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Marshfield House, Mill Lane, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

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Property Type: Period House      
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Owen Reilly Marshfield House, Mill Lane, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

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  Floor Area 380 SQ. M.   6 Bedrooms   3 Bathroom1 Garage background Layer 1    Aspect: South facing facade

    Features

    Adjacent to large public park

    Close to train station

    Gated estate with gardens and paddocks

    Period features

    Private and not overlooked

    Private enclosed courtyard

    River frontage

    South facing aspects in all principle rooms

The Property

Charming Marshfield House is discreetly hidden behind automatic gates at the end of a cul-de-sac between St. Catherine’s Park and the River Liffey, downstream from Castletown House and Leixlip Castle. It’s conveniently located 5 minutes’ walk from Leixlip village.

Approaching along the curved driveway below the 200 year old blue cedars, you will be amazed at the serene, peaceful and private setting of this impressive property. Walking beneath the floral arches to the river-front you are surrounded by nature. Looking back to the house you can see the impressive five bay façade of this Queen Anne period residence at the top of the sweeping lawn.

Entering through the arched doorway, the lofted hall features a fine staircase with original hand-carved handrail and a matching arched window on the half-landing. To your right is a beautifully proportioned formal drawing room with an Adams style carved white marble fireplace. Beyond this is a lovely bright oriental room with lots of windows. To your left is a formal dining room with corner fireplace. Behind this, a passage with service bells opens to the atmospheric kitchen with original arched stone hearth. French doors lead from here to a bright sunroom set in a sunny walled courtyard. To the rear is another large conservatory with French doors opening to the rear courtyard. Up the main staircase is a bright and spacious landing and three generous bedrooms. A side stair leads to three more large bedrooms on the second floor, with a massive attic space.

This property retains many period features such as broad pine floorboards, solid panel doors and sash windows with wood shutters and granite sills. It has been furnished in keeping with the period, and all furnishings are available for purchase. In typical Queen Anne style all the main rooms have large south facing windows designed to make the most of the natural light.

LOCATION
Mill Lane is a small cul-de-sac with a footpath, street lighting and stone artisan cottages, conveniently located at the end of Leixlip Main Street. Leixlip is a pretty village with it’s own heritage trail, a Norman Castle and a Medieval Church. It is 30 minutes’ drive from Dublin city centre, with train and bus connections. It boasts an abundance of schools, boutique shops and restaurants, as well as a post office, library, fire station and police station.

Less than ten minutes’ drive away the recently expanded Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is one of the largest retail and leisure centres in Ireland with over 80 stores and a 3500 seat cinema. Weston Airport (5 minutes’ drive) is a public licensed executive airport. Dublin International Airport is a 20-minute motorway drive. There is a wide range of sporting facilities in Leixlip with golf courses nearby at Lucan, Hermitage and Carton House Golf Club. The Ryder Cup venue at the K Club is 17 minutes’ drive away.

Open spaces abound. The restored eighteenth-century designer parklands and river walks in Castletown House are open to the public every day.  A back gate from Marshfield House opens onto Black Avenue which leads to the extensive 200-acre St. Catherine’s Park. From here a pedestrian bridge leads over the Liffey to the wild beauty of Lucan Demense where you can leave your worries at the foot of a fairy tree.

LANDS
Total site area: approx. 2.0ha / 5 acres

Private Sun Courtyard (12.8m x 12.5m)
Sunny enclosed courtyard with cut stone walls. Sun patio. Various shrubs and planters. Utility outbuilding. Wrought iron wicket gate to front garden.

Rear Courtyard (12m x 6m)
Cobble-locked courtyard surrounding the sun lounge. Outside tap. Wall lanterns. Gate to back garden.

Back Garden (46m x 26m)
Private back garden with south facing slope, ideal for catching the sun.

Side Garden (7m x 5m)
Enclosed side garden with railings and gates.

Landscaped Front Garden (75m x 50m)
Almost an acre of landscaped gardens approached through wrought iron automatic gates. Gravel driveway with parking for several cars. Well-tended lawn. Gravel path with floral arches leading down to the river. Stone walls. Two 200 year old blue cedars. Laurel hedge. Fish pond. Outside tap. Summer house. Gates to paddock, suntrap courtyard and side garden.

Paddocks (112m x 70m)
Approx. 3.5 acres / 1.4ha of land in two railed paddocks. Fence to rear backing onto Black Avenue, with access to a vehicular gate. River frontage with fishing rights. Unused covered stone well.

SUCCESSFUL FLOOD ALLEVIATION WORKS
The Office of Public Works completed a detailed analysis and very extensive flood alleviation works in the vicinity in 2009 costing over €3million.They identified a restrictive sluice on the Silleachain Stream beside the main gate to Marshfield House. This was replaced with nine large culverts bringing the outfall further downstream. Additional stone walls and raised earth banks help to further protect the grounds. This has been totally successful!

HISTORY
Marshfield House was built by Thomas Raynor between 1711 and 1713. At one time it was the home of members of the Marsh family related to Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, founder of Marsh’s Library in Dublin, from which it gets its name. Over the years, it was owned by the Cavendish, Irwin and Forsyth families, before being bought by Maureen Chaloner-Smith and her late husband Ken in 1988. Maureen, who was trained in fine art, was responsible for it’s extensive restoration.

FISHING RIGHTS
Marshfield House enjoys private fishing rights on a stretch of the River Liffey just below the Leixlip Dam and the confluence with the Rye River. A small tributary, the Silleachain Stream, flows into the river on the property between the gardens and the paddock. This makes it an excellent fishing spot.

DIRECTIONS
From the N4 take the Leixlip exit. After crossing the bridge by the historic Salmon Leap Inn, take the first right onto Mill Lane. At the fire station bear right. The gates to Marshfield House are at the end of this cul-de-sac.

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    Entrance Hall (5.40m x 3.05m)
    Hardwood door with arched door-light. Fine staircase with original hand-carved handrail. Large arched window on the half-landing. Tiled floor. Bronze light fitting.

    Drawing Room (6.75m x 5.00m)
    Spacious and well-proportioned room with two large south facing windows. Beautiful carved white Adams-style marble fireplace and mantle with contrasting black granite insert and hearth. Chandelier. Large wall mounted mirror. Picture rail and coving.

    Studio (6.54m x 3.80m)
    Very bright room with French doors to rear courtyard, south facing French doors to the front garden and two windows to the side garden. Pine flooring. Chandelier. Coving. Curtains and curtain rods. Attic access.

    Dining Room (5.00m x 4.60m)
    Cast iron corner fireplace with wood mantle and slate hearth. Two large south facing windows with curtains and shutters. Light fitting. Picture rail and coving. Carpet.

    Kitchen / Breakfast Room (6.34m x 4.20m)
    Solid pine fitted kitchen with exposed beams, an original arched stone hearth and an Aga cooker. Recessed lighting. Belfast sink under kitchen window. Granite counter tops. Tiled splashback. Terracotta tiled floor. Integrated dishwasher. French doors to sunroom.

    West Sunroom (3.45m x 3.00m)
    French doors to private walled courtyard. Double-glazed with solid teak frames. Pine floorboards.

    Sun Lounge (4.96m x 3.82m)
    Bright and spacious fully glazed room with French doors to rear courtyard. Double-glazed with solid teak frames. Pine floorboards. Wall lights and chandelier.

    Bathroom (3.00m x 2.15m)
    Exposed original cut stone wall. Sunken bath. WC. WHB. Bidet. Vanity mirror.

    Saddle Room (3.40m x 1.50m)
    Terracotta tiled floor. Skylight. Shelving. Boiler.

    Utility Outbuilding (6.05m x 2.66m)
    Two marble preparation tables. Large Belfast sink. Terracotta tiled floor. Windows extending full length of building. Pitched slate roof. Two skylights.

    First Floor Landing (4.31m x 3.05m)
    Large south facing window. Chandelier.

    Master Bedroom (6.75m x 5.00m)
    Bright, spacious and beautifully proportioned room with two large south facing windows. Fireplace.

    Bedroom 2 (5.00m x 4.60m)
    Two large south facing windows. Corner fireplace. Large wall-mounted mirror. Finished pine floorboards.

    Bedroom 3 (6.34m x 4.20m)
    Spacious room with large hearth.

    First Floor Bathroom (2.15m x 1.72m)
    Fully tiled porcelain floral bathroom suite with WC and WHB, towel rail and towel ring. Lit vanity mirror. Shower cubicle. Wall mounted phone.

    Second Floor Landing (6.35m x 2.00m)
    Window to rear. 2 x chandeliers. Pine floorboards.

    Bedroom 4 (6.75m x 5.00m)
    The nursery with room for up to eight beds. Two south facing windows looking towards the river. Cast iron fireplace with over-mantle mirror and slate hearth. Two chandeliers. Picture rail. Spacious attic for storage or future buildout (S.P.P.).

    Bedroom 5 (5.00m x 4.60m)
    Two south facing windows. Cast iron fireplace with slate hearth. Light fitting.

    Bedroom 6 (4.60 x 3.05m)
    South facing window. Wardrobe. Picture rail.

    Second Floor Bathroom (2.10m x 1.75m)
    WC. WHB. Shower cubicle. Extractor fan.

    Existing garage (6.24m x 3.64m)
    Garage with window and double doors.

Agent

Phil Thompson is Senior Sales & Lettings Negotiator at Owen Reilly. Phil is results driven in his approach and brings a professional, tailored and personal service with the highest of quality and integrity. Phil is a dedicated family man with three daughters and two granddaughters. A former hill-runner, cyclist and very keen on outdoor activities. Phil was also a founder member of the Irish Hill Running Association and international competitor. With a master’s degree in communication Phil has vast experience in sales and has been working directly in the property market for the last 12 years.

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