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Property Watch: The top five most expensive residential properties currently on the market in Laois

On this week’s Property Watch we will be having a look at the most expensive residential properties currently on the market in Laois.

There aren’t that many properties list for sale above €500k, and most that are have land attached to them.

We listed the top five below. The prices start at €525,000.

5 –  Ballylehaun House, Gathabawn, Durrow, Co. Laois

Sherry FitzGerald Gleeson have presented to the market, Ballylehaun House, an outstanding period residence, recently renovated, extended and finished to exacting standards, and situated in a most tranquil, countryside setting. This impressive residence, which dates back to the eighteenth century, retains many of its original features while complimenting the spacious, modern accommodation. The property sits proudly on a generous land holding of c. 5.56 Acres, ideal for equestrian, horticultural and other uses.

The property consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a number of living/sitting rooms including one fabulous large sitting room, an open plan kitchen/dinning/living space which is finished to a high quality. Each bathroom is tiled, two include showers and bath, one bath is built into the floor. The gardens are landscaped to a beautiful standard and it offers ample space. The property combines the traditional look with a modern finish, giving this a unique feel and it is certainly a sought after property.

Guide Price: €525,000

4 –  3 Kellyville, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

DNG Kelly offer this property which is a period semi-detached building located in the commercial hub of Portlaoise town adjacent to Laois County Hall, Garda Quarters, Department of Agriculture, and numerous other commercial buildings.

The building has enormous potential for owner occupier as a beautiful family home, business head office or the potential for serviced offices to meet current demand. The building is zoned general business and office use and commands a prime position in Portlaoise town.

The building comprises of an entrance Hall, split living room with beautiful glass paneled shuttering, four bedrooms, bathroom, and utility.

The entire building measures approx 3000 square feet with parking, an enclosed rear garden which houses a seperate two-storey house. The property is ready for living but it would be suggested that work should be carried out bring it to a higher level of modernisation. It’s location and rare looking features for Laois property add to it’s value.

Guide Price: €599,000

3 –  Clawinch House, Rath, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois

Matt Dunne & Associates offer this magnificent contemporary family residence standing on 6 acres of parkland. Located in the tranquil setting of Ballybrittas, it is only 5 minutes from the M7 motorway. 45 miles from Dublin, five miles Portarlington & Monasterevin train stations. Excellent arable land ideal for any equestrian venture. It also has a large garden and a tarmacadam drive.

The property consists of a modern living space but with special period features i.e. feature fireplace, panelled library, wooden floors, high ceilings, feature stairs.

It contains five large bedrooms, two of which are en-suited as well as a gym and a games room. This property contains everything that is desired in a property of this size and price, along withe land for other ventures.

Guide Price: €600,000

2 –  Newtown House & Mill, Durrow, Co. Laois

Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty offer this property, Newtown House which is located within peaceful rural surrounds. A splendid and elegant late Georgian country home built in the regency style and marvellously positioned nearby to the heritage town of Durrow and within easy access of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway.

Offered for sale within private pleasure grounds of 9.4 acres and including a substantial mill and frontage onto the River Goul. It was built in circa 1801 and is aesthetically pleasant with a rugged stone façade and is set out over 3 floors.

There are 5 bedrooms in total with 4 bedrooms on the upper floor. The master bedroom mirroring the dimension of the drawing room and particularly spacious. The bedrooms each benefit from elegant restrained ceiling cornices and 3 have open fireplaces. A large family bathroom completes the accommodation on this floor. A guest bedroom suite is positioned on the lower ground floor and has an en-suite bathroom. In a classic country style the kitchen has tiled flooring, a range of country kitchen fitted units, an authentic AGA cooking stove and exposed ceiling beams.

There is an impressive four storey stone mill, mill race, and a large mill pond along with a range of stone outbuildings, a coach house, cottage and grain store are included. Extremely picturesque, the millpond is framed by large specimen trees and can used for boating and swimming. The remaining lands are in grass and offer good grazing.

The offering also includes extensive frontage onto the River Goul, a noted trout fishing river that linking with River Erkina feeds into the River Nore at nearby Durrow.

Guide Price: €850,000

1 –  The Old Rectory, Coolbanagher, Emo, Co. Laois

Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates offer this A two-storey Georgian residence on some 45 acres of quality grazing land, a walled garden and magnificent gardens surrounding the house, in a mature parkland setting.

The court yard comprises of two converted self- catering coach houses, which are registered with the Irish Tourist Board (Failte Ireland) and Laois Tourism. The views are splendid overlooking the surrounding countryside, with views of Emo Court Demesne.

The house itself contains four large bedrooms, three bathrooms, a number of living rooms/sun rooms, a large kitchen and breakfast area as well as large landscaped gardens.

The farm buildings include three stalls within the stable, a hay barn, a range of sheds and farm buildings with a concrete yard and access to the surrounding fields from the yard. The 18ha (45acres) of land which surrounds the house is currently in grass and of good quality arable land. The land is divided into four large fields.

Guide Price: €1,250,000

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