Parsonstown House, set on approx. 26 hectares (65 acres), is a stunning courtyard conversion residence on an elevated site with spacious and light-filled reception rooms, offering the perfect setting for family living. Designed to embrace the outdoors, the property features two terraces facing south and west allowing you to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
– Period courtyard conversion in excellent condition
– Approx. 65 acres (26 hectares) of grounds and pasture
– Stone outbuildings and gate lodge
– Lawn tennis court
– Spacious and light-filled reception rooms
– Four bedrooms, two studies and three bathrooms
– Two separate entrance gates
– Approx. 12 minutes to Slane
– Close proximity to Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre
Set amidst approximately 65 acres (26 hectares) of breathtaking land, this captivating property features a meticulously curated courtyard conversion and a new-built addition, both designed by De Blacam and Meagher architects. A one-bedroom gate lodge is on the grounds, providing space for guests or rental accommodation. The estate features 12 loose boxes, a ten-bay hay shed and several outbuildings and workshops adjacent to the house, ensuring ample storage and practicality for equestrian enthusiasts or those with creative pursuits. The property presents an unparalleled opportunity to embrace a serene lifestyle within a stunning natural setting, while still being within reach of urban conveniences and connections. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the estate, enjoy the spacious and versatile living spaces and experience the true essence of Parsonstown House. The property offers excellent opportunities for expansion and further conversion, allowing you to customise and enhance the living space.
As you approach Parsonstown, a magnificent tree-lined driveway unveils itself, guiding you towards the heart of the estate. The driveway opens to a picturesque stone-built courtyard, serving as the centrepiece of the property. Within the courtyard, there is a collection of buildings including the main house, two coach houses/garages, a potting shed, a boiler house and three separate loose boxes. Additionally, there is an old grinding shed, a garden shed, an open hayshed and a woodshed. There are three further yards and a former mill house. Each building tells a story, showcasing the rich history and thoughtful design that define Parsonstown. The main house, meticulously renovated in 1990 and expanded in 2007, emanates an air of elegance and sophistication. As you cross the threshold through the front period door, graced with a cut limestone surround and lead glass panels on each side, a light-filled hallway welcomes you with its beautifully tiled flooring.
To the left of the hallway, a downstairs W.C offers convenience and practicality. Moving to the right, a generously proportioned study awaits, boasting two sets of French doors that open to the outside. The room exudes warmth and charm, with its solid maple flooring and inviting wood-burning stove, creating a cosy sanctuary within the estate.
Returning to the main hallway, there is a butler’s pantry, complete with fitted shelves and then a gracious drawing room that will take your breath away. Vaulted ceilings soar above, and three sets of French doors frame mesmerising views of the west-facing patio and the captivating landscape beyond. A Jetmaster fire adds warmth and comfort to the space. Adjacent to the drawing room, a peaceful sitting room beckons, featuring a cast iron fireplace and extensive bookshelves. Ascend the spiral stairway from the sitting room to reach the mezzanine study, a perfect space for work and relaxation.
Flowing seamlessly from the sitting room, a grand dining room awaits, again with vaulted ceiling that adds an airy and open ambiance. The room is fitted with a large open fireplace, showcasing a sense of grandeur. Two sets of French doors open to the garden, effortlessly blending indoor and outdoor living. Connected to the dining room is a well-appointed kitchen, complete with an oil-fired Aga, a beech-top island with two Miele gas hobs, a lava-rock grill and a ceramic sink, this space combines functionality with style. Recessed spot lighting illuminates the area, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Convenient access to the garden allows for seamless entertaining and enjoyment of the outdoor spaces.
Continuing from the kitchen is a back hall, featuring a flagstone floor and W.C. as well as providing access to the courtyard and the garden. The back hall leads to a practical laundry room equipped with a washer and dryer. A glass door leading outside further enhances the practicality of this space. A scullery/boot room completes the offerings on this level, providing an additional functional area within the home.
As you ascend to the first floor, the master bedroom awaits with a Juliet balcony that overlooks the lawns below. This room offers an exquisite retreat, with its walk-in wardrobes providing ample storage space along with the master ensuite. The ensuite is fitted with two wash-hand basins, a bidet, a W.C. and a beautifully tiled wet room area. Two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and a linen cupboard on this floor offer generous proportions and provide ample space for family or guests.
Adjacent to the main building is a guest apartment with independent access. The ground floor offers a comfortable living room, providing a private and cosy space for guests. Upstairs is a large twin bedroom complete with a walk-in wardrobe and bathroom featuring an electric shower.
Parsonstown House offers clear night skies with minimal light pollution, making it an ideal location for stargazing enthusiasts. There are extensive woodland walks that meander through the estate. The house is surrounded by top-quality grazing lands along the Keeran River. Well-maintained gardens, including a lawn tennis court, provide a private sanctuary for outdoor recreation and relaxation. The estate’s landscape is a true marvel, offering a harmonious blend of lush pastures and long-established hardwood trees along the river and avenue.
Adding to the enchantment, beech and oak plantations, established in 2000, add additional screening and privacy. To the front of the property, a meticulously maintained lawn and patio area invite you to unwind and relax. Access to the estate is convenient as there are two separate entrances. Beyond its grazing potential, the property presents an opportunity for equestrian enthusiasts with ample space for stables, riding arenas, and other facilities.
Despite its secluded ambiance, the estate benefits immensely from its convenient location, making it an ideal place to call home. Just 11km away from Parsonstown House lies the vibrant village of Slane, where nearby residents can enjoy easy access to a range of amenities, shops and dining options.
Dublin Airport is approx. 40 minutes away, offering convenient travel connections to domestic and international destinations. For those who crave the excitement and cultural offerings of the city, Dublin is just an hour away. With effortless access to the bustling capital, residents can enjoy world-class entertainment, dine at renowned restaurants and experience unparalleled shopping opportunities.
Additionally, Parsonstown House is located 21.5 km from the town of Navan. As a thriving business town, Navan boasts an array of high street shops, excellent schools and modern leisure and sport facilities. The property is close to rich historical sites, such as the Boyne Valley and Newgrange. These archaeological wonders offer a glimpse into Ireland’s ancient past.
– 11 km/10 minutes to Collon
– 11.3 km/12 minutes to Slane
– 13.2km/13 minutes to Ardee
– 21.5 km/24 minutes to Navan
– 23 km/26 minutes to Drogheda
– 60.2 km/40 minutes to Dublin Airport
– 71.8 km/1 hour to Dublin City Centre
All distances/times are approximate.