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Ivy league: Picture-perfect country house with lush grounds in Sligo for €890k

Ard Caoin is a 20-minute walk from Sligo town.

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WITH AN IVY-CLAD exterior and two acres of mature gardens, Ard Caoin is a picture-perfect country house.

The five-bed property is located in Ballytivnan, Co Sligo, and is on the market for €890,000 through Sherry FitzGerald Draper.

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The period residence has been owned by the current family for 30 years, and has been wonderfully maintained to create a homely and luxurious property.

Ard Caoin is approached via a hedge-lined driveway, with an abundance of shrubs, plants and trees making for a highly private location. The grounds are laid mainly in lawn, while patio areas provide the ideal space to dine al fresco.  

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The property boasts many beautiful period features throughout, including decorative coving and fireplaces.

Stepping inside, the accommodation is thoughtfully decorated and oozes a sense of elegance. To the left of the hallway, the drawing room is filled with natural light thanks to a large bay window, while a marble fireplace adds a cosy feel. Beside here is the study, which also features a bay window, plus built-in storage. 

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The sitting room is across the hall, meaning the new owners of Ard Caoin will never be short of spaces to unwind. Each of these reception rooms has wooden flooring.

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Spanning the rear of the house is the living and dining area and the adjoining kitchen. The living and dining area has a country feel, with a door opening from here to the south-facing patio.

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The kitchen could benefit from a modern upgrade, but offers extensive storage and a separate large utility room. A double bedroom and a bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation. 

At first floor level, each of the bedrooms has views across the gardens. The master bedroom is dual aspect, while three of the bedrooms come complete with a walk-in wardrobe. The attic has been converted to a home office, with a large storage room also here. 

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Outside, there are a number of outbuildings to the rear, including a fuel shed, garden store and large garage.

Ard Caoin enjoys a great sense of seclusion and privacy, yet is just a 20-minute walk from the heart of Sligo town. There is no shortage of amenities to enjoy here, while the seaside villages of Rosses Point and Strandhill are each within a 15-minute drive.

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With picturesque grounds, a tasteful interior and a highly convenient location, Ard Caoin ticks each of the boxes for a covetable period property. 

Ard Caoin, Manorhamilton Road, Ballytivnan, Co Sligo is on the market for €890,000 through Sherry FitzGerald Draper via

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