4 of a kind... Near Airports
Contemporary in Clare
Pemberley in Ballymorris, near Cratloe in Co Clare, is a modern family home in a gated enclave of detached homes, located a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport. The architect-designed house was built in 2005 and is ideal for a growing family. Pemberley has well-proportioned, bright rooms with an open-plan layout, as well as four en suite double bedrooms. The property is in immaculate condition and stylishly decorated. Features include Italian marble tiles, a solid wood bespoke fitted kitchen, hand-carved staircase, solid oak floors and attractive moulded architraves and skirtings. The house has 355sqm of living space and stands on a private three-quarters of an acre site with a south-facing rear garden.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Limerick City (061) 418 000
Bright in Balbriggan
Knocknagin House, near Balbriggan in Co Dublin, is a French-style, period country house dating from circa 1680. The house is coming down with charm and character, and is set amidst wonderful gardens and an attractive stream, within walking distance of a sandy beach. Knocknagin is located beside Delvin Bridge, on the R132 running between Drogheda and Dublin Airport, just off the Ml. The house was virtually rebuilt in 1994, using as much original and local material as possible, and finished to a high standard. The two-storey, three-bay central block has an attic floor and a wing attached to each gable. There is potential for further development - perhaps as a guest-house or wedding venue - subject to planning permission, with tax credits available for future refurbishment works.
Agent: Lisney (01) 853 6016
Charming in Cork
Hitherto at Ballinhassig, Inishannon, Co Cork, is a four-bedroom family home built 15 years ago in the style of a period residence in terms of its layout and design, high ceilings, room proportions and overall character. The property is in excellent condition and has particularly fine floors in solid French oak. Two of the four bedrooms are en suite and there is a detached garage. The house sits on half an acre of mature gardens in a scenic and peaceful location with views over the surrounding countryside. Positioned a short distance off the N71 between Innishannon Village and Ballinhassig, and 20 minutes from Bishopstown, there is easy access to CUH, Cork Airport, Innishannon and Kinsale.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Bustead (023) 885 4444
Delightful in Donegal
Drung is a modern house in an elevated coastal position with spectacular sea views located near Redcastle, Co Donegal, on the Inishowen Peninsula, 29km from City of Derry Airport. The house, which was built in 1993, has recently been refurbished and renovated and has 184sqm of living space. On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall, dining room, sitting room with open fire and study, which could be used as a fifth bedroom. There is also a large open-plan kitchen/ living space, utility room and guest loo. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and one single. The main bedroom is en suite and there is a family bathroom. Redcastle has a sandy beach and a world-renowned golf course.
Agent: Savills (01) 663 4350
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