Goodwood Lodge, Tuckmilltown, Straffan, Co. Kildare
Coonan Property are delighted to present this beautiful residence to the market. As you take a drive along the Straffan Road you will find a tree lined boundary with electric gates revealing an entry to what is a simply stunning property. The gates slowly open and a sweeping tarmacadam drive brings you through to reveal a wonderful home nestled among many well planted trees and shrubs. Goodwood Lodge sits modestly on approx. one acre of grounds and looks at first glance to the discerning purchaser like a standard country bungalow. It is anything but.
When you approach the home and open the wooden front door, it reveals a beautiful entrance hall with good proportions. Upon stepping inside however, the property simply seems to fall away to the rear, as glimpses of a sylvan landscape beyond commands your attention. The entryway opens out to an absolutely breathtaking space. An enormous double height glazed wall that places you in a wooded wonderland. The space is awe inspiring and really invites nature into the home, yet it has a warm and cosy feel due to the clever use of wood, soft furnishings and a log burning stove to enjoy on those colder days. This area is home to a feature staircase that leads up to an ample landing space complete with seating area to sit and enjoy views of the treetops. The first-floor hallway has great proportions, as does the whole property. There are five fantastic sized bedrooms in this amazing home. The master suite comes complete with an ensuite and dressing room and benefits from a marvellous corner window, again giving rise to those spectacular views. Downstairs is a modern kitchen/breakfast room, a formal dining room with access to the outside via a beautiful feature bay area, a lounge, a family room, an office, and utility, to mention but a few. All of the indoor living space is substantial and provides an abundance of wow factors and yet there is a real sense of home here. It is a warm, cosy, comfortable space.
Outdoors there are superbly kept mature gardens to enjoy. There is a detached block built shed to the side of the gardens and a pergola/car port to the front. To the rear there is a fabulous patio area which is ideal for entertaining and has plenty of space for seating large gatherings on those long summer evenings. Beyond the patio lies a well-maintained lawn dotted with trees and shrubs that also provide secluded spots to relax and simply soak in the atmosphere in private. The gardens are bordered by trees and hedgerow which afford maximum seclusion and privacy yet enough glimpses of beyond to enjoy the outstanding countryside that envelopes you. This really feels like a little bit of heaven right here in County Kildare.
The location of this country home is excellent. Straffan can be reached in under ten minutes by car. It is a wonderful town offering some great local amenities and a real sense of community. For a larger selection of facilities, the town of Celbridge is only a little further. Schools, shops, pubs and restaurants, medical facilities, sport and leisure facilities, hair and beauty services, and many more can be found here. Access to the N7 is convenient from Goodwood Lodge and gives speedy commute times to the rest of the country. The M50 is less than twenty minutes away by road, Dublin Airport can be reached within thirty-five minutes, as can Dublin City Centre. Hazelhatch Railway Station is close by and provides a superb rail service to Dublin’s Heuston Station and countrywide.
For further information on this spectacular property please contact Jill Wright of Coonan Property at 045 832020 or email: [email protected]