Four on the market: detached in county Kildare
A choice of four detached properties in county Kildare.
Kilnagoran House, Green Road
€595k Jordan Town & Country, (045) 433 550; McWey Auctioneers, (045) 521 714
Kilnagoran House is priced around the same as a 1,200 sq ft semi in Dublin city. For that money in Kildare town you get 2.65 acres with stables and a 2,912 sq ft house about an hour's drive from the capital. It was built in 2000 in homage to Victorian architecture, with sandstone fronting, sash windows and period-style features inside including vintage radiators, an open-string bifurcated staircase and a claw-foot bath. The ground floor has a sitting room and a living room, both with fireplaces, a dining room with French doors, a green fitted kitchen and an office. The four bedrooms are upstairs, one with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe.
Woodbury House, Curryhills, Prosperous
€750k Sherry FitzGerald Reilly, (045) 868 412
The Irish name for Prosperous is An Chorrchoill, or Curryhills, which is the townland where you'll find Woodbury House, a big detached property on 2.32 acres two kilometres from the town. Woodbury is 3,509 sq ft but happily there's an A3 energy rating, so you should be able to heat the place without affecting the price of oil on the commodities market. There's also a central vacuum system. It has five bedrooms (two en-suite) and three reception rooms - lounge, family room and sunroom - as well as a 34ft kitchen with a breakfast bar. Outside there's a patio and a detached garage.
The Old Schoolhouse, Ballymount
€349,950 Appleton Property, (045) 482 759
A trio of historical buildings stands at a fork in the road at Ballymount, Co Kildare, on the old Kilcullen-Athy road near the M9 motorway. One is the simple but appealing St Joseph's Catholic church, and another is the former Ballymount school, now fully restored as a family home. It still has schoolhouse charm within, as the original features have been kept, but it's been upgraded for heat and comfort with a C3 energy rating. It's 1,975 sq ft with four bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite). There are two living rooms downstairs, both dual-aspect and both with stoves in the fireplaces, as well as an eat-in kitchen. There's also a garage on the grounds.
Sweeney’s Lodge, Rathcoffey North
€795k DNG Bríd Feely, (01) 628 6643
There are two acres of land going with Sweeney's Lodge, including five stables, a tack room and hay barn. And if that's not enough for your nags, there's an option to buy another one-acre paddock as well. It's just outside the village of Rathcoffey, about 15 minutes' walk from the national school, five minutes' drive from the K Club and 40 minutes from Dublin. The house has five bedrooms - four upstairs, all en-suite, and one on the ground floor. Also downstairs there's a sitting room with a fireplace, a sunroom, and an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room with a solid-fuel stove. The space comes to 3,014 sq ft in all.