Fruitlawn House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

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Detached House
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Richard Banahan

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates

PSR Licence Number: 001628

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Property Description



Stunning period home in a private setting
Beautifully manicured landscaped gardens
Approx. 4.3 km from Abbeyleix
Private off-street parking
Fully re-wired
CCTV cameras
Integrated alarm system on all floors
Fully damp proofed

A splendid late 18th-century Georgian residence situated on approximately 0.71 acres, seamlessly marries historical charm with modern convenience. Boasting six bedrooms, meticulously landscaped gardens with a potential studio space in the coach house, and modern amenities like CCTV surveillance and integrated fire alarm system, it offers a luxurious yet comfortable lifestyle. With a rich history dating back to 1792 and its proximity to landmarks like the Abbeyleix Village and Abbeyleix Demesne, Fruitlawn stands as a timeless symbol of elegance in County Laois, offering residents a private retreat with easy access to major cities via the nearby M8

4.3 km / 5 minutes to Abbeyleix
17.9 km/ 19 minutes to Portlaoise
32.2 km/ 29 minutes to Roscrea
35.1 km /37 minutes to Kilkenny
49.8 km / 36 minutes to Kildare
107 km / 1 hour & 25 minutes to Dublin City Centre
114 km / 1 hour & 17 minutes to Dublin Airport
All distances/times are approximate.

Fruitlawn House stands as an exquisite testament to late 18th-century elegance, its storied past woven into every intricately carved detail of its Georgian architecture. Dating back to circa 1790, this distinguished home is set on approximately 0.71 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, offering an ideal retreat from the bustle of modern life.

Approaching the property, one is immediately struck by the grandeur of its double-fronted facade, with a meticulously crafted cut stone door surround and a Georgian cobweb fanlight. Each element showcases the craftsmanship and sophistication of the Georgian era.

Upon crossing the threshold, one is welcomed by the warmth of an inviting foyer with original pitch pine timber floorboards. To the right, a formal dining room awaits, complimented by a beautiful feature fireplace and dual-aspect sash windows framed by working shutters. Across the hall, the drawing room awaits with its own fireplace, offering a relaxing space for entertaining and receiving guests.

The heart of the home lies within the spacious kitchen, where modern amenities seamlessly blend with historic charm. Here, free-standing units and a 4-oven electric converted Aga with a cut stone hearth add to the convenience and functionality. Nearby, a servery provides effortless access the kitchen and the drawing room, ensuring seamless entertaining. The back hall leads to a larder and a bootroom. A w.c completes the accommodation on this floor.
Ascending the main staircase, the first floor reveals three lovely bedrooms, two of which have luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and a dedicated laundry room. On the second floor, an additional four bedrooms offer tranquil retreats, each boasting its own unique charm and character.

Throughout the property, modern conveniences such as CCTV surveillance and a water softener pump system have been seamlessly integrated. Meanwhile, comprehensive damp proofing measures safeguard the integrity of the estate, allowing its timeless beauty to endure for generations to come.

The grounds of Fruitlawn House are meticulously curated, presenting a picturesque landscape where manicured lawns, intricate border hedging, and majestic mature trees converge to create a lovely oasis. There is a pergola to the side of Fruitlawn House which is an ideal place to sit out and enjoy the garden in the summer. Specimen trees and shrubs include Wisteria, Roses, Yew hedging, Magnolia trees, Tulip trees and Philadelphus.

Nestled within the backyard lies a substantial coach house, its historic charm hinting at the countless stories it holds within its walls. With vast potential for conversion into additional accommodation or a creative studio space, this architectural gem presents a myriad of possibilities for discerning buyers seeking to infuse their lifestyle with a touch of bespoke luxury. The legacy of Fruitlawn is deeply rooted in the annals of history, its narrative intricately woven with the esteemed Leech family, whose presence has graced its halls since as early as 1792. Throughout the centuries, this distinguished estate has borne witness to a tapestry of historical events, its walls echoing with the laughter and stories of notable occupants who have left an indelible mark on its rich tapestry of history.

Today, Fruitlawn stands as a testament to the seamless fusion of heritage and modernity, its meticulously preserved facade offering a glimpse into the past while its interiors have been thoughtfully updated to cater to the demands of contemporary living. With its timeless elegance and unparalleled charm, we are confident that Fruitlawn will captivate a wide spectrum of discerning buyers, each drawn to its unique blend of history and sophistication.


Located approximately 4km from Abbeyleix in County Laois, Fruitlawn enjoys a privileged position in one of Ireland's oldest planned estate towns. Established in the 18th century by Viscount de Vesci, Abbeyleix with its rich history includes preserved landmarks such as the Abbeyleix Bog and the Heritage House, once a boys' school and now a museum.

The village thrives as a vibrant hub of community and Irish culture, its bustling town centre teeming with quaint shops, inviting cafes, and charming restaurants. Here, residents can immerse themselves in the warmth of local hospitality while exploring the town's array of cultural offerings.

Conveniently situated just off the M8 motorway, Abbeyleix offers seamless connectivity to major cities such as Dublin and Cork, making it an ideal location for those seeking the perfect balance between rural tranquillity and urban accessibility. Whether strolling through its historic streets or enjoying the tranquililty of its surrounding countryside, Abbeyleix stands as a beacon of idyllic charm in the heart of Ireland.


SERVICES | Mains electricity, group shared water scheme, oil fired central hearing, septic tank & Imagine broadband.

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS | All carpets, curtains, fitted lights, Aga & white goods are included in the sale.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment.

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This property was last updated: 31 days ago

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Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates
176 Pembroke Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4

Contact Name: Richard Banahan

PSR Licence Number: 001628

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This Detached House located at Fruitlawn House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois is currently for sale. This property was last updated by Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates 31 days ago. Fruitlawn House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois is priced as: €775,000 and has 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms. View all properties for sale in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. View properties for sale with 6 bedrooms in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.
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