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Strike a deal at this €1.9m period mansion in Meath owned by a Dragons' Den star

Kilsharvan House spans 10,390 sq ft.

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BUSINESSMAN AND ENTREPRENEUR Gavin Duffy has put his nine-bed Co Meath mansion on the market.

Kilsharvan House, which is located a five-minute drive from Bellewstown village, is on the market for a sweet €1,975,000, with 37 acres included in the sale.

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From the outset, the 10,387 sq ft mansion oozes grandeur. Sitting on an elevated site, the period property overlooks the River Nanny, while the principal reception rooms enjoy a southerly aspect.

The reception hall makes a superb first impression, with flagstone floors, ornate cornicing and plaster work and a sweeping staircase. To the side, book-lovers will be in their element in the library, where there’s built-in bookshelves for ample storage and plenty of room to relax.

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Also accessed from the hallway is the drawing room, which leads to an impressive music room. From here, there’s the awe-inspiring dining room with space to seat 20 people. Now there’s no excuse not to host Christmas dinner. Each of these rooms includes beautiful features such as decorative fireplaces, cornicing, picture rails, sash windows and shutters. 

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Moving down the hallway, the L-shaped family room is bright and spacious. Picture windows and roof windows flood the space with natural light and make the most of the beautiful grounds, while a stove with a brick surround adds a cosy feel.

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The kitchen is accessed through here, with contemporary white cabinets, a large marble island and a Stanley cooker with an exposed brick surround, while there’s also a utility room, laundry and boiler room, plus a separate breakfast room.

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Moving to the first floor, the landing can be accessed via a spiral staircase in the family area, or via the large staircase in the hallway. The bedrooms enjoy the same period feel as the rest of the house, with ornate fireplaces, high ceilings and luxe wallpaper.

The master suite boasts a dressing room and spacious bathroom, while one bedroom has a free-standing bath just steps from the bed. A family bathroom and TV room complete the first floor accommodation. 

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To the north of the house, a two-storey wing offers the potential for self-contained accommodation, with five bedrooms here. 

Outside, Kilsharvan House boasts beautiful landscaped gardens and greenery, while the River Nanny forms the southern boundary. The property is approached via electric gates bounded by a stone wall, with a sweeping driveway leading to a gravel parking area at the front of the house. 

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Despite the level of privacy and tranquility making Kilsharvan House feel far removed from the rest of the world, the M1 is just a 10-minute drive away, meaning Dublin city can be reached in about an hour. 

If you’d like to ‘buy in’, as the Dragons say, Kilsharvan House, Kilsharvan, Bellewstown, Co Meath is on the market for €1,975,000 through Savills via Daft.ie.

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