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Cramersvalley, Brannockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare
€1,850,000
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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
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Charming yet impressive country house on c.14ha(36acres) in a wonderful setting surrounded by mature grounds and woodland. A stable yard, apartment, sand arena, walker, paddocks, tennis court, bounded by the River Liffey including single bank fishing rights and private island, makes Cramersvalley an extremely special offering within one of the most sought-after areas in Kildare. Built in 2003, Cramersvalley is a charming, rambling country house with elegant formal rooms. These have wonderful proportions and marvellous views of the surrounding private grounds. Designed to quietly impress, while still being an exceptionally relaxing space in which to live, it is a house both for entertaining, and for family life. An entrance porch leads to a very spacious stone-tiled hall with a welcoming open fire and sitting areas. This leads to a trio of formal rooms: a sitting room, dining room and drawing room, all with French window access to the large patio area. Across the hallway, there is a very generous and well-appointed kitchen / breakfast room, with a utility room off with access to the garden and stable yard. The kitchen includes fitted units, Belfast sink, kitchen island and professional-standard oven and hob. A study is located across from the kitchen.Also, on the ground floor is a guest bedroom wing, with two bedrooms, both of them en-suite. One of the bedrooms has a lovely bay window, while the other is triple aspect. The stairs have a beautiful arched window on the return, which floods the hall and landing with light and sunshine with views over the gardens and paddocks.Upstairs are four more bedrooms, three of which are en-suite and a family bathroom. The master suite itself has its own balcony, a very large dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. There is also an attic room at the very top.Overall, the house has been exceptionally sensitively and cleverly designed, giving it a timeless aspect, but offering every contemporary amenity for how we can best live today. A separate two-bedroom apartment with a cosy solid-fuel stove, looks out onto the stable yard, and so would make for ideal staff quarters, a space for horse lovers, or an Air BnB with a difference. The stable yard is on a quadrangle and comprises of eight stables and tack room. Leading directly to the sand arena. The c. 14ha(36 acres) of grounds at Cramersvalley are a glorious mixture of mature trees, woodlands with walks, formal gardens, paddocks, and 500 metres of river front with its own fishing. There is even a one-acre private island in the middle of the Liffey as part of the property. A sweeping driveway, protected by security gates, leads you to the property itself, which is flanked by a beautifully laid out stable yard. Beyond this is an Astro turf tennis court, and paddocks, one of which is also set up as a sports pitch. There is a sand arena, and a horse walker and hay barn in a separate, second yard. A secondary entrance by the bridge gives additional access to both yardsWhile the house was built this century, the grounds themselves are ancient, and include a deliciously hidden medieval motte in the heart of the woodlands. Private internal roadways link the different areas of the estate. Co Kildare is famed for its rich grasslands, with some of the most well-known stud farms in the country adjacent to Cramersvalley, making this the ideal spot for any equestrian enthusiast, or simply a lover of the best lush countryside that the heart of Ireland has to offer.Just one kilometre from the pretty village of Brannockstown, Cramersvalley sits in secluded grounds on the banks of the River Liffey. Originally part of the historic Harristown Estate, which has been used as an evocative film location for scenes from The Aristocrats to Foyle's War to Quantico, the lands are lush and perfect for grazing. No wonder thriving neighbouring stud farms include, Hollyhill, Sallymount, Gilltown, Newbury, Ragusa and Ardenode.The village of Brannockstown is extremely pretty and bounded by The River Liffey, it has its own historic buildings, and local national school. Secondary schools include Leinster College, Clongowes Wood and Newbridge College, all within a thirty-minute radius. The Halvestown Cricket Club is in walking distance, and there is golf at Tulfaris, Blessington and Rathsallagh. The Curragh and the Blessington Lakes are wonderful nearby amenities, and local Great Houses include, alongside Harristown and Russborough House itself. Ballymore Eustace and Kilcullen have plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and cafs, with the renowned Ballymore Inn just ten minutes away. Larger shopping centres are to be found at Newbridge and Naas, and you are under one hour's drive from Dublin, making this one of Kildare's most sought-after areas. Brannockstown Village 1kmKilcullen 5km / 6 minsBallymore Eustace 7.5km / 10 minsNaas 10km / 14 minsNewbridge 11km / 15 minsPunchestown Racecourse 10km / 14 minsCurragh Racecourse 12km / 16 minsM7 Motorway 14km/17 minsDublin 48km / 50 minsDublin Airport 53km / less than 1 hour
Cramersvalley, Brannockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Kildare, Ireland
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