South Lodge contains all the quintessential characteristics of an Irish Country Estate yet has the benefit of very manageable proportions and exceptional convenience. The 1990’s built residence extends to approx. 464 sq. m. (5,000 sq. ft.) and situated on approx. 11.3 ha (28 acres) together with guest cottage, stable yard, parkland, orchards, ample lawns, mature timber plantation and a small lake. The property is located 45 km from Dublin City Centre.
South Lodge was specifically designed to take advantage of the south facing orientation. The majority of the accommodation of South Lodge is on the ground floor with the main reception rooms benefiting from the positioning.
On entrance the spacious reception hall sets the tone for the entire dwelling with parquet flooring and feature staircase. The accommodation includes; the substantial drawing room with marble fireplace, the special feature of this room is the large bow window which overlooks the expansive lawns down to the lake. There is a family sitting room, made cosy with a wood burning stove and large family kitchen which is the heart of the house. The dining area has views of the garden and French doors to the terrace which offers opportunity for alfresco entertaining in the summer months. There is an island counter, ample work surface and storage including a pantry off and the well-loved addition of a five door Aga. The dining room, adjacent to the kitchen is of a good size and a hall leads from here to the study / library with floor to ceiling bookshelves and French doors to the patio. To the left of the hall are two sizeable double bedrooms both ensuite, one with a large walk in wardrobe. A guest WC completes the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs is a double bedroom with ensuite and the very generous master bedroom with walk through wardrobes and ensuite shower room. The large bow windows in this room, embrace the outreaching views of the gardens and farmland across to the Irish coast.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
Approaching South Lodge via electric gates one is immediately impressed by the commanding avenue leading to the property’s forecourt. Flanked by a variety of trees and rhododendron bushes providing an array of vivid colours, the property suggests an enticing first impression.
The gardens at South Lodge are a credit to the current owners. The mature planting found throughout the grounds offers a colourful montage over the course of the year. This includes a sea of daffodils, exquisitely blooming Camellias, assorted flower beds and herbaceous borders as well as an array of mature specimen trees including walnut, chestnut, oak, beech and monkey puzzle.
As well as the lawns which incorporate a croquet lawn, there is an apple orchard offering an assortment of varieties and a walled fruit garden where branches in summer are heavy with ripe fruits including pears, plums, damsons and figs. A vegetable patch lies adjacent to the house that with very little effort could be returned to its former glory rewarding owners with a bountiful and self-sufficient existence.
Extending to approx. 0.4 ha (1 acre) is specifically planted woodland. This fronts onto the small lake which is a noted wild fowl breeding ground.
The newly built extensive outbuildings was sympathetically constructed in keeping with the design of the guest cottage and courtyard building. It includes; 7 stables, tack-room, storage shed and hay barn. There is an adjacent sand arena and ample gravelled parking for horseboxes, tractors and machinery. The entire is accessed independently from the main property via a rear farm avenue.
In all are 11.3 ha (28 acres) surrounding the house, laid out in mature pasture and parkland. The farmland is accessed via the secondary farm entrance. The entire has been re-fenced with stud railing and offers secure and protective sheltering for livestock. The large holding is ideal for equestrian related uses.
COTTAGE & COURYTARD
The property is further enhanced by guest accommodation in a two-bedroom cottage. The property has a fully fitted kitchen, sitting room, two double bedrooms, family bathroom and sunroom with access to access to a private lawn garden. Opposite the cottage is a mirrored building with stables, boiler room and storage.
Ashford is a quaint and picturesque village with a selection of restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping a well as friendly hostelries and good leisure facilities. There are 6 championship golf courses close by including Druid’s Glen and Powerscourt, 4 hunts meet within boxing distance and the golden beaches of the East Coast and harbours from which to sail and fish are within easy reach. This is an area with excellent primary and secondary schools, both public and private.
South Lodge offers a very special opportunity to combine country living with the convenience of the city and its environs. There is excellent connectivity including easy access to the N11, M11 and M50 corridor.
Ashford 1.8 km
Newcastle 5 km
Greystones 16 km
Dublin 45 km
Dublin Airport 67 km
Manageable five-bedroom modern country estate
Extending to approx. 464 sq. m. (5,000 sq. ft.)
Mature and very private setting
The entire extends to approx. 11.3 ha (28 acres)
Two-bedroom guest cottage approx. 98 sq. m (1,054 sq. ft.)
Extensive farm buildings, stables and sand arena
Situated 60 km from Dublin City and 7 km from the M11 corridor
High speed broadband connection
- Clonmannon, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, A67 E520