Rineen a cut above with two acres of land and a granny flat
An avenue some 350 metres long leads up to Rineen House, near Quin in Clare. In fact, 350 seems a significant number generally for this property, as it's also 350sq metres in size, or 3,767 sq ft.
Thankfully, the days when a house that size was a nightmare to heat are gone. As a recent build, Rineen has a B3 energy rating, which translates to an annual energy bill of €3,492 - still quite a lot of money.
Alternatively, you could keep yourself warm by mowing the vast, two-acre grounds around the house, which consist mainly of lawns. And after working up a sweat doing that, you can choose from no less than six bathrooms in which to cool off and get clean.
The chances are you'll choose the ensuite bathroom of the first-floor master bedroom. It's L-shaped and has a double corner shower and a Jacuzzi bath. Also off the master bedroom is a walk-in wardrobe and a balcony from which to survey your handiwork in the garden.
There are three more bedrooms on this first floor, two of which have ensuite showers and the third is used as a gym at present. A fifth bedroom is on the ground floor and is used as an office, although it too has an ensuite shower and walk-in wardrobe.
Elsewhere, the ground floor has a big (31ft by 15ft) kitchen/dining room with a double-height ceiling and a vast arched window, and double doors out to the patio.
Apart from that, there are two main reception rooms - a library and a family room - along with a sunroom.
Separate from the main house is a self-contained annexe for use as a granny flat, with an kitchen/dining room and two bedrooms.
Rineen House is for sale for €575,000 with DNG O'Sullivan Hurley (065) 684 0200.