The site extends to approximately c.9.88 Acres (c.4.0 Hectares) and is rectangular in shape. It is an urban site located at Bishopswood Road, on the northern outskirts of Portarlington. The boundaries to the lands comprise mature trees and hedges along the front. Two drains are present, one extends north south along the western boundary the other extending south westerly. There are number of serviced manholes on the lands.
The site is located within walking distance of Portarlington Town Centre. In the last published census figures, the town had a population of over 8,000 inhabitants. The 2022 census figures will be published in April’23 . The town is well serviced with rail and bus services to Dublin. The towns of Portlaoise and Kildare are both a 20 minute drive from Portarlington.
The development site is zoned ‘Residential 2’ in Volume 2, Settlement Strategy of the Portarlington Joint Local Area Plan 2012 – 2018/
A grant of planning was received in February 2020. The planning reference number is 19-432.
No Unit Type Description Sqm Sqft
63 A 3 Bed Semi Detached 110 1183
9 B 4 Bed Semi Detached 139 1500
8 C 2 Bed Mid Terrace 85 914
9 C1 2 Bed Mid Terrace 85 914
8 D 3 Bed Semi End Terrace 110 1183
Lot 1 Springfield House on Circa. 0.48 Hectares (1.192 Acres) €550,000
Lot 2 Springfield House & Lands on Circa 6.40Hectares (15.83Acres) €750,000
Conway Auctioneers and Lisney Sothebys International Reality are proud to present a very fine country home located in a superb setting and only a short drive from Kildare Town and the M7 Motorway.
Springfield House is a charming property which extends to approx. 167sqm (1,800 sqft) in a wonderful private setting.
Accommodation Includes entrance hall, guest w.c, sitting room, living room and kitchen/dining room. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, one ensuite and family bathroom.
Outside is a gravel yard, 3 original outhouses, sheds, barn, and boiler house and an extensive mature garden.
This well-maintained home, out buildings and gardens stand on Circa 1.192 Acres.
There is also Circa 14.3 Acres of good agricultural land. This would make an ideal holding for those with an interest in equine pursuits or hobby farming.
The property is offered For Sale by Private Treaty in the following Lots.
History & BER
Springfield House dates to the early 1800’s when it was a single storey Rectory House. In the late 1800’s a second storey was added which had an outside stair which was evident in the end wall during refurbishing. The present family purchased the property in 1947.
An extensive and sympathetic refurbishment was carried out in 2013. The house now benefits from a B3 Building Energy Rating (BER) which is rare to find in country properties.
Kildare Village Outlet and town are 5.1 miles / 9 minutes drive
Rathangan village: 2.3 miles/ 6 minutes
Redhills Riding Stud: 2.8 miles / 8 minutes
National Stud: 6.4 miles / 11 minutes
Curragh Race Course: 6 miles/ 10 minutes
Japanese Gardens: 6.6 miles / 12 minutes
Newbridge College: 10.4 miles / 24 mins
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Accommodation includes Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room, Three Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.
Heating is OFCH.
Located in the village of Suncroft, close to local amenities.
Kildare town is 8km and Newbridge is 9km from the property.
Viewing is strictly by appointment
This property is superbly located, in Kildare Town, with all amenities in close proximity, including Kildare train station, schools and Kildare Town Centre.
Accommodation comprises of an entrance hall leading to a bright and spacious open plan kitchen/dining, living area, and utility room, W.C., ample storage space, and a ground floor double bedroom. Off the living it a sliding patio door to a patio area with timber shed for added storage. The first floor comprises of the bathroom with stand in shower/bath, two double bedrooms and another spare room, easily accommodating a store room/office. All rooms on the first floor have Velux windows providing plenty of natural light.
1498 Castle Park is a 4 bedroom semi-detached home located in the village of Kildangan. This property is a fantastic opportunity for a family home or as an investment property.
Accommodation extends to approximately 94.87 sqm (1,021.17 sq.ft.) and briefly comprises of a porch entrance leading to the entrance hall, sitting room with feature fire, kitchen/dining room with solid fuel cooker, gas oven and hob, family bathroom, 4 bedrooms with the ground floor bedroom being ensuite.
A door from the kitchen leads to a large rear garden with vehicular access via a rear lane way. To the Front of the property is on-street parking.
3 Robert Court is a well presented 2 Bed mid-terrace house, located on Robert Street in the Centre of Newbridge Town.
Accommodation extends to approximately 89.9 sq.m (968 sq.ft) comprising of an entrance hall, guest W.C., kitchen/dining, sitting room, family bathroom, 2 large double bedrooms with the master bedroom being ensuite.
Conway Auctioneers proudly present this exceptional development 3 and 4 bedroom semi-detached and detached homes.
Bright, spacious homes, featuring fitted kitchens, open-plan living area, large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and contemporary style bathrooms & ensuites.
The homes in Phase 1 are The Corn Mill which are 3 Bedroom Semi Detached properties with a floor area of 122 sq.m (1,313.2 sq.ft)
*A3 Rated Homes
*Contemporary Bathroom & Ensuite
*Low maintenance Solar PV Panels.
*Bespoke handcrafted kitchen
*Built in wardrobes
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79 Beechmount is a well presented 3 bedroom semi detached property located in a quiet cul-de-sac with a large mature green area to the front.
Accommodation extends to approximately 87.2 sq.m (938 sq.ft) comprising of an entrance hall, guest W.C., kitchen/dining with double doors leading to the back garden, sitting room, family bathroom, three bedrooms with the master bedroom being ensuite.
Outside to the rear is a spacious, well maintained garden under lawn with a paved patio area and a timber shed.
A first floor office space located in The Plaza . This is a busy district retail centre with the following occupiers – Super Valu, Lidl, Multi Buy Super Store, Hickeys Pharmacy & Joanne Creighton Hairdressing to name but a few.
Accommodation comprises reception area, kitchenette, wc and shower, open plan office area and meeting rooms. Air Conditioning Service Charge €1,885 per year Commercial rates €1,064 per year.
No. 66 is a large 4 bedroom semi detached home overlooking a large green area. Situated in the popular development of Ruanbeg Manor.
This is a well presented, semi-detached family home which is ready to move into. This lovely family home offers bright well-proportioned accommodation of approximately 114.29 sqm (1,230 sqft) to include an entrance hall, sitting room, an open plan dining room / kitchen, and a separate utility room. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a guest w.c. Upstairs there are four spacious bedrooms, the master ensuite, and a family bathroom. New blinds on all windows.
An impressive and substantial late Georgian house comprising 2 and 3 storeys privately set within its own lands.
Extensive any sympathetic restoration over the last number of years included the rebuilding of a
mid 18th century wing complete with 4 storey tower and undertook much of the structural repairs necessary but repairs in some parts of the residence are incomplete .
Woodbrook House represents an opportunity for a potential purchaser to complete and decorate the house to their liking and perhaps would consider a commercial use subject to the necessary planning consents .
Approx. 39 ha / 98 acres with the laid out to pasture and tillage interspersed with maturing parkland trees.
About 1,398 square meters/ 15,078 square feet comprising in brief : reception hall, stair hall,
6 reception rooms, kitchen, Orangerie, Master Bedroom Suite, 12 further bedroom suites, a number of offices and stores.
Gate Lodge ( 1 bedroom ), large selection of stone outbuildings and yards and two walled gardens.
Gardens and grounds
At the entrance to the estate there is a Gate Lodge with a kitchen, living room, shower room and mezzanine bedroom .
Extensive yards behind the house comprise a large range of stone outbuildings in varying repair, some benefit ting being re roofed in natural slate. Immediately beyond these yards lie 2 walled gardens.
The lands are laid out to pasture and in crop and benefit from extensive tree planting
(c 1,000) throughout the estate including a very impressive avenue of Lime trees and planting to reestablish the parkland lost in the 1970’s. Also filled in around this time was a large lake in the field off to the right of the avenue and north and east of the house which could possibly be reinstated .
Fixtures & Fittings
A full inventory is available on request and separate negotiation.
Woodbrook House is a listed protected structure .
Viewing Strictly by Prior Appointment with Sole Agent.
• Portarlington 4km
• Emo 7.5km
• Portlaoise 16km
• Kildare 14km
• Dublin 80km
• Dublin Airport 60-minute drive
• The Heritage Killenard Hotel & Golf Club 5 minute drive
• Ballyfin House 25 minute drive
• The K- Club 50 minute drive
• The Curragh Racecourse 25 minute drive
• Punchestown Racecourse 45 minute drive
The Woodbrook Estate came in to being on the marriage of Knightly Cherwood to Hester Brooking at St. Michael’s Church Dublin in 1698 . Hester brought 620 acres of land and Tinakill Castle with her as a dowry and in 1700the couple set upon building a residence there . A letter dating as early as 1712 describes ‘the continued building works and improvements’ to the property. In 1713 Cherwwod befriended Jonathan Swift when the latter returned to Ireland as Dean of St. Patrick’s. A long friendship and correspondence ensued . Swift travelled frequently to Woodbrook, using it has his weekend retreat , and it is here in the library he penned much of Gullivers Travels. Unfortunately, as with many of Swifts friendships, he and Cherwood had a falling out and spent their latter years not speaking to each other.
On February 17th 1752 , Cetwood died in London . His son Valentine, who in 1758 was High Sherrif of Co. Laois , succeeded him. He in turn passes away in 1771 and was succeeded by his son Jonathan . The family continued to reside on the estate until 1963 until the blood line ran out .
The original house was a modest 2 storey property comprising drawing room, ding room, library and 4 bedrooms, but like many Irish country houses embellished as family circumstances allowed. In 1750 a grander 3 storey wing was added incorporating a 4 storey tower. A fire in 1790 saw the demise of the drawing room but cleared the way for the now existing Regency wing. The drawing room houses a collection of wall paintings depicting scenes of Scottish Castles, created to remind the new Mrs. Cherwood, a daughter of the Earl of Mann and descendant of the Kings of Scotland , of her homeland. The paintings, executed in the style of Watteau, remain intact to day and have only recently been proved to be the work of Scottish artist David Ramsay Hay . It is one of 3 complete rooms of his work known to survive the others being 73 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2and the staircase hall at Preston Hall in Scotland .
Synopsis of restoration work to date
Extensive and sympathetic restoration has been undertaken in the last number of years to restore the property to its former 18th Century glory and reinstate the 18the Century wing complete with 4 storey tower that was lost in the 1970’s . Great effort has been taken when restoring , rebuilding or replacing to use materials sympathetic to the original craftsmanship of the house .
The schedule of works to date to the main house include ; restoration and replacement of all roofs using reclaimed 18th Century slate where required: replacement of all windows with traditional timber sash windows, reinstating the original hand spun 18th Century glass where possible and taking the opportunity to install a ‘Ventrolla’ draught exclusion system to all windows . The current owner undertook much of the structural repairs necessary but repairs are incomplete; complete rewiring with 5 separate zones ; installation of new gas fired heating system with 5 separate zones; insulation of new plumbing with 2.5 bar pressure to power showers to all bedroom suites; installation of a new well with all bathing water passing through a water softener system; installation of a ‘Puraflow’ sewage treatment system with superfluous capacity fro present accommodation, i.e. could potentially take accommodate extension/conversion of outbuildings subject to the necessary consents; new insulation and fireproofing throughout, wired for high specification integrated fire alarm system; wired for 3 phone lines wireless broadband, and Phonewatch, fittings throughout and the replacement of all gutters and down pipes .
A bright and spacious 3 bedroom apartment located in the centre of Kildare town .