Four on the market... for around €1 million
A choice of four impressive properties on the market for in the region of €1 million.
Butlerstown House, Co Cork
€999,500 Hodnett Forde, (023) 883 3367
Built around 1805, Butlerstown House, in Butlerstown, west Cork, is a well-maintained Georgian country house. It's 5,005 sq ft in size with five bedrooms and four reception rooms: a morning room, drawing room and dining room, all with fireplaces, and a games room. The kitchen has an Aga and a walk-in pantry. The five bedrooms, three en-suite, are on the first floor, along with a bathroom and shower room. It's on eight acres of grounds, including a two-bedroom coachhouse, a workshop, ruined cottage and walled garden.
Ashlea, Hazelbrook, Malahide
€1m Sherry Fitz Blanc, (01) 845 4500,
Lisney Drumcondra, (01) 884 0700
The gardens of Ashlea back onto the railway line, but if you want to board a train it's a 20-minute walk to Portmarnock station. The 1.2-acre gardens have wide lawns, groves of mature trees and a patio, and Malahide golf course stretches away to the east. Ashlea has three reception rooms - a drawing room with a marble fireplace, a dining room and a family room with a door to the garden. The bathroom and five bedrooms, one en-suite, are upstairs. It measures 2,238 sq ft, and there's also a home office building on the grounds.
River Run, Glencree, Co Wicklow
€1m Des Lalor, (01) 247 8851
A pair of shepherds' cottages on six-and-a-half acres in the Glencree valley have been turned into one large house and one small one, and they're for sale separately or together. The main house (€750,000) is 2,415 sq ft, with a kitchen and lounge at one end overlooking the valley and opening to a balcony. There are three bedrooms on this floor, and another bedroom or playroom on the level below. The cottage (€250,000) is 430 sq ft and has an open-plan kitchen and living room, plus a bedroom and bathroom.
Glenbeigh, Naas, Co Kildare
€1m DNG Doyle, (045) 874 795
Glenbeigh at Tipper Road, Naas, was built around 10 years ago, when indoor swimming pools and saunas seemed very much the thing. It's a vast, 6,997 sq ft house with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, including the pool changing facilities. Living rooms include a dual-aspect lounge with, a kitchen and dining room with a vaulted ceiling, and a family room with doors to the patio. There are 1.3 acres of gardens and a detached garage. It's about two-and-a-half kilometres from Naas, and 20 minutes' drive from the M50.