Mark Twain apparently believed that golf is a "good walk spoiled". Many disagree, but the avid golfer likely to snap up premises at 3 The Inch won't have far to go to tee off.
This five-bedroom house is right on Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, and close to the resort's 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. The estate is home to a four-star hotel, the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and a leisure centre with a gym, indoor swimming pool, and luxury spa.
The split-level property, built in 1997, has views over the river Nore and tranquil woodland. A long driveway leads on to its magnificent 0.8-acre site, including landscaped lawns. There's a feature water fountain outside the house and two slate-paved terraces that capture the sunshine.
The property itself has almost 4,000 sq ft of accommodation, with an elegant entrance hall leading to the family room with a timber-surround fireplace and coal-effect gas fire. The open-plan sitting/dining room has a marble fireplace, perfect for an open log fire to warm guests after a long day on the course.
French doors open from the kitchen to the patio and there is a Bang & Olufsen entertainment system throughout the home. The master bedroom upstairs has its own dressing room and an ensuite bathroom with a sunken bathtub, and the new owners can take in views of the garden and the woods from the room's bay windows.
The property is topped by the 450-sq ft Grand Loft Room, large enough for the two double beds it has. The estate offers plenty of activities, including horse riding, shooting and archery, and salmon and trout fishing.
The agent believes the house would make an attractive holiday home as most of the property's contents are included in the sale.
The asking price is €1.15m and the agent is PropertyTeam O'Mahony Auctioneers in Goatstown, Dublin 14 (01 298 3500).
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