Four on the market: around Maynooth, Co Kildare
A selection of four properties currently on the market and for sale around the university town of Maynooth.
Oak View, School Rd, R'coffey
€635k Charters Estate Agents (01) 651 7000
As the address suggests, Oak View is less than five minutes' walk from Rathcoffey National School, and the village itself is about eight kilometres south-west of Maynooth. From the front it may look like a modest bungalow but Oak View is concealing most of its goodies from the road. It has a floor area of 4,500 sq ft in an L-shape. It has five bedrooms, two with walk-in wardrobes. There's also a living room, dining room, play room, games room and office. It's on two acres with a lawn and patio and a 500 sq ft outbuilding.
Elmwood, Leinster Park
€645k Property Partners Brady (01) 651 0000
It should be relatively cheap to heat the 2,142 sq ft of space inside Elmwood, as it has a B3 energy rating thanks to solar panels and a heat recovery system. It's a three- or four-bedroom house, depending on whether or not you need a study, and one bedroom is en-suite. It also has an L-shaped sitting room with French doors, a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and an eat-in kitchen with a centre island. Leinster Park is a cul-de-sac estate off the Dublin Road, about 250 metres from Maynooth's Main Street.
Clonfert North, Maynooth
€690k REA Coonan (01) 628 6128
Animal-lovers would want for nothing at this red-brick dormer bungalow in the townland of Clonfert. There's an equestrian centre five minutes' walk away to the north and a pet farm 10 minutes' walk away to the southwest. It's on three-quarters of an acre, so there's space for a peacock or two. Built in 2011, the property has a floor area of 3,974 sq ft, with six bedrooms, three en-suites. By way of living rooms, there's a bay-windowed sitting room, a dining room with sliding patio doors, an office, playroom, plus the kitchen.
The Old Rectory, Parson Street
€1.25m Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes (01) 237 6300
The rector of Maynooth was a lucky man. Not only did he get a beautiful Georgian mansion on its own grounds in the heart of town, he also had a whole street named in his honour. According to the NIAH, the rectory was built in 1726 and later extended. It's on an acre of grounds close to the university and railway station. It's 5,145 sq ft in size on two storeys and a raised basement, and it has six bedrooms along with a drawing room, dining room, office and TV room. The kitchen is in the basement and has an Aga.