Property: Gate Lodge is set in its own wondrous world
Seldom does such a unique property full of character and charm come on to the open market.
Gate Lodge is a rare display of grandeur and spectacle merging seamlessly together, one that can only be appreciated on close inspection.
The property, on the outskirts of Armagh and close to Monaghan, has been lovingly restored and extended, offering spacious accommodation on three different levels.
The sprawling family home sits located on a schedule site at the entrance of Ballyards Castle just off the Keady Road.
Its quality design and finish is evident immediately, its glazed front porch with tiled floor and featured brick walls setting the tone.
It has an open plan maple fitted kitchen with dining area, three reception rooms, a dining room and a study.
Four bedrooms - the master bedroom has en-suite facilities - a modern bathroom and utility room further enhance a home with huge possibilities for the growing family.
In addition to the maple fitted kitchen, there is an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher, space for rangemaster style cooker and extractor fan with stainless canopy.
The centre isle with electric and drawers, fitted cupboards and workspace is a real bonus.
In the lounge, a multi fuel stove with limestone fireplace, slate hearth and brick surround, built in bookcase, solid maple wooden floor and featured corner window is beautifully presented and very appealing.
In the master bedroom there is a range of solid oak fitted furniture which offers wardrobe and cupboard space with dressing table and mirror.
Other features througout Gate Lodge include mahogany double glazed windows, oil fired central heating, hand made internal doors and a beam vacuum system.
There is a detached garage with loft over and ample storage space to the side of the cottage. A spacious gallery and cellar further enhance the credentials of this extraordinary property.
The site extends to c.1 acre and is laid out in mature gardens with the rear garden being south facing.
The rear offers lawn and mature trees - great for privacy - with a large paved barbecue area that benefits from direct access to the kitchen.
The front of the property has a pebbled driveway with mature flower, shrub beds and lawn.
Close to the border, Keady Road is well connected to Armagh, Monaghan, Newry and the absolutely sublime Ring of Gullion, a mesmerising landscape of hills, valleys, lakes and forests, begging to be explored. The agent highly recommends arranging a viewing to fully appreciate its fine charm, saying the property is “a credit to present owner”.
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