A magnificent period home on about 11 acres in a coastal setting
Bettystown House has been in the ownership of the Allen family since 1954 and in this time they have made this property a fine family home that is luxurious in style but also suits the needs of the modern family.
The house was built in circa 1630 and then remodelled and extended in circa 1780 and circa 1850 and now currently comprises a four-bay two-storey wing and five-bay two-storey wing with attic space. The accommodation is well laid out, family orientated, offered in pristine condition and although split into two different sections, it can be easily combined.
The house retains many of the fine period features you would expect including sash windows and stone sills but also has two modern kitchens and utility areas that will suit many buyers. The drawing room and master suite are very special with lovely views of the gardens and the modern dining room extension is ideal for entertaining.
The accommodation layout can be viewed on the supplied floorplan.
The private grounds extend to about 4.5 hectares / 11.2 acres and comprise lawned gardens, woodland walks, a grass paddock, mature parkland, tennis court and a large pond. Bettystown House has a walled and fenced perimeter with low density residential development on three sides and one of the most attractive features of the grounds is the sweeping, tree lined driveway up to the main house.
Swimming Pool building
The 13m x 5m swimming pool has a depth of 3m, is in good order and has been used for both commercial and private activity in the past. There are two changing rooms and a shower area off the pool area as well as a reception, plant room and garage, all of which are in excellent condition. The loft overhead is a multi-functional room that is accessed through steel stairs to the side of the building.
The outbuildings include red brick stabling with 5 loose boxes, a farm shed with loft area and a large garage/workshop that has both pedestrian and vehicular access. To the rear of the house there is a row of stone-built rooms including kennels, boiler room, woodshed and a heptagon shaped laundry room. There is also a detached garage.
Local Area Plan and Zoning
The entire holding is zoned D1 Tourism under the East Meath Local Area Plan 2014-2020. The zoning is set out 'To provide for appropriate and sustainable visitor and tourist facilities and associated uses'.
B & B / Guest House, Caravan Park, Children Play / Adventure Centre, Community Facility / Centre, Conference / Event Centre, Craft Centre / Craft Shop, Cultural Facility, Hotel / Motel / Hostel, Leisure / Recreation / Sports Facilities, Restaurant / Café, Water Services / Public Services.
Tree Protection Policies and Objectives
It is the policy of Meath County Council to protect mature tree/groups of mature trees that are not formally subject to Tree Protection Preservation Orders in development management proposals, where practicable.
Reference: HER OBJ T4- Trees/woodland in the grounds of Betaghstown House.
Bettystown House is listed on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and Meath County Council as a protected structure. NIAH Registration Number - 14316025
Viewings are strictly by appointment with the joint agents. Given the presence of animals on site we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Mains water, oil fired central heating, private drainage, broadband.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the sellers reserve the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars.
Offers may be submitted in writing to the joint selling agents:
Contact: Cianan Duff
Property Partners Little
Contact: Gary Little
Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the joint selling agents and the seller's solicitor, and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Bettystown is located in the North-Eastern corner of County Meath approximately 50 km north of Dublin City and 36km North of Dublin Airport. The town is 8 km South-East of Drogheda which is Ireland's largest town.
Bettystown acts as a focal point for many of the smaller dormitory towns that are located in East Meath due to its accessibility via the M1 and the train station in nearby Laytown. The Bettystown Town Centre is the main shopping district for the area.
The property is also in the vicinity of the internationally renowned Boyne Valley which is home to a number of famous archaeological sites including Neolithic tombs at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth which attracts thousands of tourists annually. There are wonderful walks in the area including the Boyne Ramparts Walk along the River Boyne between Drogheda and Navan.
The North East has a stunning coastline and there is a long sandy beach running from Gormanston to Mornington. There are many excellent amenities in the area including the Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club, Laytown and Bettystown Lawn Tennis Club as well as many other sporting clubs covering GAA, soccer and water sports. Boyne Rugby Club is based in Drogheda and caters for all ages.
Laytown Races are a unique event in Europe as they are the only race event run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club. The keen huntsman has a choice of packs in the Louth and Meath Foxhounds, the Fingal Harriers and the Ward Union.
Nearby, Drogheda has seen significant growth in recent times due to its proximity to Dublin City. The town has a number of quality hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and three large shopping centres namely Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Laurence Shopping Centre and Southgate Shopping Centre.
There are many primary and secondary schools nearby the property and a number of other public and private schooling options in the surrounding area.
Imposing period home in a coastal setting
Beautiful woodland and lake amenity
Stabling and outbuildings
Within 1 hour of Dublin City