An elegant late 19th century country house enjoying a picturesque setting on the banks of the river Slaney, with fishing. Frontage on the rivers Slaney and Derreen providing approximately 1.4 miles [2.2 km] of single bank fishing. Aghade is offered for sale on some 200 acres [81 hectares]. The house extends to about 5,500 square feet or 510 square metres of accommodation and offers ample natural light from large windows and generous sized rooms and provides 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Ancillary accommodation on the property provides a further 8 bedrooms.
Inside there is much to celebrate with many original features including decorative ceiling plasterwork, fine timberwork in window shuttering, panelled doors and detailed architraves, and wide flooring boards. The ground floor of this magnificent house includes a porch, drawing room, library, dining room, cloak room, kitchen, laundry room and cosy family room, while upstairs a generous landing is lit from a glazed atrium which leads to six generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and two shower rooms, a linen room and a games room. Polished timber floors, carved chimney pieces and large bow windows in the drawing room and master bedroom emphasise the tremendous river views. The kitchen, formerly the Butler's Pantry is a country kitchen style and has a good range of fitted timber cupboards and the requisite AGA cooking range, while the cosy family room has a brick fireplace with a solid fuel stove. Upstairs the master bedroom faces south and west and has a delightful coved ceiling and large bow window overlooking the gardens and river. A second bedroom overlooks the walled garden and contains an open fireplace while three of the bedrooms have pedestal wash-hand basins.
A quadrangular courtyard, the rear and east of the house provides good parking and has access to the rear hall, kitchen and laundry room and two apartments, one with two bedrooms and one with one bedroom. An upper courtyard, accessed from this courtyard or from the rear avenue, has a further two apartments, one with two and the other with three bedrooms. The apartments have been variously used for visiting guests, short-terms lets and fishing lets over the years.
The walled garden to the rear of the house faces south and west and provides a safe enclosed garden for children. The outline of a lawn tennis court is still evident and the lawn in front of the house is ideal for croquet. A second avenue provides direct access to the upper courtyard and to a grazing paddock with a range of stone outbuildings, suitable for stabling or a garage/workshop.
Included in the 200 acre sale is a productive working farm with livestock and tillage enterprises. The lands adjacent to the river have an attractive rugged quality reminiscent of the West of Ireland and picturesque, and are in permanent pasture. The remainder of the farm comprising circa 160 acres is highly productive arable land used in rotation between tillage and grass production. Aside from the principal avenue to the house there are two further accesses into the estate, a rear entrance drive into the upper courtyard and a farm roadway into the farmyard.
Ballon village 3 miles or 4.8 km, Tullow town 2.8 miles or 4.5 km, Bunclody town 9.8 miles or 15.8 km, Clonegal village 7.7 miles or 12.4 km, Courtown [beach] 30 miles or 48 km, Curracloe [beach] 37 miles or 60 km, Dublin city centre 52 miles or 84 km, M9 motorway [Junction 5] 9 miles or 14.5 km
Dublin International airport 1 hour 19 minutes approximate driving time [66 miles or 106 km], Waterford International airport 1 hour 15 minutes [60 miles or 97 km], Rosslare Ferry Port 1 hour 11 minutes [47 miles or 76 km], Dublin Ferry Port 1 hour 25 minutes [71 miles or 114 km]
Eircode R93 EY79 [Property Specific Code]
GPS location 52.758845 [latitude] and -6.729286 [longitude]
BER (Building Energy Rating): Exempt
PSRA No. 003640