Invereil House is approached by a private, tree-lined drive guarded by a Gate Lodge which winds between fields before reaching the gates to the property where it continues to a gravel sweep in front of the house. Invereil is an imposing, attractive, late Victorian B-listed, red stone mansion house surrounded by landscaped gardens partially enclosed by a stone wall. In keeping with its era, there are a number of period features such as a beautiful pitch pine staircase, detailed cornicing in the main reception rooms, original fireplaces, panelling, parquet flooring in the drawing room, mosaic tiles in the entrance vestibule and sash and case windows.
The principal reception rooms lie on the first floor and include an impressive drawing room in the west wing with triple aspect views across the garden and the golf course, a panelled sitting room with double aspect views enjoyed via a minstrel’s gallery and a balustraded balcony, a well-proportioned dining room with restored panelling, and a tranquil morning room with views across the gardens.
There is a good sized kitchen with a range cooker on the first floor with a useful second kitchen on the ground floor to cater for bigger, formal occasions. The billiard room on the ground floor has a large open fire, and nearly spans the width of the house providing a spacious room suitable for a number of uses. There are less formal reception rooms on the ground and first floor for use as a snug, study, or play rooms.
The main bedrooms are on the second floor and are well-proportioned with original fireplaces. The master bedroom suite overlooks the garden and golf course. There are seven double bedrooms providing sumptuous accommodation for family and guests. The nursery room has hand painted walls depicting the story of Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli. There are additional bedrooms on the ground floor for staff or guests. As expected with a house of this nature, there are additional rooms which could be converted into a self contained apartment, if required.
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PRICE: € 2,500,000
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