Springmount, positioned just seven minutes from all local amenities, the N11 and Dart, is a magnificent residence standing on approximately 9 acres of beautiful grounds enjoying an idyllic setting with formal and informal gardens and views of the sea and surrounding countryside.
Well set back from the road, with dual access via secure electronically controlled gates which lead to a winding tree lined graveled front avenue past the gate lodge and tennis court to the main residence and cobbled stable yard and coach house.
Built in the mid to late 1800’s the main house is a collaboration of architectural styles – incorporating generous bedroom accommodation and formal and informal receptions all with direct access to the private grounds. A guest gate lodge was recently refurbished and provides a warm and cozy living space for guests or family needs. There is also a coach house with accommodation on the upper floor off the cobbled stable yard, four stables and a large garage. Throughout the main house, starting with the entrance hall we find beautifully preserved original features and bright rooms with garden views and an abundance of charm and character throughout. The current owners who are only the second ever in Springmount, have managed to create a residence that is a home of distinction, offering any sized family a home with the best of house and garden. They have also succeeded in creating a wonderful blend of exquisite formal accommodation together with comfortable and practical ‘everyday’ living space.
In the main house to the right of the entrance hall we have three interconnecting receptions. The smallest of these is used by the current owner to play bridge, the Card room / Library is a wonderful space with an original fireplace and window seat. The main Drawing room is positioned to the rear of the house and provides a beautiful formal room with garden aspect opening out onto the beautiful and grand Garden room with sash windows on all sides and direct access to the garden. These three receptions combined provide a wonderful area for entertaining.
To the right of the hall we have the formal Dining room with bay window and French doors to the gardens. Across the Lobby we have a cozy Family room again with original features and direct access to the garden and the large family sized kitchen with ample dining space, direct access to the garden, large utility and access to the cobbled stable yard.
The bedroom accommodation in Springmount is also impressive. The superb master suite upstairs in the main house provides a private haven incorporating a light and airy bedroom with balcony and views of the acreage and the sea beyond, a dressing room with dual aspect and a sumptuous ensuite bathroom. Also at this level, we have two other large bedrooms with a variety of garden aspects and a recently upgraded Bathroom. We have a superb guest suite at the northern end of the house at ground level and an additional two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. The main house totals c. 433 sqm.
There is also the added attraction of the two-bedroom gate lodge. A lovely property in its own right which enjoys all of the comforts of modern day convenience, the gate lodge can be accessed via either of the electronically gated driveways and could be separated if desired (subject to P.P.) The bright and spacious accommodation briefly comprises Entrance porch and bay windowed main reception. A working kitchen and two good sized Bedrooms and a modern Shower room. The gate lodge totals an additional 66 sqm.
To the side of the main property we find the attractive cobbled stable yard. Here we have the coach house with gym in the ground floor, excellent loft accommodation over and the adjoining two stables. This accommodation measures an additional c.102 sqm.
Also off the cobbled courtyard we have an additional detached double stable block measuring c. 30 sqm. comprising of a further two stables. There is a very large garage with space for several cars with electric secure roller door in the stable yard also. This area is ideal for the motor enthusiast and totals c.70 sqm. The entire courtyard and garage is very secure and private.
The gardens of Springmount provide a tranquil setting with an enjoyable blend of formal and informal grounds. To the right of the main house we have wonderful formal gardens with a cascading water feature and manicured box hedging. Also in this area we find the original orchard with a variety of mature fruit bearing trees. Immediately to the rear of the main house we have more formal grounds bordered by mature hedging and well planted with a colorful array of flowering plants and shrubs. There are sunny sun terraces here too, allowing for a large and beautiful entertaining area encompassing the receptions and the gardens. Beyond these gardens lies the remaining acreage. Mostly laid out in meadow the land is quite level and features plenty of space to keep horses if desired. There is also an all weather arena, hard tennis court and the second graveled drive sweeping across the front of the gate lodge out to what is currently used as the main exit gate. Over all Springmount is a wonderful holding which although in the heart of Rathmichael feels very much removed from it all, in what is a most attractive country setting.
The location is truly ideal. Positioned off the Ferndale road the property is located just a seven minute drive from Shankill Village. With easy access to the N11 and M50 the city center is within a 25 minute drive and the airport is only a 40 minute drive away. Excellent primary and secondary schools are within a short drive. The highly regarded St Gerard’s junior and senior school is 5 minutes away and John Scottus junior schools is a five minute walk. In Shankill you have every necessary amenity including the Dart and a colorful variety of shops, hostelries and essential facilities such as Pharmacy etc. Old Conna Golf club is a stroll away and other leisure facilities within easy reach include GAA, football, sailing and Tennis clubs all within a short drive.