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Georgian-style grandeur with a Braveheart connection for €1m

Mel Gibson fans will find a very familiar landmark just down the road.

Navan (32) Source: Daft

PERIOD HOMES THAT date back to the Georgian and Victorian eras can bring equal parts joy and stress for their owners.

You’ll often hear of a period home that’s “a nightmare to heat” or that has sky-high annual maintenance costs thanks to a leaky roof.

Luckily for the future owners of Balsoon in Co Meath, this isn’t the case. Don’t let the grand facade fool you – the six bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2006 and has a BER B2 energy-rating.

The property sits on almost four acres of private land, and the whole site is now on the market for €1 million.

Navan (13) Source: Daft

Stepping inside, it’s the shortage of period details synonymous with most Georgian homes that’s the first modern giveaway.

In keeping with the Georgian style though, large windows downstairs mean each room is flooded with natural light.

Navan (4) Source: Daft

An impressive curved staircase connects the home’s three floors, leading to a games room and balcony on the first floor.

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Lower ceilings and smaller windows make things a little cosier in the six bedrooms, without compromising floor space. Plus, every bedroom lucks out with an en suite bathroom.

Navan (15) Source: Daft

The master bedroom benefits from the largest bathroom of all, complete with a freestanding bath, pristine tiling and scenic views to gaze upon while you’re in the tub.

Navan (21) Source: Daft

The grounds that surround Balsoon aren’t just green fields. There’s a playground, a stable block, and a a garage – accessed from the main road through a gated entrance.

Navan (6) Source: Daft

Balsoon’s period-inspired design aside, Navan town has no shortage of historic connections. Down the road sits Bective Abbey, a 13th century structure which you may recognise for its starring role alongside Mel Gibson in Braveheart.

Navan (7) Source: Daft

Just a ten minute drive from Navan, Balsoon hits the balance between urban convenience – it’s within an hour of Dublin city – and utter tranquility.

Balsoon, Bective, Navan, Co Meath is on sale for €1,000,000 from DNG Royal County via

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