Quillsen – Cherrytree Cottage, Oberstown, Tara, Co Meath


Cherrytree is a beautiful Parnellite stone characterful cottage built in 1880. In recent years, this unique home has been extensively but sympathetically refurbished and retrofitted. Moreover, it has been nurtured by its current exacting owner. Extensive electrical, plumbing, heating and insulation upgrades were undertaken, together with the fitting of an Oak painted kitchen, flooring, and fully tiled bathroom with rainfall shower, this property has been transformed into the comfortable and elegant home that it is today, totally conducive with modern day living. Add to that, planning permission has recently been obtained to extend the residence, notwithstanding that for most, this gem is perfect as it is.

This beautiful semi-detached cottage residence sits on just over a quarter of an acre of grounds and gardens, with the rear garden predominately laid under lawn with a fabulous Cherry tree at its centre. There is a Loghouse style home office sited there too, suitable for a multitude of uses.
To the front, in the main, is of pebble surface, providing for ample parking for residents and their guests.

Set in the heart of the Boyne Valley, amongst rolling countryside, Cherrytree Cottage is located some 5km, as the crow flies, west of the Hill of Tara, the ancient ceremonial and burial site and seat of the High Kings of Ireland that also features in Irish mythology. Just one kilometre or so from Cherrytree Cottage is Oberstown Cross Roads with Swans public house and shop. A little further up one will find both St Colmcille’s primary school and church (RC). Nearby you will also find Fox’s Castle Lounge and ‘Mrs O’s’ – J. O’Connell’s iconic public house and horse stables featured in the Guinness ‘White Christmas’ advertisement.

Cherrytree Cottage fronts the L1005, a road which links the N2 to the R147 (Navan/Dunshaughlin Road), both about four minutes drive, allowing easy connection with the M2 and M3 motorways respectively. The town of Navan is some 14km distant while the expanding centres of Dunshaughlin, Ratoath and Ashbourne are 8.5km, 11km and 14km distant respectively. These urban centres provide for an extensive range of shopping facilities, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, business services and much more. Blanchardstown Centre is 25 minutes drive and is also serviced by the R147 bus routes. The location is popular with commuters offering an easy commute to Dublin City and Airport. There is a local bus network servicing the locality as well as an extensive commuter service along the R147. In addition, a commuter train service (park and ride) at Dunboyne is a twenty minute or so drive from the property. The locality is served by national schools including those at Skyrne (1.8km) and Rathfeigh (2.2km). There is an excellent choice of post primary schools too including those at Dunshaughlin, Ratoath and Navan.

The area is very well catered for in terms of recreational and sporting facilities with an extensive range of sport codes accommodated. Gaelic football, hurling, soccer and rugby are particularly well facilitated locally. The golf enthusiast will be impressed by fantastic courses within a few minutes drive including the famous Jack Nicklaus designed course at Killeen Castle, Royal Tara Golf Club and Black Bush Golf Club. Rathfeigh Pitch and Putt is also within walking distance. Race-goers will be spoilt too with Navan Racecourse and Fairyhouse close by.

Amongst others, local attractions include: castles at Slane and Trim; Brú na Bóinne including Newgrange; Bective Abbey; Battle of the Boyne visitor centre; Hill of Tara; together with various water and fishing based activities on the Boyne and Blackwater rivers. For the family, Balrath Woods and Newgrange Farm are a short commute and nearby Tayto Park offers the exhilarating Cú Chulainn Coaster among the many other attractions.

on Friday 22nd October 2021 at 4.30pm
at J. O’Connell’s Public House, Skryne Hill, Tara, Co Meath (Eircode C15 EY76) and online via the LSL Auction platform.
For further details and registration, please contact the Auctioneers.

Mr Kevin Martin
Malone & Martin
Market Street, Trim, Co Meath
Tel: 046 9431256

Stone cottage of historical character
Fully refurbished in 2015 to exceptional standard
Tierney painted Oak fitted kitchen with an array of appliances and extras
Solid wood internal doors with black ironmongery
Oil fired central heating from an energy efficient condenser boiler
Double glazed window units
Thermostatic valve pump shower with rainfall type shower head
Loghouse home office included with television point, power, light and heat
Fibre broadband locally
Mains operated smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Kitchen appliances, light fittings, fixed floor coverings and blinds included in the sale
Schools, shop and public houses within walking distance
Hill of Tara nearby, tremendous location in the heart of the Boyne Valley
Convenient to M2 and M3 motorways
FPP to expand with single storey extension, Planning Register No. AA201892 (Meath Co Co)
Mains electricity and water supply
Private drainage to septic tank
BER Rating C3; BER No. 107650996; EPI 223.19kWh/m2/yr

Entrance Hall
Composite entrance door with glazed feature panel. Tile floor.

Living Room
5.15m x 4.05m max.
Original feature exposed brick fireplace with Heritage log burner. Timber style floor. Television point. Recessed shelving. Velux skylight. Hotpress off.

4.45m x 2.90m
Features a Tierney painted Oak fitted kitchen having both base and wall mounted cabinets incorporating glass unit, larder unit, shelves, dual bin unit and ceramic sink along with a range of integrated appliances namely dishwasher, double oven, hob and extractor hood. Metro tiling to wall surfaces over countertops. Timber style floor. Recessed lighting. French doors opening onto a raised timber deck and provide a view of the rear garden and the green fields beyond.

Utility Room
1.80m x 1.20m
Tiled floor. Plumbed for washing machine and dryer

Shower Room
2.20m x 1.80m
Complete wall and floor tiling featuring Metro wall tiling. Incorporates Sonas sanitaryware. Includes sink set in cabinet, mirrored cabinet, toilet and level entry shower with slider enclosure fitted with thermostatic valve shower having rainfall type head.

Bedroom 1
3.30/3.00m x 2.75m
Timber style floor. Extensive wardrobes. Television point.

Bedroom 2
3.60m x 2.10m
Timber style floor.


The property is marked from the road by a masonry built wall with both vehicular and gated pedestrian openings. Much of the front and side apron is pebble surfaced providing ample parking for residents and their guests. Gated vehicular and pedestrian openings provide access to the rear garden. This lovely space, predominately laid in lawn, opens out to green fields and faces towards the Hill of Slane thus commanding lovely rolling countryside views. The rear garden also provides for a raised timber deck, two timber structured garden sheds and a fuel house. As a bonus, a Loghouse home office is included in this area having television point, power, light and heat laid on – it could have a multitude of potential uses. The site area is estimated to extend to 0.27 of an acre.