Rushwee House & Farm
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- 5 bedrooms
Rushwee House and Farm is located just outside the village of Slane in County Meath which is named The Royal County' due to its history as the seat of the High King of Ireland. Meath is the 14th largest county in Ireland and the 9th in terms of population. Meath was formed from the eastern part of the former Kingdom of Mide but now forms part of the province of Leinster. The seat of the High King of Ireland was located at Tara Hill, which is only some 10 km / 6 miles from Navan. The archaeological complex of Bruna Boinne is around 5,000 years old and includes the burial sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, in the north-east of the county and are designated a World Heritage Site. Navan is on the banks of the River Boyne and is the administrative town of Meath. There are many beautiful walks along the River Boyne and indeed the River Blackwater and the area is famous for the The Boyne Way'.
Slane is a beautiful village and rich in history and is very well known throughout the world for the renowned concerts that Slane Castle holds regularly and now also known for Slane Castle Whiskey. The Castle is the focal point of the village and attracts many tourists into the area creating a vibrant atmosphere all year round.
The village stands on a steep hillside on the left bank of the River Boyne at the intersection of the N2 (Dublin to Monaghan road) and the N51 (Drogheda to Navan road). Coming into the village from Dublin you pass over a beautiful stone bridge that goes over the River Boyne with the Old Mill to the right making it one of the most picturesque settings for entering a village in Ireland. The village centre dates from the 18th century. The village and surrounding area contain many historic sites dating back over 5,000 years.
There is excellent racing nearby in Navan and Fairyhouse, with Leopardstown, Naas, Punchestown and The Curragh within easy driving distance. There is superb walks throughout the area along the River Boyne and Newgrange is only a short distance from the village. It is also well located for shopping being a short distance from Navan and Drogheda.
Rushwee House has been in the same family for five generations, it was built by their ancestors in 1869. It is steeped in history and around the Lawn Field the remains of a Ha Ha are clearly visible. The house has all the elements of a country home with a superb entrance hall and feature staircase immediately catching the eye. The elegant drawing room, with its dual aspect views across the front of the residence allows plenty of natural sunlight. A large marble fireplace finishes the room very well making it an extremely comfortable room which would be a magnificent area for entertaining. Across the hall is a spacious formal dining room with marble fireplace and again the room is well lit with dual aspect.To the rear is the kitchen, which is at the heart of the residence and has a very homely atmosphere and embraces traditional elements such as the AGA and red brick surround completing this quintessential country kitchen. There is a large breakfast area and island unit making it a truly warm and inviting space. Double doors lead to the south facing patio which is ideal in the summer for sitting out or barbecuing in the evening. Beside the kitchen there is an office space with the utility and wc also completing the rear of theresidence. The ground floor is complete with downstairs bathroom with large storage area.
The first floor is just as impressive as the ground floor with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and courtyard to the rear of the residence. The master bedroom with dual aspect is a lovely light filled room with large ensuite and walk in wardrobe. There are 4 further bedrooms with 2 further bathrooms completing the accommodation.
RUSHWEE FARM & OUTBUILDINGS
To the rear of the residence there is a beautiful and charming courtyard used for stabling and storage. It is suitable for possible conversion to accommodation subject to full planning permission from Meath County Council.
The farm itself which has separate access from the main road was previously used as a dairy farm with a large number of units and facilities including the following:
7 span feed shed with 2 lean-tos either side
4 span feed shed with large number of individual cattle cubicles
Former milking parlor
9 bay feeding shed with 5 bay feed shed adjoining (slatted shed)
9 bay feeding shed with approx. 84 individual cattle cubicles
Large handling shed
Calving shed with 40 individual cubicles
Large slurry tank (Permastore).
There is a charming small enclosed garden with box hedges and herbaceous beds and which in former times had greenhouses and potting sheds.
The lands at Rushwee are of extremely high quality and suitable for a number of uses such as grazing for livestock or tillage lands. They are currently in permanent pasture and are well laid out with several paddocks with and excellent network of hardcore roads throughout. There are two access points into the lands.
Rushwee House & Farm, Slane, County Meath, Ireland, Meath, Ireland
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