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Serene gardens and a snooker room at this Georgian gem just minutes from the beach

The beach is a 15-minute walk from Eastham House.

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LOCATED AT THE end of a tree-lined avenue and on two acres of mature grounds, Eastham House could be tucked away deep in the quiet countryside. 

The reality, however, is that it’s in Bettystown, Co Meath, with the beach just a 15-minute stroll away.

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Dating back to 1760, the three-storey Georgian property is a sight to behold. It has passed through several generations over the last two centuries, during which several restorations and refurbishments have taken place, making for a unique and charming family home. 

Honouring its heritage, Eastham House retains many of its original features throughout, including the eye-catching front door with its arched fan light. 

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Stepping inside, a reception room sits on either side of the hallway. The room to the right is currently used as a snooker room, with the Burroughes & Watts snooker table included in the sale. To the left of the hall is the sitting room, which features a cast iron fireplace with a solid timber stove. 

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The heart of the home is to the rear, where an extension houses the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. A vaulted glass ceiling and picture windows fill every corner of this room with natural light, while parquet flooring in the dining area adds a warm and welcoming feel. 

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Keen cooks will be impressed by the kitchen, which boasts a four-oven Aga and a large centre island. In the living area, bespoke circular banquette seating provides the perfect space to entertain guests. Large windows overlook the south-facing garden, while French doors open directly to a spacious patio area.

The gardens at Eastham House are made up mostly of lawn, with surrounding trees and shrubs creating a great sense of privacy. 

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Moving to the first floor, the main reception room is located here. A large marble fireplace, shuttered sash windows and rich tones give this room an elegant feel, and complement the property’s Georgian history perfectly. 

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The master bedroom is also on this level, complete with wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes, a separate dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a standalone bath. Lastly, four large bedrooms and the main bathroom are on the second floor.  

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Offering even more space is a single storey cottage in the adjoining courtyard. This is currently used as an office/studio, and benefits from its own bathroom and kitchenette. 

With a one-of-a-kind interior, beautiful gardens and the benefit of being within walking distance to the beach, Eastham House is sure to appeal to those who enjoy the finer things in life. 

Eastham House, Eastham Road, Bettystown, Co Meath is on the market for €925,000 through REA O’Brien Collins via Daft.ie.

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