A coun­try clas­sic near the K Club

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - Property Kildare Living -

Sit­u­ated ad­ja­cent to two of Co Kil­dare’s finest golf cour­ses, The K Club and Killeen Golf Club, Sau­rian Lodge is a con­tempo- rary coun­try house set on al­most 14 acres of land.

Ac­cessed via a tree-lined av­enue, past the post-and-rail pad­docks the five-bed­room prop­erty was built on lands that orig­i­nally be­longed to Sher­lock House, once the only prop­erty in the town­land of the same name, just over 2km out­side Sallins.

The five-bed­room prop­erty was built in 2000 and has been de­signed to emu­late the grand style of pe­riod county homes, com­plete with por­tico, dou­ble-height hall­way, gen­eral pro­por­tions and good ceil­ing heights: 3.2m at ground level and over 3m up­stairs. The kitchen is by crafts­mas­ter Mark Wilkin­son who also did a lot of the join­ery on the prop­erty and by to­day’s fash­ions there is prob­a­bly a bit too much wood on show; the next owner might pre­fer to paint some of the skirt­ing and ar­chi­traves.

Run­ning the width of the house are French doors out to a lime­stone pa­tio and be­yond to land­scaped gar­dens de­signed by Andrew Craigie of Land­scape Restora­tion.

All you can see is yours giv­ing you a high de­gree of pri­vacy.

Craigie also de­signed the prop­erty’s walk­ways, the drive­way and the veg­etable gar­den.The for­mal draw­ing room is clas­si­cally pro­por­tioned and is the depth of the prop­erty.

It has a fea­ture fire­place, glaz­ing on three sides with French doors open­ing out to the grounds.

From the dou­ble height hall a tim­ber stair­case curves its way up to the first floor.

Two of the five bed­rooms are en­suite with the mas­ter en­joy­ing his-and-her bath­rooms, the lat­ter en­joy­ing a cor­ner bath.

The house, which mea­sures 310sq m/3,335sq ft in size, is ask­ing ¤1.85 mil­lion through agent Fin­negan Men­ton. Castlewellan Park in Cel­bridge launched last month through Coo­nan Prop­erty. The first 12 three­and four-bed semis in this Andrews Con­struc­tion devel­op­ment have been sold with a fur­ther 12 now avail­able. Three-beds start from ¤412,000. Four-beds are ask­ing from ¤452,000. Three-bed semis in the lat­est phase at Oak­tree, for house­builders Grand­brind, on the Tully Road, start from ¤275,000. A three-bed semi at Mil­larstown, starts from ¤325,000 while Septem­ber will see the launch of three- and four-bed­room semis at a new Grand­brind site in the town with prices likely to be up­wards of ¤300,000.

3-bed semis at Cas­tle Farm start­ing from ¤327,500

A three-bed at Ston­leigh in Naas costs from ¤340,000

Three-bed homes in Oak­tree start from ¤275,000.

West­field is a devel­op­ment of about 240 homes

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