The Laurels, Knock, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal

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€450,000 - Sale Agreed

Detached House
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Brendan McGlynn Associates 001405/004365

Agent: Brendan McGlynn Associates Ltd.

PSR Licence Number: 001405

Call 074 9121289
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Key Features

Geo-thermal heating system and Solar Panel
Underfloor heating throughout
Vaulted Ceilings
Sheltered Courtyard
Generous south facing glazed area
Natural stone wall interior features
Open plan living areas
E fibre broadband
Generous exterior low energy lighting
Orchard area in rear garden

Property Description

"The Laurels" is a stunning contemporary family home
designed and built in 2008 to an exceptional standard.
'This is a rare opportunity to own this outstanding
architecturally designed contemporary family home that
beautifully combines and blends traditional country-living
features with a bright, spacious open-plan style'.
This impressive five-bedroom c.2,700 sq ft home has a detached garage, private courtyard and landscaped gardens on c. 1.0 acre site. Early viewing is advised to appreciate this select property and by appointment only.

The internal space of The Laurels is designed to meet every requirement
of a modern family. Space is zoned, dedicated and designed to adapt to
changing family circumstances and needs. On the ground floor, there are
two separate living/reception areas: a unique curved generous sitting
room area with south-west facing large corner windows and a curved
natural sandstone wall, vaulted-ceiling living room area. The bright and
airy kitchen/dining area has stunning open-plan full-height ceilings, roof
windows and glass gable features. There is a generous laundry room
with integrated utility and storage areas incorporating a stand-alone rear
entrance hall from a sheltered courtyard. The kitchen area features a
unique walk-in pantry, beautiful solid oak worktop areas and central 5ft
island/breakfast bar. The spectacular open-plan dining area leads out
onto a a lovely south facing paved patio with an outside-in vista and
seating area. The large ground floor master bedroom incorporates an
optional work-study area and there is a generous dressing room and
separate en-suite bathroom.

On the first floor, four bedrooms all have extensive space-storage built
in, with integrated work/study areas. A bespoke feature bathroom and
separate shower room, 9ft. vertical Gothic staircase window and
generous double hot-press storage units at each end of the landing area
are key features of the first floor area. 50mm oak plank doors and200mm wide-plank engineered French oak timber flooring and wet-area
20mm deep terracotta floor tiles feature throughout the entire building.
There is a fully integrated in-frame Shaker style kitchen with three
feature timber trusses to the four Metre high vaulted ceiling,
incorporating fully glazed gable wall to vaulted ceiling height and
opening onto a south-facing patio/sun-area through colonial style
French doors into an inviting open garden area.

House Specification:
The Laurels is a very high specification 2,700 ft² modern, architect-
designed, five Bedroom home with 375 ft² external domestic garage and
extensive sheltered utilities, parking and landscaped garden areas, The
scale of the house is broken down into traditional linear blocks of 1½
and single storey. The house design features a modern, contemporary
living-space. The orientation and design of the house is structured so
that all the living spaces take full advantage of the sun-path and passive
solar gain. The design focuses on using sustainable energy and materials
to economically and successfully collect and distribute passive solar
energy throughout its large interior spaces. The Laurels has been
assessed as BER B2 which puts into the top 10% of all houses assessed
There are extensive southwest facing Argon-Pilkington glazed areas to
flood the building with light and passive solar gain. Space and water
heating are by means of a Geothermal domestic ground source heat
pump system, incorporating integrated and zoned underfloor heating
throughout. Auxiliary system is by means of integrated Roth solar panels
and multifuel efficient stoves. Windows are low emissivity, U-value, dual
sealed timber frames. Roof, wall and ground insulation values are
Kingspan K8 and above SEI recommended standard to significantly
exceed current building regulations standards.

The Laurels site area measures one acre and the house benefits from a
large set-back of over 250 ft. from the country road. The site entrance
features a wonderful evergreen Laurel hedge offering a private and
impressive entrance from the main road. There is extensive planting of
mixed woodland species along the boundaries and the entire site is fully
landscaped, fenced and designed specifically for easy maintenance.
There is an eighty metre feature driveway and extensive rear parking areas kerbed and gravelled with 20mm crushed quartz-stone. The
external reclaimed York Sandstone front door curved entrance continues
internally and runs through the entire length of the entrance hall, and
open-plan living room to kitchen dining areas.

The house has a professionally fitted Brimac alarm system and high
speed eFibre broadband. All roof/ attic spaces are fully floored and
incorporate extensive storage areas with concealed folding stair access.
External garage is fully insulated, floored and incorporates toilet and sink
area with work top space and extensive storage built in. There is an
enclosed and screened external yard area to the rear with additional
sheltered area and separate 100sq.ft utilities garden shed. The one acre
site is fully landscaped with mature seasonal and evergreen trees,
shrubs and orchard area. All external areas are tastefully lit with low-
energy functional and feature lighting. Interior and exterior painting
decoration is finished to the highest possible standard. All building work
completed by Indigo Developments building contractors, designed and
supervised by Dermot Mc Namee Architects.
The Laurels site location is rural, yet only 1.2 miles from the centre of
Ballybofey main street. The twin towns of Ballybofey-Stranorlar
collectively comprise the third largest urban centre in Donegal and are
strategically located within a strong rural hinterland in the heart of the
Finn Valley and at a key point along the N15/N13 North South Transport
Corridor that also sits within the wider Atlantic Corridor. The towns act
as the key retail, commercial, social and recreational centre for the Finn
Valley and beyond. In particular, the towns contain a significant
quantum of retail floor space, (including the landmark retail outlet
McElhinneys Stores); prominent sports facilities such as the Finn Valley
Leisure Centre, Tennis Club, McCumhaill Park, Finn Park, and significant
social and cultural venues such as the Balor Theatre. The presence of
schools, churches, restaurants and shops contribute to the diversity of
land use in the immediate geographical area, and all within a 1.5 miles
radius of The Laurels.


Entrance Hall (4.50m x 1.85m x 5.90m x 1.90m) L shaped
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, Oak staircase to 1st floor, Feature stone wall faé§ade, storage closet, recessed lights and trac lighting

Living Room (5.60m x 5.06m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, feature corner window, curved walls, dry wood burning stove, Oak beam over stove, recessed light, wall mounted TV, 5amp sockets for side lamps and TV point

Lounge (4.65m x 4.45m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, exposed stone feature wall, dry wood burning stove, Oak beam over stove, 5amp switched sockets, painted Tongue and groove vaulted ceiling and TV point

Kitchen (7.97m x 4.27m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, bespoke painted shaker style eye & low level units, centre island, Oak counter tops, Oak handles, Franke sink, Smeg fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, Falcon cooking unit with extractor fan and Oak beam over unit

Dining Room (4.0m x 4.0m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, Roman blind, vaulted ceiling, 5 amp switched lights, centre light and double doors to patio

Pantry (1.60m x 1.50m)
Shelved and sockets

Laundry Room (3.50m x 3.05m)
Terracotta tiled floor, Belfast sink, plumbed for washer and dryer and Roman blind
Stira for storage

Back Hall (2.30m x 1.50m)
Terracotta tiled floor,

Cloak Room (1.40m x 1.15m)
Built in storage

Toilet (1.85m, x 1.45m)
Terracotta tiled floor, Roman blind, 2-piece white suite, Bespoke sink unit, wall mirror, painted Tongue and groove walls

Downstairs Master Bedroom (4.30m x 4.0m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, 5 amp sockets, TV point, recessed lights and Venetian blind
Dressing Room (3.15m x 2.70m)
Flooring, built ion storage and drawers
En-Suite (3.0m x 1.60m)
Terracotta tiled floor, with limestone tiled large mixer shower, custom-made built-in storage unit

Bedroom 2 (3.85m x 3.0m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, TV point, built in wardrobes, units and a velux window

Bedroom 3 (3.95m x 3.20m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, built in wardrobe, study desk, shelving and velux window in roof and wall

Bedroom 4 (3.90m x 2.95m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, built in study desk & wardrobe, velux windows and corner unit

Bedroom 5 (4.0m x 3.20m)
Engineering wide plank Oak floor, velux window, wall unit, built in wardrobe, desk and dressing unit
Shower Room (2.90m x 1.60m)
Tiled floor, mixer shower, white suite

Bathroom (3.45mx 2.70m)
Terracotta tiled floor, free standing bath, bespoke built in sink unit, tongue and groove panelled walls, large mixer shower

Garage area & Workshop (7.60m x 4.40m)
First floor is fully floored for storage, toilet & sink

Courtyard (7.0m x 4.50m)
Sandstone slabs

BER Details

BER No. 112454764

Energy Performance Indicator: 107.20 kWh/m2/yr

This property was last updated: 23 days ago

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Selling Agent

This property is Sale Agreed

Brendan McGlynn Associates Ltd.
McKendrick House High Road Letterkenny Co. Donegal

Contact Name: Brendan McGlynn Associates 001405/004365

PSR Licence Number: 001405

Call 074 9121289
This Detached House located at The Laurels, Knock, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal is currently for sale. This property was last updated by Brendan McGlynn Associates Ltd. 23 days ago. The Laurels, Knock, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal is priced as: €450,000 and has 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms. View all properties for sale in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. View properties for sale with 5 bedrooms in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.
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The Laurels, Knock,, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal