Friday 23 August 2019

Four on the market: cottages with Kildare addresses

Boley Cottage
Boley Cottage
Mount Egan
Elm Cottage
Thomastown, Naas

Four distinctive cottages currently on the market with Kildare addresses.

Boley Cottage, Boley, Athy

€350k  Clement Herron Real Estate, (057) 863 8005

By a strange anomaly of the postal system, this cottage has a Co Kildare address, but it's actually in Co Laois, albeit not far inside the border, near Ballylinan. It's a restored limestone cottage with three bedrooms, one en-suite, on the first floor and one downstairs, in use as a study. The ground floor also has a sitting room with a cast-iron fireplace and built-in bookcases, a dining room with a stone fireplace and wall panelling, a fitted white wood kitchen and utility room, and a conservatory with French doors to a patio.

Mount Egan, Kilmurray, Clane

 €449k Sherry FitzGerald Reilly, (045) 868 412

Originally a small and traditional 19th century cottage, this home was enlarged in the 1970s with the addition of a two-storey perpendicular extension. It now measures 2,500 sq ft, with a kitchen and utility room, a dual-aspect lounge with parquet flooring, a dining room with a hatch to the kitchen, and a sunroom with doors to the garden. The main house has four bedrooms and a study, and there's a separate 800 sq ft lodge with a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms, that's currently let. It's set on half an acre.

Elm Cottage, Drumlargan, Kilcock

 €349k  REA Coonan, (01) 628 612

Due to another postal glitch (see Boley Cottage above), Elm Cottage has a Kildare mailing address yet is situated comfortably inside the borders of County Meath. It's a creeper-clad bungalow on half an acre near the village of Coole, and there is scope to extend it, although it's already 2,000 sq ft. It has a sitting room with a solid-fuel stove and floor-to-ceiling windows, a dining room, a kitchen with an adjacent lounge, and four bedrooms. There's a garage with 430 sq ft of floor space, accessed from a utility room.

Thomastown, Naas

 €220k  Smyth Naas, (045) 895440

This cottage on the banks of the River Liffey, about six kilometres from Naas, was built in the early 19th century, and it's on Kildare County Council's list of protected structures. It's about 829 sq ft in size, with a living room and family room, both with vaulted ceilings, a kitchen with a range, a bathroom and two bedrooms, and is in need of refurbishment. It's on 0.6 of an acre with a gravelled parking area and a riverside garden with lawns and flowerbeds, and is less than five minutes' drive from the M7.

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