Gothic views in Kilcock
Church View Cottage €365k
From Church View Cottage in Kilcock, Co Kildare, you can enjoy inspiring views of the Gothic splendour of St Coca's Church, and of its pleasant grounds planted with roses and laburnum.
The cottage was built in about 1905, one of a group of five similar houses that apparently went up at the same time. Together they represent "an early housing development in the locality, probably sponsored by the local authority", according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.
Church View Cottage, or 119 Church Lane, is sweet and dainty, with pretty brick detailing around the windows and door - formerly painted red and now blue.
It's been completely restored inside, making the most of every last inch of its 1,281 sq ft.
Inside the entrance porch is the dining room, where there's an exposed brick wall and a solid-fuel stove in the fireplace. This is open-plan with a wood-floored living room and to a sunroom at the side of the house, with patio doors.
The kitchen has more patio doors and a centre island with a hob. The stairs rise from here to the first floor where there are three bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
The cottage fronts directly onto the street at Church Lane, on the corner of Mill Lane.
As it faces due north, it has a more-or-less south-facing back garden, which is paved in sandstone as a courtyard, with a roofed outdoor dining area. At the end of the garden is a wooden chalet or log cabin where there's a pool table at present.
The property comes with two parking spaces but the carless life is also an option, as it's only five minutes' walk or less from Kilcock train station.
The agent is Property Partners Brady in Maynooth (01) 651 0000 and the asking price is €365,000.