Hume Auctioneers - We Get The Pick Of The Crop
Gently pass the stunning heritage town of Abbeyleix and appreciate a few minutes' drive into the rich countryside to find what has to be one of the prettiest homes on the market anywhere in the entire country.
Emerald Lodge, Abbeyleix is a rare gem. Set on a beautiful rolling site that blends seamlessly into the sublimely beautiful surrounding countryside, this stone fronted residence has all the charm of the iconic and elusive De Vesci properties that have given the area a reputation for splendid period residential architecture.
Created in 2009, this ever so handsome home has all the beauty and none of the heartache of a centuries old home. With solar panels and a super modern heating system everything is toasty.
As you turn the corner onto the simple avenue, this immensely attractive home will catch your breath. Gently perched on a site of almost 1.25 acre the property has immense kerb appeal.
Step through the half door to the welcoming hallway and you may feel you are in two centuries. A style reminiscent of a period residence coupled with a modern standard of construction that promises comfort and relaxation.
The entrance porch opens into a beautiful and welcoming entrance hall resplendent in style that includes handmade doors and architraves, a hardwood floor and corniced ceilings.
Continue to the end of the hall into the formal reception room. Oozing classic charm, this room is appointed to the finest detail. With a feature fireplace, double patio doors to the gardens and dimmable lamp sockets, somebody has ensured every detail has been attended to ensuring the most comfortable space.
The kitchen is a work of exceptional craftsmanship. With handmade cabinets in a beautiful palette of pistachio and cream and complemented by oak drawer pulls and granite worktops, this is a cooks dreamspace. The rangemaster cooker and large island complete with sunken sink, immediately divulge that this is a home begging to entertain.
Off the kitchen is a magnificent dining space. With a cathedral ceiling and windows on three aspects this light-filled room is equally perfect for long dinner parties and enjoyable family meal times.
Complimenting the kitchen is a huge utility room. With oceans of cupboard and worktop space this room is the perfect prep area keeping all the fuss of modern living away from the heart of this special home.
The master bedroom suite occupies the entire north side of the home. Indulgent to the nth degree, this space is just spectacular. The bedroom is massive. A large patio door lets in the gorgeous outdoor space whilst the solid wood floor is suitably warming.
The bedroom is complimented by a star sized dressing room. With two massive walls of bespoke wardrobe space, this room is every fashionista€TM dream with maybe a spare cupboard or two for a spouse too.
A jawdroppingly beautiful and massive bathroom completes the suite. This room enjoys a large jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, bespoke tiling and heated towel rails.
A second double ground-floor bedroom lays to the front of the house. This room is once again finished to perfection.
The family bathroom completes the ground floor accommodation. With heritage fittings, a large bath and separate walk in shower, once again everything is just perfect.
Take the bespoke stairs to the first floor and once again be amazed. Here you will find two massive double bedrooms with one enjoying a huge walk in wardrobe and dressing room.
Every room in this house has a gorgeous view, with the upstairs rooms enjoying quintessential Irish countryside views.
The property has oceans of storage space inside including pantry presses, a large walk-in hot press, extra storage cupboards and on the upper floor several walk-in attic spaces.
Outside there is a massive double garage. This building could easily house an aesthetically pleasing home office or gym or both.
Abbeyleix has always been special. A cut above anything else in the region, it has long been sought out as a respectable home to raise a family. These special characteristics have now been world endorsed with John Collison of the Stripe brothers fame acquiring Lord De Vesci's spectacular mansion and estate, just a few hundred minutes from this also special home. John Collison has pledged to invest in and protect the natural environment that is Abbeyleix, helping to make sure your investment is safe too.
High-speed broadband is available here. The primary schools is are just minutes away with Heywood Community School providing high quality secondary schooling nearby.
Portlaoise is just 15 minutes away, Kilkenny less than half an hour and amenities such as Heywood gardens in Ballinakill, the majestic River Nore and the bog-walk Abbeyleix Bog all on your doorstep. The heritage main street with its famous pubs, hotel, artisan bakery, and Abbeyleix Golf Club and modern conveniences offer superb local comforts.
VIEWING OF THIS EXCEPTIONAL HOME IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
2.15m x 1.80m (7' 1" x 5' 11") door,
8.04m x 3.57m (26' 5" x 11' 9") Solid hardwood floor, light fittings, fitted blind, stairs with fitted carpet, hot-press.
4.72m x 3.86m (15' 6" x 12' 8") Tiled floor, tiled splashback, feature fitted kitchen, island unit, Rangemaster, solid fuel stove with back boiler, integrated dishwasher, light fitting.
3.63m x 2.99m (11' 11" x 9' 10") Tiled floor, triple aspect, light fitting.
4.08m x 3.05m (13' 5" x 10') Fitted storage cupboards, American fridge freezer, sink unit, washing machine tumble dryer, microwave, fitted blind, tiled floor.
5.60m x 4.37m (18' 4" x 14' 4") Solid hardwood floor, open fireplace, fitted curtains, fitted blind, light fitting, French door to patio.
2.21m x 1.02m (7' 3" x 3' 4") Bath, w.c., w.h.b., tiled shower unit, tiled floor, mirror.
3.56m x 3.22m (11' 8" x 10' 7") Fitted carpet, fitted curtains, fitted blind, light fitting.
5.11m x 3.63m (16' 9" x 11' 11") Solid hardwood floor, fitted curtains, fitted blind, light fitting, French door to patio.
2.95m x 2.82m (9' 8" x 9' 3") Solid hardwood floor, light fitting, fitted blind, fitted wardrobes and shelving.
3.01m x 2.87m (9' 11" x 9' 5") Solid hardwood floor, Jacuzzi bath, walk-in tiled shower unit, tiled wall, w.c., w.h.b., heated towel rail, fitted blind, light fitting.
Laminate floor, storage cupboard.
5.57m x 4.95m (18' 3" x 16' 3") Laminate floor, walk-in wardrobe, 2 Velux windows, crawl space, fitted blind.
4.15m x 2.63m (13' 7" x 8' 8") Crawn space, laminate floor, Velux window.
5.79m x 4.95m (19' x 16' 3") Laminate floor, crawl space, Velux window with views of the rolling countryside.
3.04m x 1.92m (10' x 6' 4") Tiled shower unit, w.c., w.h.b., mirror, tiled floor, Velux window.
Attractive site laid in lawns.
Garage: 8.10m x 4.49m (26' 7" x 14' 9") With up & over roller door, oil burner.
Garage: 4.74m x 3.56m (15' 7" x 11' 8") With up & over roller door.
Enclosed oil tank to rear of garages.
Sewage by septic tank & water by private well.
The house is wired for alarm and wired for outside lighting.