Where urban meets rural
Philgarva House, Downing's North, Prosperous Road, Co Kildare
Four-bedroom detached house on 0.5 acres
Philgarva offers all the relaxing benefits of a country location combined with the comforts of a city lifestyle. Located only a kilometre from the village of Prosperous, and a short drive from Clane, it is also within easy commuting distances of Naas, Leixlip with its IT companies as well as Dublin city centre. Its price has just been reduced from €575,000 to €495,000
With a floor area of 297sqm, its accommodation includes interconnecting living room, dining room and kitchen as well as four bedrooms.
Built only six years ago, the vendors designed it so that it was user friendly and capable of allowing lots of people to circulate freely inside and outside the house at parties.
Attractive features of the entrance hall are its centre rose and a sweeping staircase.
Its large kitchen accommodates not alone a dining area, a central island unit and a large walk-in pantry, but also has an office area and is well equipped with conveniences including a Rangemaster cooker with two electric ovens and an American-style fridge freezer. From here, doors lead out to the gardens with a BBQ area and a patio seating area with south aspect making it ideal for al fresco dining.
In addition a utility room supplements the kitchen work area.
For more formal occasions the dining room is adorned with coving and a centre rose as well as a glazed area where doors lead to the garden barbeque area.This bay-shaped glazed area is twinned with a similar bay-shaped glazed area off the kitchen and between the two bays, the barbeque cooking area is sheltered by a small overhead terrace connecting two bedroom balconies. Smokers who are banned from indoors could avail of this south facing shelter to assuage their craving.
Plasterwork features similar to those in the dining room also adorn the living room which also benefits from a marble fireplace with a remote-control gas fire and solid oak flooring.
One bedroom is also located at ground level and it has direct access to a bathroom with shower, which is wheelchair accessible and also has a door to the hall that facilitates its use as a guest bathroom.
Upstairs the master bedroom comes with a walk-in dressing room as well as an en suite bathroom which has an array of features including a computerised steam bath unit with Jacuzzi bath, waterfall shower unit, a steam room, multiple body jets, TV, radio and foot massage. Owners can also enjoy this room's south-facing balcony with views over the rear garden. The third bedroom also contains a balcony.
Both the third and fourth bedrooms have direct access to a shared en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi and shower and each of these bedrooms is attractively presented and equipped like the others with centre rose, TV point and telephone point.
Outside the garage is well equipped and there is an outside guest WC. In addition, a small detached building accommodates offices, a kitchen and a store room while there are two garden sheds. As well as being manicured, the gardens themselves benefit from a fish pond with a selection of fish, four apple trees, white and pink cherry blossom, an oak tree and a selection of further plantings.
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