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Published 03/06/2011 | 05:00
Five-bedroom Georgian house on 30 acres
A house, which was once the love nest of the Duke of Wellington of Waterloo fame, has had its asking price reduced from the €2.3m price tag it had last year to €1,995,000.
Erindale is a spacious Georgian house on 30 acres of parkland overlooking the River Barrow, off the Kilkenny Road near Carlow town.
The bow fronted brick house dates from the 1800s and includes approximately 510sqm of elegant living space as well as a large basement which is suitable for additional storage or accommodation.
Approached by a tree lined gravel avenue, its bright, well proportioned reception rooms are adorned with ornate plaster work and gothic style windows.
Off its large entrance hall, there is a drawing room and dining room while a, large fully-fitted kitchen, study, TV room and wc are also located at ground level.
Upstairs there are five double bedrooms and a nursery. From the kitchen a spiral stairway leads to a vast cellar which runs the length of the house.
The gardens and grounds include a large enclosed manicured walled garden together with wild gardens.
A four acre section of the property has full planning permission for 19 houses, but according to agent Paddy Jordan, in the current market this may prove more suitable for large houses on one acre sites.
Located near Carlow's Institute of Technology, Erindale is only about an hour from Dublin.
Jordan 045 433550.