Woodenbridge, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois R32A3P1€899,000

5 Bed Detached House 329 m² / 3541 ft² For Sale B1


DNG Kelly are delighted to present Woodenbridge a
superb architecturally designed family home built
to a high specification and beautifully positioned
in an unique but, yet central location beside the
Grand Canal along a quiet cul de sac off the old N7
between Monasterevin and Ballybrittas.
Woodenbridge is approached via a stone wall
entrance with electronic gates and along a short
tree lined avenue which sweeps towards the front
door. The house sits within 3 stud railed paddocks
and the avenue continues to the side of the house
passing the large garage.
The house was built in 2008 by the current owners
who put great thought into the layout of the
accommodation and ensured all the rooms were
bright and spacious with an easy flow. The house
was built to the highest standards using the most
efficient systems. There is underfloor geothermal
heating throughout, a very high degree of insulation,
fully sound proofed between ground and first floor
(Ducon slab floor plus insulation), a maintenance
free exterior finish, the roof is natural slate, all the
windows have limestone sills and a sandstone patio
that runs the circumference of the house. Other
notable features are the double glazed mahogany
sash windows, the solid oak custom made kitchen
and the decorative cornicing and centre roses.
The accommodation extends to 329q m / 3,541 sq
ft and is laid out over two floors. On the ground floor
there is a spacious hall with impressive solid wood
staircase which has a large window on the return
bringing in rays of light. The drawing room is an
elegant room with a bay window and French doors
lead to the suntrap patio which overlooks the ample
gardens and paddocks all of which are surrounded
by mature trees ensuring complete privacy. The
large family kitchen has all one would wish for, with
plentiful storage and cooking space, excellent dining
space and leads directly into the family sitting room
which in turn leads to the playroom. The office /
study is tucked quietly away at the other end of the
house and beside is the guest bedroom with its own
en suite bathroom. Also found on the ground floor
are the utility, WC and the guest WC off the hall.
The first floor , again the landing is spacious
and light filled. All the bedrooms are roomy and
bright and the master suite boasts its own walk in
wardrobe and en suite bathroom.
There is a garage to the side of the house which
could have alternative uses as the first floor
is spacious with velux windows and could be
converted into a children’s outdoor games room or
a granny flat (subject to relevant p.p).
Woodenbridge is excellently located on the border
of Laois and Kildare a short distance from the
town of Monasterevin in South County Kildare.
Monasterevin is a small Georgian town, which sits
on the River Barrow and also on the Grand Canal.
The area has benefited from the opening of the M7,
which has taken the main traffic and also greatly
shortened the travelling times to Dublin, Cork and
Limerick. Dublin is now within a one hour’s drive.
The area is extremely well serviced with transport
links. There are train stations in Monasterevin,
Kildare and Portarlington. There is an expansive bus
network and easy access to the M7 which is 5 min
There is also an abundance of amenities on offer,
schools, swimming pools and sports facilities.
Woodenbridge is situated beside the Grand Canal
which has a towpath the entire route to Dublin and
offers long peaceful and scenic walks, boating and
canoeing along the canal.
Nearby, Co. Kildare is synonymous with the
bloodstock industry, famous for its world renowned
stud farms and busy racing calendar. The main
race courses are the Curragh, Punchestown and
Naas, all within easy driving distance. The keen
huntsman has a choice of packs notably the Kildare
Foxhounds and the Laois Hunt.
Similarly there is a choice of excellent golf courses in
the immediately facility. The Heritage Killenard Hotel
and Golf Club is a 5 min drive and other courses
include The K-Club and the Royal Curragh Golf
Woodenbridge’s central location facilitates easy
access to several excellent shopping towns
including Kildare, Newbridge, Portlaoise, Naas
each with a range of large supermarkets and
smaller boutique stores. For everyday shopping
Monasterevin is a 5 min trip.
There are a choice of primary schools including
at Rath (Ballybrittas), Killenard as well as in
Monasterevin and Kildare. There are secondary
schools in Kildare, Portarlington, Portlaoise and
Newbridge College all being an easy commute.
Total accommodation approx.
329 sq mt / 3541 sq ft
Please refer to the floor plans.
Ground Floor
The front door opens into a bright welcoming hall
which has solid wood floors, corniced ceiling, centre
rose and the staircase. The drawing room is a very
fine room to the front of the house and features
a bay window. It has solid wood floors, corniced
ceiling and centre rose, marble fireplace with Reva
stove and French doors to patio. The kitchen is a
custom made oak kitchen with cupboards at floor
and eye level, integrated dishwasher, natural stone
floor and granite worktop. An arch leads into the
family room which has a solid wood floor, solid fuel
stove, double height ceiling and French doors to the
patio. The playroom has solid wood floor and a door
to the garden. The utility is directly off the kitchen
and features built in storage cupboards, sink,
plumbed for washing machine and dryer and door
to rear of house. Off the utility room is a WC. The
office /study has solid wood floor, recessed arch
feature, corniced ceiling and centre rose. Bedroom
1 has a solid wood floor, corniced ceiling, centre
rose and an en suite with natural stone floor, part
tiled walls, shower, WC and WHB. The guest WC
has a solid wood floor, part wood panelled walls,
First Floor
Landing with solid wood floor, corniced ceiling and
hot press. Bedroom 2 has solid wood floor and built
in wardrobes. The main bathroom has a natural
stone floor and part tiled walls and part wood
panelled walls, bath, separate shower, WC,WHB
and a heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 also has solid
wood floor and walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 has
solid wood floor and a walk in wardrobe. The
master bedroom (5) has solid wood floor, walk in
wardrobe and the en suite has natural stone floor,
part tiled walls, WC, WHB, large walk in shower.
The grounds extend to 1.82 ha / 4.5 acres which
are made up of gardens, paddocks around the
house and there is a further field to the rear of the
property accessed by its own lane and with a 3 bay
hay barn with lock up shed and pen with handling
Subject to P.P. the site can easily accommodate the
construction of another dwelling or stables if one so
Energy efficient house with underfloor geothermal
heating run by a Heat Pump (Euro Tec), water
treatment plan, private well, purflow bio cycle
sewage treatment system, Wi-Fi available
throughout, wired for central sound system, ESB,
recess lights, automatic sensor lights on the avenue,
electronic entrance gates. Fire alarm in every room,
pressure power plumbing system.
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale
including; garden statuary, light fittings and other
removable fittings, although some may be available
by separate negotiation. The “Range Master Cook
Centre” is expressly excluded.
Viewing by appointment only
From Dublin: Take N7 / M7 southbound to exit
14 (Signed R445 / Monasterevin / Tullamore /
Portarlington). At 1st roundabout take 3rd exit,
at 2nd roundabout go straight and continue to T
junction. Take left signed for Monasterevin. Continue
through Monasterevin and after town drive for 3.5km
and take the first turn on the left. The house is the
last house on the left hand side before reaching the


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