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College Hill House, College Hill, Slane


Price
€1,850,000

Type
Period House

Status
For Sale

BEDROOMS
5

BATHROOMS
5

Description

COLLEGE HILL HOUSE, A FORMER PAROCHIAL HOUSE FOR THE PARISH OF RATHKENNY, BUILT CIRCA 1826. SET ON APPROX. 3.77 HECTARES (9.3 ACRES) OF BEAUTIFUL MATURE LANDSCAPED GARDENS WITH 2 LARGE PADDOCKS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE BOYNE VALLEY AND ONLY APPROX 5.3 KM FROM THE CHARMING VILLAGE OF SLANE. ADJOINING THE MAIN HOUSE IS A FORMER CHURCH WHICH HOSTED DAILY MASSES AND MANY WEDDING AND CHRISTENING CEREMONIES PERFORMED, UP TO THE 1990’S.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Period country home in excellent condition
• Excellent location, just 5.3km from Slane
• Luxurious guest accommodation
• Beautiful tree lined avenue
• Timber sash windows
• Approx 9.3 acres of manicured grounds and pasture
• Elegant reception rooms
• Approx 5 minutes to Slane
• Close proximity to Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre

COLLEGE HILL HOUSE
A beautiful set of cast iron gates open onto a mature tree lined avenue bordered with manicured lawns. As you are led up the driveway, the residence reveals itself as a beautiful well-proportioned period residence house. The house itself is bordered by box hedging and specimen shrubs and a set of steps ascend to the front door.

On stepping inside the porch, one is immediately struck by the graciousness of this home with its marble tiled floor with coin detailing. From here, a glass door opens to the main entrance hall with original pitch pine timber flooring, stunning coving, architraves, and central rose detailing. To the left is the drawing room with a wonderful, detailed marble fireplace with deep hearth, a space which lends itself to receiving guests for entertaining. Features include dual aspect sash windows with reveal panelled surrounds. Opposite is the study, again with marble fireplace and stove. This space is ideal for evening relaxation and is very inviting. Continuing down the main hall, an archway leads to the centre hall which houses the grand staircase with ornate detailing. To the left is the family kitchen which takes in views of the garden. The kitchen is fitted with hand painted timber units and an oil-fired traditional Aga. Off the centre hall is the old Sacristy which has been cleverly repurposed as laundry room with fitted units closing off all the practical white goods and utilities. From here one is led into the grand lounge, once a former church which now serves as an impressive open plan space ideal for hosting guests. There is a large stove with decorative timber fireplace surround. This rooms features many of the original church detailing to include a marble wall, stain glass, arched windows, and alcove area with Holy water font. This room is fitted with a Parquet floor which originally came from a Church in Belfast. Continuing, there is a peaceful timber conservatory with intricate craftsmanship and stunning hand painted mural which creates a calm and serene atmosphere. From here one is drawn into the Dining Room again boasting most of the beautiful period features with Marble fireplace with tile surround. The home has a great flow with the dining room connecting directly to the kitchen. A downstairs W.C with parquet flooring and traditional sanitary ware completes the accommodation on this level.

The first floor is accessed via the grand staircase. There are 5 beautiful bedroom suites on this floor which have been assigned their own names based on different specimens of flowers and shrubs. The Master bedroom named the Peony suite, is a beautiful light filled room thanks to the dual aspect windows. This calming room has its own walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious tiled ensuite with traditional rain shower and luxury traditional sanitary ware. Moving on is the Cherry Blossom bedroom suite which again, has a lovely floral wallpaper which flows onto a camouflaged door leading into the ensuite. The three other bedroom suites are the Primrose, the Rose and the Lavender which are equally as elegant and have their own ensuites.

THE COACH HOUSE.
A painstakingly renovated coach house which includes 4 state of the art bedroom suites. The door opens to a foyer with detailed panelling and Toile wallpaper. This ancillary accommodation is ideal for putting up guests or extended family. Moreover, these suites feature names from flowers to include the lilac, the Iris, the Poppy and the Wisteria.

GROUNDS AND GARDENS
Every corner of the grounds and gardens at College Hill reflects the dedication and care of its current owners. Among its highlights are a magnificent greenhouse, a calming man-made lake, and various lawn areas bordered by mature beech hedging. From intimate patio areas to expansive lawns, the outdoor dining spaces offer a perfect blend of sophistication and rustic charm, with gravel pathways and cobble paving enhancing the character. Numerous flower beds add bursts of colour, while tree specimens such as Eucalyptus, Beech, Apple trees, Cherry Blossom, and box hedging contribute to the diverse landscape. The grounds at College Hill also feature a manicured lawn tennis court. Additionally, there’s a well-organized storage shed/workshop and a stone art studio on the property.

To the front of the property are two expansive paddocks which offers ample space for grazing, surrounded by mature hedgerows, that ensure privacy, seclusion and fenced with stud railing. The immediate landscape of these paddocks are dotted with specimen trees.

LOCATION
Situated approximately 5.3 km from Slane, renowned for its iconic Slane Castle, offers a captivating glimpse into Ireland’s rich heritage. The picturesque village of Slane, College Hill offers a perfect blend of convenience and tranquillity. Situated in the Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East. The village serves as a gateway to the ancient wonders of the Bru na Boinne archaeological complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 5,000 years. Here, residents can explore the mystique of Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth, steeped in myth and legend. Navan stands as a thriving business hub, boasting an array of high street shops, top-notch schools, leisure facilities, and sports amenities. Its vibrant culinary scene, along with a variety of hotels, makes it an inviting destination for both locals and visitors alike. In addition to its historical charm, Slane presents an array of restaurants and shops to include, Inside Out, The Brabazon at Tankardstown House, The Conyngham Arms Hotel and George’s Patisserie. Slane has a buzzing village life and community.
For those seeking outdoor adventure, the picturesque landscapes along the River Boyne and River Blackwater offer idyllic settings for leisurely strolls and scenic picnics. The renowned ‘Boyne Way’ trail beckons travelers to immerse themselves in nature’s splendor, while nearby attractions such as Tankardstown House provide a luxurious retreat for fine dining and relaxation amidst the rolling hills of the Boyne Valley.

Sports enthusiasts will find ample entertainment nearby, with Tennis and Pitch and Putt at Stackallen Tennis P&P club. Racing at Navan and Fairyhouse, as well as exceptional hunting opportunities with the Meath Hunt and the Ward Union Hunt. Golf lovers are catered for also with world-class courses like Killeen Castle, Headford, Royal Tara Golf Club and Knightsbrook in Trim. Conveniently located within an hour’s drive from Dublin, College Hill House offers easy access to the capital city and its international airport. residents can also rely on well-serviced private and public bus routes, with stops in Slane, Kilberry, and Navan.

LOCATION
5.3 km/5 minutes to Slane
13.4 km/ 13 minutes to Collon
11.2km/12 minutes to Navan
19.3 km/22 minutes to Ardee
19 km/23 minutes to Drogheda
53.2 km/43 minutes to Dublin Airport
52 km/1 hour to Dublin City Centre
All distances/times are approximate.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

SERVICES | Mains electricity, well water, oil-fired central heating, septic tank, high speed broadband.

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS | inclusion list available upon request.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment

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