These four luxury homes with hot tubs and jacuzzis are all up for sale
20 Maple Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14 €1.95m
20 Maple Road in Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, is a fine detached house built by the well-known firm of builders G & T Crampton, in the mid-1950s. Crampton-built houses are associated with high standards of craftsmanship and this double-fronted red-brick house stands on gardens of 0.18 acres with extensive frontage on to Maple Road.
This house was fully refurbished by the current owners a decade ago and has 290sqm of living space, laid out over two levels, with a good balance of living and bedroom accommodation. Thanks to a double-height reception hall, the house feels light and bright. In terms of reception rooms, there is both an elegant formal room, and a more relaxed family space overlooking the rear gardens.
A large, dual-aspect kitchen/dining room overlooks both the front and rear gardens, and is very much the focus of family life, with a handy, separate utility room, guest loo and a boot room with access from the side.
Three of the four double bedrooms upstairs are en suite, and there is also a family bathroom.
The gardens are set out mainly in lawn, with a large patio area for barbecuing and eating outdoors when the weather allows, while the gazebo has both an Arctic Spa hot tub and sauna. There is plenty of off-street parking to the front, and the site offers the potential to extend further, subject to planning permission.
Maple Road is well located in terms of schools and colleges, with Gonzaga College, St Killian's, Alexandra College, Muckross Park, The Teresian School, Mount Anville School, St Michael's College and UCD all close by.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald (01) 496 9909
Big and bold in Blarney
Thimble Hall in Killowen, eight kilometres from Blarney and a 15-minute drive from Cork city, is a five-bedroom detached house with 424sqm of living space. Built in 1997 by its current owners, the house is a mirror image of a sister property in Tennessee, USA, and American features include vaulted ceilings, extra-large rooms and a double garage. Outside, from an area of raised decking with a hot tub, one can look out over gardens designed by landscaper Brian Cross, featuring a Japanese sand garden with Koi pond, and the scenic Shournagh Valley. A large paddock towards the northern boundary offers potential for further development (subject to planning) or could be used for horses. In total, Thimble Hall has three acres of land.
Pride of Piltown
Agent: Lisney (021) 427 5079
Knockglass at Skeogh, near the villages of Owning and Piltown in Co Kilkenny, has both an outdoor hot tub and a Jacuzzi bath in the master bedroom en suite. The three-bedroom home was built in 2006 and sits on an elevated south-facing site of 1.5 acres with views over the Suir Valley. In total, the house has 240sqm of living space and is ready for new owners to move straight in, being decorated in a contemporary style with plenty of creature comforts. Local amenities include primary schools, churches, shops, a public house, take-away, chemist, doctor's surgery and sporting amenities. The property is a short drive from Carrick-on-Suir, 20 minutes from Waterford and 20 minutes from the motorway.
Gated near Gorey
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Power & Walsh (051) 640 528
Eagle View in Ballymoney near Gorey, Co Wexford is a detached four-bedroom, five-bathroom family home in a private gated development. As well as a swimming pool, the house has an outdoor hot tub, a detached games room, and a bar. The interior finishes are all of a high standard, as are the kitchen and bathroom fittings. The house is located in the foothills of Tara Hill and within walking distance of the sandy beaches at Ballymoney and Courtown. Golf courses in the area include Ballymoney, Courtown and Seafield. Eagle View is 2km from Tara Hill village, where there is a primary school and shop, 2km from Ballymoney village and the sea, and 3km off the N11. Gorey is 5km away and Dublin is an hour's drive.
Agent: Property Partners O'Brien Swaine (01) 298 8508