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Property descriptionCOMMANDING HOME, TO A TIMELESS DESIGN, IN THE HEART OF RICH COUNTRYSIDE BUILT JUST TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO, CLONYMEATH HOUSE HAS BEEN CREATED TO A TIMELESS DESIGN, GIVING YOU THE BENEFITS OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMANSHIP AND THE ELEGANCE OF PERIOD LIVING.IN THE HEART OF THE LUSH LANDSCAPE OF COUNTY MEATH, YET WITHIN LESS THAN AN HOUR FROM DUBLIN, YOU TRULY HAVE THE BEST OF BOTHWORLDS.
Taking the acclaimed architect Richard Morrisson's timeless design for his noted Georgian era Kilpeacon Housein County Limerick, and lovingly recreating it in Meath, Clonymeath House benefits from the best of bothworlds. Contemporary building techniques marry with the elegance of period features to create a classic familyhome.
Oriented to the South, large Wyatt-style windows soak up the park and farmland views, while inside, acombination of impressive formal rooms, and charming cosier spaces make up the welcoming accommodation.Together, they create a remarkable house that is equally at home hosting lavish entertainments, as it is on familyevenings in together.
Set at the heart of c8ha (20acres) of some of Ireland's richest lands, the house commands views of the surrounds,with total privacy. The addition of a two bedroom guest apartment, plus a separate large garage and block of fourloose boxes gives plenty of space to work, rest and play. While the house itself is a rural haven, it is just outsidethe charming, Heritage Village of Summerhill, and you are approximately 40km, and less than 45 minutes fromDublin City Centre.
Stained glass and ornately carved woodwork welcome you into the dramatic hallway of Clonymeath House, inwhich an extraordinary eye for detail has translated the period designs of famous architect Richard Morrissonto the present day. A mahogany staircase leads to a first floor gallery, while the space is warmed by an antiquemarble fireplace with its original tiles.
To the right, the exceptionally generous dual aspect drawing room has its own antique fireplace, and a mapleparquet floor. To the left, the dining room is similarly appointed, with double stained glass doors leading to thekitchen/ breakfast room, which has an Aga and a feature brick arch. Tall windows throughout flood the spaceswith light, and open the house to the grounds.
The family living room has a solid fuel stove, and there is also a utility room, studio and wine room at this level.Upstairs, the five bedrooms are all very spacious, and are reached off a galleried landing. A separate two bedroomapartment is adjacent, over the garage, giving options as an au pair flat, guest or staff accommodation.
Rural County Meath is noted for its rich farmlands. Over the centuries, this has been acclaimed as one of thebest hunting grounds of Europe. The Austrian Empress Elisabeth, known as Sissi, spent time here in the 1800s,the same era as the design of the house. She was drawn by the freedoms she found, and her riding crop, datingfrom these visits, sold at auction in Ireland for 37,000 in 2010 more than ten times its original estimate.The owners of Clonymeath House have a similar sense of that combination of privacy and spaciousness, to thatwhich so attracted Sissi. The house commands views of rolling fields, and while the main house is sheltered byformal and mature planting, the wider landscape is open and lush.
Equestrian enthusiasts are well catered for with three loose boxes, and acres and acres of safe private pasture landsto ride on, and also to farm.
The heritage village of Summerhill is a charming spot, rich with history, and with a strong sense of community.Located just two miles from Summerhill, Clonymeath House benefits from all the amenities, while enjoying itsown privacy and seclusion.
There are two national schools in the village, while secondary schools are to be found in Dunshaughlin,Dunboyne, Navan and Maynooth, which is also home to a University. These nearby towns also offer more shops,and places to eat and drink, and there is a strong food culture in the region.
In the village, there are restaurants, shops, bars and cafs, as well as a community centre with tennis courts and anoutdoor gym There is a local GAA Club, as well as soccer. You can also enjoy the Killeen golf course not too faraway, as well as a range of courses nearby. Fairyhouse Racecourse is less than half an hour away.
CLONYMEATH HOUSE, SUMMERHILL, CO. MEATH, Meath, Ireland
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