Five-bed Kildare country home on 7 acres with book-lined study, stables, pond and orchard

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Five-bed Kildare country home on 7 acres with book-lined study, stables, pond and orchard
21:00 Friday 22nd of February 2019

This wonderful five-bedroom country house near Ballymore Eustace comes with a three-bedroom stone-cut mews.

The original house at The Granary was built in 1740, during the early Georgian period but was completely rebuilt in 2000.

This replica house has all the charm, generosity, warmth and grace of an Irish period country  house, but benefits from modern insulation, heating, and building systems.


The original house contains a book-lined study, with solid fuel stove, and a cosy sitting room, with an open fire.

A very large French Provincial-style kitchen includes double Aga, opening to a breakfast room with French windows that lead onto a patio area, and from there to the walled formal gardens.

Opposite and to the left of the kitchen is a large solid wood-floored drawing room with a timber-beamed ceiling, deeply recessed period windows, and an open fire.

A door leads from this room to the garden, making it a perfect room for entertaining.

Upstairs, there are five bedrooms. The master is a very generous timber-beamed space in a separate suite, with its own dressing room and en-suite.

The other four bedrooms, reached via a mezzanine gallery, all have built-in wardrobes, and one is en-suite.

Upstairs again, the attic space is fully floored.

Across the gravelled yard, a stone-cut mews which includes a kitchen/breakfast room, large living room, bathroom and bedroom downstairs. There are two further bedrooms upstairs, one of which is en-suite.

Electric gates open to a winding avenue, flanked by a local Ballylusk stone wall and a paddock either side.

This leads to the generous gravel area that welcomes you to both the main house and mews.

Set in the centre of c3ha (7.5acres) of grounds, The Granary is in an utterly secluded and sheltered spot with majestic views.

The grounds themselves include a stable block with three loose boxes, a sand arena, hay barn and other outbuildings. There are also four paddocks, each with its own horse shelter, so equine enthusiasts coming to this fabled equestrian part of Ireland are well catered for. Your cars are looked after too, with a separate garage.

Alongside the horse and pony amenities, there is also an orchard, polytunnel and vegetable garden, which has raised beds. Add to this a formal garden, pond, and plenty of mature planting, and you have the perfect oasis, in the heart of exceptional countryside, yet which is within exceptionally easy reach of Dublin.

On the Dublin side of Ballymore Eustace and just 4.3km from Blessington, The Granary is less than an hour from Dublin.

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