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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 29 May, 2020
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Make every day a holiday at this €1.7m period home with its own heated pool

Don’t fancy a swim? There’s also a tennis court, and 26 acres of greenery.

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IF THE COLD winter months have you dreaming of warmer climes, Ballybarrack House will make you long for it even more.

Located off Ardee Road in Dundalk, Co Louth, the five-bed property sits on 26 acres of gardens. The expansive grounds include a heated outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. 

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The property, which was built in 1878, is positioned on an elevated site, meaning you’ll enjoy views over the surrounding countryside and Dundalk Bay. Two and a half acres of the grounds are landscaped gardens, making for a beautiful place to sit outdoors and unwind.

Inside, the accommodation measures 5,683 sq ft and is light-filled throughout thanks to picture windows and bay windows. Modern updates and period features combine to create a comfortable and charming family home.

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A large reception hall with pitch pine flooring welcomes guests into the property. The main reception room is straight ahead and enjoys calming views of  the countryside, while the formal dining room is ideally suited for hosting dinner parties. Smaller in size, the family room is perfect for more intimate gatherings.

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To the rear of the property is the kitchen and adjoining sunroom. The country-style kitchen features a centre island and breakfast bar, as well as ample storage space on either side.

With both a wood-burning stove and folding glass doors which open to the garden, the sun room is designed for use year-round. Completing the ground floor accommodation, there’s a utility room, pantry and family bathroom. 

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Upstairs, you’ll find all five bedrooms. The master bedroom suite comes complete with a feature fireplace, a large en-suite bathroom and a standalone bath, while the remaining bedrooms are well-proportioned. A dressing room, study and en-suite bathroom complete this floor.

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Those who love to host family and friends but appreciate their own space are sure to make use of the guest accommodation in the courtyard, comprising a kitchen and living area, a bedroom and a bathroom. Separately, there’s a gym area with shower and sauna facilities.

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For a further workout, there’s a 15m x 5m heated outdoor swimming with an automatic pool cover, plus a tennis court. Among the 26.75 acres of land, there’s 24.25 acres of grazing pasture located to the east and north east of the property.

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Ballybarrack House is located a five-minute drive from Dundalk town, with a number of primary and secondary schools here, as well as Dundalk Institute of Technology. The nearby M1 means you’ll get to Drogheda in 30 minutes, while Dublin city centre will take around 80 minutes.

Ballybarrack House, Ardee Road, Dundalk, Co Louth is on the market for €1,700,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie.

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