Wednesday 13 November 2019

Four on the market: Large commuter homes

 

Fletcherstown Lodge
Fletcherstown Lodge
Harwood House
Teach Imeall
Beech Tree House

A choice of four large properties which will appeal to commuters.

Beech Tree House, Co Kildare

€700k  Savills Country (01) 663 4350

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Beech Tree House
 

Beech Tree House was built in the 19th century on a site next to the Curragh Racecourse, and was even a pub for a while. Then, in 1902, it was acquired by a vet who established an equine clinic there. It's been owned by descendants of that vet ever since. It's on 1.42 acres with a front garden from which you can watch the nags, and a back paddock, and there are a total 1,184 sq ft of outbuildings that housed the veterinary practice. The house itself is 5,597 sq ft with six first-floor bedrooms. Downstairs there are four reception rooms as well as a kitchen and a sun room that faces south towards the racecourse.

 

Teach Imeall, Laytown, Co Meath

€495k REA O'Brien Collins (041) 987 5444

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Teach Imeall
 

Dublin Airport is about half an hour's drive from Teach Imeall, for when you want to get away to the sun. And when it's sunny at home, Laytown beach - not a blue-flag beach but it's popular with walkers - is just over two kilometres from the house. Although it may look like a relatively modest dormer bungalow, Teach Imeall is 4,000 sq ft in size with five bedrooms. Two are on the first floor, including the master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and three are downstairs (one ensuite and two sharing an ensuite). The ground floor also has a sitting room and living room, both with solid-fuel stoves, and a kitchen-diner with patio doors.

 

Fletcherstown Lodge, Co Meath

€700k Savills Country (01) 663 4350

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Fletcherstown Lodge
 

There are 17 acres of farmland going with Fletcherstown Lodge, a huge, recently-built property about 15km north of Navan. The house sprawls over 6,200 sq ft on two floors and has expensive features including sash windows, a central vacuum system and underfloor heating (the BER is C1). There are three ground-floor reception rooms along with a study and a kitchen with utility room and pantry. One ensuite bedroom is on the ground floor and the other five are on the first floor (three ensuite). Adjoining the house is a garage with a first-floor office, and there are farm buildings including six stables on the grounds.

 

Harwood House, Kilcullen, Co Kildare

€595k  Jordan Town and Country (045) 433 550

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Harwood House
 

At a whopping 5,296 sq ft, Harwood House is about four times bigger than a typical family home in the city. Built in 1998, it has grounds next to the M9 motorway, which you can join at Junction 2 in Kilcullen, about three kilometres away. Those grounds amount to six acres with nine stables, a sand arena, paddocks, a hay barn and an office and canteen. The house itself has two reception rooms, both with oak floors and fireplaces, as well as an open-plan kitchen and living room, and there are five ensuite bedrooms - three on the ground floor and two upstairs.

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