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Total stud: Explore this Georgian gem with its own swimming pool for €4,650,000

Chantilly House is located in the heart of the Dublin countryside.

AMIDST THE LUSH landscape of Rathmichael in Co Dublin, stands Chantilly House. There’s no denying that this a house that’s the epitome of architectural grace and modern luxury. With its asking price of €4,650,000, this large property offers five bedrooms and a sprawling 480 m² of living space. 

A former stud farm, Chantilly House is a perfect blend of country and city living. The property sits on almost two acres and the sale includes the main house, a charming two-bed cottage, a one-bed apartment, two garages and various outbuildings. There’s even a swimming pool. Everything is cleverly integrated into the original courtyard, which proves that recent renovations have been sympathetic to the home’s historic past.  

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And even though it’s close to a heap of local amenities and transport links, the place offers a great level of privacy.

The house has been lovingly restored by the current owners who have preserved the home’s original Georgian features yet they created a wholly modern home.

Working shutters, fireplaces in every main room and modern fittings create stylish yet comfortable living spaces that embrace the past and the present. 

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The elegance starts at the front porch with its intricate brass details and beautiful panelling. Inside, the hallway is a stunner with a stained-glass staircase, a French fireplace and Zoffany paper on the walls. There is a sizeable cloakroom off the hallway. 

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The drawing room is filled with natural light and has a pretty Georgian fireplace. There is a dining room adjacent to this space that has parquet floors and French doors that lead to the parterre. 

Then there is the family room that connects to the kitchen and also opens out to the front garden of the house. The fireplace is made from carved Georgian pine and gesso surrounds it. There is a free standing stove and slate hearth that makes it an elegant but cosy space.

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The kitchen is a masterpiece with an Aga, marble counters, and high-end appliances. Designed by the current owner and Knaggsie Interiors, you can expect a double sink complete with an Insinkerator, Quooker dual boiling and cold-water tap and Fisher & Paykel dish drawers. The American fridge is by Liebherr while the marble countertops are from Miller Brothers.

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The Breakfast Room has a stained glass skylight and a lovely view of the courtyard. It’s also home to a brass chandelier from Wilson’s Yard and a stove. 

There is a room off the kitchen called the Elves Cottage which serves as a home office and looks over the front garden with its own door to it.   

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Upstairs, the main bedroom is bright and luxurious benefitting from a triple aspect. It includes a walk-in wardrobe and a shower room. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom, while the fourth offers courtyard views and has an en suite shower room. 

For extra handiness there is a laundry room on this floor too. 

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The grounds surrounding Chantilly House are meticulously landscaped with box hedges, lawns, flower beds and a variety of trees and shrubs. Throughout the seasons, the garden is bound to be a kaleidoscope of colour. And, hidden behind a yew hedge, a parterre with a sundial adds to the garden’s charm.  

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The courtyard is a beautifully landscaped area with seating, a barbeque spot and a parking space, which is bound to be useful for the apartment above the triple garage. A cottage, once a milking parlour, is now a cosy house with an open plan kitchen and two bedrooms that both have en suite bathrooms. 

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And if a swimming pool wasn’t enough luxury, there is also a cinema room in the main house with surround sound and a large LGTV.

The cinema room leads to the pool that was originally designed as a swim spa with speed-controlled swim current generators.

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Chantilly House is ideally located at the Stonebridge Road end of Ballybride Road, offering a rural setting within minutes of the M50. The area is well-served by schools at each levels. For leisure activities, you’ll find tennis, horse riding and golf, as well as scenic routes like the Sugar Loaf, Bray Head, and the Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk.

It’s clear that every inch of this home is dripping in luxurious details. And it’s reflected in the price tag. For an exceptional level of privacy, an amazing garden and close proximity to Dublin city, Chantilly House certainly fits the criteria for our Dream Home spot.

Chantilly House, Ballybride Road, Rathmichael, Co Dublin is on the market for €4,650,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald.