Franklin House, Old Cratloe Road, Limerick, Caherdavin, Co. Limerick
- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 402 m²
Sherry FitzGerald are pleased to bring Franklin House , Old Cratloe Road to the market. Located on the Limerick/Moylish side of Old Cratloe Road, re-zoned by Limerick City Council, with road frontage infrastructure, mains piped gas, hi speed fibre optic broadband & secondary school bus stopping outside the gate. Immediate access to shops & city centre public bus services adjacent to former LIT, now TUS, double University Campus facilities and Student Village in walking distance. Limerick City Centre is just 5 minutes by car, part of N18 & M7 road networks for those commuting to the wider Mid-West region, Shannon Airport & Dublin, and the new Coonagh to Knockalisheen road, links the Condell and Ennis Road. The locality is serviced by no less than three primary schools, with unrivalled selection of secondary schools. The Clare Hills can be seen from the limestone framed Georgian style window on the first floor of Franklin House and is just a short drive away offering fantastic nature walks along the Cratloe and Meelick trails. This superbly maintained family home offers 5 bedrooms (1 is converted to walk-in dressing room), 2 bathrooms & 3 ensuites; superb living space and a beautiful 1.5 acres site with sprawling lawns. It was built to suit either Professionals availing of home office working space for Shannon/Limerick business hub or a Growing Family seeking to upsize. It has the benefit of feeling like rural but as with its neighbour, Technology University on the Shannon, it is in proximity to Thomond Park, and City amenities, afforded by a suburban setting. Approaching the property via traditional stone wall and electric gated entrance, the tarmacadam driveway leads to the house which is set back from the road. Entering the property through a Kilkenny Limestone archway, via light filled hallway and marble flooring, which covers all downstairs main reception rooms, office and entertainment rooms. Surprisingly, you will be greeted by a 20-foot stairwell illuminating both ground floor and first floor. This reveals handcrafted bespoke heritage style plasterwork covering the full first floor ceiling, and expansive landing area. The bespoke barn-shaped ceiling & window from the master bathroom upstairs, pulls light from south facing rear of the home. The heritage theme is repeated with handcrafted ceiling cornicing throughout, and mahogany panelling to match the bespoke mahogany staircase, setting the tone of this elegantly finished residence. The property features two generously proportioned Sitting/Living rooms (fitted for surround sound and TV screens to be placed over bespoke /marble fireplaces). French doors open from the Sitting room into the Formal Dining room, which opens into the Sun room and offers a perfect space for Entertainment/Family gatherings. The Kitchen is south facing and set to the rear of the property to overlook acre lawned garden. Light is a deliberate feature of this home, and illumination to the Kitchen also comes from internal windows from the Sun room & Dining Room. The Kitchen is supersized, to accommodate dual fuel aga stove, & American freestanding fridge, fitted with solid wood units and granite worktops, with focal point being a 6 seater granite central island/breakfast bar to create a homely & casual feel. This room is framed by handcrafted plasterwork, & surrounding gothic shaped windows. One of the many unique features of Franklin House is how the bespoke Sun room, with mahogany doorway and Scandinavian style ceiling; is south facing to reveal extensive acreage of lawn and patio space. We are then introduced to the Link section comprised of a long hallway off the Kitchen to create a sense of separate living space. This leads to a Laundry room fitted with large hot press, additional storage units, sink and bespoke rails for natural drying. It opens into a Games Room and Internal Garage. This space was purpose built to avoid a need for costly extensions in the future, and has underfloor heating even in the internal garage. This matches the full ground floor heating plan, that uses the mains, piped gas supply, and could become a self-contained living unit, if so desired. On the first floor, there are 5 excellent bedrooms (4 double bedrooms). The Master bedroom is a spacious double bedroom to the front of the home, with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. In total 3 of the bedrooms on first floor level, have fully tiled ensuite bathrooms. The 5th bedroom has been converted to a Wardrobe/Dressing room, with ceiling to floor, built in wardrobes. The Master bathroom comes fully tilled and fitted with jacuzzi bath & power shower. As all storage is built in, this home has proven to be low maintenance, aided by low maintenance flooring choices. Externally, the property boasts a wonderful Garden fully laid in lawn, maintained easily by a drive on lawnmower & the sweeping tarmacadam driveway which wraps around to the rear of the house. The rear patio could seat 20 people comfortably for entertainment/BBQ gatherings and is finished with a timeless redbrick cobblestone and outside lighting. The boundaries are boarded by a selection of colourful trees and shrubbery. Early viewing comes highly recommended for Franklin House . Services: Mains Water, Mains Gas, Fibre Optic, high speed broadband, Septic tank. Limerick City Council Road Frontage, School bus and Public bus Services. Notes: 402 sqm/4327 sq.ft, (excluding internal garage 300 sq.ft.), GFCH, Underfloor heating on ground floor, Electric Gates, Stira attic, Alarm, Built to a very high standard in 2003 (C2 Ber rating). Accommodation: Entrance Hall, Living room, Sitting room, Dining Room, Sun room, Kitchen, link to Laundry room, Games Room, Internal Garage, 5 Bedrooms (1 converted to Dressing room), 5 bathrooms (1 WC & 3 Ensuite), Hot-Press, Internal Garage. External Paving/Patio.
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BER No: 115965188
Energy Performance Indicator: 199.92 kWh/m2/yr
Daft ID: 115593944
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