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Magnificent country mansion with endless gardens and your own piece of the River Liffey

Barretstown House dates back to the 19th century, and its most recent owners have been there since 1992.

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BUILT IN THE early 19th century and on 25 acres of land, Barrettstown House is the kind of property one might dream of buying after winning the lottery.

Located in Newbridge, Co Kildare, the nine-bed residence is on the market for a sweet €3 million.

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It is approached via a winding tree-lined driveway, while the River Liffey runs past the front garden and makes for an idyllic spot to sit and enjoy a morning coffee.

The property was built in the Gothic revival style, which is instantly apparent from the steep pitched roofs and three-storey tower. 

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Barrettstown House was owned by the O’Kelly family from 1820 to 1970, and by the current owners since 1992. A full refurbishment began the following year, including complete electrical re-wiring, new plumbing throughout, a new kitchen and new bathrooms, and the addition of an orangery. 

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The accommodation, which spans an impressive 10,570 sq ft, comes to the market in immaculate condition. Notable feature here include original plasterwork, an ornate carved oak staircase and a hand-painted glass ceiling which lights up the hallway.

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Stepping inside, the breathtaking entrance hall leads into the drawing room. This room wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Bridgerton, with high barrel ceilings, intricately-detailed plasterwork, a large white marble fireplace and double doors which open to the terrace. 

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The country-style kitchen is sure to impress any keen cook, boasting a four oven Aga, an indoor BBQ grill, a double fridge/freezer, a large centre island and plenty of storage space.

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With a glass ceiling and multiple picture windows, the orangery – installed by the current owners – is a beautiful light-filled space where one can sit and enjoy the picturesque garden views.

There’s a room for every occasion at Barrettstown House, including a cosy bar, a dining room which could comfortably seat 12 guests, a library, a games room and a study. There’s also a home gym with a sauna, as well as a laundry room.

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Moving to the first floor, there are nine bedrooms (five with en suite bathrooms) here. The master boasts views of the grounds and the river, while its bathroom features hand-painted murals, a walk-in shower and a bath. A TV room, study and a storage room complete the accommodation.

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If nine bedrooms aren’t enough, there’s also a gate lodge on the grounds with two double bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and a fenced garden. This too is included in the sale of Barretstown House.

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The 25 acres of land have been carefully maintained over the years and include vast stretches of manicured lawns, a spacious cobbled courtyard, a triple garage and a tennis court.

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If you can manage to drag yourself away from the property, Newbridge town can be reached with a 15-minute drive, while The Curragh Racecourse and Newbridge Golf Course are both nearby.

With a beautiful interior and what might be some of Co Kildare’s finest grounds, Barrettstown House would make for a truly impressive purchase.

Barrettstown House, Barrettstown, Newbridge, Co Kildare is on the market for €3,000,000 through Jordan Auctioneers via Daft.ie.

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