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The Old School House, Ardclough, Straffan, Co. Kildare, W23Y585

Detached House

Sale Agreed




189 sq.m.



• Beautiful old-world period residence that is “The Old School House” built in 1839 and lovingly restored in recent years.
• The property extends to approx. 189sq.mtrs (2034sq.ft) on approx. 0.32 acres with mature gardens.
• Period features are in abundance in this classically restored period residence.
• The uniqueness of this location is conveyed by the peaceful waters of the Grand Canal gently rippling-by the front door.
• The property is located close to the village of Ardclough and within close proximity to the Cliff at Lyons and the K Club in Straffan.
• The property has great connectivity and is close to both the N7 & M4 Motorways and Hazelhatch Train Station, but still in an idyllic country setting.

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  • Original style solid hardwood casement windows throughout with wooden shutters.
  • Attractive stone exterior.
  • Mature garden with potting shed and glass house.
  • Canal facing property.
  • Surrounded by mature trees.
  • Additional Information:
  • “Built in 1839 by Lord Cloncurry, this old school was intended for the children of the growing workforce involved in the building of the Grand Canal. It was built in the classic two storey style, one classroom over another, accessible by two external doors at the gable.” The property was lovingly restored in 2009 by the current owners.
  • Residence approx. 189 sq.m (2034sq.ft)
  • Site size approx. 0.32 acres
  • Fully restored c.2009 (incl. new windows, new roof, replumbed and rewired)
  • Protected by monitored alarmed
  • Double garage with mains power
  • Mechanical heat recovery & ventilation system.
  • Outside tap
  • Ample parking
  • Located on quiet canal path road
  • Stair to terrace from the outside
  • Range of shrubs & trees
  • The Grand Canal Way, Hazelhatch to Sallins, is on its doorstep.
  • Services:
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Mains Water
  • Modern waste water treatment system
  • Items Included in sale:
  • Fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven, carpets, Stanley range, Boru solid fuel stove c/w back boiler, Stanley solid fuel stove, TV & TV unit, various pieces of furniture (excluding, kitchen free standing island, wooden book shelves in the lounge, large mirror in the lounge).


Hallway 3.55m x 3.45m Original timber solid wood floor, timber wall panelling, timber staircase with under stairs storage, open archway leading to dining room.

Dining Room 4.18m x 2.5m Timber wall panelling, original solid timber floors, carved timber & brass radiator cover. Double doors to kitchen.

Kitchen 5.44m x 4.05m High 3m ceiling, natural stone floor with underfloor heating, fitted solid wood kitchen units, tiled splashback, double Belfast sink, stone countertops, oil-fired Stanley range, integrated Zanussi oven, integrated fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, exposed stone wall, fitted dining bench, bookshelves, feature plasterwork ceiling, recessed lighting, half-doors to mature gardens.

Utility/ Storage Plumbed for washing machine & dryer, floor and wall storage units and stainless-steel countertop.

Storage/ Cupboard Belfast sink, storage units, stainless steel countertop, space for additional fridge.

Sitting Room 5.92m x 3.86m Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, solid oak floors, arched door to rear courtyard, solid fuel stove sitting on a granite hearth, (with back boiler), TV unit & bookshelf, LG surround system, 2 x Velux skylights.

Back Hall 4.74m x 1.19m Solid oak timber floor, timber panel ceiling, exposed stonework, back door to courtyard.

Guest Toilet/ Bathroom 2.06m x 2.32m Tiled floor, timber panelling walls, w.c & w.h.b., shower, free standing cast iron roll top bath, radiator with towel rail, recessed lighting. Attractive mural hand painted on the wall.

Bedroom 1 4.9m x 2.5m Solid timber floor, timber wood panelling, timber radiator cover, 2 x wall mounted bedside lamps.

Bedroom 2 4.94m x 3.14m Solid timber floor, timber panelling walls.

Bedroom 3/Study 2.7m x 2.93m Solid timber floor, timber panelling walls.

1st Floor

Lounge 4.77m x 5.39m Carpet, vaulted ceiling, door to terrace overlooking the Canal and gardens. Solid fuel stove with tiled hearth and antique black marble fire surround, triple aspect room.

Master Bedroom 6.88m x 5.39m Incl. ensuite & walking wardrobe Triple aspect room with 6 windows, vaulted ceiling, carpet floor, 2 x radiator covers, access to attic storage, with Stira stairs and feature windows.

Ensuite Marble floor, timber panelling walls, w.c & w.h.b., radiator & towel rail, power shower with subway tiled splashback.

Walk in wardrobe Carpet, fitted storage units, hot-press off.


From Straffan head south over the Liffey Bridge. Take the second left hand turn onto the L2008. Continue into Ardclough Village and turn right and head over the Canal Bridge. Immediately after the bridge, take the right turn and proceed parallel with the canal for approx. 0.75km, and the subject property is to the left. Eircode: W23Y585