On the market – four detached houses on the outskirts of Dublin
Knockbounce, Nicholastown, Kilcullen, Co Kildare
€ 1.2 million Vincent Finnegan (01) 284 4312
The floor space of this home on the outskirts of Kilcullen is 6,070 square feet, making it a lot of vacuuming. Fortunately, there is a central vacuum system. Other advanced features include surround sound, a pressurized water system, and underfloor heating (it is rated B1).
The space includes five bedrooms on the first floor, all en-suite and with walk-in closets. The ground floor has three reception rooms – two living rooms and a games room – as well as an American kitchen and a living room opening onto a covered terrace and a terrace. There is also an office on the ground floor. It is on 1.7 acres with a garage and a carport.
Holly, Kilcullen Street, Dunlavin, County Wicklow
365k € JP&M Doyle (045) 865 568
Dunlavin in West Wicklow began to be built in the 17th century and has some interesting historic buildings, most notably the Palladian-style market at the end of Kilcullen Street, which dates from 1740. About 100 meters from the market house is The Hollies, a beautiful building period that recently served as a six bedroom residence.
It measures 3,155 square feet with the six bedrooms on the first floor. On the ground floor, there is a reception room on either side of the entrance hall, a dining kitchen at the end of the hall and an adjoining workshop at the back. It’s about an hour’s drive from here to Dublin in reasonable traffic.
22 Leinster Wood, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co Kildare
800 K € Coonan property (01) 628 6128
Leinster Wood is located on the 1,140 acre estate of Carton House, former home of the Earls of Kildare and most recently a hotel and golf resort.
The garden at No22 faces due south and backs onto one of the estate’s two 18-hole golf courses, but it is also quite isolated, with mature trees and hedges. It measures 2,500 square feet on two floors plus a basement. The ground floor has two bedrooms (one en suite), a kitchen / dining room and a living room with a vaulted ceiling. Two other bedrooms (one en suite) are on the first floor. The annual management fees amount to € 1,435.
6 Lackanash, Trim, Co Meath
€ 475k Raymond Potterton (046) 902 7666
Trim Castle was one of the stars of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, although he did not perform himself, instead wearing wooden prosthetics and acting as the walled city of York. The Lackanash Estate is about a 15-minute walk from the castle and the town itself. No6 measures 1660 square feet with four bedrooms upstairs (two en-suite). Downstairs there is an open plan kitchen / diner to the rear with sliding doors leading out to the terrace and garden. This is connected to a front reception room by double doors, and there is also a separate living room. As a fairly recent construction (early 2000s), it is rated B3 and about a half hour drive from the M50.