Glebewood House a Modern Twist on A Classic House
This exclusive development was developed in 2004 on land which was once part of the grounds of Glebelands house & Glebe Gardens, which featured on many horticulturists tours guides. Many newly wed couples had their very special day captured in photographs taken in Glebe Gardens.
Glebewood house was originally constructed in 1980’s and was extensively renovated and extended by the current owners in 2005. This exclusive property is located on a private laneway just off the main street and is accessed via a set of classic styled wrought iron electronic security gates. Each of the other properties are substantial family homes and because of their very attractive design they add to the ambiance of this exclusive gated community. When you think of the word oasis, this gated community immediately springs to mind.
After entering the security gates, you follow the paved road which leads you to the entrance of the driveway of Glebewood House, the driveway can accommodate up to 10 cars and is covered in gold granite pebbles.
Privacy and Overlooking
Privacy has been a top priority for the owners past and present, this has been achieved by utilising the native species of trees which existed before Glebewood House was constructed in the early 80’s along with strategic planting of decorative trees and shrubbery over the last 30 years. If you are lucky enough to become the owner of this fine property you will have the convenience of village living with all amenities only footsteps away, yet you will have total privacy to enjoy all the beautiful features and outdoor living this house has to offer.
Garden and Patio Area
The attractive landscaped garden has a host of mature trees and shrubs giving total privacy and adding to the beautiful setting. The residence is further enhanced with an outdoor heated swimming pool and a 7 seater hot tub. The patio area outside the back porch and glass wall is a marvelous sun trap and totally private and not overlooked. A recent addition to this amenity has been the installation of a sizable pergola type outdoor living area.
The Garage/Coach house
Area 62 Sq. Mts. Approx.
This is located at the north end of the site and comprises of a workshop area, gardeners toilet, pump house which has a well and water softener treatment system. The water from the well is mainly used for the garden and swimming pool. There is an enclosed yard area at the back of the house which is paved and suitable for a variety of uses.
The total site area of Glebewood house is .5 acres.
Glebewood House embraces a very spacious modern interior layout behind its traditional Lutyens designed exterior.
Area 16 Sq. Mts. Approx.
On entering through the front door of Glebewood House you are immediately attracted to what lies beyond the inner walls of this substantial residence. When you see the clean modern style of the entrance hall with its Italian porcelain floor tiles and which contains the first of three solid oak staircases found in this house, you will get just a taste of the exceptional quality with more pleasant surprises to come.
Bedrooms Suites 1 & 2
Bedroom suite 1 Area 28.4Sq. Mts. Approx.
Bedroom suite 2 Area 33.3 Sq. Mts. Approx.
Bedrooms suites 1 & 2 are accessed via the oak staircase located in the entrance hall. Each bedroom suite contains an en suite bathroom and shower, built in wardrobes, ample room for king size beds, couches, chairs and desks.
Area 35.56 Sq. Mts. Approx.
The lounge and kitchen are also accessed off the entrance hall, the lounge is dual aspect with four windows emitting ample sunshine and natural light from its southerly aspect during the day and its westerly aspect during the evenings. The room contains a feature antique marble fireplace with cast iron inset. The floor is covered with hardwood Maple Junkers wooden flooring. A set of double glass panel doors connects the lounge to the spacious modern kitchen.
Area 32 Sq. Mts. Approx.
The kitchen was renovated to include four windows on three elevations to ensure ample natural lighting in this wonderful space. The ceiling was also redesigned to include feature dual level ceilings with built in lighting effects. The kitchen is modern in style with shaker style kitchen presses and island covered with a black granite worktop. Beautiful cream and black marble backsplashes divide all worktops and eye height presses. To perfect the style of room all window sills have been finished in black granite.
The Garden Room
Area 16 Sq. Mts. Approx.
There is a traditional garden room accessed through a door from the kitchen, this room is constructed with solid Oak beams and has double glazing in all windows and vents. This room is currently used as a beauty studio but could easily be returned to a wonderful relaxing space to enjoy the views of the beautiful garden.
The Dining Hall
Area 39 Sq. Mts. Approx.
The dining hall is accessed from the kitchen and benefits from natural light entering through double french doors and full-length floor to ceiling double glazed light glass panels. The dining hall is a beautiful room suitable for any occasion and can easily accommodate an extra-large granite dining table with sixteen chairs and ample space for other furniture accessories.
Area 5 Sq. Mts. Approx.
The utility room accommodates two full height fridge freezers, washing machine and dryer and pantry shelving. The room also contains two small feature windows.
Bedrooms 3 & 4
Area bedroom 3. 17 Sq. Mts. Approx.
Area Bedroom 4. 15 Sq. Mts. Approx.
Two more en suite ground floor bedrooms and family bathroom are accessed from a hall through a door off the dining hall.
Family Bathroom – 4 Sq M Approx.
This family bathroom was upgraded as part of the recent renovations and includes a full width shower tray behind a glass screen with pumped water supply
Hallway to Basement and Party Room
A set of double solid oak doors lead from the dining hall into a smaller hall which contains an oak stair case descending to the basement and entertainment area.
Cinema and Pool Room
Cinema/Poolroom Area. 31Sq. Mts. Approx.
A quite spectacular feature of the house is the near hidden cinema and pool room located in the basement of the house. In pristine condition this is the ideal adult playroom! Located to the back of the cinema room is a home gym and sauna. Both basement rooms have windows which lead to a light-well area and steps at the back of the property and the basement also accommodates a hallway and its own private toilet.
Area. 25Sq. Mts. Approx.
The Gym Room contains a host of gym equipment, a 6-person Sauna and a double shower unit and wash hand basin.
The Party Room
Area 62 Sq. Mts. Approx.
This room is the masterpiece of this house, it is truly breathtaking and you will not see a room like this anywhere! There is a wonderful fluidity to the room, it measures 10 meters long by 6.20 meters in width. The owners have spectacularly redesigned the room to create a double height vaulted ceiling with heavy wooden exposed beams. The westerly aspect of the room is a 10-meter wall of glass made up of high quality German made double sliding doors with the remaining wall area fitted with high quality full height double glazing glass panels. The double sliding doors lead out onto an elevated paved patio area which overlooks the outdoor swimming pool and beautiful fully private gardens. The window boards along this 10 meters of glass wall have navy colored LEDs built into them which give a spectacular effect when illuminated in the evening time.
The room has a contemporary modern comfort and a wonderful interior of immense style and character. Features include; full height chimney breast to the roof, remote controlled Velux roof windows and underground central heating covered with Italian porcelain floor tiles. The southerly aspect of this room has two tall feature windows, one on each side of the wide chimney breast. There is also a bespoke centre light piece which extends down 10 feet down from the ceiling and again this is a unique feature to this room.
A mezzanine floor is located above one third of this room which is accessed through a private hallway on the master suite landing. This area has been used as a study/home office in the past and has a feature stainless steel and glass rail with inbuilt LEDs which give a unique effect when lit.
The Master Bedroom Suite
Area including private landing, bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and master bathroom en suite.
72 sq. Mts. Approx.
The master bedroom suite is accessed via a solid oak staircase located in the dining hall. At the top of the stairs is an L-shaped landing area with two doors off it. The first door gives you access to a feature hallway leading to the mezzanine floor above the party room.
The second door off the landing gives you access to the master bedroom, which accommodates a queen sized double bed, sofa, dressing table, nightstands and has two other doors off it, one leading to the master en suite and the other to the walk-in wardrobes.
The Master En suite
The master en suite incorporates two feature glass wash hand basins vanity sets with accompanying large mirrors and feature glass shelving. There is a double sized jacuzzi bath, an impressive double sized built in shower and full height chrome towel heated radiator rail. The walls and floors are fully tiled with quality Italian tiles.
Storage at Glebewood house is in ample supply, there are five attic spaces and one of those is accessed through a walk through door which gives a convenient, easy accessible storage facility.
Services and Utilities
House is fully alarmed and covered by CCTV on all sides of the property
Hi speed fibre broadband
Mains town gas central heating.
C1. BER No. 115418295
Ratoath is a vibrant and very well served commuter town located in south County Meath, the town is centred on the point where the R125 and R155 regional roads meet. In the 2006 census, the population was 7,249, and by 2016 the population had reached 9,533. The Broad Meadow River flows through the town.
The location is ideal, perfect for city centre commuter with the M3 and M2 motorways only a few minutes’ drive. Some local amenities include Tayto Park, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Tattersalls, Avoca Living Shop and Blancardstown shopping centre all within easy commute.
Most of Ratoath’s adult population commutes to Dublin to work. More than three quarters of the population travelled to work by car. In 2011 10.9% of the workforce was unemployed compared to the national average of 19%. This may be due to the small percentage of the Ratoath workers employed in the construction sector, with Ratoath having more people than average from higher socio-economic classes.