LOCATED IN SALLINS, Co Kildare, Careg-Wen is a four-bed property that offers more than meets the eye.
Sitting on five acres of mature gardens, the sale of Careg-Wen includes a separate two-bed cottage. Built in 2011, the cottage boasts an attractive, light-filled interior with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, while the main property features a more traditional interior.
Both residences benefit from beautiful gardens which feature apple trees and vegetable patches, as well as a large workshop and a hot tub.
For those with equestrian leanings, there’s an American barn with mare and foal boxes, a tack room, a horse walker and a veterinary bay. There’s also a sand arena, paddocks, a machinery shed and a cattle shed.
Looking inside the cottage, it spans two storeys and 1,227 sq ft. The kitchen is spacious and light-filled thanks to double-height ceilings and Velux windows, while solid timber units provide plenty of storage space.
In the living area, there are two window seats, space for a large dining table and a feature solid fuel stove with a decorative brick surround. Both bedrooms are located on the first floor, as well as an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Moving over to the main property, the kitchen and dining room features terracotta flooring, a wood panelled ceiling and a Stanley oil-fired cooker which heats the house.
There are three reception rooms here; a sitting room, a sun room and a family room. The sitting room is ideal for entertaining, with a solid fuel stove and mahogany surround, double doors to the paved patio and access to the west-facing sun room. The sun room can also be accessed from the family room, where double doors connect the two.
If you’d like another place to unwind, a timber staircase leads to the landing, where there’s another lounge. A glass ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows flood this space with light, while a door opens to a large sun deck. While the sun room on the ground floor enjoys views of the beautiful gardens, this space offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and makes for the perfect place to relax on a summer evening.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor, and one on the ground floor, as well as a bathroom on each floor. The bedrooms are well-sized, with sliderobes in the master bedroom.
At ground level, there’s plenty of space to enjoy the tranquil surroundings, whether it’s on the manicured lawns, the paved patio or in the hot tub.
As for location, Careg-Wen is within easy access of Killeen Golf Club, The K Club, Naas Golf Club and Millicent Golf Club. Sallins is a five-minute drive away, while Straffan can be reached in 10 minutes. If you’re driving to the capital, the journey should take about 35 minutes.