APPROACHED VIA A tree-lined driveway, Sherwood House is an instantly appealing property.
Located in Kilbride, Co Carlow, the four-bedroom residence is packed with character. It has been completely modernised and upgraded, yet still it retains much of its original farmhouse charm, making for a unique and beautiful residence.
A set of steps lead to the front door which opens through to the double-height hallway. This space immediately sets the tone for the rest of the house, with a beautiful chandelier and wood flooring here.
Sherwood House features three reception rooms, including two lounges and a dining room. Each of these rooms are tastefully decorated in a farmhouse style. The main lounge features a solid-fuel stove with a stone surround, a bay window dining area and three crystal chandeliers.
The second lounge is similar in style, with an open fireplace with a limestone surround and a solid-fuel stove, two bay windows and another chandelier. In the dining room, there’s space for a table to seat at least eight.
Moving through to the kitchen, this space is full of personality. It features original slate flooring and granite wall features, while the modern cabinets add a contemporary touch. A utility room and guest bathroom complete the ground floor.
All four bedrooms – three double and one single – are on the first floor. The master suite is akin to what you’d find in a luxury hotel, complete with a dormer area where there’s a free-standing bath which overlooks the garden.
The second bedroom has an original panelled wall, while the third features an original stone wall and fireplace. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a dressing room, with plenty of built-in storage here.
Outside, a stone cottage runs perpendicular to Sherwood House and would make for an ideal self-contained apartment, subject to relevant planning permission. To the rear, there’s a large two-storey barn which is fully insulated. There are multiple seating areas dotted throughout the mature gardens, while mature trees and hedges add a sense of privacy.
Location-wise, the property is five minutes from Ballon village, 25 minutes from Carlow town and 90 minutes from Dublin city.