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Saddle up: Country manor with paddocks and a tennis court for €1.35m

The Mill House sits on 23 acres of mature gardens.

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A RED FRONT door marks the entrance of The Mill House in Kilcullen, Co Kildare.

A mid 19th-century cut stone house, the property sits on 23 acres of mature gardens, including south-facing post and railed paddocks.

With six horse boxes, and located within 15 minutes of The Curragh, Punchestown and Naas Racecourse, The Mill House is designed for equestrian enthusiasts.

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Inside, the property spans 3,552 sq ft. This includes a garden room extension, while the entirety of the property has been restored to suit modern life while maintaining the charm and character of a period home, thanks to features like sash windows fitted with internal shutters.

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The hallway features parquet flooring and under stairs storage, with the dining room and reception room on either side. For those who love to host dinner parties, the dining room features a serving hatch to the utility room/scullery, making it easy to get rid of plates that otherwise would be left sitting on the table.

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The reception room is spacious (14ft x 13ft) and features a cast iron fireplace and beech flooring, with an arch leading to the drawing room. In here, French doors open to the garden room, flooding every corner of the space with light and providing beautiful views of the Kildare countryside.

The garden room features terracotta tiled flooring, French doors to the lawns and garden, plus window seats which are perfect for curling up on to read a good book.

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Moving across the hall to the country-style kitchen, there’s pitch pine flooring, an oil-fired Aga, a large centre island and a breakfast area. A spacious patio area can be accessed from here, which makes for the perfect space to entertain during the warmer months.  A bathroom, cloakroom and pantry complete the ground floor accommodation.

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Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. One en-suite bathroom boasts a standalone cast iron bath, which is perfectly positioned to enjoy views of the surroundings.

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More than just a place to enjoy warmer climes, on the grounds of the property is a large fenced kitchen garden, including a greenhouse, garden shed and stone-cut boiler house. There’s also a tarmacadam tennis court, as well as a wildlife pond with a wooden footbridge.

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The Mill House is situated just off the M9, meaning the journey to Dublin should take about an hour. There’s a primary school within walking distance of the property, while Newbridge and Naas towns are both located within a 20 minute drive. 

The Mill House, Ballyshannon, Kilcullen, Co Kildare is on the market for €1,350,000 through Jordan via Daft.ie.

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