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by Sarah Finnan
21st May 2024

A private retreat with six bedrooms, landscaped gardens and a potential studio space, this beautiful late 18th-century period home is complemented by its gorgeous country surroundings.

Set on approximately 0.71 acres of land, this historic Georgian residence mixes old-warm charm with modern amenities. A private retreat with six bedrooms, landscaped gardens and a potential studio space, Fruitlawn House is complemented by its gorgeous country surroundings. 

Dating back to 1792, the property’s storied past is woven into every intricately carved detail of its Georgian architecture. 

Approached via a gated stone wall, a gravel driveway leads up to the double-fronted facade of the building with a meticulously crafted cut stone door surround and a Georgian cobweb fanlight. Each element showcases the craftsmanship and sophistication of the Georgian era. There is also plenty of private off-street parking. 

An inviting foyer greets you upon entry inside. To the right, you’ll find a formal dining room where a beautiful feature fireplace and dual-aspect sash windows framed by working shutters take centre stage. Across the hall is the drawing room – a relaxing space in which to entertain friends and family. 

Further inside is the kitchen, the true heart of the home. There you’ll find modern, free-standing units and a four-oven electric converted Aga with a cut stone hearth while a servery provides effortless access to the kitchen and the drawing room. The back hall leads to a larder and a boot room. A w.c completes the accommodation on this floor.

Three bedrooms can be found on the first floor – two of which have luxurious ensuite bathrooms – along with a dedicated laundry room. Four additional bedrooms are located on the second floor.

Outside, the grounds of Fruitlawn House have been meticulously curated, with manicured lawns, intricate border hedging, and majestic mature trees. There is a pergola to the side, while specimen trees and shrubs range from wisteria to roses, yew hedging, magnolia trees, tulip trees and philadelphus.

In the back garden, there is a coach house with huge potential for conversion. According to the Daft.ie description, “the legacy of Fruitlawn is deeply rooted in the annals of history, its narrative intricately woven with the esteemed Leech family, whose presence has graced its halls since as early as 1792.” 

Conveniently located just 4.3km from Abbeyleix, the property is also within easy access of the M8. 

The property has been damp-proofed, fully re-wired and also has CCTV cameras and an integrated alarm system on all floors.

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