Idyllically located just outside the charming village of Emo and 3 minutes from the M7, this imposing 4-bedroom detached country home is available on a circa one acre site, (with the option to acquire a further 9 acres) with a guide price seeking offers in excess of €495,000. Set on a private cul-de-sac, the entrance to this elegant property features attractive gate piers and as you drive along the landscaped driveway, twin paddocks which fittingly frame the property, set a peaceful country house tone. The striking double fronted house extends to almost 3,500 square feet, and is superbly sheltered by tall trees and mature hedgerows.
Step inside the impressive entrance hall and the qualities are immediately evident. The handcrafted parquet floor along with a striking bespoke hardwood staircase, complete with a galleried landing set the scene for a home of distinction.
The massive drawing room with its dual aspect picture windows is spacious and luxuriously appointed to include hardwood floor, period-style marble fireplace, coved ceilings, and a beautiful, handcrafted entertainment unit in solid light oak.
Double doors lead to the large conservatory, with its ceramic tiled floor, radiators and access to the patio. This room offers an all year round private, peaceful space for relaxation with panoramic views of the beautiful south facing gardens.
The kitchen is superbly sized and features bespoke fitted cabinets, tiled floors and splashbacks, a breakfast bar, and a large dining area. Patio doors overlook the gardens and allow access to a substantial outdoor dining area. Off the kitchen is a sizeable utility area which is fully plumbed and has access to the guest WC.
The formal dining room is once again appointed to an exceptional standard and can easily accommodate a large dinner party with its solid floors, bespoke bookcase, and an open fireplace.
The final reception room on the ground floor has the potential to be utilised as a large home office, gym, or playroom.
On the first floor, the four double bedrooms are massively spacious. Three have extensive built-in wardrobes with the master bedroom also enjoying a superbly appointed ensuite bathroom. The large attractively decorated family bathroom completes the internal accommodation.
The property also features a large integral garage which could be converted to further living accommodation.
The garden is south facing with a spacious lawned area, a beautiful orchard of mature fruit trees and ample parking making this property ideal for a growing family.
The residence’s close proximity to the M7 means that Dublin is reachable in 50 minutes, Kildare Village in just 15, and the county town of Portlaoise in less than 10. Close by is the excellent primary school in Emo village, as well as various secondary school options in Portlaoise, Portarlington, Monasterevin and beyond. You will also find the Midlands Regional Hospital and train station in nearby Portlaoise.
Perhaps one of the most exciting local attractions is Gandon’s magnificent Emo Court which is just a stone’s throw from the house. With hundreds of acres of parkland, lakeside walks, wooded trails and a beautiful coffee shop, everything is at hand to escape into nature and enjoy a couple of carefree hours whenever you wish. Finally, for the golf-lovers among us, Seve Ballesteros’ majestic championship course is less than 10 minutes away at the luxurious Heritage Spa & Golf Hotel in Killenard.
This property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a large residence of distinction, spacious inside and out, and to experience the peaceful bliss of the countryside, while still being within striking distance of Dublin along with an array of charming towns and villages.
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5.17m x 3.24m (17' x 10' 8") Feature parquet floor, wainscot wall, coved ceiling, feature staircase with fitted carpet, picture light, alarm sensors.
9.11m x 4.09m (29' 11" x 13' 5") Double doors, timber floor, patio door to conservatory, feature marble fireplace with insert fire, coved ceiling, ceiling rose, light fitting fitted curtains, dual aspect . double doors kitchen.
5.72m x 3.71m (18' 9" x 12' 2") Bespoke conservatory, glass roof, tiled floor, double doors to garden, ceiling fan, radiators.
Bespoke fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, tiled splashback, fitted blind, window pelmet, patio door to garden, fitted curtains, integrated double oven, hob, fridge, double sink unit, picture window overlooking garden.
3.13m x 2.69m (10' 3" x 8' 10") Tiled floor, plumbed for appliance.
2.62m x 1.00m (8' 7" x 3' 3") W.C., W.HG.B., part tiled walls, tiled floor, shelf.
5.19m x 3.68m (17' x 12' 1") Solid timber floor, fitted curtains, coved ceiling, ceiling rose, light fitting.
5.35m x 4.12m (17' 7" x 13' 6") Solid timber floor, feature fireplace, picture window, fitted curtains, coved ceiling, light fitting, built-in book case, display cabinet, insert stove.
6.38m x 3.24m (20' 11" x 10' 8") Fitted carpet, fitted curtains, ceiling rose, coved ceiling, light fitting, wainscot walls, hotpress with immersion.
4.14m x 3.87m (13' 7" x 12' 8") Built-in wardrobe, fitted carpet, fitted curtains, light fitting.
4.08m x 3.38m (13' 5" x 11' 1") Fitted carpet. fitted curtains.
5.08m x 4.06m (16' 8" x 13' 4") Fitted carpet, wall of wardrobes, coved ceiling, fitted curtains, ceiling rose.
1.98m x 1.75m (6' 6" x 5' 9") W.C., W.H.B. shower unit, part tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel rail.
2.69m x 2.48m (8' 10" x 8' 2") Part tiled walls, tiled floor, bath, shower unit, w.c., w.h.b. , fitted curtains,heated towel rail.
4.25m x 4.13m (13' 11" x 13' 7") Built-in wardrobe, fitted curtains, fitted carpet, light fitting.
8.00m x 4.27m (26' 3" x 14') Up & over door, rear door, electricity