4 of a kind: Houses on golf courses
Four similar properties around the country
17 Fox Covert, Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny - €1.7m. Number 17
Fox Covert is a modern mansion located in a quiet cul de sac in the heart of the 1,500-acre Mount Juliet estate. The house has 628sqm of living space and was extended 10 years ago to add an integrated sun room, drawing room and a master bedroom suite. The house is bright and spacious, with four reception rooms and six en suite bedrooms, plus a seventh bedroom, so the new owners will have plenty of room to host golfing weekends for all their friends. The finishes throughout are of a high standard, with local Kilkenny limestone used extensively, giving a structure and uniformity to the house.
The property is approached off the estate road, along a private gravel driveway, past manicured lawns and clipped box hedging. The house has views over the surrounding countryside and is close to the 17th and second greens of the Mount Juliet golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and within an easy walk of the golf and leisure facilities of the estate. Sheltered by high hedges, shrubs and trees, the property is completely private. The secluded rear garden has two large patio areas for BBQs and summer living. The present owners have located a number of sculptures in the garden to complement the planting and the rear boundary is formed by ornamental trees, shrubs and bamboo. Directly behind the garden is a paddock belonging to the estate, in which horses are turned out.
Owners of properties within the estate are offered reduced membership fees for the use of the facilities within the resort. Membership currently costs €2,925 for a couple, while the annual service charge is currently €3,534.
Residents can participate in a social calendar that includes events for all the family, ranging from golf competitions to summer parties. Originally intended as golfers' villas or holiday homes, many of the homes on the estate are now occupied by permanent residents attracted by the lifestyle on offer and the proximity to Mount Juliet's Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant.
Agent: Savills (01) 663 4350
K Club knockout - €650,000
929 Ladycastle is a three-bedroom detached house located in a gated development on the grounds of the K Club. Presented in what the agents describe as immaculate condition, the house has modern decor and is being sold with its furnishings. Convenient to Dublin, the house also comes with two golf club memberships included. The cost of these annual memberships is currently €7,595 plus VAT at 9pc, with a 50pc discount for a partner/spouse. This club membership entitles members to access both of the championship golf courses, as well as the health club, fishing and discounted hotel services.
Agent: Goffs (045) 981 048
Heritage home - €425,000
2 Rathmiles Grove is a five-bedroom, six-bathroom luxury house with 325sqm of living space located in a quiet cul de sac in the 5-star Heritage Hotel and Golf development, which has a Seve Ballesteros-designed course. The property is described as being in show-house condition, with a layout suited to family life and three ground-floor reception rooms including a south-facing sun room to the rear. The kitchen is high-spec, with integrated appliances and granite work tops. The property is just a short walk from the hotel and Killenard village and, of course, very handy for Electric Picnic at nearby Stradbally.
Agent: John J. Dowling (045) 482 189
Adare attraction - €1.85m
6 The Demesne is set amid wrap-around gardens of 0.6 acres designed by Verney Naylor near the picturesque village of Adare, and within the grounds of Adare Manor. The hotel and Robert Trent Jones Sr-designed golf course are currently closed for refurbishment and improvement since their purchase by JP McManus, but both are due to re-open in summer 2017. The house itself was designed by the award-winning A & D Wejchert and Partners Architects and built by John Sisk & Son. Adare has shops and good restaurants, plus a selection of schools and sporting facilities.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (061) 418 000