John Giltinane & Associates are delighted to bring to the market an opportunity to acquire this stunning 5 bedroom residence, in the lovely peaceful country side of Kilmeedy. This luxurious castle is only minutes away from local amenities including shops, cafes, a pre and primary school and a short distance from a range of secondary schools. The property is also only 2o minutes away from the village of Adare, which boasts restaurants, boutique€TM, shops, bank etc.
This sublime residence is a chance in a life time opportunity to be the owner of a dream home which has been lovingly created by working together with various interior and landscape designer. The property incorporates a limekiln, which originates from the beginning of the 18th century, and is situated in the heart of Ballinruane Wood approached by a tree lined avenue off the West Limerick scenic drive, a short distance from Adare and Limerick City. The perfect hideaway of luxurious, comfortable living and cutting edge building design.
When you enter the residence through the church style front door, you are met with a beautiful Travertine chisel effect marble floor which flows throughout the ground floor. From here the detail unfolds. The limekiln reception room is the perfect place to entertain guests when they arrive. This beautiful c.1824 room has many features, including natural finish to internal walls with original sandstone surrounding the open fireplace with solid fuel stove, beautiful custom handmade oak queen Ann beams, hidden lighting and surround sound.
Entering the tower area through the sandstone archway, you are immediately drawn to the stunning stainless steel cantilever spiral staircase with natural stone on the steps, gothic style lighting, stunning chandelier and stainless steel skirting, which is another feature throughout the castle.
The Kitchen/living area is perfect for family gatherings or to just sit down and relax on the long evenings. Stunning high gloss kitchen with an excellent range of overhead and undercounter storage space. Granite worktop with stainless steel splashback, eye level double oven, integrated dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. You can enjoy your morning coffee at the lovely breakfast bar or at the island which has a 5 ring hob and stainless steel extractor fan.
The living area has a beautiful sandstone fireplace with a raised stove and a stunning antique beam mantelpiece, making it the perfect cosy space on a cold evening. To the other end of the living area, you will find another sitting area to watch tv and just relax, with loads of natural light swiping through the room from the four windows to the front. The dinning area has a beautiful custom made table with French style double doors leading to the gardens.
The ground level also boasts one of the five spacious bedrooms with an ensuite, which has a jacuzzi bathtube. The travertine chisel effect marble floor continues into the bedroom from the tower hallway with stainless steel skirting, with loads of natural light and a view of the back gardens.
Upstairs on the first level you are first met with the utility, with a washing machine and dryer. This is such a clever design idea when it comes to the washing, you don\'t have too far from the bedrooms to go. The four remaining bedrooms have their own hallway off the spiral corridor, with solid canadian maple floor in all rooms, with loads of natural light flooding through. All bedrooms have an ensuite, three having a wet room shower and one having a large bathtube and wet room shower.
The second level boasts a large landing area, which is being used as a study and office area, with a door leading to the roof terrace. The terrace is a great space to relax on a sunny day, while having some food from the built-in BBQ or to practise your putting while taking in the views of the surrounding countryside. Heathfield castle is one of the first to have its very own putting green on the roof of a castle, an amazing unique feature.
To the side if the castle there is a wine cellar, which is ideal for holding your ever expanding wine collection in the right conditions.
The gardens are very well maintained and make the property very private. With a forest feel to the garden all around the castle, you can sit and relax in nature. The garden has many seating areas with very unique designs throughout, giving it a fairy tale feeling. Professionally landscaped with a waterfall feature to the back of the castle and a wishing well to the front of the property. It also has small golf driving area to the rear of the gardens.
The property is located in the beautiful countryside of Kilmeedy, which boasts local amenities including a café, shop, garage and a pre-school. Ballinruane woods is also surrounds the property offering two walks, one which is 5km, giving you views over Ballyhaura, the Golden Value and Galtee Mountains, Co. Tipperary. The second is a shorter walk to the west, which leads to a spectacular panorama view overlooking counties Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and distant peaks in counties Cork and Kerry.
Kilmeedy is also only a short drive from the historic village of Adare. This village is a peek into 19th Century Ireland and contains some of the finest and rare examples of religious and medieval history. It is a friendly town with a variety of cafes, pubs, restaurants and boutiques as well as the newly refurbished five star Manor Hotel. There is also a wide range of sports clubs in the area including GAA, rugby, soccer, equestrian center and golf clubs, while also only being 40 minutes from Limerck city.
Limerick is a large city and boasts a major retail hub with a multitude of high end and high street stores as well as three universities. Limerick is also the home to major sporting facilities, such as Munster Rugby at Thomond Park, GAA sports and clubs, horseracing at Limerick Race Course and a selection of major golf courses in the vicinity. It boasts some of the world€TM leading pharmaceutical, medical devices and business hubs such as Raheen and Castletroy.
Entrance hall: 3.81m x 1.98m = 7.543
Limekiln/reception room: 7.62m x 4.50m = 34.29
Guest WC:2.13m x 1.52m = 3.237
Tower: 8.23m x 5.03m = 41.396
Cloakroom: 2.74m x 2.29m = 6.274
Bedroom 1, Ensuite: 4.88m x 3.51m = 17.128 ( 9'6″x6'32)
Kitchen/living area: 10.36m x 10.36m = 107.329
First floor landing: 7.01m x 1.32m = 9.253
Utility: 3.57m x 1.73m = 6.072
Bedroom 2 & Ensuite: 3.81m x 3.76m = 14.325 ( 12'6″x 9'0″)
Walk in wardrobe: 3.76m x 1.22m = 4.587
Bedroom 3: 4.88m x 4.57m = 22.301
Bedroom 4 & Ensuite: 4.47m x 3.81m = 17.03 (9'6″ x 9'0″)
Bedroom 5 & Ensuite: 4.88m x 5.03m = 24.546 (9'6″ x 5'0″)
Roof Terrace: 14.33m x 8.84m = 126.677
– Super efficent Carcoal under floor heating system
– Putting green on the roof terrace
– Built-in BBQ on the roof terrace
– Wine cellar
– Double glazed windows
– Fully alarmed
– Electric gates
– Gothic style doors, all handmade
– Original Limekiln built c. 1824