THE OLD HOUSE, Mountrice Cross on the road from Monasterevin to Rathangan, 10 minutes from the M7 at Kildare, 8 minutes from the M7 at Monasterevin.
This delightful and very spacious cottage is a hideaway that must be seen to be fully appreciated. A five-bedroom home with four en-suite bathrooms, it sits on 1.03 acres in a much sought-after quiet corner of Co. Kildare, centrally located just 12 minutes from The National Stud and Japanese Gardens, and only 10 minutes from the very popular Kildare Village. It takes 35-40 minutes to the M50 and an hour to the airport. A well-liked national school is just 5 minutes away as are churches, shops and other fine schools in Monasterevin.
The Old House has a friendly welcoming atmosphere that hits you once you cross the threshold into the porch with its inviting work surfaces and accommodating storage space. The kitchen, the heart of the home, is full of character with exposed wooden beams and a bespoke dresser made by a local craftsman. Easy to reach hanging saucepans above two cookers, one gas and one electric, are housed in an old inglenook fireplace. This kitchen is ideal for casual entertaining.
The Old House has so much to commend it. Apart from four superb en-suite bedrooms, it has a nicely proportioned dining-area adjacent to the kitchen, looking out on the large back garden through French windows, ideal for more formal entertaining, and two very comfortable living rooms. The main living room has exposed wooden beams and an original feature fireplace now housing a wood/ turf burning stove. The deep window ledge of polished wood looking out on the leafy front garden is a further attractive feature. The smaller living room makes for a quiet cosy restful games/reading room away from the TV and it leads into a bright study/ office with light coming in from the front and the back of the house.
The master bedroom is a great space with built-in wardrobes fronted by attractive wooden doors. There is plenty of room for an extra wardrobe and chests of drawers, a dressing table and a reclining armchair. The family bathroom adjacent to the maste ...