Restored Cottage For Sale in Co. Kildare

Restored Cottage For Sale: River Cottage, Gouleyduff, Athy, Co. Kildare

River Cottage
Co. Kildare

Beautifully restored cottage with original cut stone exterior and cleaned and re-instated Blue Bangor slates in a quiet location next to a streamside setting.

Price: €155,000 (SALE AGREED)

Agent: Coonan Estate Agents
Contact: Jill Wright
Phone: +353 (0)45 832020

Coonan Estate Agents
River Cottage is on a spacious c.1 acre site in a picturesque setting with a river through the grounds running under the adjacent cut stone bridge. The surrounds are planted with numerous semi-mature trees. Full planning permission (unrestricted) is in place for a c. 60 sqm modern extension designed to capture light and views, with further potential for an additional exempt 30 sqm to the rear (or purchaser’s alternative designs subject to planning consent).

All inappropriate interior cement plaster has been removed and replaced with ‘breathable’ lime render in line with current conservation best practice for historical properties. Timber panelling and insulation have been installed to the vaulted ceiling. The building fabric has been authentically restored, and is now flexible for the purchaser to fit out to their requirements. Heating and electrics will need to be installed to the purchaser’s requirements. There was a previous ESB connection. Planning permission has been granted for a new Watersave treatment system (to be installed by the purchaser). The water supply should be connected by mains or well by the purchaser.

Both the grounds and the building extension were designed to achieve maximum integration between the interiors and exterior surrounds while retaining the character and form of the original cottage. Over 50 semi-mature trees have been planted on the site and all perimeter hedgerows have been reinforced, in keeping with the long term landscape masterplan. The design for a vernacular garden is appropriate to the scale and character of the cottage and this unique streamside setting. The design is by award winning Hayes Ryan Landscape Architects, multi Gold Medal winners (large garden category) at Bloom.

The cottage is located in tranquil Kildare countryside in the midst of some of the most fertile arable farmland in the country and is surrounded by cornfields with uninterrupted views to rolling hills to the west. It is c.1 km from the new Athy bypass (due to be completed 2022) for convenient access to the M9 motorway (Junction 3) with excellent connections to Naas, Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford. There is a choice of country schools in the area and angling/country sports/equestrian facilities nearby.

BER: Exempt