The Orchard, Gartlandstown, Crookedwood, Co. Westmeath
The Orchard, Gartlandstown, Crookedwood, Co. Westmeath
James L. Murtagh Auctioneers are delighted to present this exclusive residence known as The Orchard in Gartlandstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 CH61, to the residential market. This exquisite property enjoys a combination of contemporary luxury, functional design, elegant accommodation, and secluded setting with a mixture of professional landscaping and prime agricultural land extending to c.14 acres. An exemplar case of design innovation, "The Orchard" benefits from over 2210 sq. ft. of comfortable modern living with superior finishes and generous floor to ceiling heights - a truly intriguing property to say the least.
Upon entering through the cut stone piers and electric gates, traversing the sweeping tree and light lined avenue, the approach to "The Orchard" sets to tone for this excellent property which is set amongst wonderful pristine and professionally landscaped gardens and tennis court - a garden and Wimbledon enthusiast's dream! This stunning property was built in 2007, the architect and owner had a distinct concept when designing the aesthetic of the property which is echoed through this remarkable residence. "The Orchard" is a single storey residence, laid out in two blocks and is positioned within an extensive woodland setting, the backdrop of which provides privacy to this home with a unique rural feel yet within a short connect to major road networks, villages, and towns.
Once through the double front doors, one is immediately met with extensive south facing rear aspect views of the gardens, the sense of space and light is magnified by apex style ceiling heights and glass double doors to the patio area and bright floor tiles which reflects the sunlight and flow throughout the residence. The entrance to the right off the foyer leads to the sitting room with newly installed insert solid fuel stove, a perfect element to benefit from on those winter evenings, further, the geothermal heating is managed remotely. The room enjoys a sunny southern orientation with double aspect views of the magnificent gardens, which are particular feature of this stunning residence. The sitting room interconnects with the fully tiled w.c. and guest bedroom.
To the left of the foyer is the opulent and open plan kitchen - dining - living area, attune to easy living, this impressive room and kitchen is exceptionally finished with an excellent attention to detail from the quality of the materials used, high level appliances to the cabinetry, tones and design that complement the artful conception throughout the property. The kitchen-living-dining area naturally flows through to the sleeping quarters and remaining living accommodation guided by the natural sunlight luminating the hallway through the windows. The utility, which is finished with the same design and units as the kitchen provides for excellent storage space with security point, linen closet and the GrandCru wine storage cabinet, offering similar conditions to a wine cellar, a wonderful addition when hosting alfresco gatherings by the stylish patio area with buried uplighters adding visual interest in low light hours. Beyond the utility is a w.c. A further three bedrooms, two of which could easily be converted into office space or the essential children's playroom, the master bedroom enjoys spectacular views of the gardens, the rolling hills beyond and the most beautiful Knockeyon hill which sits on the southeastern shore of Lough Derravaragh - both well placed adjacent to the property, a perfect view to accompany one's morning coffee. This property is truly a hidden gem.
Accommodation as follows:
Foyer 2.30m x 4.01m
Sitting Room 6.43m x 5.43m
Rear hall 2.16m x 1.55m
Guest bedroom/bedroom 4 3.91m x 3.72m
w.c. 2.20m x 1.55m
kitchen 3.23m x 5.46m
living room 5.40m x 5.46m
hallway 3.79m x 1.29m
utility 2.03m x 4.02m
w.c 1.47m x 1.22m
hallway 7.91m x 1.30m
Bedroom 3 3.33m x 4.02m
Bedroom 2 3.01m x 4.02m
Bathroom 2.10m x 1.89m
Bedroom 1 3.30m x 5.46m
Ensuite 2.10m x 1.71m
The Orchard is a most inviting residence offering a wealth of space both internal and external offering ultimate peace and serenity. Most importantly, The Orchard in nestled amongst an area of great community spirit, only minutes from the wonderful, historic, and bustling Castlepollard. Castlepollard has a rich and unique heritage with an attractive centre which offers an array of excellent social, essential, and educational services to the wider community.
This is without doubt, a superlative residence abutting most historical sites such as Knockeyon, ascending the hill one will see the ruins of an ancient chapel, said to have been built by one Saint Cauragh and dedicated to Saint Eyon. Annotated as 'Chapel' on the OS maps this structure is situated within a dense hazel and oak historic woodland. Knockeyon and other surrounding hills support deciduous woodland which mostly consists of native species. Hazel, rowan, ash, and oak are abundant. Exotic species occur occasionally, such as horse chestnut and other species introduced including beech. The neighbouring Knockbody Wood is inhabited by wild pheasant and is a popular attraction for local pheasant hunters. On occasions, the Common pochard (Aythya ferina) population, which is one of the largest in Ireland, has exceeded the threshold for international importance. The chimney of the cement works in Duleek near Drogheda can be seen on a clear day due west, as well as Slieve Gullion in South Armagh and the Mourne Mountains beyond to the north east. The Hills of Mael, Curry and Mullaghmean are viewed from Knockeyon to the north west, and the Cuilcagh Mountains to the north-north-west.
The property also benefits from c.14 acres of prime agricultural lands. The subject lands are of good quality and all in permanent pasture with no waste whatsoever. The lands are of level topography and are bounded by mature hedging and native trees.
Viewing of this superb property is highly recommended by appointment only.
- The Orchard in Gartlandstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath with prime agricultural land extending to c.14 acres.
- Contemporary luxury, functional design, elegant accommodation, and secluded setting
- 2210 sq. ft. of comfortable modern living with superior finishes and generous floor to ceiling heights
- Professionally landscaped gardens and tennis court
- Single storey residence, laid out in two blocks and positioned within an extensive woodland setting
- Short connect to major road networks, villages, and towns
- Views of the beautiful Knockeyon hill which sits on the southeastern shore of Lough Derravaragh.
- 4 bed 4 bath