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Ballintogher, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois

5 Bed

6 Bath

329 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 329 m²
DNG Kelly are delighted to present Woodenbridge a superb architecturally designed family home built to a high specification and beautifully positioned in an unique but, yet central location beside the Grand Canal along a quiet cul de sac off the old N7 between Monasterevin and Ballybrittas. Woodenbridge is approached via a stone wall entrance with electronic gates and along a short tree lined avenue which sweeps towards the front door. The house sits within 3 stud railed paddocks and the avenue continues to the side of the house passing the large garage. The house was built in 2008 by the current owners who put great thought into the layout of the accommodation and ensured all the rooms were bright and spacious with an easy flow. The house was built to the highest standards using the most efficient systems. There is underfloor geothermal heating throughout, a very high degree of insulation, fully sound proofed between ground and first floor (Ducon slab floor plus insulation), a maintenance free exterior finish, the roof is natural slate, all the windows have limestone sills and a sandstone patio that runs the circumference of the house. Other notable features are the double glazed mahogany sash windows, the solid oak custom made kitchen and the decorative cornicing and centre roses. The accommodation extends to 329q m / 3,541 sq ft and is laid out over two floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious hall with impressive solid wood staircase which has a large window on the return bringing in rays of light. The drawing room is an elegant room with a bay window and French doors lead to the suntrap patio which overlooks the ample gardens and paddocks all of which are surrounded by mature trees ensuring complete privacy. The large family kitchen has all one would wish for, with plentiful storage and cooking space, excellent dining space and leads directly into the family sitting room which in turn leads to the playroom. The office / study is tucked quietly away at the other end of the house and beside is the guest bedroom with its own en suite bathroom. Also found on the ground floor are the utility, WC and the guest WC off the hall. The first floor , again the landing is spacious and light filled. All the bedrooms are roomy and bright and the master suite boasts its own walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. There is a garage to the side of the house which could have alternative uses as the first floor is spacious with velux windows and could be converted into a children's outdoor games room or a granny flat (subject to relevant p.p). LOCATION AND AMENITIES Woodenbridge is excellently located on the border of Laois and Kildare a short distance from the town of Monasterevin in South County Kildare. Monasterevin is a small Georgian town, which sits on the River Barrow and also on the Grand Canal. The area has benefited from the opening of the M7, which has taken the main traffic and also greatly shortened the travelling times to Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Dublin is now within a one hour's drive. The area is extremely well serviced with transport links. There are train stations in Monasterevin, Kildare and Portarlington. There is an expansive bus network and easy access to the M7 which is 5 min away. There is also an abundance of amenities on offer, schools, swimming pools and sports facilities. Woodenbridge is situated beside the Grand Canal which has a towpath the entire route to Dublin and offers long peaceful and scenic walks, boating and canoeing along the canal. Nearby, Co. Kildare is synonymous with the bloodstock industry, famous for its world renowned stud farms and busy racing calendar. The main race courses are the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas, all within easy driving distance. The keen huntsman has a choice of packs notably the Kildare Foxhounds and the Laois Hunt. Similarly there is a choice of excellent golf courses in the immediately facility. The Heritage Killenard Hotel and Golf Club is a 5 min drive and other courses include The K-Club and the Royal Curragh Golf Club. Woodenbridge's central location facilitates easy access to several excellent shopping towns including Kildare, Newbridge, Portlaoise, Naas each with a range of large supermarkets and smaller boutique stores. For everyday shopping Monasterevin is a 5 min trip. There are a choice of primary schools including at Rath (Ballybrittas), Killenard as well as in Monasterevin and Kildare. There are secondary schools in Kildare, Portarlington, Portlaoise and Newbridge College all being an easy commute. ACCOMMODATION Total accommodation approx. 329 sq mt / 3541 sq ft Please refer to the floor plans. Ground Floor The front door opens into a bright welcoming hall which has solid wood floors, corniced ceiling, centre rose and the staircase. The drawing room is a very fine room to the front of the house and features a bay window. It has solid wood floors, corniced ceiling and centre rose, marble fireplace with Reva stove and French doors to patio. The kitchen is a custom made oak kitchen with cupboards at floor and eye level, integrated dishwasher, natural stone floor and granite worktop. An arch leads into the family room which has a solid wood floor, solid fuel stove, double height ceiling and French doors to the patio. The playroom has solid wood floor and a door to the garden. The utility is directly off the kitchen and features built in storage cupboards, sink, plumbed for washing machine and dryer and door to rear of house. Off the utility room is a WC. The office /study has solid wood floor, recessed arch feature, corniced ceiling and centre rose. Bedroom 1 has a solid wood floor, corniced ceiling, centre rose and an en suite with natural stone floor, part tiled walls, shower, WC and WHB. The guest WC has a solid wood floor, part wood panelled walls, WC, WHB. First Floor Landing with solid wood floor, corniced ceiling and hot press. Bedroom 2 has solid wood floor and built in wardrobes. The main bathroom has a natural stone floor and part tiled walls and part wood panelled walls, bath, separate shower, WC,WHB and a heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 also has solid wood floor and walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 has solid wood floor and a walk in wardrobe. The master bedroom (5) has solid wood floor, walk in wardrobe and the en suite has natural stone floor, part tiled walls, WC, WHB, large walk in shower. THE GROUNDS The grounds extend to 1.82 ha / 4.5 acres which are made up of gardens, paddocks around the house and there is a further field to the rear of the property accessed by its own lane and with a 3 bay hay barn with lock up shed and pen with handling facilities. Subject to P.P. the site can easily accommodate the construction of another dwelling or stables if one so desired. FEATURES Energy efficient house with underfloor geothermal heating run by a Heat Pump (Euro Tec), water treatment plan, private well, purflow bio cycle sewage treatment system, Wi-Fi available throughout, wired for central sound system, ESB, recess lights, automatic sensor lights on the avenue, electronic entrance gates. Fire alarm in every room, pressure power plumbing system. TENURE Freehold FIXTURES AND FITTINGS All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including; garden statuary, light fittings and other removable fittings, although some may be available by separate negotiation. The "Range Master Cook Centre" is expressly excluded. VIEWING Viewing by appointment only DIRECTIONS From Dublin: Take N7 / M7 southbound to exit 14 (Signed R445 / Monasterevin / Tullamore / Portarlington). At 1st roundabout take 3rd exit, at 2nd roundabout go straight and continue to T junction. Take left signed for Monasterevin. Continue through Monasterevin and after town drive for 3.5km and take the first turn on the left. The house is the last house on the left hand side before reaching the canal.
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