Grange House. Greenore, Co Louth,
Grange House. Greenore, Co Louth,
Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to Grange House. It is our pleasure to introduce this beautiful home to the market, and to tell you some of the many ways which this fine residence will impress you.
Let me begin with the location: The house is situated just off the R175 Dundalk to Greenore road, just beside the turn for Carlingford village. Therefore, the following are within a short drive: Carlingford village - filled with impressive bars, restaurants, cafe, sports and shore facilities, several beautiful beaches including the blue flag Templetown beach, Ballymascanlon Hotel, Strandfield Cafe and Grocer, Lily Finnegan's Pub, Greenore 18 hole golf club, the many hill and mountain walks, such as Slieve Foy, Slievenaglough. A little further afield takes in Dundalk, Newry City, the Mourne Mountains, and the M1 motorway (junction 18) which is 40 minutes from Dublin Airport. The property is set just off the road along a lay-by, which affords tremendous screening and privacy, and the feeling of being tucked away!
The property - set over a site measuring c 0.7 acres - comprises a beautiful Georgian property dating to late1800's, with many original period features, impressive gardens with a rather special collection of mature trees from around the world, situated around the house and sun soaked terrace. There is the additional and rare attraction of two self contained stone cut cottages - each comprising 1 bedroom and kitchen and bathroom. So this property has the potential to make the new owner a popular host of visiting friends and family or to generate an attractive regular income!
Let us now speak about the house itself: set behind a central turning driveway dominated by a beautiful and architectural Araucaria araucana (or Monkey Puzzle Tree to you and I). The entrance hallway is pure elegance: the original feature staircase winds along the left side, and is beautifully set off by solid wood floor. It is flanked on both sides by formal reception rooms: a,living room and a drawing room. Both boast impressive fireplaces and excellent proportions that are very much in keeping with the true Georgian DNA of this property.
Towards the rear of the property, a dining room to right enjoys views over the garden and has stove. A convenient office - now an essential feature in homes - is opposite. A full bathroom is next - lovely space and potentially delivering on future proofing if needs be.
The kitchen has a comfortable country feel to it, and has n unusual free standing stove for extra comfort. Adjacent is a perfectly positioned sunroom that enjoys triple aspect and gives access onto both garden and south facing patio.
Grange House also has a cellar - accessible from the hallway and this will certainly appeal to many.
Going upstairs, lots to point out and appreciate: Bedroom 1 is a beautiful dual aspect room - grand and well proportioned with beautiful fireplace and full of original features.
Bedroom 2 - another very fine room with fireplace and dual aspect. In truth these rooms are exceptionally large doubles. In between is a third bedroom (nursery or single) or dressing room.
The remainder of the first floor accommodation is contained in a modern addition - a south wing that was reinstated in more recent years. It comprises double Bedroom with built in wardrobe and adjacent Jack & Jill bathroom / ensuite. This bathroom has charming roll top back and sweet features.
Next, another exceptionally large bedroom to rear with dual aspect and built in wardrobe.
And so to the outdoors, and on this occasion, definitely great outdoors! The gardens to front and side are beautiful: well planted and well tended. To the rear (off the sunroom) is a lovely walled patio which enjoys a sheltered south-westerly suntrap: it's a truly gorgeous quiet little piece of the world.
There are two impressive, purpose built 1 bed apartments on site: Number 1 a split level layout with mezzanine, and number 2 a charming apartment overlooking the countryside. These present enormous potential - either for rental income or for home office / enterprise, or indeed as guest lodges. Both are accessed via a ROW along the left side of the house and are essentially independent of the house itself, in terms of utilities.
All taken into consideration, Grange House is magnificent: in its location, its setting and of course its Georgian charm. It is rare to find a period house on such a lovely, manageable size site - and even more so to have the added bonus of 2 self catering apartments that bring the potential of very strong rental income (especially considering the location close to ever-popular Carlingford).
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.