Listoke House, Ballymakenny, County Louth, A92 R8Y4
65 | Residential | Detached House | BER Rating

Property Overview

For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 629m² | 6770.56f²
Land Area: 24 Acres | 9.71 Hectares
Property Views: 72

Listoke House Ballymakenny Co. Louth.


On Approx. 24 Acres / 9.75 Hectares For Sale by Private Treaty



Marvelous opportunity to purchase this renowned  Landed Estate known as Listoke House,  a  fabulous contemporary design replacement Georgian home (replacing the former grand house that was part demolished some years ago) spanning an impressive 629 sq metres (6,770 sq ft) and standing in the midst of 24 acres of ornate landscaped parklands with pleasure grounds, woodlands,  walled in courtyard, walkways, avenues plus a commercial distillery building.

This exquisite residence is one of the finest Georgian Estates in the north-east and retains a wonderful charm and ambiance, fully enhanced by the mature estate that surrounds it.

It is adjacent to the renowned Arboretum Listoke Gardens. 

Nestled on the northern side of Drogheda town.

The property encompasses 3 main attributes.

  • The Main Residence on 3 Acres

·         The Distillery

  • Grounds of approx. 21 Acres & Outbuildings



Listoke House, a family home, originally constructed in 1812, that for generations belonged to the Cairnes family. A name still synonymous with the town of Drogheda due to their rich brewing heritage. The house was pulled down in the 50’s, the outbuildings and attendant servants’ quarters endured.

In 2010, the owners meticulously reconstructed this                 beautiful home on the footprint of the original house.  It still retains the charm of the begone Georgian Era, yet is solidly built to last many more centuries to come.  


The house is approached by a sweeping half mile avenue which then curves up to the main House, which is perched nicely overlooking, and with fine views over, the surrounding countryside.


Ballymakenny is a charming area located in the vicinity of Drogheda, a vibrant town in County Louth, Ireland. Situated just a short distance from Drogheda, it offers a tranquil and picturesque setting while still being within easy reach of urban amenities.


Accommodation Summary

Main House:

This is a very substantial home

Ground Floor: 371.65 m² (4,000 f²)

First  Floor:      257.40 m²(2,771 f²)

                 Total 629.05 m² (6,771 f²) Plus garage, etc


Ground Floor consisting of: Porch, Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Center Hall, WC, Kitchen, Utility, Office, Back Hall, Store, Rear Hall, Gallery, Boiler Room, walk in Larder, Garage

There is an excellent flow to the house, quite distinct in places, and each room conveys light and character. All in all, it is a very impressive house, but very liveable in. It is in impeccable condition throughout.

  First Floor  consisting of: 2 no. Bathroom, 6 no. Bedrooms (3 En-Suite), Store, Games Room




Underflooring heating, solidwood floors and Italian stone Floating floor in gallery, wooden double glazed up and down sash windows, working shutters, oil fired central heating, first floor concrete slab construction.  Lovely use of natural light with many south facing living spaces. Alarm and fire detection throughout.  1000 MB fibre optic connection. On demand hot water system to all water points throughout (instantaneous hot water at each point).


The Distillery

A converted stable, with great character and containing Prep. Area, Office, Distillery and workspace. It offers many possibilities and uses and is supplied with 3 phase electricity .


Outbuildings and Outdoor Areas

Manicured Gardens, Pleasure Grounds, Woodlands, etc – must be viewed to be appreciated.


Lands: Laid out in 2 fields (and  wood copse) alongside the avenue. These are 2 beautiful well-proportioned fields of the very best quality.

They suit a multiplicity of equine and agricultural uses.





Dublin Airport


Dublin City Centre


M 50



4 km






“Listoke House” is located just north of Drogheda Town in County Louth, it offers a convenient location with easy access to a range of amenities. In terms of shopping, residents can enjoy the proximity to Drogheda, a bustling town that boasts a diverse selection of retail outlets, supermarkets, and shopping centers. From local boutiques to major brands, there is something for everyone’s shopping needs.


When it comes to leisure activities, the surrounding areas provide ample opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. Residents can explore the scenic countryside, take leisurely walks along the coast, or visit nearby parks and green spaces for outdoor recreation.


For families with children,  the  area  benefits  from a choice of well-regarded schools in the area, ensuring access to quality education. From primary to secondary schools, parents have options to meet their children’s educational needs.


Sports enthusiasts will find themselves well-catered to. The area boasts a range of sporting facilities, including golf courses, sports clubs, and recreational centers. Whether you’re into golf, soccer, rugby, or other activities, there are ample opportunities to stay active and pursue your favourite sports.


This sought after location - along the M1 Corridor offers one of the few remaining tranquil spots so convenient to Dublin City and Dublin Airport. The new MI link due to open in January 2024 will enable M1 access from Listoke Hse (within 3 minutes drive), avoiding passing through Drogheda town.

Main House


Listoke House and its meticulous setting is nestled  along.



the Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda, County Louth. This property masterfully harmonizes the essence of the past with modern sophistication, all embraced by the lovely woodlands and parkland.


The property is approached through an original entrance, guarded by stone piers and adorned with iron gates, leading you along a substantial avenue that gracefully winds its way to the residence. This pathway is a delightful fusion of open parkland and tranquil woodlands, featuring a variety of trees and shrubs.


As you step into Listoke House, the interior captivates with its timeless design. A sweeping central hallway welcomes you, embellished by a graceful staircase, an emblematic trait of Georgian design. The rooms are generously sized, a testament to the era’s penchant for spacious and meticulously organized living areas.


Listoke House emanates a captivating atmosphere, offering a distinct sense of status and charm. Its unique blend of history and modernity creates an ambiance that is truly exceptional.


Accommodation - Ground Floor

Large Entrance Lobby leading to the Bright Main Entrance Hall and staircase with access to;

The Drawing room that features a fireplace and beautiful bay side window, overlooking the garden with rear double doors to courtyard and large granite cobblelocked patio area.


Sitting Room with log burning stove South aspect overlooking garden/courtyard also with access to the courtyard and patio and having direct access to ground floor link which connects to the Dining Room with large sliding sash windows.


The Kitchen which boasts a large open design, with windows on 2 sides, a bult in brick woodfired pizza oven, open fireplace and some of the lovely original features such as period kitchen tiles andexposed beams.


 Ground Floor WC, Lobby entrance to Garage and larder, 

Utility with access to outside via a lobby and upstairs via a secondary staircase which continues to an additional Utility Store.


Study - a cosy den, part of the original home with its own access via Lobby. Features built in bookshelves and original range.


Gallery which consists of a double height gallery space suitable for many gatherings. This space features a professional Art Hanging and lighting system and also has access to the courtyard with a dedicated entrance hall and reception area and again making lovely use of period features such as exposed beams, the original cast iron horse trough, reclaimed brickwork and terracotta tiles.


Boiler House and Shed


Accommodation - 1st Floor

Main landing with access to

Bedroom 1 with ensuite


And large bright Master Bedroom with south aspect overlooking the courtyard / garden


Magnificent en suite attached


Bedroom 3 with views over front lawn field and attached en suite.


Games room. With access to back hall which leads through to

Bedroom 4


2 no. Main Bathroom

Bedroom 5 and to

Bedroom 6



Beautiful sundrenched enclosed courtyard garden at rear, leading to the  Distillery and gin school building ( approx. 110 sqm)  and offering many possibilities/;  commercial use, showrooms, a business enterprise, offices, etc.  It is an ideal home office, just being a stroll across the  courtyard.


The front of the house overlooks the front lawn and field  landscape.

From Drogheda

Head due north along the Ballymakenny Road, passing by several new schools on right. Proceed to new roundabout and proceed straight through roundabout. Avoid 1st turn right but rather proceed for c. 0.4 of a kilometer and the ornate gates of Listoke House are on your right.

Listed / History:

The gardens of Listoke House are listed in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.

(Garden No.: LH-43-O-094785, Garden ID: LH0045)


Frank Flynn

R.B. Daly and Sons Ltd. 30 Laurence Street Drogheda

T: 041 9838607


The Eircode is: A92 R8Y4


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