Shabeg, Main Street, Borris, Co. Carlow

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€550,000 - Sale Agreed

Semi-Detached House
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Semi-Detached House

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Contact Name: Callum Bain

Agent: Colliers

PSR Licence Number: 001223

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Key Features

Outstanding Period Residence in excellent condition
Large private walled rear garden
Two storey Coach House
Excellent setting in the centre of the picturesque village of Borris
Ideal home with external office space
Full range of outdoor activities available locally

Property Description

Overview

Shabeg House is an outstanding Period Residence, being a semi-detached three bay two storey over basement Tudor Revival style residence with granite doorcase and gables, believed to have been constructed in or about 1835, and situated on the eastern side of the main street of the picturesque village of Borris, Co Carlow, within easy walking distance of all amenities. The house enjoys extensive gardens and outhouses.

Residence

Shabeg House has been extensively upgraded and modernised by the current owners, with particular attention being paid to maintaining the many period features which are all in excellent condition. Such features as the moulded cornices, window shutters, period fireplaces, wide 9-inch floorboards and skirting boards have been retained. The house has been decorated throughout using the Farrow & Ball colour pallet and paints.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Shabeg House is accessed from the street through the original wrought iron pedestrian gate with granite posts, leading to the front door via a flagstone pathway, passing through lawns and flower beds with old style roses. There is a separate vehicular entrance to access the rear garden and coach house.

Entering the house via the front door and internal vestibule with double doors to the main hall, with painted original wooden floorboards, corniced ceiling and stairs to the first floor. On the right is the drawing room and to the left is the dining room. To the rear is the study/office and the utility room with W/C and access to the rear garden.
Drawing Room, a bright sunlit principal reception room of pleasing proportions with many original period features including high ceilings (10ft), large casement/sash windows with working shutters, marble chimney piece, cornicing and wide traditional floorboards.
Dining Room again a bright reception room of pleasing proportions, with many original period features including high ceilings (10ft), large casement window with working shutters, polished dark limestone chimney piece, cornicing and wide traditional floorboards.
Study/office, a quiet and peaceful room overlooking the rear garden, with painted floorboards.


First Floor

Bedrooms. The two main bedrooms are to the front of the house with large windows overlooking the Borris House Demesne. Each are large double bedrooms with high ceilings and many period features including working shutters and coved ceilings. Between the two main bedrooms is a small box room, previously used as a child€TM bedroom, however, would suit conversion to a dressing room or private study/reading room. The two rear bedrooms are smaller, with one having a mezzanine floor accessed via a drop-down stair giving the occupant a private space as a playroom. Both bedrooms overlook the rear garden and the Backstairs Mountains with original sash windows and working shutters. On this level is the family bathroom.

Basement

The extensive basement is now occupied by the family general living space. with the large front to back kitchen/breakfast room with exposed beams, family/tv sitting room and large bathroom. Natural limestone travertine floors throughout the hallway, kitchen and bathroom with painted wide oak flooring in the family sitting room. The large bathroom has a walk-in shower, classical roll-top bath, WHB and WC. The kitchen is served by a large walk-in larder. There is underfloor heating throughout the basement with a Rayburn oil-fired cooker with an original red brick surround in the kitchen/breakfast room.


Coach House.

As currently configured, there are four sections in the coach house. On the first floor is an open plan private office overlooking the garden with timber floors, timber panelled walls, exposed beams and exposed granite stone. The second area on the first floor is a large gym space with window to the garden, with timber floors, timber panelled walls, exposed beams and exposed granite stone. On the ground floor there is a dining/entertainment area with original flag stones, exposed beams and exposed granite wall, with direct access to the superb extensive main rear garden. There is also a storage area/garage on the ground floor. Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents the coach house would be ideal for conversion to one or two Airbnb lettable units or a granny flat.

Walled Garden

The mature walled private garden with original 10ft granite walls, is divided into three main areas. At the furthest extremity, is the orchard, with lawn/ mature trees and plants, together with a playhouse for children. The middle section has an outside chess board area, large raised terraces for bar-b-q's and outdoor dining with lawn, box hedging borders and lavender. The section closest to the house, has original cobble stone and is suitable for parking two cars adjacent to the back door and coach house.

The Locality

Borris, Co. Carlow is a small but perfectly formed Georgian estate town with buildings constructed with local granite flanking the east side of its gently sloping high street. Borris has obvious influences from similar small towns and villages in the UK. The majority of the buildings date from the early part of the 19th century and face the demesne wall of Borris House and estate, which is the ancestral seat of the MacMurrough Kavanaghs, descendants of the Kings of Leinster. The MacMurrough Kavanagh dynasty have a long association with the town. Borris House now hosts the annual international Festival of Writing and Ideas. The classical character of the town has been maintained and thus the all-encompassing civic atmosphere of country living is there for all to enjoy. The Borris Railway Viaduct, recently opened as a walkway, with its sixteen arches supported by soaring limestone pillars is a dramatic example of monumental 19th Century railway engineering.

The local shops, artisan butcher and Farmers' Market, together with the family-run traditional pubs and the award-winning Step House Hotel supply all the comforts required, with home grown produce and all the everyday needs.

For the outdoor enthusiast there are any number of activities from nearby boating/canoeing on the River Barrow, walking/running/hiking/cycling along the Barrow river track and in the nearby Mount Leinster and Blackstairs mountains, golf at the Borris Golf Club, one of Ireland's oldest parkland courses or Gowran Golf Club, and many pony and equestrian activities, be it racing, hunting, hunter trials and show-jumping. Gowran Racecourse is located just over 10km away and Borris House also hosts Point to Point racing. The Arts are all extremely well catered for with the 9 Stones Artists members being professional artists, all of whom are based and work in the local area, together with drama groups in the town and surrounding area.

Education is extremely well catered for in the town and the surrounding area with both primary and second level options in the town and locally.

Distances Approx. Drive time
Dublin City 116 km approx. 1.5hrs
Dublin International Airport 131 km approx. 1.5 hrs
Kilkenny City 27 km approx. 30min
Carlow 31 km approx. 30 min
Waterford 53 km approx. 1.0 hrs
Mount Juliet Demesne 31 km approx. 30 min.

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Colliers
19-26 Hambleden House Lower Pembroke Street Dublin 2

Contact Name: Callum Bain

PSR Licence Number: 001223

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Shabeg, Main Street, Borris, Co. Carlow