Substance and style for €700,000 in racing county
Five-bed Georgian house with separate coach house in secluded mature gardens
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.