Fully refurbished, and sensitively restored and maintained by a team of passionately committed artisans, who have come to know and love Seafield House as much as the owners, the interiors are a triumph of restoration and upgrading. The hall paintings, from the school of William van der Hagen, are some of the earliest of their kind in Ireland. Meanwhile, the Adam fireplace takes pride of place in the dining room, while a magnificent fireplace rescued from a castle at Lough Lomond makes an impressive focal point in the drawing room. When the current owners have parties, this beautiful room makes a perfect spot for the bar.

 

 

 

 

Tall windows, deeply recessed, look out over the woodlands, parklands and across the estuary. Wood panelling and delicately picked out plasterwork predominate in the Georgian core of the house, and continues upstairs in the master suites. There are eight bedrooms in all, including a rambling set of suites on the very top floor, which generations of children have enjoyed making their own. 

 

 

One of the delights of the house is to be found in its different moods, which nonetheless blend to a seamless whole. There is the elegant, yet comfortable formality of the principal rooms in the Georgian core. This extends through the magnificent hallway, two principal reception rooms and dining room. Here, the paintwork sensitively picks out the original panelling and plasterwork, to museum standards, even though such is the warm and welcoming atmosphere, one feels immediately at home. 

 

 

Then, a bright kitchen provides the heart of the Victorian wing, and this part of the house also hosts a peaceful study, where you can deal with the world, while feeling quite at peace from it. Off the kitchen is a scullery, and an intriguing flight of stairs. This takes you up into the tower, where you can revel in commanding views of the surrounding countryside. The lower ground floor includes a wine cellar, laundry room, further cellars and a large den that could become a gym, games room or home cinema.

 

 

 

Choose your mood through the bedrooms. The master suite has glorious views, deep set windows, a magnificent fireplace and large dressing room, but youre spoiled for choice with different views, and aspects across all eight bedrooms. These aspects are integral to the charm of Seafield House as from the sweeping driveway to the elegant forecourt, complete with gravel area and feature fountain, this is a house that is truly at home in its peaceful eighty acre setting. 

 

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