Clonageera House

Durrow, Co Laois

Price: €1,150,000

Sold

15 acres / 6.07 hectares

A gracious Georgian country house dating to circa 1803 and complete with Doric portico to front and distinctive original shuttering. Comprising two storeys over basement the accommodation is gracious yet homely and extends to some 895 square metres / 9,634 square feet.

Set on about 6 hectares / 15 acres a long gravelled sweep and delightfully mature pleasure grounds ensure the house is pleasantly private and include a splendid and unique oval walled garden, itself with an old gardeners cottage.

 

Negotiator

Kerstin Fenelon

Kerstin Fenelon

 
 
Sale type:Private Treaty
Property type:Country Houses & Estates
New/Second-hand:Second Hand
Bedrooms:9
Bathrooms:6
Area:895 m2 - (9,634 ft2)

Ground Floor

Reception Hall (NW) With decorative ceiling cornice, central rose, exceptional chimney piece, polished Timber floor and leading to stairhall, drawing room, dining room and study

Drawing Room (NW & SW) Double drawing room with large folding timber doors, twin marble Chimneypieces, decorative ceiling cornice and fitted bookcase.

Study (NW &NE) With ceiling cornice and carved timber chimney piece

Dining Room (NE) With decorative ceiling cornice and central rose, twin recesses, black Kilkenny Marble chimneypiece, Serving hatch. Secondary door to stairhall.

Stairhall (SE) With carved timber staircase to first floor, polished timber floor, lit from a large dorcian window on the first floor, return door to secondary stairhall.

Separate WC with WHB.

Secondary Stairhall (SW) With staircase to lower ground floor, itself opens out into a large spacious hall.

Breakfast Hall (NE) With coved ceiling and leading to servery, ironing room and bathroom.

Servery/Secondary Kitchen (NE & SE) Range of fitted timber hall and floor units with integrated stainless steel sink, Hotpoint electric cooker, Belling electric Hob, Philips Whirlpool gas hob and a central island unit.

Sewing room/Bedroom 5 (SE) With Fitted cupboard and fireplace (disused)

Bathroom (SE) With a fitted bath, WHB and WC

Separate WC with WHB

Sun Room (SE) Glazed to South East and South West elevations, and with clay tiled floor and French door to South garden.

First Floor

Large landing lit from a large dorcian window. Separate linen closet with fitted shelving.

Bedroom 1(SW) With ceiling cornice, Marble fireplace, polished timber floor and interconnecting door into bathroom and bedroom 2

Bathroom Ensuite (SW) Ceiling cornice, with a fitted bath, separate cabinet shower, pedestal WHB and WC

Bedroom 2 (NW & SW) With cast iron fireplace, Ceiling cornice, polished timber floors, recess and interconnecting doors into bathroom and bedroom 1.

Bathroom Ensuite (NW) Freestanding roll top bath with telephone shower attachment, separate cabinet shower, pedestal WHB, WC and decorative ceiling cornice.

Bedroom 3 (NW &NE) With ceiling cornice, timber fireplace, polished timber floor and interconnecting door into shower room.

Shower Room Ensuite (NE) With cabinet shower, pedestal WHB, ceiling cornice and WC

Bedroom 4 (NE) With ceiling cornice, Marble fireplace, polished timber floor and interconnecting door into bathroom.

Bathroom Ensuite With fitted bath, pedestal WHB, WC spotlighting, heated towel rail

Basement/ Lower Ground Floor

Kitchen (SE) Brick chimney piece with electric 4 door AGA cooking range, polished timber floor, fitted cupboard, Belfast sink, original bread oven and door into family room. Separate scullery with twin stainless steel sinks, fitted shelving and plumbed for dishwashers.

Separate Wine cellar with six wine bins, insulation and temperature control fan.

Family Room (SE & NE) With solid fuel stove, flag stone floor, double French doors to garden terrace and interconnecting door into boot room.

Studio (SE) With Belfast sink, clay tiled floor, and door to outside.

Separate WC with WHB

Shower Room (SW) with WHB and WC

Boiler Room (NE) With ‘Shelia Maid’ laundry rack, two boilers (main & auxiliary) flag stone floor and door to outside.

Laundry Room (SE & SW)
With stainless steel sink, door to outside and plumbed for washing machines.

Bathroom (SW)
With free standing cast iron bath, separate walk in shower, clay tiled floor, pedestal WHB and WC

Basement Hall
A large hall running down the central of the basement and a room in its own right

Bedroom 6 (SW) with fitted wardrobe and polished timber floor

Bedroom 7 (SW) with 'Jungle Book' scene and polished timber floor

Bedroom 8 (NE) with polished timber floor

Bedroom 9 (NE) with polished timber floor and fitted wardrobe

The Pleasure Gardens
A gravelled approach leads from the public road to a forecourt in front of the house, a spur leading to the stable yard and rear of the house. The grounds are extremely private and quite magnificent, with numerous mature shrubs and trees. The walled garden is oval in shape and while currently in grass could be returned to a formal garden, 4 doorways leading off to different parts of the garden and linking to garden paths or walks. An old gardeners cottage, potting shed (with greenhouse footings) and a tennis court add to the garden but do all require restoration.

The Stable Yard & Lands
Located a short distance east of the house the stable yard is most attractive and quite extensive, comprising a range of single and two storey outbuildings. These include 2 coach houses, 4 loose boxes and a tack room. The large lofted area is accessed from a flight of stone steps. To the rear of the stable yard is a chicken coop and dog pen with kennel. The lands, are all in grass and are well fenced and with water troughs. The property has the benefit of a right of way from the lands to the Cork road. Another right of way gives a secondary access, useful for machinery, to the Durrow road.

 

In Durrow take the Derry Road off Kilkenny Street/Road, opposite Walsh’s Grocery Store. Continue for about 0.8 km / 0.5 mile and the entrance is on the right hand side, marked by wrought iron black entrance gates and a cattle grid set between granite stone piers.
 

Strictly by appointment with Savills Country Department

Contact:  Kerstin Fenelon (0)1 6634301 or Pat O'Hagan (0)1 6634358 or