Four on the market: within an hour of Dublin
A selection of four properties on the market which are within an hour of Dublin.
Teviot Grove, Blackhall, Co Meath
€1.25m Sherry FitzGerald Sherry, (01) 825 9452; Savills, (01) 663 4350
If you fancy moving to Meath, you could take half the extended family with you to set up home at Teviot Grove close to Batterstown. It comes with 4,446 sq ft of accommodation and there's a separate apartment on the grounds. The apartment is in the former stables behind the house, and consists of one bedroom, a kitchen and living room in a floor area of 495 sq ft. The main house has five bedrooms and four reception rooms as well as an open-plan kitchen and living room and a recreation room at mezzanine level. It's on 16.9 acres with well-planned gardens, outbuildings, a patio and an orchard.
Clonsast Lower, Bracknagh, Co Kildare
€385k Kate O’Shea, (086) 798 1888
Although its address is officially Kildare, the townland of Clonsast is inside the Offaly border, placing this detached dormer bungalow about 50 minutes' drive from the Red Cow roundabout. It's on about two acres with a detached garage and there's superfast broadband if you're in a position to consider teleworking. It's 3,700 sq ft in a dormer arrangement, with four bedrooms (one en-suite) and two reception rooms, as well as a games room and a study on the first floor. The kitchen is dual-aspect and has a wood-burning stove and French doors to the garden. Rathangan is a 10-minute drive away.
Shandon House, Summerhill, Co Meath
€595k Sherry FitzGerald Tom Fox, (044) 937 9988
You could commute relatively easily from Shandon House, as it's only about half an hour's drive from the M50. Alternatively, you could set yourself up to work from home, as the property comes with a detached home office, as well as a workshop and garage. The house itself is a dormer bungalow with five upstairs bedrooms - four with en-suite showers and three with walk-in wardrobes. The ground floor has a bay-windowed sitting room and a dining room, both with open fires, a bar with French doors to a deck, a family room and an office. The kitchen is open-plan to a sunroom with more French doors.
Boycetown Lodge, Kilcock, Co Kildare
€550k Property Partners Brady, (01) 651 0000
Designed by an architect and built in 1998, Boycetown Lodge has a complicated split-level floor plan, with 2,002 sq ft of accommodation on three floors. At entrance level there's a dual-aspect drawing room with a bay window and a marble fireplace, as well as an open-plan kitchen and living room with an Aga, a fireplace and French doors to the patio. The lower floor has three bedrooms, while the whole of the top floor is given over to the master bedroom with an en-suite shower and walk-in wardrobe. It's on 0.4 of an acre of gardens with a double garage, and it's about 1.5km from the centre of Kilcock.