Four on the market: in county Meath
A choice of four stand-out properties currently on the market in Co Meath.
Amber Lodge, Kilmore, Enfield
€619k REA TE Potterton, (046) 943 1391
There are five stables on the grounds of Amber Lodge, and 11 acres of land for the horses to eat away at their hearts' content. Built in 2014, the house is 2,197 sq ft with four bedrooms on the first floor (two en suite) and four reception rooms downstairs, along with a kitchen and utility. As well as the stables, the grounds include a garage and cattle chute. It's actually just inside the Kildare border, despite its Meath address. You can join the N4 at Enfield, four kilometres away, and be at Phoenix Park in half an hour.
Penny Lane, Knockmark, Drumree
€950k Sherry FitzGerald Sherry, (01) 825 9452
The village of Drumree was once a bustling spot. The Midland Great Western Railway stopped there, and there was even a hotel, the Spencer Arms, which later became a pub and post office. Across the road from that building is the entrance to Penny Lane, a sprawling house at the end of a 350-metre avenue. Built in 1990, it has 20 acres of land around it including stables and paddocks. The house itself is 3,875 sq ft including a huge single-storey games room about 870 sq ft. There are three other ground-floor reception rooms as well as a kitchen and conservatory, and the first floor has five bedrooms (one en-suite).
Castleview House, Enfield
€649k Team Lorraine Mulligan, (01) 627 2770
The nearest village to Castleview House is Johnstownbridge. Getting there entails transgressing against county loyalties though, as Johnstownbridge is across the Blackwater River, in Co Kildare. Castleview House is a couple of hundred metres north of the river, and has a half-acre of its own with decking, patios and a water feature. Inside there are five bedrooms (three en suite), one on the first floor, along with a study and games room. Two more reception rooms and a kitchen are downstairs, in an overall floor area of 4,560 sq ft. The M4 motorway is two minutes' drive away.
21 Steeplechase Hill, Ratoath
€380k Sherry FitzGerald Geraghty, (01) 835 0577
You're just about within cantering distance of the Grand National at the Steeplechase development in Ratoath. Fairyhouse racecourse is about three kilometres away. More practically, it's only half a kilometre from Ratoath village. Number 21 Steeplechase Hill is a detached house on the estate built in 2007. It's 1,480 sq ft and has an L-shaped kitchen at the back, with doors to a lawned garden. The ground floor also has a dining room or family room and a lounge with a sandstone fireplace, and there are four bedrooms upstairs (one en suite). Management fees here come to €480 a year.