DescriptionEXCEPTIONAL DETACHED C. 3,300 SQ. FT 5 BEDROOM RESIDENCE ON C. 1.63 ACRES WITH SEPARATE MEWS
"The Paddock" is an exceptional property finished to a very high standard, built approximately 35 years and extensively refurbished in the mid 2000's. This is an ideal opportunity to acquire a substantial home finished to a high standard with many extra features including a c. 500 sq. ft. mews suitable as a separate apartment / home office in addition to a secure, block built stable and c. ½ acre paddock.
It is situated in a most wonderful rural setting with commanding views of the surrounding countryside and close to the famous Kilkea Castle and Golf course.
Approached through a recessed entrance with tarmacadam drive the property is nestled on a mature site enclosed by trees and hedges.
Located close to Athy the property is ideally positioned for commuters with a frequent daily train service. The M9 Motorway is less than a 10-minute drive providing access both north and south bound.
Athy itself is an attractive commercial town with a thriving local community and the property is also within a short drive of Carlow, Portlaoise, Newbridge & Kildare Village (all within 30 mins).
Generous lawns and paddock to rear. South west facing rear garden with wooden deck and terrace, paved Indian sandstone patio, gravel pathways, pond with power for fountain / light, outside toilet (w.c. & w.h.b.), outside lighting and outside tap.
Private water with water softening system, two zone oil fired central heating system, ESB, refuse collection, phone & septic tank drainage.
Golf: Kilkea, Carlow & Rathsallagh.
Sport: Athy, Carlow (rugby, GAA, soceer, tennis etc).
Shopping: Athy, Carlow, Newbridge, Portlaoise & Kildare Village.
Schools: Kilkea (primary), Athy, Castledermot & Carlow.
AccommodationEntrance Hall: 6.50m x 3.00m Double height ceilings, gallery landing, wood panelled ceiling & double doors to:
Lounge: 6.80m x 4.50m With coving, marble fireplace with slate inset & hearth, wired for surround lighting from lamps, open archway leading to:
Dining Room: 5.30m x 3.50m With French doors to rear & double doors leading to:
Kitchen/Breakfast/Living Area: 10.60m x 3.70m With contemporary style fitted kitchen, America walnut floor, Blanco Anthracite sink unit, stainless steel extractor unit, Bosche ceramic hob, integrated raised dishwasher, Whirlpool microwave, Whirlpool electric double oven, breakfast counter, recessed lighting, carousel corner units, & soft close drawer system. Living area includes a 15kg inset stove.
Pantry: Walk-in with shelves
Utility Room: 3.70m x 1.80m With s.s. sink unit, tiled floor, plumbed & presses. Door to garden.
Hotpress Walk in with shelving.
Bathroom: 2.40m x 2.30m With mirror, recessed lighting, bath, shower, tiled surround, vanity w.h.b., presses, w.c. & tiled floor.
Bedroom 5 / office: 4.40m x 3.40m
Lower Ground Floor:
Family Room: 9.80m x 4.50m With recessed lighting, wired for surround sound, wall lighting & French door providing separate front access to garden. Room includes a purpose-built bar and full-size pool table (not included). Two small storerooms.
Master suite: 5.80m x 3.50m With recessed lighting, vanity dressing table.
Dressing Room 4.20m x 3.30m
Walk-in dressing room with walnut shelving, hanging, roll out drawers & recessed lighting.
En-suite w.c., 2 w.h.b., 2 mirrors with built-in lights, shower unit, extractor fan, heated towel rail, recessed lights & free standing bath.
Bathroom: w.c, w.h.b, shower, tiled surround, and recessed lighting.
Bedroom 2: 3.40m x 3.40m
Bedroom 3: 2.50m x 2.40m
Bedroom 4 / office: 2.50m x 2.40m
Attic: Folding attic stairs partly floored with lighting.
Features* Hardwood/PVC double glazed windows
* Brick exterior (maintenance free)
* Alarm, smoke detectors connected to mains
* Two zone oil fired central heating system
* Extensive entertaining space
* Dramatic double height reception hall
* Main bedroom with high spec ensuite and dressingroom
* Self contained "one bed mews" - ideal for office/rental
* 1.6 acres of mature landscaped gardens