Property Description

Rath Lodge is a picture book 3 bedroom detached Victorian residence and former gate lodge to the Richard Turner designed Rath House. Turner was one of most renowned architects in the world of his time. Amongst his many architectural gems is the world famous Palm House at Kew Gardens London. Rath Lodge is a dead ringer for Cameron Diaz's Rosehill cottage in the film "The Holiday" and oozes all the charm that epitomised the classic romcom. Some visitors have even remarked that it€TM like stepping into a Beatrix Potter picture book. The present owners have done a remarkable job in renovating and decorating the property to its current breath-taking style. Step in through the evocative entrance hall and the attention to detail is palpable. On the right is the second sitting room which can also be used as a third bedroom. On the left is a beautiful formal reception room complete with open fireplace, classical staircase and dual aspect shuttered windows. The kitchen is beautifully decorated and features a bespoke fitted kitchen with picture windows, Belfast sink and wainscoted walls. The bathroom is superbly appointed with attractive panelling and amazing Victorian style fittings. Upstairs the two spacious bedrooms are once again beautifully appointed combining of the style of a bygone era with an outstanding level of modern comfort. Outside the grounds stretch to almost half an acre and include an attractive wooded area, sun patio, gardens and a massive double garage. Recent enhancements include a new slate roof, sliding shuttered sash windows, oil heating etc etc. Rath Lodge enjoys an unrivalled location. Situated on a beautiful tree lined road, the property is immersed in country charm yet is just a couple of minutes from Ballybrittas Village and Rath School. Within 10 minutes are train stations in Monasterevin and Portarlington, 15 minutes to Portlaoise and Dublin in a leisurely 45 minutes. High-speed Broadband available. Viewing Strictly By Appointment.

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall

1.84m x 1.00m (6' x 3' 3") Wainscotting.

Livingroom

4.32m x 4.21m (14' 2" x 13' 10") Solid timber floor, Victorian fireplace, coved ceiling, original shuttered sash widows.

Bedroom 3/Sittingroom

4.16m x 3.81m (13' 8" x 12' 6") Timber floor, Victorian fireplace, built-in closet, coved ceiling, shuttered sash windows.

Kitchen

6.00m x 2.00m (19' 8" x 6' 7") Feature fitted kitchen, light fitting, tiled splashback, wainscoting, electric Climote system, Belfast sink unit, Paris tap, light fitting.

Bathroom

2.82m x 1.81m (9' 3" x 5' 11") Feature Hermitage suite, wainscoting, fitted press, light fitting, shower , bath., w.c., w.h.b.

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom 1

4.17m x 4.15m (13' 8" x 13' 7") Fitted carpet, light fitting, built-in wardrobe, original shuttered sash windows.

Bedroom 2

4.23m x 3.26m (13' 11" x 10' 8") Fitted carpet, original shuttered sash windows.

OUTSIDE

Garden

Large private rear garden, double garage with electricity

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