A magnificent family home of superb character designed by master craftsmen across various disciplines and situated in a mature setting on 16.
A magnificent family home of superb character designed by master craftsmen across various disciplines and situated in a mature setting on 16.5 acres / 8 hectares of excellent pasture lands, a short distance from the towns of Dunlavin and Kilcullen.
Fountain House is positioned on a private site with beautifully landscaped gardens. The spacious accommodation is constructed to the highest possible standard and extends to approx. 761m (8,200ft).
Upon entering the property, one is greeted by the entrance hallway finished from floor to ceiling with Canadian Maple panelling and solid Canadian Maple flooring which sets the tone for the accommodation throughout. The use of mood lighting and hand carved deep panelling creates a warm and luxurious atmosphere. From the main entrance porch is the inner hallway with crafted staircase which leads to the first floor. Off the entrance hallway one is lead to a grand corridor which is the connecting focal point of this fine home.
There is a home office/ study, fitted with bespoke shelves and cabinets. A grand reception room spreads the entire width of the property and together forms an impressive space with a vaulted Cathedral ceiling and carved canopy. This room is zoned off to combine a formal dining area and drawing room with feature fireplace and bay window with deep embrasures and working shutters with security bolts. Off the grand reception room is a hand painted in-framed fitted kitchen with centre island with marble counter tops. Various appliances include a focal Rayburn cooker with a feature arch and Electrolux induction hob, Belling double oven, Belling microwave, Bosch dish washer and double sink unit. From here is a plant room and well-equipped utility room which leads to the estate office and storeroom. The gym is accessed via a connecting hall off the main corridor and includes a sauna and a Jacuzzi room. Upstairs, there is a billiards room along with a large entertaining room, dressing room and additional storage rooms.
The property boasts 7 bedrooms, 5 of which are located on the ground floor with the master bedroom to the front of the property and 4 bathrooms. The combination of luxury and decorative detailing is consistent throughout the property with timber sash windows with working shutters, deep panelled door embrasures, modern lighting features and fine hand-crafted joinery.
Outside, the property is approached via electric security gates with CCTV and a sweeping drive laid out in gravel. The main residence emerges as an immaculately presented double fronted dormer style home finished with a gut Granite facade. The fields are laid out in stud railing and are sheltered by trees and hedging. Features of the property include, geothermal underfloor heating, central vacuuming system, landscaped gardens with water features and master craftsmanship throughout with intricate and unique wooden designs.
Impressive houses, stunning gardens and the heart of Ireland`s horseracing community, Kildare is a true thoroughbred and a star of Ireland`s Ancient East. 3.1km away is the attractive village of Dunlavin with its unusually wide streets with courthouse while 9km away is the small town of Kilcullen, which has an array of amenities including restaurants and pubs and the renowned Gilltown Stud owned by the Aga Khan. Ballymore Eustace is a 15 minute drive away home to the famous Ballymore Inn restaurant.
There are excellent sporting facilities in the nearby vicinity particularly for those with an interest in racing. The Curragh consisting 5,000 acres is an ideal place for walking, running and outdoor activities. Home of the Classics, The Curragh racecourse traces its racing roots right back to 1727 when the first recorded race was run at the venue while Punch