A sense of place.
Place shapes us, they say, almost as much as we shape it. And if that is true, then No. 11 The Lower Courtyard, Headfort Demesne will change you for the better.
That can only be so, because this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home finds itself placed in one of the most iconic estates in Ireland: Headfort Estate near Kells in Co. Meath. On this home’s doorstep is a world renowned golf club (Headfort Golf Club); a prestigious preparatory boarding school (Headfort School as well as Headfort Montessori School); and acres upon acres of soulful country trails and meandering river walks (the River Blackwater runs through it).
But first some basics: demesne is pronounced ‘domain’ and centuries ago the term referred to the part of a landed estate held back for the use of the manor (in this case, Headfort House, the breath taking, 300 year old manor house which is a stroll away from No. 11). The land falling within the demesne was generally the best land, with the richest soil, and the most sweeping of vistas.
Found in the southeast corner of the courtyard, No. 11-even without the beauty of its surrounds and the grandeur of the buildings-is something special. Set in the Lower Courtyard (one of two cobble stoned courtyards) which encircles an atmospheric water fountain, No. 11 covers almost 1,500 square feet.
A tour of this home begins with an impressive entrance hallway: finished in cool contemporary whites and greys the hallway flows straight through a sash-door into the light-flooded sitting room with a southerly aspect. Styled exquisitely, the current owner has applied the highest standard of interior design. Double sash doors spill out into the walled patio to the back of this home (a similar, slightly bigger area is also found beside the southerly gable, accessed via a side entrance). Returning inside takes you back through the sitting room and into the cool coffee colours of the dining room and out into the tidy but well equipped kitchen.
Upstairs is a large landing with 3 good sized bedrooms-the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with checkerboard tiles. Two bedrooms present in clean whites, beiges and greys, while the third-the children’s room-is resplendent in mulberry tartan colours. Reminiscent of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this room’s splash of colour is a nod perhaps to the magical landscape surrounding this home.
To live in No. 11 is not just to enjoy the style and sophistication of its interior. To live here is to be part of something greater, to blend into its rich heritage, to be changed by place.
There is much more to tell, but for now the other key details are:
– High ceilings
– Sash windows
– Mains water
– Mains sewerage
– Radiant underfloor and ceiling heating.
– Eircode: A82 N8N3
Well located near major and minor urban areas as follows:
– 2 km (3 minute drive) to Kells Main Street.
– 16 km to (17 minute drive) Navan.
– 28 km (27 minute drive) to Trim.
– 36 km (38 minute drive) to Drogheda.
– 60 km (40 minute drive) to Dublin.