Tuesday 24 October 2017

Country style house offers blend of modern and traditional comforts

Donadea, Co Kildare, Four-bedroom home on 1.6 acres, €550,000

Built in 2002 in the country house style, Chestnut Grove is a four-bedroom house standing on a generous 1.6 acre site.

It is located at Hortland, Donadea, Co Kildare, opposite the gates of Knockanally Golf Club and convenient to Enfield, which is within easy commuting distance of Dublin, Maynooth and the high-tech industries in Leixlip.

Entered through electric gates set in granite-capped piers, the house is approached by a sweeping driveway.

Internally, the property is attractively presented and its move-in condition will suit a family not wishing to make any changes to the property. Its well-proportioned accommodation extends to 329sqm (3,550 sq ft). The asking price is €550,000.

One of the benefits of its modern construction is that it is also designed so that residents can benefit from an abundance of natural light and enjoy enhanced comforts not available in older country houses. At the same time, its period style is achieved through features such as double-glazed timber windows, granite windowsills and picture rails.

From the entrance porch double doors lead to a large open plan, double-height hallway with its own open fireplace. Solid pine floors and double-arched doors lead from here to the rear garden.

There are three reception rooms, including a sitting room with fireplace, TV point and double doors opening to rear garden as well as a living room with cast iron fireplace and French doors to the rear garden and the sunroom.

The kitchen is fitted with a Belfast sink, oil-fired Aga, Zanussi oven and hob, island unit, integrated dishwasher, cornice and recessed lighting. Its work space is supplemented by a utility room where a door also leads to the rear garden.

At first floor level two of the bedrooms are en suite, including the master bedroom which has a cornice and walk-in wardrobe.

A family bathroom at this level is fitted with an elevated bath and large separate shower.

The site also enjoys a mature and private garden, a vegetable patch, flower beds, a patio area with box hedging, and attractive views over the countryside in a peaceful setting which is within surprisingly easy reach of the M4 motorway.

The grounds also accommodate a large garage extending to 700 sq ft, with a fully-fitted office at first floor level.

Contact Agent REA Coonan 01 6286128

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