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Sherwood Park House, Kilbride, Ballon, Co. Carlow on approx. 90 acres

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• A stunning Georgian three storey over basement period property approached through a significant gated entrance on approx. 90 acres with extensive road frontage of over 1km
• Beautiful views over the rolling parklands towards Altamont Gardens
• Sherwood Park House is in a delightful private setting, well set back off the road through a fabulous entrance
• The lands spilt by a public road, are of top quality with extensive road frontage and are mainly in tillage
• It is a perfect hideaway from city life, and yet remarkably close to all the amenities of Dublin and its surrounds

Type of Transaction
For Sale by Public Auction Thursday, 20th October 2022 at 3pm at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow and will be offered in the following lots:

• Lot 1 – Period residence and yard on approx. 16 acres (6.5 ha) – Excess €800,000
• Lot 2 – Derelict cottage on approx. 74 acres (29.9 ha) – Excess €1,150,000
• Lot 3 – The entire on approx. 90 acres (36.4 ha) – Excess €1,950,000

Sherwood Park House is an enchanting period property which is nestled in a rural location that offers stunning views of the County Carlow countryside.

It is a detached five-bay, three-storey over basement property brimming with original features and steeped in history. It was built c. 1750 by Arthur Baillie, a Kildare man and son of renowned Robert Baillie, whose tapestries depicting the Battle of the Boyne and the Siege of Derry have hung in Parliament House in Dublin’s College Green for centuries. He was also the brother of William Baillie, an engraver considered one of the most accomplished of his time. Ingenuity, creativity, and good taste ran in the Baille family, and nobody could disagree once they cross the threshold of Sherwood Park House.

This classical beauty is approached via a tree lined gravel drive and proudly sits in all its Palladian glory. The symmetrical style of architecture was very popular in the mid 1700’s and gives the property a noble appearance. Once you step into the main entrance hall however, what greets you is a beautiful, warm, and luxurious home. The feature staircase is the first thing to greet you and is a fine example of what is to come. The property has lofty ceilings throughout. Sash windows, cast iron fireplaces and original joinery are also to be found, as are picture rails, paneled archways, and cornicing. The list is plentiful and makes for a phenomenal listing.

Accommodation itself in Sherwood Park House is superb. There is a large drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, and utility. There are also five extremely generous bedrooms in all and a host of bathrooms available. The basement has good ceiling height, in keeping with the style of the property and is divided into five separate rooms. There is so much choice in this property you may need to take a minute. If you do, we suggest the feature landing on the first floor, which has views for miles across the landscape and is truly formidable.

Outside the property there is a beautiful garden with lawn. There are two yards to the rear with various outhouses. This breathtaking residence offers a real chance to own a piece of history and yet build a fantastic future in County Carlow.

Sherwood Park House is located in the townland of Kilbride approx. 23km from Carlow town and a short distance from the village of Ballon.

There are a number of amenities available in Ballon including Ballon National School, church and community hall on the Main Street. The village is served by Bus Éireann route 132, several times a day to Dublin via Tullow and Tallaght. In the other direction the route serves Kildavin and Bunclody. A number of Ring a Link and Wexford Local Link buses also serve the village. Both Carlow railway station and Muine Bheag railway station are approximately 18km away.

Carlow town is also easily accessible from Sherwood Park House and has fantastic connections to the rest of the country due to its excellent position off the M9 Motorway. Dublin City Centre can be reached by car in just over an hour, as can Dublin Airport.

Rosslare is also only an hour and twenty minutes away on the N80, giving superb access to Rosslare Europort. Carlow is extremely well serviced by train to Heuston Station as it is on the Dublin – Carlow – Waterford line, and for travel by bus there are a number of Bus Eireann and private bus routes to Dublin and many other towns.

Grounds and Gardens
The property is entered through a stunning recessed gate way and also has a separate entrance to the yard and lands. The main gates lead you to mature gardens surrounding the house with many mature specimen trees. Off the secondary entrance there is a walled in garden which frames the paddock fronting the road and yard access.

The top quality lands are laid out in grass and (mainly tillage) and have extensive frontage extending to over a kilometre. The lands are split by L6060 and to the section east of this road there is a derelict cottage and small woodland area.

Additional information
• Ground floor ceilings approx. 3.7 metres
• 1st floor ceilings approx. 2.5 metres
• Dual oil fired central heating and solid fuel central heating
• Small carport, accessible from back door
• Mains electricity, mains water, septic tank for foul drainage, solid fuel central heating plus private water supplies with well.

Inclusions in the sale
The carpets and curtains will be included in the sale.


By appointment only at any reasonable hour.

Eircode: R93 W3F6

Michael Crowley of Patrick F. O’Reilly & Co. Solicitors, 9 – 10 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 679 3565

Contact Selling Agent:

Will Coonan
T: 01 628 6128

Philip Byrne
T: 01 628 6128


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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