A superbly spacious residence set on approximately 1.0 hectares (2.5 acres) in a wonderful country location, within easy reach of Dublin City and M50.
Kara Lodge is very well located being a very short distance from the attractive and bustling towns of Lucan and Celbridge and just 20 km from Dublin city centre, with access to the M4 motorway only 3 km away. This easy proximity to urban centres and a capital city only enhances the contrastingly quiet and private setting at Kara Lodge, where rolling countryside surrounds the house. This accessibility is further enhanced with the M7 motorway being easily accessed at nearby Rathcoole and commuter rail services available from Hazelhatch station, which is 2.5 km away.
Celbridge and Lucan provide all the amenities expected of large industrious towns with thriving commuter population and comprehensive shopping facilities.
County Kildare has always proven attractive for those in search of that elusive dream of country living within easy reach of Dublin city. Kildare is known internationally as the centre of the horseracing industry with The Curragh, Punchestown, Naas, Fairyhouse and Leopardstown racecourses all being within easy reach of Kara Lodge.
Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with championship courses within close proximity including Carton House, The K-Club and Palmerstown House.
Schooling is well catered for in Lucan and Celbridge and the wider local area or within Dublin itself, with private schools at Kings Hospital, Mount Sackville and Clongowes Wood.
Kara Lodge is a unique house that offers country living on a grand scale, with luxurious accommodation, coupled with the tranquil surrounds and the peaceful ambience of the Co Kildare countryside. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with well stocked herbaceous borders surrounded by mature trees and the stunning backdrop of the Dublin Mountains.
The property is approached through a high walled entrance with electronic gates leading to a short tree lined driveway and the charming front façade of the Kara Lodge.
The accommodation comprises approximately 674 sq. mt. / 7,259 sq. ft. and is conveniently laid out into the living section, the bedroom section with the entertainment room and swimming pool complex to the rear. The first floor contains further bedrooms and is easily accessed from all parts of the ground floor via three different staircases.
This well-built house has the luxury of space and it is immediately evident on entering with wide corridors leading into generous reception rooms and bedrooms. At ground floor level the accommodation benefits from large windows all overlooking different aspects of the garden and to the rear there are stretching views of the Wicklow Mountains beyond.
The entertaining room and swimming pool is a fabulous and fun amenity, the sizable entertaining room comes with its own bar and double doors lead to a large deck which takes best advantage of the mountain view. The swimming pool complex is filled with light through the many large windows and the double doors leading to the garden. There is also a sauna, steam room shower and toilet facilities.
The drive continues to the left side of the house through a gate way and leads to a double garage with electric roller shutters. There is direct access to the house from the garage via the entertainment room.
Adjoining the property there is a 1.0 hectare (2.5 acre) paddock. This paddock has its own road entrance and can be purchased through separate negotiation.
Kara Lodge while it presents itself as a wonderful family home with an abundance of living space and entertaining space all set within expansive grounds, it could also be used for many different purposes.
Taking into account the layout, size, swimming pool complex, superb location and site area, Kara Lodge could be ideal for a variety of uses, such as a retirement or convalescent home, luxury guest house, training centre or a number of commercial ventures.
All subject to the necessary planning permissions.
BER Details - BER D1 - BER No.105061212 - Energy Performance Indicator: 248 kWh/M2/yr
Accommodation (Please refer to Floor Plans)
Ground floor Reception rooms
The residence is approached through a charming country door into an impressive hall which has a tiled floor, corniced ceilings, centre rose and double doors into the inner hall. The family living room is an impressive space with double height ceilings, timber floor, large open fireplace with stone surround and double doors to the dining room. The dining room is a bright spacious room with wooden floors, an arch leading to the kitchen and double doors to the sun room. The sun room is a timber framed structure with double doors to the garden. The bespoke kitchen has a timber floor, built in kitchen cupboards, cooker, gas hob, double sink and an island. Directly off the kitchen is the pantry which has a timber floor, shelving, downstairs washroom and a spiral staircase leading to the playroom. Moving back down the hall there is a large open plan formal reception area which is divided by wonderful double fireplace and has corniced ceilings, centre rose and double doors to the garden.
Ground floor Bedrooms
The bedroom wing contains, four large, bright ensuite bedrooms all with built in wardrobes and carpets. The ensuites are all fully tiled with showers, wc, whb and heated towel rails. This wing also contains bathroom and laundry room with storage unit, washer, dryer and a sink. The Utility Room - which is beside the entertainment room - also houses a backup cooker and fridge.
Entertainment Room and Swimming Pool Complex
The wing which houses the swimming pool complex is an incredible space with a large reception room complete with a bar, glass door to the pool and door onto a private decked terrace with spectacular views. Through the glass door is a 37 metre heated swimming pool, a large sauna and showers/ steam room.
At first floor level there is a fine landing, three spacious bedrooms, a bathroom, an office and a gallery overlooking the living room. The bedroom to the back of the house is the master suite, with two bay windows, a dressing room with built in wardrobes and a spiral staircase down to the swimming pool. The ensuite has a tiled floor, Jacuzzi bath, shower, wc, whb and storage cupboards. The two further bedrooms on this floor are large doubles with bay windows.
Gardens and Land
The house is surrounded by approximately 1.0 hectare (2.5 acres) of wonderfully mature gardens which have the incredible backdrop of the Dublin Mountains and the surrounding countryside. To the side of the house there are manicured lawns interspersed with an array of specimen trees such as copper beech, monkey puzzle tree and oak trees. To the side of the sunroom there is a wonderful semi enclosed courtyard and barbeque area.
All fixtures and fittings
All items including furniture, light fittings, blinds, curtains and garden statuary are expressly excluded but are available through separate negotiation.
BER Number: 105061212
Indicator: 248 kmw
Electric gates, well water, septic tank, broadband, oil fired central heating and an Eircom phone watch alarm system.
A closing date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
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.
Directions: Directions From Dublin take the M4 towards the West and take exit 4 sign posted Celbridge. At the top of the ramp turn left and continue for 3 km to a cross road with traffic lights. At the lights turn left onto the R404. Continue on this road for 1 km and Kara lodge is on the left-hand side directly across from the gates of Stacumny house.
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20 Dawson Street
+ 353 (0) 1 663 4350
20 Dawson Street
+ 353 (0) 1 663 4350