11 Aug 2022

Magnificent Victorian-era home in Monasterevin includes 3 outbuildings and large gardens for €520k

By Kim O'Leary   For house hunters in Co Kildare it’s not often that such a magnificent and refined home with many unique features enters the market, and this unique historic home in Monasterevin boasts 3 outbuildings perfect for conversion as well as enormous landscaped gardens with a guide price of €520,000.   “The Ranch”, Dublin Road, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, is a 6-bedroom home situated on a spacious 0.5 acres (approx.) of mature land with plenty of trees providing privacy and tranquillity for its inhabitants.   The property was originally designed by the renowned architect William Chambers back in 1882 and the house was built for the groom on Lord Drogheda’s estate and it was originally known as Grooms Cottage. This property is listed as a protected structure in The National inventory of Architectural Heritage and it was tastefully renovated in 2004 to bring back its classic style and elegant charm and it was renamed “The Ranch”.   The Ranch consists of 6 bedrooms, 4 large en-suites, and also on the ground floor is a porch, entrance hallway, an inner hall, a large dining room perfect for dining with guests, a sophisticated drawing room, a smart study/library, and a kitchen/breakfast area for everyone to enjoy. The generous living accommodations extends over two floors with high ceilings and every room offers plenty of space and light especially during the nice weather.   The property is approached through a sliding electronic gate flanked by red brick pillars and a pebbled driveway and there is beech hedging with post and rail fencing to the front. The large and spacious driveway allows for ample and secure parking, and the house stands out due to red brick profiled chimney and unique outdoor lighting.   Outside there are large gardens currently in lawn as well as an enclosed back yard approached through a side entrance or through the back door, and there are also 3 outbuildings which could be converted if desired offering plenty of potential.   The Ranch is set in a well-connected and tranquil area with the historical town of Monasterevin within walking distance offering great local amenities including shops, schools and leisure facilities to suit everyone’s tastes. Other features of the town are its angling, The Monasterevin Canal Festival, and its sporting activities which include the GAA, badminton, boating on the canal and river, fishing and shooting. Monasterevin also has a beautiful bell harbour where one can sit and relax and there is a lovely children's playground nearby.   Monasterevin also has a beautiful bell harbour where one can sit and relax and there is a lovely children's playground nearby.   The property is listed with Frances Hennessey and tomorrow Sunday 13 May there will be an open viewing from 2-4pm with interested buyers welcome.   For more information and 26 images visit  

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