APPROACHED VIA A tree-lined avenue with paddocks on either side, Woodridge House and Farm in Dunsany, Co Meath is an immediately impressive property.
The six-bed mansion and its 50 acres of grounds are on the market for a sweet €2.75m through REA T & J Gavigan.
The grounds are sure to appeal to those with equestrian interests, including two stable yards, 19 loose boxes, a feed room, tack room and a hay barn.
There’s a beautiful feature fountain and calming reflecting pool to the front of the house, while mature trees and shrubs add to the sense of privacy. Multiple patios offer scope for entertaining or unwinding outdoors, with beautiful views of the rolling countryside from each.
Stepping inside the house itself, the accommodation spans a massive 8,352 sq ft. The interior oozes luxury from the outset, with features including high ceilings, granite fireplaces, wall panelling and solid wood floors.
A double height reception hall with a raised fanlight sets the tone for the rest of the property. A feature staircase leads to a balcony landing, while the living accommodation is located on either side of the hall.
To the right, there’s a bright and airy study with picture windows and views of the surrounding gardens. To the left, the large dining room leads through to the triple aspect drawing room. In here, there is a feature fireplace, French doors to the gardens and built-in feature shelving.
Moving through to the kitchen, this space is a keen cook’s dream. It features a French-provincial style, with stone flagged floors, a large centre island with a timber worktop, an Aga and an American-style fridge/freezer. For casual dinners and daily dining, there’s room for a dining table to seat eight.
Beyond the kitchen, there’s a cosy living room with a feature fire, a utility room and a cloakroom. A guest suite on the opposite side of the ground floor completes the accommodation at this level.
Upstairs, the gallery landing leads to two master bedroom suites. Each of these bedrooms boasts a walk-in wardrobe, dressing room, walk-in shower and a jacuzzi bath, while one benefits from access to a private balcony.
The three further bedrooms are all generous doubles, with an en-suite bathroom in one and a shared bathroom in the other.
It’s easy to follow the sun at Woodridge House, with a spacious patio on either side. For late summer evenings when the temperature starts to drop, there’s a built-in solid fuel stove at one of these patios.
Location-wise, Dunsany village is a short stroll away, while Dunshaughlin is less than a five-minute drive. The property benefits from being close to both Slane Castle and Killeen Castle, as well as many stud farms and other equestrian establishments. Via the nearby M3, the drive to Dublin city should take about 40 minutes.
With an immaculate interior and magnificent grounds, Woodridge House will undoubtedly make for a special home for its lucky new owner.