Halfway House, Ballymaclode, Co. Waterford€595,000
Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 431 m²
Glanmore Castle offers a magnificent opportunity to immerse yourself in Irish History. Previously owned by the family of the renowned Irish playwright John Millington Synge, this beautiful property has been wonderfully restored and renovated to create the perfect family home. Surrounded by rolling hills, verdant pasture and hundreds of acres of walking trails within Devil s Glen woods, the location is unrivalled. Yet all of this is just 40 minutes from Dublin Airport and 10 mins from the motorway.
Glanmore Castle was originally built in 1760 and at a later date, converted into 4 separate homes, of which this is by far the largest and most impressive. Approached via a sweeping driveway, the entrance affords the owner a wonderful sense of grandeur as you approach. Electric gates and 2 acres of gardens ensure a sense of space and privacy. However, the property is not isolated and neighbours will soon become friends.
A gravelled driveway leads to the imposing portico and front door, which opens to an expansive entrance hallway with limestone flooring and original leaded windows to each side. The property is laid out over 3 floors with the formal reception rooms at entrance level. The castle turret can be accessed at each level, adding charm and character to this unique property.
The current owners have lavished care and attention on their property and no expense has been spared to do justice to Glanmore Castle, as befits a property of this quality. A formal dining room and drawing room are accessed from the central hallway at ground floor level. The turret room is the ideal hideaway and all windows overlook either the woodland to the rear or the glorious countryside to the front. At the upper level there are 4 double bedrooms, including a master suite with full bathroom and turret reading room. The lower level is where the hand crafted kitchen, with garden access and the family sitting room can be found. The attention to detail and beautiful d cor is evident at every turn and the tasteful renovation and redecoration is perfectly chosen, adding to the already impressive list of features of this fine home.
Glanmore Castle overlooks the renowned Devils Glen Equestrian centre to the front. To the rear – and directly accessed from the property – is Devil s Glen woods. With over 200 acres of walking trails, rivers, a waterfall and sculpture park, it is hard to imagine you are so easily accessible to the city when you are surrounded by such glorious countryside.
If you have been searching for an unique Irish home, with charm, character and views to astound…. look no further.
Entrance Hallway The imposing front door opens to an impressive central hallway with Limestone flooring, leaded casement windows and solid timber flooring. Beautifully decorated throughout with ceiling coving and Irish crystal chandeliers.
Guest wc With quirky d cor paying homage to its equestrian setting, the guest facilities are well appointed with fixtures and fittings of the highest quality, including marble topped sink unit and limestone flooring.
Storage / Boot room Off the central hallway, there are two large storage rooms with ample space for all the family s coats, boots etc.
Dining Room For those who love to entertain, there can be few more impressive rooms in which to do so. This formal dining room overlooks the stunning woodland to the rear, while the high ceilings, crystal light fittings and gorgeous marble fireplace combine to create a style and ambiance which is sure to impress. Glass doors lead to the Drawing room beyond, and these can be opened to allow for even the largest of gatherings.
Drawing Room With exquisite proportions and views which are truly exceptional, this formal drawing room, while large, retains a comfortable accessible feel and it would be a shame to only use it for entertaining. The solid timber flooring, tasteful d cor and unique turret reading room combine to create a room with great charm, which is flooded with light from the traditional casement windows overlooking the grounds and woodland. The cast iron stove is the perfect focal point for cosy evenings in and the entire room is beautifully decorated in keeping with a property of this quality.
Kitchen Situated on the lower level, this bespoke, hand crafted kitchen from Ratighan & Hicks Designers is evidence again of the attention to detail shown by the current owners. Solid timber units with Carrera marble worktops and quality appliances combine to ensure this will be a kitchen to impress even the most enthusiastic chef. With ample storage, seating at the vast central island and garden views galore, it is the heart of the home. Cleverly designed to allow immediate access to the sunny south facing patio and gardens, it is a bright and spacious room with underfloor heating and limestone flooring. There is space for a large dining table perfect for informal entertaining and this room leads to the family living room, which also opens to the gardens.
Family Living Room Bright and spacious room with central, solid fuel stove and underfloor heating. The castle turret provides the perfect playroom for little princesses and french doors open to reveal the glorious gardens and sheltered outdoor dining area.
Laundry Room Well-equipped laundry and utility room with marble worktops and limestone flooring. There is also access to a wine cellar from here, and excellent storage throughout.
Guest wc. Beautifully tiled and fitted with wc and whb.
Bedroom 1 (Master) On the upper level, and benefitting from exceptional views, the master suite is tastefully and subtly decorated to endure no distraction from the vista beyond. With fitted wardrobes and dual aspect, this is a large yet comfortable space in which to relax. From here, the turret is on 2 levels, with a quaint winding staircase to the highest point of the castle, and access to the roof.
Master Bathroom With fixtures and fittings of the highest quality, this is a large bathroom as befits a home of this quality. Warm walnut flooring, a clawfoot freestanding bath and timber paneled walls create ambiance, while the wet room style shower with rain head and quality sanitaryware ensure practicality is combined with tradition.
Bedroom 2 Double bedroom with views over the surrounding woodland. Beautifully decorated and with fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 Pretty double bedroom with forest views and fitted wardrobes.
Shower Room Nicely tiled and fitted with shower, wc and whb, heated towel rail and timber panelled walls.
Bedroom 4 Large double bedroom with exceptional views to the front lawn and the surrounding countryside beyond. With fitted wardrobes and additional eaves storage, this large, bright room is beautifully decorated throughout.
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