restaurant which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. The idyllic and well-known Riverbank Country Pub & Restaurant is 5.5km away and the Nuremore Hotel & Country Club is located is 8km away. The Courthouse Restaurant, with an award-winning Gourmand Bib is in Carrickmacross.
The house at Edmondstown is of a timeless Georgian design and style that belies its recent construction. Completed in 2015 to the highest of standards, this sustainable (A2-rated) home was designed and constructed by the current owners. It is a magnificent country property which occupies a secure, private and serene rural setting but with all the benefits of a convenient location.
Built in the Georgian style, the house benefits from the beautiful features of the era such as 12 feet high ceilings on the ground floor (with 10 feet high on the first floor), a hipped roof, fanlight, panelled hardwood sash windows, exquisite staircase, cornicing and symmetrical proportions.
The house offers stylish and luxurious accommodation over two floors and extends to about 4,348 square feet/ 404 square metres in total. It has been thoughtfully laid out for contemporary family living and entertaining. The light-filled accommodation which is arranged in large traditionally styled rooms has effortless flow and interconnectivity and is of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying floor plans.
Each of the rooms have remarkable architectural qualities. The impressive kitchen is one of many focal points within the house. The in-frame kitchen units are of the highest quality, country home style and are finished off with a granite countertop giving a modern, smooth appearance. The double Aga is both functional and tasteful and finishes off the room in classic country style. The current owners have created a cosy living space in this room.
The utility room and boot room off the kitchen area combines function with style while the panelled sunroom has been used for formal dining room on many occasions. Facing south, it opens directly to the terrace and is well-suited for entertaining and indoor/outdoor living. The extra spacious drawing room to the front of the house features large windows, a beautiful fireplace with wood burning stove and high ceilings, which combine to create an excellent space for formal entertaining and sumptuous family living.
On the other side of the house, across the vestibule with imposing front door, there is a large room which is currently used as a dedicated office but would also make an ideal formal or reception room and is perfect for those working from home or indeed, large families seeking more space. The sitting room is a wonderful, quiet place to relax with a view of the rear garden through the beautiful west facing window.
Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, including a spacious master suite with dressing room and large ensuite. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom, with the family bathroom serving the remaining two bedrooms. All of the bedrooms benefit from beautiful countryside views of an unspoilt rolling landscape and are flawlessly finished with engineered wood floors and panelled windows. There is an abundance of natural light flow to all rooms, and they are accessed from a dramatic stairs and galleried landing.
Complimenting the house is a fine detached building which provides flexible and useful space, extending to about 1,248 square feet / 116 square metres. With an attractive red-brick front façade, it has accommodation over two floors and presently provides garaging and storage on the ground floor, with the first-floor ideal space for a self-contained residence, home office, hobby accommodation or gym.
The grounds extend to about 1.33 hectares / 3.3 acres in total and comprise manicured lawns, mature boundaries and sweeping treelined driveway. There is excellent bedding and borders around the entire perimeter of the house. The property is bordered by numerous mature beech trees and other semi-mature species have been planted including cedar of Lebanon, copper beech, green beech, yew, chestnut, scots pine amongst other deciduous and evergreen trees. A wide range of mature hedges and borders have also been planted including Portuguese laurel, beech, laurel and a newly created jasmine garden. A sheltered, south and westerly facing terrace is ideally placed for the afternoon and evening sun.
A paddock to the rear of the house provides useful grazing and amenity and is separated from the house by traditional estate railing. It can be accessed via useful internal hard tracks and also benefits from a right of vehicular access over a laneway which forms the southern boundary of the property, where there is both large service gate entrance to the house and grounds as well as a separate field entrance to the paddock.
The Eircode is A92 F0X7.