An impressive Edwardian house on about 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds along the Grand Canal
Huntsman's house is believed to have been built in 1900 by the Kildare Hunt for their huntsman. In 1911 Eustace Mansfield granted the house to Henry L Mansfield, descendants to the Mansfields of Morristown Lattin. Henry was also a member of the 15th battalion of the Lancashire fusiliers during World War one. Huntsman's house underwent renovations in 1994 and a handwritten letter was discovered behind an old wardrobe. The letter was written by Henry Mansfield to his parents dated 1915, the night before his battalion went to the front.
The Curragh Racecourse, spiritual home of Flat racing in Ireland and considered to be one of the finest racetracks in the world, is situated only 13 km away. Home of the Classics, the Curragh Racecourse is steeped in history and tradition where racing dates back to the 1720's on the Curragh plain. The Curragh Plains, consisting of about 5,000 acres of unenclosed commonage with flat to gentle rolling grassland, is also a great place for walking, running and outdoor activities.
Punchestown (5 km), home of Irish national hunt racing, and Naas (3 km) racetracks are both within a short distance of the property where top class horse racing can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for locally with Craddockstown Golf Club (4 km), Naas Golf Club (8 km), Palmerstown Golf Club (8 km), Killeen Golf Club (11 km), The Royal Curragh Golf Club (14 km), Castlewarden Golf & Country Club (14 km), and The K-Club (former host of the Ryder Cup) at Straffan (14 km). Other courses in the area include Cill Dara Golf Club (18 km), Carton House (29 km) and The Heritage (36 km). There is a choice of hunting packs within boxing distance, including the Kildare Hunt and the South Kildare Hunt.
Huntsman's house is an exceptional 2 storey house set on about 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. This impressive property combines the best of original classic Edwardian architecture with tasteful and sympathetic additions designed by award-winning architect Paul Brazil.
Set over two floors, the impressive accommodation extends to about 484 sq m / 5,209 sq ft and comes to the market in excellent condition. On the ground floor, which is ideally suited for families, the three period, formal living spaces to the front of the house are well laid out and light filled while the everyday' living quarters to the rear of the house are cosy, comfortable and ideal for modern family living. There are 5 reception rooms in total including a country style, open plan kitchen / dining room with access to an outside dining terrace.
Upstairs there is a magnificent master suite with two walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite. There are a further 5 bedrooms with 3 ensuite. Most of the rooms have feature high ceilings, bright aspects, and views of the gardens. There is also a family bathroom that is well presented.
A full schedule of accommodation is available on the accompanying floorplans.
Gardens & Grounds
One of the most attractive features of Huntsman House is the outside space. Originally designed by Elma Fenton, a silver medallist at the Chelsea Flower Show, the garden is laid to lawn with a perimeter of mature hedging and trees. The privacy the garden offers is unrivalled as well as the peaceful atmosphere the garden creates. The west facing aspect means that the garden is used year-round especially in the summer when the current owners can dine on the terrace just off the kitchen.
The canal adjoins the property on the west side. The owners and their children have enjoyed this amenity for many years using the canal for all types of water activities.
There is also a spacious garage on site (located beside the secondary entrance) which is multifunctional and could be converted into a large home office (S.P.P.) if needs be.
Strictly by appointment with Savills Residential & Country Agency.
The Eircode for Huntsman House is W91 N8CX
Fixtures & Fittings
Carpets, blinds, curtains and light fittings are included as part of the sale.
Oil-fired central heating, mains water supply, mains electricity supply and mains sewerage.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
BER number - 116474255
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.
Offers may be submitted to the selling agents
Savills Residential & Country Agency,
33 Molesworth Street,
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All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.
Wayleaves and Rights of Access
The estate will be sold with the benefit of all existing wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such rights and others.
Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the seller's solicitors, and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.
Brochure prepared and photographs taken in May 2023.
BER Details - BER C2 - BER No.116474255