Substance and style for €700,000 in racing county

Five-bed Georgian house with separate coach house in secluded mature gardens

Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 09:34

RATHERNAN GLEBE AND COACH HOUSE, KILMEAGUE, NAAS, CO KILDARE


It’s not exactly two for the price of one, but Rathernan Glebe, a five-bedroom Georgian house, refurbished in the 1980s, and stuffed full of period features, comes with a separate four-bedroom coach house. The two are for sale for €975,000 through Colliers and Jordan auctioneers.

Looking at them, it’s difficult to know which to choose and which to give to the granny/ adult children/close friends/ rental income occupants. Just seven miles from Naas and six from Newbridge, you certainly wouldn’t be short of visitors, especially when the Naas and Curragh race meetings are on.

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The Glebe itself is more formal, with marble fireplaces, an elegant staircase and tall, arched sash windows. Its 372sq m (4,000sq ft) of accommodation includes a kitchen with an Aga and solid fuel stove. And there is also a dining room, drawing room, office, sun room and wine store at this level. Upstairs are the bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room.

The gravel drive around to the side leads to the coach house, which at 251sq m (2,700sq ft), and refurbished in 2000, is equally lovely, though in a lower key way. Overlooking a tennis court, and shaded by mature trees, this has a dining room, kitchen (yes, another Aga, and Belfast sink), sun room, family room and dining room. There’s also a boot room at the back.

Upstairs, four bedrooms come with two bathrooms. As both properties have separate oil fired heating systems, you can divvy them up as you like.

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