Located to the west of Ireland's capital, County Kildare is home to over 200,000 people. The county is connected to Dublin via the M7, M4 and M9, as well as regular bus and rail services, making it a popular commuter town for city centre-based professionals.
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What's more, Kildare is a well-known education hub; with Maynooth University, a selection of fee-paying private schools, as well as a wide range of community schools within its borders. If you're interested in setting up a family home here, check out these three properties available to buy right now.
Aberfeldy House, Timahoe West, Coill Dubh, Kildare – €389,000
Built approximately 14 years ago on almost an acre of land, this detached bungalow in Coill Dubh is ideal for families seeking peace and quiet. Its five bedrooms provide ample accommodation for a big family; while a sitting room, dining room and family room offer space for entertaining.
The kitchen features Italian marble tiles, spotlights, solid-chestnut units, an American-style fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, stove cooker, granite worktops, and an island unit. Other notable features of this property include a private well and septic tank, outdoor sheds to the rear, a patio area and ample private parking.
Stickens, Donore, Carragh, Co. Kildare – €350,000
This charming cottage in Donore, County Kildare blends traditional design with modern comforts; perfect for a family who wants something different. While small-looking from the front, the house is surprisingly spacious inside. Two of the home’s three bedrooms include fitted wardrobes, while the third grants access to the attic.
The kitchen has been recently modernised; with recessed lighting, a tiled splash back area, stainless steel sink, an oven, hob, extractor fan, and washing machine. The roof of the 200-year-old build was re-thatched in November 2010 and the garden has recently been laid with fresh gravel. A new oil heating system was installed in the last number of years and the attic insulation has been upgraded to standard. The property is not overlooked to the front or the rear, and it is secured by a gated entrance; ideal if there are young children or pets at play.
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The Mill House, Ballyshannon, Kilcullen, Kildare – €1,560,000
By far the most expensive of the three properties listed here, The Mill House is a 19th-century cut-stone house with 23 acres of land. This land boasts numerous features; including a stone barn with six horse boxes, a tennis court, hay shed, patio area, as well as mature lawns and gardens.
Inside, five spacious double bedrooms can sleep a large family (or smaller family, plus guests); while a dining room, reception room, drawing room, and garden room provide lots of space for children to play, teens to hang out, and parents to relax. The bright country-style kitchen is the heart of the home and comes with an impressive walk-in pantry; while many of the other rooms come with built-in shelving and custom wardrobes.
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