Property Description

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This stunning historic home is one of the original De Vesey houses of Abbeyleix. Built in the early 1800's around the time when Yvo Vesey was redesigning this charming heritage town, this house was considered one of the finest properties in all of County Laois. Today we believe it still holds that proud distinction. Tastes and conveniences may have changed in the intervening time but the current owners of this stunning home have remodelled and decorated to a standard seldom seen in houses anywhere on the market in the County. And whilst everything inside may be newly fitted and finished, there is a magnificent nod to the origins of the house with stunning pieces of salvage and originals all combining to create a feast for the senses.

As you walk through the home you feel yourself very much in two centuries. Glistening from a total refurbishment, the property now boasts a magnificent B1 rating with rooms that are snuff dry and cosy yet still retain the high ceilings, period doors and terrazzo tiling of a time gone by.

The magnificent entrance hall welcomes you to a treat. There are twin rooms just off the hall, one a large sitting room, the other an office or fourth bedroom both blissfully quiet belieing their convenient main street location as the new sash windows keep the passing traffic to a whisper.

Further in the picture-book bathroom is executed to perfection. With a roll top cast bath and a high cistern, everything is as it could have been but with modern plumbing and heating.

Beyond the bathroom is the house's piece-de-résistance. Walk through the antique glazed double doors and a jawdroppingly beautiful massive kitchen awaits.. With antique pantry presses and cupboards and a modern island complete with a polished concrete worktop, the fusion is perfected. A large seating area, double doors to the private gardens and the latest in modern kitchen appliances showcase the owners' eclectic taste and world-class style. A fantastic and quirky utility room completes the ground floor experience.

Ascend the handmade solid staircase to continue the amazement. Once again twin front rooms as quiet as a church sit to the front overlooking the heritage street with its famous pubs, artisan bakery and modern conveniences. The family bathroom full of perfect quirkiness is appointed to the now familiar high standards of the house. A large laundry room sits in the centre of this floor, perfect for modern family living.

Then just as the ground floor opened into the special kitchen, the first floor saves its fanfare for the master bedroom. It is just massive. With picture windows overlooking the garden, Velux lights to flood the room with sunshine, a TV wall and masses of seating space it is of 5 star standard. Off the bedroom is a massive walk through wardrobe and then just when you thought you had seen it all the ensuite is mind blowing all over again. With a twin sink unit made from a stunning piece of ancient salvage wood to the modern walk in shower, everything is exquisite.

Outside the property continues to amaze, the garden is massive, fully private and fully walled in. Perfect for a growing family. And with a large patio area and beautiful shed, everything is covered. What's more you can drive in as this stunning home has its own vehicular access from the street so you can park off street if you desire.

Stretching to almost 2,500 square feet of sheer luxury with a magnificent state of the art heating system, the comfort of this home is without compare.

Viewing of this very special home is highly recommended.


Entrance Hall

8.36m x 1.60m (27' 5" x 5' 3") Terrazzo tiled floor, high ceilings, corniced ceiling. Feature staircase, panelled understairs


4.08m x 3.51m (13' 5" x 11' 6") Timber floor, feature slate fireplace with cast iron insert(Victorian style), sash windows with shutters.


3.98m x 3.45m (13' 1" x 11' 4") Feature fireplace with Heritage stove, timber floor, sash windows, fitted curtains, corniced ceiling, ceiling rose.


Victorian style bathroom, roll top slipper bath, part panelled walls, recessed lighting, high cistern w.c.., w.h.b, radiator towel rail.


11.18m x 5.44m (36' 8" x 17' 10") Timber floor, feature Heritage stove with back boiler, traditional kitchen with island unit, polished concrete, gas hob, extractor, recessed lighting, Belfast sink, integrated appliances, Velux window, tiled splashback, fitted blinds, double patio door to garden.


2.59m x 1.35m (8' 6" x 4' 5") Plumbed for appliances, Belfast sink, tiled splashback, shelves, picture window.


Galleried Landing

Fitted carpet.


4.21m x 2.94m (13' 10" x 9' 8") Fitted carpet, sash windows, fitted curtains, light fitting.


2.98m x 2.66m (9' 9" x 8' 9") Fitted blind, w.c., w.h.b., traditional style, light fitting, radiator toel rail, double glass shower unit with rain forest shower head, timber floor.


4.07m x 3.00m (13' 4" x 9' 10") Fitted carpet, fitted curtains, sash windows with shutters, light fitting, fitted carpet


7.21m x 5.46m (23' 8" x 17' 11") Recessed lighting, view over garden

Dressing room

3.00m x 1.50m (9' 10" x 4' 11") Built-in wardrobes, fitted carpet, light fitting.


3.23m x 2.00m (10' 7" x 6' 7") Bespoke sink unit, fully tiled, wetroom finish, double shower unit, double radiator towel rail, Velux window, light fitting.

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