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“Ardenode House” is a magnificent detached property approached through a granite recessed entrance with electric gates to a sweeping tree lined tarmacadam avenue leading to the house and stable yard.  Built approximately 20 years, finished to a high specification with granite stone exterior, extending to c. 5,000 sq. ft. (c. 464.5 sq. m.) of spacious well proportioned accommodation presented in excellent condition.  The gardens are laid out mainly in lawn with a large sandstone patio area to the rear, flower beds and trees with superb views of the surrounding countryside, some of the battle scenes from the 1995 film “Braveheart” starring Mel Gibson and “King Arthur” filmed in 2003 with Keira Knightly were filmed in an adjoining field.  Situated in a sought after location and quiet country setting only 1 mile from the quaint village of Ballymore Eustace with the benefit of school, church, shops and some fine pubs and restaurants on your doorstep.  The Dublin Bus No. 65 services the Village to the City and the N81 is only 2 ½ miles with access to Blessington 6 ½ miles and City 24 miles.  The surrounding towns of Naas 8 miles, Newbridge 10 miles and Kilcullen 6 miles offer a wealth of facilities and amenities all within a 15 minute drive. 

On entering the house you have a large hall with centre staircase leading to a gallery landing.  Off the hallway is a sittingroom on the left and livingroom on the right both with cast iron fireplaces.  To the rear is the kitchen with cream built in units and oil fired Stanley cooker.  Then heading into a diningroom which is open plan leading to a large family room with stove and 13 ft. beamed ceiling.  Also downstairs is a utility, toilet and conservatory opening out to  a large Sandstone patio area.  Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, main bedroom ensuite with walk-in wardrobe and family bathroom.  On the top floor is a large attic room containing c.370 sq. ft.   Connected to the house via the conservatory is a separate annex/studio containing c.1,200 sq. ft. (c.188 sq. m.) with livingroom, sittingroom and garage, this area has fine 17 ft. ceilings and separate access.

There is a detached garage (3.85m x 4.75m) with up and over door.  The yard contains 3 boxes and feed house/tack room, extending to c. 915 sq. ft. (c.85 sq. m.) with stone fascade and water laid on. 

This is an exceptionally fine property in a great location and an ideal family home particularly for the family looking to keep a pony.  The property is for sale by Private Treaty through Liam Hargaden of Jordan Auctioneers – 045/433550 who is guiding €980,000 and can be contacted for further information or appointment to view.

Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are bringing to the market a substantial farm in Clonygowan, Co.Offaly on c.171 acres with an elegant Georgian residence and farmyard located 19km southeast of Tullamore and 6km north of Portarlington with easy access to a range of destinations including the M7 & M6 Motorways.

Ashmount house is a well proportioned three bay two storey residence built in circa 1850 and extending to c.240 sq.m (2583 sq.ft) comprising 3 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms. The house is approached via a recessed limestone entrance with tarmacadam drive and occupies a lovely private setting surrounded by mature timber and manicured gardens. The house was completely rewired and plumbed in the last eleven years and there is oil fired central heating throughout.

Immediately to the rear of the residence is a traditional yard with a number of stores and sheds including a lofted workshop. These could be used or converted for a wide range of purposes. The farmyard is located adjacent to the residence but also has its own separate entrance off the local road. It is a traditional farmyard mostly under concrete and comprising:

·         4 span hay barn with slats (40 – 45 sucklers) & 2 dry base lean-to sheds.
·         Cattle handling facilities with crush and pens.
·         Silage slab.
·         4 span hay barn with small lean-to.

The entire property extends to 69.2 hectares (171 acres), divided by the railway line. There are approximately 16.26 hectares (40 acres) including the house & yard on the southern side of railway with 50.38 hectares (124.5 acres) to the north. There is also one smaller plot which is separated from the main holding and extending to 2.57 hectares (6.35 acres).  The land is in a combination of grass (94 acres), tillage (40 acres) and forestry (37.5 acres).

The land has all been well managed and farmed with boundaries maintained throughout. There is good shelter and the lands are suitable for arable or grazing use. There are stock handling facilities including loading pens and a crush on the northern side of the railway.

The 35 acres of forestry was planted in 2000 and produces a premium of €7,490 per annum with 2 years left to run.  The 2.5 acres of Christmas trees was planted 20 years ago with no premium currently payable.
The property is being offered for sale in the following lots:

Lot 1: House & Yard on 4 acres                                          €275,000
Lot 2: 36 acres adjoining house                                      €9,000 per acre
Lot 3: Entire house & yard on 40 acres.                       €530,000
Lot 4: 124.5 acres – northern side of railway             6,500 per acre
Lot 5: House, Yard and both sides of railway line:     Sum of above
Lot 6: 6.35 acres                                                                  €9,000 per acre

A portion of the holding closest to the Village is within the settlement boundary under the County Development Plan 2014 – 2020 extending to approximately 0.80 hectares (2 acres) and identified as ‘Residential’. ‘Ashmount House’ itself is also a ‘Protected Structure’

The property is for sale by Public Auction on Thursday 6th July 2017 in the Tullamore Court Hotel, @ 3pm (unless previously sold). Contact Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh on 045 – 433550 for additional information.

Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are bringing to the market c.40 acres at Kilmead, Athy.  The property is located on the edge of the Village approximately 8km north of Athy and 15km south of Kilcullen. This is an accessible location within easy access of a range of surrounding towns and villages. The M9 can be accessed in Kilcullen or at Mullaghmast (Junction 3).

The property has extensive frontage onto the main road (500 meters) and also narrow access onto a cul- de- sac.  The land is primarily in arable use with one field in grass. There are natural boundaries on three sides and the entire adjoins the development boundary for Kilmead and may have some future long term potential.

The entire is for sale by Public Auction on Tuesday the 27th June 2017 at 3pm in the Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co.Kildare (unless previously sold) and the agents are quoting €10,000 per acre. Contact Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh on 045 – 433550 for additional information.

Non-Residential Farm on 205 Acres

Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents is offering a large non residential farm at Ardclough, Straffan.  The farm which is situated 4km from Celbridge, 7km Rathcoole, 4km Kill and 10km Maynooth is convenient to both the M4 and M7 with Straffan 3km and Newcastle 4km.

The property comprises a non residential farm with a derelict period residence and yard on some of the best limestone land in the area.

Situated beside the Village of Ardclough and adjoining the Lyons Estate, it has good road frontage and is currently in permanent pasture and laid out in 12 divisions, being also suitable for tillage.

The original period residence is derelict but is set on a very nice site and aspect overlooking the farm, ideal for replacement residence (subject to usual P.P.).

The farmyard includes haysheds, machinery sheds and some old stone buildings.

It was well known in the area for a very good all weather gallop and it was formerly used as a training centre (however the gallop has been disused recently).

For Sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 28th June in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth at 3.00pm unless previously sold.  Commenting on the sale Paddy Jordan said that there is quite a lot of interest in the property already and whilst it is currently in permanent pasture it is also ideal for tillage.  The guide price is €2.75m and viewing is strictly by prior appointment – contact Jordans 045-433550.

Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents are selling a most attractive Georgian residence in a tranquil setting on c. 64 acres within 50 km of Dublin.

This is an exceptional property offering a rare combination of residence, amenity, farming and sporting assets.

Grangebeg is situated on rolling countryside on the Kildare/Wicklow border 14 km Naas, 8 km Kilcullen and the M9 (Junction 2).  Convenient to Punchestown, Naas and the Curragh Racecourses, it is in the heart of Kildare hunting country and within boxing distance of South County and Carlow Farmers.  There is golfing at Rathsallagh, K Club, The Curragh and Carton House and commuter train service from Newbridge, Kildare and Sallins.

Grangebeg is of historic interest due to its connections with the Warren family who acquired the property in 1626.  Henry Warren was a Deputy Clerk of the Crown and MP for Kildare in 1642.  He married Elizabeth Eustace and their grandson Richard assumed the surname and arms of Wellesley and was the ancestor of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.  The Duke’s mother Anne resided in Grangebeg House and is buried at nearby Gilltown Cemetery.

The residence which is approached via recessed electric gates through a gravelled tree lined avenue with 4,128 sq.ft. of spacious bright living accommodation.

The accommodation includes spacious reception hall, 3 principle reception rooms, kitchen with Aga cooker, breakfastroom, 6 bedrooms with 5 ensuites.  In addition there is accommodation in the basement for 672 sq.ft. ideally suitable for au pair, granny flat or office.

Possible commercial potential as boutique hotel or B & B.

The gardens and grounds are a feature of the property with lawns, beech hedging and various flower beds and herbaceous borders, garden pond and tennis court.

The yard includes 13 loose boxes with some stone outbuildings all of which have a separate access via a back avenue.

The land which is all in permanent pasture is laid out in 7 divisions with good shelter and extensive road frontage.  Ideally suitable as a small stud.

The property is for sale by Private Treaty through Jordans who are quoting a figure in excess of €1.5m – Paddy Jordan commenting said “it is seldom that such a fine Georgian residence in a wonderful parkland setting comes on the market”.  Viewing is strictly by prior appointment 045-433550.

Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold Baden Lodge on The Curragh by Public Auction on Wednesday last for a combined figure of €505,000.  The entire comprised an old cottage (in need of complete renovation) with small yard on 37.5 acres of mostly top quality land adjoining Sheshoon Stud, owned by the Aga Kahn.

Before an attendance of about 20 people, the property was sold in two lots. Lot 1 comprised 14.84 hectares (36.6 acres) all in one block with extensive road frontage and natural boundaries throughout. This lot opened with an initial offer of €300,000 before it was sold to a farmer from the general locality for a sum of €355,000.

Lot 2 comprised Baden Lodge and Yard on circa 0.36 hectares (0.89 acres). This was a charming property set back from the road and surrounded by mature timber and an array of old flowers and shrubs. In need of a complete renovation, the property dates back to the 1800s. Also included in this lot was a yard to the rear of the cottage, with three-span hay shed, two lean-tos and some other old outbuildings. Bidding for this lot opened at €100,000 before it was sold to a young couple for the sum of €150,000.

Speaking after the Auction selling agent Clive Kavanagh commented that the ‘location, and quality of the land had been the primary force behind the strong interest generated. Coupled with this was the fact that the cottage offered renovation / replacement options to purchasers’. The owners were delighted with the result and wished the new purchasers every success.

12 May 2017


Charming Georgian Residence on c. 33½ Acres (13.54 Ha)
of mature timber setting with total privacy situated in the quaint Village of Straffan

Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents is offering a most magnificent property in the Village of Straffan.  Straffan Lodge is a beautiful 5,000 sq.ft. Georgian family home in a wonderful mature setting on the edge of the Village.  Originally dating from the 1700s, it is believed that the front section dates from 1820s. 

A family called Whitelaw lived there until 1909 when it was bought by Francis Bacon’s father.  Bacon spent much of his childhood there until he moved out after a row with his father in 1926 and went on to become one of the most internationally sought after 20th century painters during his own lifetime.  The Bacon family sold it in 1932 to a well known surgeon Dr. Cahill.   Straffan Lodge was then sold to Robert Guinness in 1968 and the present vendors bought it in 1989.

Bacon’s father trained racehorses following his retirement from the army.  The painter’s relationship with his father appears to be have been strained by all accounts, though his allegation that his father, Edward was a failure as a horse trainers seems harsh.  In later life Bacon was to refer to his father as highly strung, intolerant, dictatorial and censorious.
The painter’s relationship with his father suffered further following the death of Francis’ brother Edward, not yet in his teens, the young boy was buried in the graveyard in Straffan adjacent to Straffan Lodge.  Francis’ father seemed to have blamed Francis in some way for Edward’s death, perhaps because he liked the young boy more than Francis.

The final break between Francis and his father came in 1925 or 1926 reportedly when his father discovered Francis wearing his mother’s clothes, including her underclothes.  In later life Francis was to make no secret of his sexuality but actions such as wearing his mother’s clothing were clearly unacceptable in the 1920s to his father.

Bacon left the house in 1926 travelling first to England before proceeding to Berlin at this time avant-garde City.  Moving on to Paris he later settled in England where he established himself as a painter in the 1940s.  He was born in 1909 in Baggot Street Nursing Home but his parents moved often between various houses in Ireland and Britain as well as Straffan Lodge he lived for a short time in Kennycourt House near Brannockstown.

Straffan Lodge is likely to have been part of the Straffan House Demesne (K Club) owned by the Barton Family of Barton and Guestier wine fame. 

Approached through recessed electric gates the avenue meanders through post and railed paddocks sheltered by mature timber, ensuring complete privacy, peace and tranquility.

The residence overlooks the gravel forecourt and lawn paddock which has a ha ha, ensuring the uninterrupted view.  The residence has granite steps leading to the front door.   The accommodation c. 5,000 sq.ft. includes main hall, magnificent bright Drawingroom with marble fireplace, Diningroom with antique marble fireplace, Study, Office, Kitchen/Breakfastroom with 2 oven Aga cooker fully fitted, utility.

The upstairs includes 5 principle bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, 2 ensuite.  There is a small basement which includes a gamesroom, tack room, gun room, store and wine cellar.

Outside the enclosed compact walled garden is mainly in lawn with various flower beds, herbaceous borders and climbers.  There is an astro turf tennis court.  The yard includes 2 loose boxes, 3 garages and wood storage and has a separate back avenue to the yard and stables.

The guest annexe comprises a detached 2 storey 1,340 sq.ft. house ideal for use as a granny flat, au pair or outside office and includes entrance hall, livingroom/kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The land is all in permanent pasture with tremendous shelter and piped water to all paddocks.  Laid out in 5 divisions including 3 paddocks with separate avenue access to the yard and paddocks and extensive road frontage.

The property is within the jurisdiction of Kildare County Council and the entire currently adjoins the development boundary.  The house is classified as a Protected Structure and part of the lands are sterilised.

The amenities in the area are plentiful including horseracing at nearby Naas, Punchestown, Leopardstown and the Curragh.  Fishing on the nearby River Liffey.  Hunting with the Kildares and South County.  Golf at the K Club (across the road), Naas and Rathsallagh, Carton House, whilst Portmarnock is 40 minutes drive.  Shopping is available in the City Centre only 30 minutes, while Kildare Retail Village Outlet is only 30 minutes at Ext 13 on the M7 with excellent shopping in Naas and Celbridge.  There is an excellent primary school in Straffan with secondary school in nearby Clongowes Wood, Kings Hospital and Clane.  Train stations are nearby in Maynooth (Sligo Line) Connolly Station 30 minutes and Hazelhatch (Heuston Station) 20 minutes, whilst the bus service is provided in Straffan on the hour.   Straffan is only 30 minutes drive to Dublin Airport.

The property is for sale by Tender on Monday 3rd July and Jordans are issuing a guide of €2.75m, Paddy Jordan who is handling the sale reports good interest in it already even though it has only just gone on the market.  Viewing is strictly by prior appointment – Jordan 045-433550.


Situated on a spectacular elevated setting with commanding views east towards the Wicklow Mountains and west to the front.  Approached by a long gravel drive set amid 17 ½ Acres laid out in 3 divisions all in grass with separate American barn containing 7 stables and tack room along with separate detached garage.  The house was constructed in 2009 and finished to a high specification extending to c.2,300 sq. ft. (c.214 sq. m.) of spacious well proportioned accommodation containing hall, sittingroom, sunroom, kitchen/diningroom, utility, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  Features include PVC woodgrain double glazed windows, stone facade, mostly granite cills, cream high gloss fitted kitchen with integrated appliances geo thermal underfloor heating and sunroom.  Located c.1 mile from Dunlavin with the benefit of school, church, pubs and shop on your doorstep.

This is an ideal opportunity to acquire a modern detached house in good condition with the benefit of 17 ½ Acres and stables, ideal for the horse enthusiast.  The surrounding towns of Kilcullen 6 miles, Baltinglass 10 miles, Blessington 11 miles and Naas 12 miles offer an excellent array of shops and facilities.  The property is for sale through Liam Hargaden of Jordan Auctioneers 045/433550 who is guiding €475,000 and can be contacted for further information or appointment to view.

Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents and Savills have been instructed in the sale of a most attractive equestrian property on the Curragh, Foxwood is a unique contemporary residence c. 3,945 sq.ft. (366.5 sq.m.) with old world charm on an elevated setting with 4½ acres of landscaped gardens, paddock, tennis court, only 5 minutes drive from both the M7 & M9.  It has a wonderful south facing view over the Curragh Plains (4,500 acres) and the adjoining stud farms.

Commissioned and designed by Architect Paul Brazil in 2010, it has an exceptionally high specification and finish and needs to be viewed to be really appreciated.

The accommodation includes entrance hall, drawingroom, diningroom, library, cloakroom with w.c., magnificent fully fitted kitchen, back hall and utility room.  There are 4 spacious bedrooms all with bathrooms ensuite, bright open landing and laundry room.

Outside there is a two storey studio/garage 1,432 sq.ft. (133 sq.m.), magnificent terrace finished in Kilkenny limestone leading to the landscaped gardens, the house overlooks the sweeping avenue and gardens and is approached through electric gates with En Tout Cas tennis court.  The entire sits on an elevated site of 4½ acres.

Its location is 6½km Newbridge and the M7, 6.6km Kilcullen and the M9 and 11km Kildare, 14km Naas, Dublin City 55 km, Dublin International Airport 63km, Curragh Racecourse 6km and Punchestown Racecourse 13km.

Foxwood is privately positioned behind a high timber fence with beech hedging.  The electric entrance gates provide security to a sweeping tree lined avenue which leads to the front of the house.

The exterior is elegantly designed with wonderful proportions and the house is built entirely to compliment the contour of the site thus 9 ft high ceilings at entry level and hall and steps to 11 ft high ceilings in the kitchen, drawingroom and diningroom.

Every details has been well thought through and the best material used.  The windows are Marvin Architectural – all the joinery is bespoke by Seabury furniture and there is  Kilkenny limestone flooring together with Belgian smoked oak flooring, underfloor heating on the ground floor and concrete floor on first floor.

The most enjoyable part of the house is the sense of space which has been created by the high ceilings and the plentiful natural light pour through the French doors.  The simplicity of the layout creates versified space where the reception rooms work together for both entertaining purposes and for every day living. 

Joint Agents are Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge and Savills, Dublin.  Commenting on the sale Paddy Jordan said that “it is seldom that a house of this quality and finish comes on the market and must be seen to be appreciated”.  The Agents are inviting offers in excess of €1.5m.  Viewing is strictly by prior appointment.  Jordans 045-433550.

Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents have been instructed in the sale of a most attractive property, Slaneyside set on over 6 acres in an idyllic setting on the River Slaney.

Slaneyside is a charming dormer residence with superb gardens and grounds and a couple of paddocks just over 1 km outside Baltinglass on the Dublin Road nestling on the River Slaney.  Built in the late 50s and upgraded by the present owners incorporating all the comforts of modern living to make it a charming family home.

Its location 59 km from Dublin, 45 km City West and the M50, 29 km Naas and 24 km Carlow.

Approached via recessed electric gates through tarmac drive, the house itself is nicely set back from the road overlooking the River Slaney with magnificent gardens.

The accommodation includes c. 2,152 sq.ft. (200 sq.m.) of spacious living accommodation with entrance hall, cloakroom, L-shaped drawingroom, bay window overlooking the river, interconnecting diningroom, spacious fully fitted kitchen with Aga cooker and oak ground and eye level presses and utility room.  Upstairs there are 3 spacious bedrooms (2 ensuite), there is also a mezzanine room which is overlooking the Slaney River and gardens.

Outside there is a garage, fuel store and boiler house, there are paved pathways through the magnificent gardens which include mature trees, flower beds and herbaceous borders.  The land includes 2 paddocks and a 2 span hayshed with lean-to, ideal for ponies or stock.

Baltinglass has many amenities including a very good golf course and convenient to Carlow and Rathsallagh Golf Course.  It is also convenient to Punchestown, Naas and the Curragh and there is excellent hunting with the Shillelaghs, Carlow Farmers and Kildares.

Shopping is available in Baltinglass, Carlow, Newbridge, Naas and Tallaght.  It also has very good primary and secondary schools. 

An ideal family home within easy driving distance of the City.   Jordans are quoting €425,000 and viewing is strictly by prior appointment 045-433550.

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