Cantering along in County Laois
Woodenbridge, Ballybrittas €725k
Those looking for a home with some acreage for horses or ponies might consider Woodenbridge, a 2008-built property located at Ballybrittas in Co. Laois, which comes with 4.5 acres of land.
The property is centrally located for travelling alongside the Grand Canal off the N7 between Monasterevin and Ballybrittas towns.
Approached via a stone wall entrance with electronic gates, and then along a short tree-lined avenue which sweeps towards the front door, Woodenbridge is set within three stud-railed paddocks. The approach avenue continues to the side of the house, passing the large garage.
Inside, the property has an underfloor geothermal heating system, a high degree of insulation and is soundproofed between the ground and first floor. Other features include limestone sills, double glazed mahogany sash windows and a solid oak custom made kitchen.
The accommodation spans 3,541 sq ft and includes a hall with a wooden staircase, a drawing room with a bay window and French doors, the kitchen, and a family sitting room which in turn leads into the playroom.
The office and study room is tucked quietly away from the commotion of the main living areas at the other end of the house, and beside this, in turn, is the guest bedroom with its own en suite bathroom. Also found on the ground floor are the utility, WC and the guest WC off the hall.
There are five bedrooms in all, one of which has an en suite and three come with fitted wardrobes.
The garage to the side of the house could have alternative uses as the first floor area inside it is spacious, with velux windows, and could be converted into a children's games room or a granny flat subject to planning permission.
Outside, the complex also includes a three-bay hay barn.
Kildare Town is 10 minutes' drive away, Naas 25 minutes and Dublin Airport can be reached in under an hour. Savills, (01) 6634350, is selling the property.