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Property Watch: Five of the most expensive properties in Laois for sale at the moment

This week’s Property Watch features five of the most expensive properties for sale in Laois at the moment.

Featured here are properties in Portarlington, Ballybrittas, Durrow and Portlaoise.

Here is this week’s Property Watch:

Derry Road, Durrow, Co. Laois


This spectacular house is on approximately one acre, with the paddock on approximately two acres.

There is a garage and an extra room for a bedroom /office etc.

All floors (except garage) finished with Canadian maple.

All windows double glazed, aluminium frames. There are stables for two horses.

Cloneyhurke House, Cloneyhurke, Portarlington

This is a period home on the Laois/Offaly border, which includes 56.2 acres of land which has been used for farming and horse breeding.

It was originally put on the market with an asking price of €900,000, but this has gone down to €750,000.

The sale includes the 4,628-sq ft period home set on 56.2 acres of gardens, grounds, and land, in Garryhinch, on the Offaly/Laois border.

A long avenue sweeps up to the double-fronted, two-storey-over-basement property.

Access to the residence is gained through the main entrance with its decorative cast iron double gates, flanked by railings on a limestone plinth wall and terminating in limestone piers, or from the agricultural entrance that leads directly into the farm.

The property is entered by a granite staircase at the front door which leads into an impressive entrance hall with wooden flooring, high ceilings and feature staircase.

To both sides of the hall are two formal rooms that have wooden flooring and marble fireplaces, with the dining room to the left having dual aspect allowing for plenty of light and magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Following on through the entrance hall is the lounge replicating the same wonderful features as the dining room. A family bathroom is located to the rear of the residence.

A few steps up the stairs on the return is the first guest bedroom with high ceilings, fireplace and views over the courtyard. There is a single bedroom to the rear that would also be suitable for games room or study.

On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms with a single room to the front. All the rooms are complete with high ceilings, wooden floors and fireplaces.

The lower ground floor is where the heart of the home is with its kitchen and dining/living space.

The lounge has a solid wooden burning stove and tiled floors, while the kitchen has a good range of high and low-level units and access to the outside courtyard. There is a large boiler room with excellent storage with a utility room to the rear.

The property is about 8km outside Portarlington; it has a Co Laois postal address but is located in Co Offaly.

The house is beside Garryhinch woods and Portarlington Golf Club, both of which were once part of the vast 6,000-acre Warburton estate.

Cloneyhurke House is believed to date from somewhere between the 1760s and early 1800s.

Ballintogher Stud, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois


The impressive spacious house which was fully refurbished spans 2300 sq ft and comes in turn key condition, having been meticulously maintained by its current owners.

The comprehensive equestrian yard comes with a series of modern facilities that are sure to impress.

The property also boasts the added advantage of having a self contained apartment.

Internal features in this fully-alarmed home include; A hardwood hall door and oil fired central heating

‘The yard’ comprises of 20 stables, a tack and feed room, canteen, all-weather paddock and a six unit automatic walker.

Viewing of this fantastic house and stud is highly recommended.

Newtown House & Mill, Durrow, Co. Laois


A splendid and elegant late Georgian country home built in the Regency style.

Offered for sale within private pleasure grounds of 9.4 acres and including a substantial mill and frontage onto the River Goul.

Built in circa 1801, the house is extremely pleasant with a rugged stone façade complete with attractive brick window and door surrounds and distinctive overhanging eaves, which include timber detailing.

Set out over three floors a flight of limestone steps adorned with decorative wrought iron railings lead up to the front doors, twin glazed French doors that lead to the reception hall, principal reception rooms and stair hall.

The reception hall leads to marvellously proportioned drawing room is lit from a bright southeast and southwest orientation and large feature windows.

The dining room and study also benefit from generous ceiling height, restrained plasterwork and door architraves and open fireplaces, the study with a marble chimney-piece and dining room with a feature alcove.

An open arch from the reception hall gives access to the stair hall and the carved timber staircase, leading to the lower ground floor and bedrooms upstairs and generously lit from a large window.

There are five bedrooms in total with four 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 three 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.

At garden level the ground floor accommodation links to the garden from an open veranda within an enclosed and protected courtyard to the rear of the house, easily accessed from the gardens and car parking area.

The kitchen comprises the entire depth of the house and enjoys great natural light from three windows on the southwestern elevation and one each on the southeast and northwest elevations.

In a classic country style the kitchen has terracotta tiled flooring, a range of country kitchen fitted units, an authentic AGA cooking stove and exposed ceiling beams.

4 Kilteale Avenue, Dublin Road, Portlaoise

Located on a private road with just four other dwellings the property enjoys a tranquil setting and yet is conveniently located on the fringes of Portlaoise town centre offering the best of both worlds.

With over 3,200 square feet laid out on two levels the accommodation is spacious and consists of; a home office, drawing room, sitting room, games room, sun room and a contemporary kitchen/breakfast room with utility space plus cloakroom.

The four bedrooms are all doubles, the master bedroom has a shower room and walk-in wardrobe.

The kitchen is a breathtaking open plan space comprising of a range of wall, base and larder units in a cream shaker style with granite worktops along with an island with sink.

There are two uPVC double glazed windows, French doors giving access externally, The island benefits from a range of drawers and cupboard space beneath. Tiled floor. Solid fuel stove. This room leads into the sunroom.

The sunroom is incorporated in the open plan space tiled floor.

There is also a reception room and playroom/sixth bedroom located on the ground floor.

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