"Carezza" Summergrove, Mountmellick, Laois, R32A6RFSale Agreed C2

7 Bed Country House 329.24 m² / 3544 ft² Sale Agreed

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With stunning views towards the Slieve Bloom Mountains "Carezza" which is Italian for caress (or akin to welcome in Italian), is a truly magnificent family home. Set back from the road behind extensive manicured hedging and mature trees, this property is very private with extensive landscaped gardens and no nearby houses.

Built in 1978 with complimentary additions over the years, Carezza has the charm, character and elegance of a much older property. The interiors are extremely tasteful with a "Rhatigan & Hick" solid wood kitchen, ample reception rooms including large dining room and drawing room for entertaining, whilst a less formal TV room and orangery prove to be popular hang-outs for family and friends.

The orangery or breakfast room by Hampton Conservatories is a beautiful but practical feature with french doors leading to a wonderfully landscaped and mature gardens of two and a half acres.

Inside the layout is perfect, with large rooms of generous proportions. The hall-door porch with double doors lead to an impressive entrance hall with parquet flooring, inviting you into this comfortable family home.

The traditional style staircase and solid parquet flooring with cornicing, and ceiling rose set the tone. The formal reception room or drawing room has a double aspect with proportions appropriate to a house of this size. The equally generous dining room is light filled with doors leading to the gardens and beautiful mahogany floors.

The kitchen is bespoke by "Rhatigan & Hicks" with an Aga. Truly breathtaking with its breakfast area and calming elegance. There is an island with sink, Miele dishwasher and pull out bin, a large pantry cupboard with spice racks, marble shelf, pull out drawers and a glasses display cabinet, as well as a built-in Miele oven/hob and extractor.

There are endless storage and feature options with integrated fridge freezer, larders, extractor fan, stow-away food and bread boards and all the luxuries of this high end luxury kitchen brand.

Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room with Rhatigan & Hick tall storage cupboards, a sink and drainer unit and lovely views over the garden.

There are double doors from the kitchen leading to a large family room with stove, fitted units by Oakline Furniture of Ranelagh, and feature window overlooking the front garden with large roof light.

The boot room or second hall inside the back door is another practical addition with Rhatigan & Hick wine rack, coats and boots storage. Adjacent to this is a guest WC.

The study on the ground floor is ideally located, just off the entrance hall and near to the kitchen and living area of the house with fitted mahogany shelving and desk and views over the front garden.

A major attraction is a ground floor en-suite extra large double bedroom with large bay-window, walk-in wardrobe and stone finished floor off the drawing room. Ideal for guests with the added privacy away from family amd noise!

Upstairs, the en-suite master bedroom has solid oak fitted wardrobes, again by Oakline of Ranelagh. A window to the front affords wonderful views over the Slieve Blooms and french doors lead to a balcony overlooking the paddock and gardens to the north of the property.

There are another four bedrooms each with fitted wardrobes. One of the bedrooms has its own further adjoining bedroom meaning there are seven bedrooms in total and a study. There is a large family bathroom with large bath and power shower on the main landing of the house also.

Throughout the house, bespoke radiator covers and interlined bespoke curtains echo the quality and style of this stunning house.

Outside the grounds are equally impressive with mature landscaping, a pagoda, extensive seating areas, large paved patio area off the kitchen and dining room and extensive cobble lock paving surrounding the house. The field or paddock adjoining the property would present a good option for equine buyers.

The beautiful courtyard and parking area to the side of the house is behind large double gates for extra privacy. Off the courtyard is a large gym which could be suitable for a large office area, a fuel shed and a garage.

The location is ideal, 15 mins from Tullamore, 15 mins from Portlaoise, 5 mins from Mountmellick, 10 mins from the motorway and an hour from Dublin.

The nearby villages of Ballyfin with it's world renowned Country House Hotel, Emo Park and House complete with 600 acres of parkland and Glenbarrow with it's magnificent waterfall and mountain trails make it an extremely attractive location with beautiful walks and amenities in the area.

Rarely does a property of this quality come to the market. "Carezza" really has it all, beautifully laid out accommodation, stunning kitchen, landscaped gardens with additional grass areas and paddock.

The current owners are downsizing for practical reasons but leave no doubt as to the major benefits this large family home can offer the willing purchaser.

Viewing of this dream family home is highly recommended.


3,500 sq ft Family Home in idyllic location on 2.5 acres
Ideal Equine Property
Magnificent Bespoke "Rhatigan and Hicks" solid wood Kitchen, complete with Orangery Breakfast Room, Aga, impressive island with marble worktops, Miele appliances, extensive storage. In frame Kitchen doors with copper handles and feature pendant lights over island
Three large impressive Reception Rooms including a large Dining Room with French Doors to Garden
Impressive Hallway with traditional staircase and parquet flooring
Large Ground Floor Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room and Bay Window
Master Bedroom Suite with Balcony , En Suite Shower Room and extensive solid oak fitted wardrobes
Seven Bedrooms and Study
Two En Suite Shower Rooms, Family Bathroom and Guest WC
Stunning views over the Slieve Bloom Mountains
2.5 acres of mature landscaped gardens
Extremely private with mature hedging to the front and large front garden
Water Softener
Power Showers
C2 Rating
Gym, Fuel Shed and Garage
Cobble lock paving surround the property and paved outdoor entertaining area from Kitchen and Dining Room
Ideal location 10 mins from the motorway. 15 mins from Tullamore, 15 mins from Portlaoise, 5 mins from Mountmellick,,
Nearby villages include Rosenallis, Ballyfin and Emo
Dream Family Home

BER Details

BER: C2 BER No.114643562 Energy Performance Indicator:192.84 kWh/m²/yr


Porch, Entrance Hall, Reception Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Dining Room with Orangery Breakfast Area, Family Room, Study, Utility Room, Boot Room, Guest WC, Ground Floor Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room and Balcony, Family Bathroom, five further Bedrooms, outside, Gym, Fuel Shed, Garage/Workshop

Room Details

Portch - 7.66() x 5.33()
Tiling to floor, arch windows to either side, double doors to Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall - 13.33() x 9.58()
Stairs to first floor, parquet flooring, cupboard under stairs, cornicing to ceiling, ceiling rose, marble fireplace with marble hearth mahogany and brass radiator cover

Reception Room One - 24.58() x 13.75()
Windows to front and rear, cornicing to ceiling, ceiling rose, marble fireplace with marble heath, radiator cover in mahogany and brass

Dining Room - 20.91() x 13.75()
French doors to garden with side windows. solid wood flooring, inset spot lighting, two wall lights and picture light

Kitchen - 24.66() x 23.41()
at widest point, Orangery Breakfast Area with French doors and side windows to garden. porcelain tiles to floor, Aga, island with marble worktop, sink with mixer tap, pull out waste disposal cupboard, integrated Miele dishwasher, large pantry cupboard with marble top to large pull out drawers, spice racks, two further tall cupboards, glass display cabinet with inset spot lighting, integrated Miele larder fridge freezer, built in Miele oven, hob and extractor, tiled splash backs, copper handles, feature pendant lights over the island, recess for TV in the breakfast room, radiator cover.

Reception Room Two - 18.50() x 16.66()
Feature window to front with ceiling window, overlooking front garden, stove with brick surround, Oakline Furniture bespoke fitted unit, solid wooden floors with inset spot lighting

Utility Room - 9.66() x 6.83()
Window to rear, sink and drainer unit with mixer taps. Marble worktops, plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer, thee tall cupboards, space for under counter fridge, feature panelling

Boot Room - 8.25m x 5.41m
Tall wine rack, coat rack and boot shelf with under shelf cupboard and storage space

Guest WC - 8.41() x 4.25()
Window to side, vanity sink unit, tiling to floor, tiled to dado height, low level WC

Study - 9.50() x 5.91()
Window to front, over looking garden, fitted desk and extensive book shelves

Ground Floor Bedroom - 18.41() x 14.75()
Bay window to front, coving to ceiling, inset spot lighting, walk in wardrobe

En Suite Shower Room - 9.66() x 3.25()
Fully tiled with window to rear, shower unit with power shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC

Landing - 17.1() x 10.0()
Window to front with views over the Slieve Bloom Mountains, cornicing to ceiling, ceiling rose, wall light, hot press

Master Bedroom - 22.41() x 17.66()
At widest point, window to front, French doors leading to balcony overlooking field which forms part of the property. window to side, Range of fitted wardrobes by Oakline Furniture, fitted mirror

En Suite Shower Room - 6.83() x 6.58()
Window to rear, fully tiled with shower unit with power shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail

Bedroom Two - 13.83() x 12.50()
Window to front, fitted wardrobes, dressing table, lockers, shelving and desk , all by Strachen Furniture

Bedroom Three - 10.16() x 9.83()
Window to front, with fitted wardrobes and shelving, coving to ceiling

Bedroom Four - 14.16() x 8.91()
Window to rear overlooking garden, coving to ceiling fitted sliding wardrobes Door to

Bedroom Five - 17.16() x 11.16()
Windows to front and side, fitted wardrobes and desk

Bedroom Six - 6.75() x 6.58()
Window to rear, coving to ceiling, ceiling rose

Bathroom - 11.83() x 6.58()
Window to rear, fully tiled, panel enclosed bath with mixer tap, shower cubicle with power shower, fitted shelving, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC

Gym - 16.58() x 10.66()
Wooden flooring, wooden ceiling, inset spot lighting, glass French Doors

Fuel Shed - 16.91() x 7.33()

Garage - 17.58() x 8.58()
window to rear, fitted shelving, power points