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With jaw-droppingly beautiful kerb appeal, this stunning family home must be the most handsome property of its kind to be found anywhere on the market today.
A short walk from the picture-postcard village of Stradbally and all of its modern conveniences, this property enjoys that rarest of things, a sublimely tranquil setting within walking distance of schools, shops and sports facilities.
Situated on a relaxing quiet lane, nothing passes by to disturb the silence except the very occasional gentle hum of a passing tractor.
As you approach the property your senses will immediately be arrested by this home’s great beauty. A gently babbling stream has been beautifully tamed with attractive stone walls and inviting steps, and now forms an architectural addendum; a piece de resistance to set the scene.
The granite entrance with blue limestone capping and old brick quoins announce a home of distinction. The imposing facade matches beautifully with gorgeous stonework and hand cut brick quoins.
Drive through the electric ornate iron gates over the cobblestones and onto the crunch gravel. You have arrived!
The twin front lawns perfectly frame the house and wrap right around to create a fully professionally landscaped garden. The stuff of dreams.
Step through the front door and you will need to pause to take it all in. A double height entrance with galleried landing sets the tone for a home that will impress on multiple levels.
To the front of the house there is a choice of two reception rooms, both extremely spacious both enjoying picture windows.
To the right the formal reception room enjoys double doors, coved ceilings, and hardwood floors. There is a beautiful inset stove in the feature stone chimney breast.
On the left hand side of the house is a more casual reception room with a relaxed open plan follow through into the massive kitchen dining room.
The kitchen dining room is just perfect. A huge space with an amazing and massive bespoke fitted kitchen. With an inglenook fireplace, stunning rangemaster oven, carved pelmets and cornices, everything a dream kitchen ever had is here. The large island has the cleverest hidden wheels and can move around and be fixed wherever you please, allowing you to completely change your kitchen layout at the flick of a switch. The dining space is ideal for both intimate family mealtimes or entertaining on the grand scale.
Continuing the open plan theme double doors open into the large sunroom which has picture windows all around and is designed to maximise the stunning views to be had from this truly special home.
Double doors lead to the amazing gardens.
Off the kitchen to the right is a full size utility room. Bigger than most kitchens, this room is once again appointed to an amazing specification and enjoys stone worktops, a large sink unit, a fitted American fridge freezer and full plumbing for appliances.
A superb and fully tiled shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.
Ascend the bespoke staircase and arrive at the picture book galleried landing. The massive picture window enjoys rolling views across breath-taking countryside.
The master bedroom is just a dream. With a dual aspect, the views are stunning, to truly appreciate them, step out onto the evocative Juliette balcony and breath. Life is so good here. Off the massive bedroom is a star styled walk-in wardrobe and a huge ensuite bathroom. The luxurious ambience of the master suite is just amazing.
There are three further double bedrooms on this floor, all appointed to stunning standards, all with beautiful views and a second bedroom enjoys a full ensuite.
A massive family bathroom with bespoke cabinetry, tiled floor, jacuzzi bath, twin washbasins and a freestanding shower all combining to create one final room of extraordinary quality.
With interiors this beautiful it may be surprising that some will find the biggest surprise this home has to offer is actually in the garden. Glance across the striped lawns and an imposing two storey garage will both impress and intrigue. Step inside. To the front is a massive car or storage garage ideal for the DIY enthusiast or just a place to keep all the untidiness away from the house. Then enter the separate door to the back room. A home gym here immediately suggests this area is for the self. Climb the stairs and step into your favourite bar. Dancefloor size, this room begs you to stay. The large home bar, pool table and copious seating space screams PARTY. With views over the surrounding area, a galleried balcony, and its own shower room, for the tamer soul this room could be repurposed, but your friends would never forgive you.
Enjoyment is what this house is all about. Those pristine gardens are ideal for the growing family. With a beautiful seating area where once a year you can sit back and be entertained by world class musicians as The Electric Picnic can be clearly heard note perfect from your own garden. Now how cool is that. And for the younger ones there is a stunning Fairy Garden complete with fairy doors and everything a fairy could need.
This is the most perfect place to live. Stradbally is a little over 10 minutes’ walk away. Quality schools, a large supermarket, great pubs, and restaurants are all on your doorstep.
The countryside is immense with the canal in Vicarstown and its newly opened Blue Way ideal for runners and walkers alike, with water sports catered for by the canoe club. Emo court and its woodland walks are also close by.
Further sporting activities such as GAA, athletics and soccer are catered for in Stradbally and Golfers have the choice of the links style course at The Heath, Seve Ballesteros’ championship course in Killenard or the picturesque Kilkea Castle course just outside Athy.
Viewing of this exceedingly beautiful home is highly recommended.
Portlaoise is just 10 minutes away, Dublin just under an hour. Kildare Village, Carlow and Athy can be reached in approximately 20 minutes.
With walk-in wardrobe