Owen Reilly present this bright and spacious family home, adapted and extended by the current owners to a stunning modern design by a highly regarded local architect. The heart of this home is the 50Sq. M. open-plan kitchen/dining room with a double-height lofted roof, mezzanine balcony and triple aspect windows including an apex picture window with expansive countryside views. There is a large reception room with solid walnut flooring, three windows and French doors opening to the back garden. A second lounge to the front of the property also boasts an open fireplace and walnut flooring.
As a dormer bungalow there are three spacious downstairs bedrooms, with one en-suite. Upstairs the roof has been raised to give a pitched roof with an impressive 2.9m ceiling height with an abundance of natural light flooding the house. The master bedroom suite is an exceptionally spacious room with a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite. To the front of the property is a second large bedroom with a gable window. Adjacent to this is the beautifully finished family bathroom. In the middle is a large upstairs playroom and two store rooms.
This property is ideal for the modern family with a high-speed fibre-optic broadband connection, Sky TV service, and a range of appliances including a Rangemaster range, an American style fridge-freezer, wine cooler and, in the utility room, a high capacity washing machine and separate dryer.
The finish in this property is outstanding with manufactured flagstones in the entrance hall, kitchen and utility room. There is solid walnut flooring in the other ground-floor rooms. Upstairs the white wool carpet overlays pine floorboards. The high quality double-glazed windows and doors feature a cream interior and black exterior finish. In addition there are nice touches like Franke sinks, attractive light fittings, high gloss wardrobes, solid wood internal doors, external sandstone trim, tiled roof and low maintenance fascia and guttering.
Outside there are spacious gardens front and rear. The front garden provides parking for 8+ cars accessed via gates mounted on granite gateposts. The front door is on the easterly side of the house. On the opposite side is a westerly facing patio designed to benefit from the expansive views of the pastures, forests and gardens across the valley on “The Lamb”. The 50m long back garden is set in grass providing a large play area.
All this is conveniently located at the end of a laneway in the residential community of Goldenhill close to the scenic village of Manor Kilbride, 10 minutes’ drive on the Dublin side of Blessington and just 20 minutes from the M50.
Goldenhill is a residential area of about 30 detached houses beside the village of Manor Kilbride. The village has a vibrant community with the community centre, local shop, montessori school, national school and GAA club providing the focal points. Manor Kilbride is about 10 minutes’ drive on the Dublin side of Blessington, in a very scenic setting where the river Liffey flows down from the Wicklow mountains. From here there is easy access to the pretty walks in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, and to country activities such as horse riding and golf.
The vibrant town of Blessington has a range of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and activities including a selection of gyms and watersports on the lakes. Schools include St. Mary’s National School, Blessington Educate Together and Blessington Community College. Dublin Bus route 65 goes along the N81 from Blessington to Dublin City Centre via Templeogue and Terenure, providing access to highly regarded secondary schools and colleges along the route. The nearest stop is less than 3 minutes’ drive from the property. The LUAS park and ride in Citiwest is an easy 15 minute drive, M50 20 minutes, Dublin airport 35 minutes and Dublin City Centre 24km (approx. 60 minutes).
Nearby activities include June Blakes garden and tearooms, Huntingbrook Gardens, Russborough House and Punchestown Racecourse. There is a selection of golf courses at Lisheen Springs, Slade Valley, Blessington Lakes, Dublin Mountains and Tulfarris. There is easy access by car to shopping at Citiwest, Tallaght, Dundrum and Liffey Valley.