Charming double-fronted house in a private woodland setting
Excellent family home
Spectacular gardens and woodland area
M1 Junction 16 2.5 km, Blackrock 3 km, Dundalk 4 km, Dublin Airport 71 km, M50 72 km
About this property
Roschoill is an Irish translation for 'Copse'' meaning a small wood, a fitting description for this most impressive country home within its own secluded mature woodland grounds.
The house occupies a peaceful, countryside position yet conveniently situated for the national M1 motorway network (2.5 km) in the north east of Ireland. It is entered off a tranquil road through a stone wall entrance with electric gates, into a sweeping gravel driveway leading up to a parking area at the front of this charming double-fronted house.
Roschoill was originally thought to have been built in the early 1960's. The property was significantly extended and extensively renovated in 1982 by renowned architect Fergus Flynn-Rogers, to create a wonderful family home, ideal for both entertaining and family living. The internal accommodation extends to approximately 352 sq m / 3,788 sq ft of living space in total.
Impressive double front entrance doors open into a reception porch and entrance hallway and provides access to the principal reception rooms. On the right, is an impressive drawing room, with access to the conservatory off this. On the left is a boot room, utility room and storage room.
The kitchen/dining room is the focal point of the house, a wonderful open plan design which fully opens onto the conservatory. There is a wonderful feeling of connecting the indoor space and enjoying the simply stunning uninterrupted countryside views. Off the kitchen / dining room is the family room with a wood burning stove and a built-in wall cabinet. From here, French doors open out into the garden.
On the first floor is the master bedroom which includes a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite and four further generous bedrooms.
Gardens & Grounds
The spectacular gardens are an outstanding feature of this property. Among the myriad of features include its rich floral and aromatic planting, foxgloves, perennials, herbaceous borders and a green house. To the side of the house is a patio with a south-westerly aspect on an elevated site enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn featuring a winding path leading to the woodland with its walkways, featuring wild bluebells and wild garlic. The main residence is set on approximately 0.96 acre of gardens and grounds, with approximately 2.74 acres of woodland, known locally as the 'The Clump', offering total seclusion. There is also a collection of log stores and sheds at the north-east boundary of the property.
To the side of the house, there is a carport with a storage shed and boiler room.
In all, the grounds extend to about 1.5 hectares / 3.7 acres.
Blackrock (3km) is a popular seafront residential area, with a host of eateries, shops and pleasant walks along its promenade. Dundalk (4 km), the county town of Louth, offers an abundance of services, amenities and shopping nearby. Drogheda (34 km), which is Ireland's largest town, provides a wide range of shops, culture and professional services.
The nearby area offers a wide variety of quality sporting and recreational activities. For racegoers, Dundalk Stadium (8 km) is Ireland's only all-weather horse and greyhound racetrack. The keen golfer is well catered for with a choice of courses including Dundalk Golf Club (4 km) and Ardee Golf Club (18 km). County Louth Golf Club is a fine links and championship course in Baltray, Co. Louth which is approximately 32km from the house. The course at Baltray has hosted the Irish Open on a number of occasions.
The famous Cooley Peninsula is within a short drive away, with its gorgeous walks and mountain ranges being very popular amongst hillwalkers. There is a beautiful coastline running the length of the entire county and the nearest blue flag beach, Port Beach, is only 22 km away.
There are good choices locally for primary schools and for secondary education, there are excellent schools in Dundalk & Drogheda including The Dundalk Grammar School, which offers both day and full-time boarding.
The M1 motorway (Junction 16) is only 2.5 km from the property which connects Dublin to Belfast. The M50 is 72km distant and Dublin Airport (71 km) is easily accessible via the M1. There is an excellent Belfast to Dublin train service with a station in Dundalk (4 km).
Status: For Sale
Guide Price: €675,000
Stamp Duty: €8,750*
* Stamp duty rates provided as a guide only. Additional charges may apply. Please refer to the tax service's website for more information.