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The Old School House, Canal Path, Ardclough, Straffan, Co. Kildare, W23 Y585


Detached House

For Sale




189 sq.m.



Beautiful old-world period residence that is 'The Old School House' built in 1810 and lovingly restored in recent years.
The property extends to approx. 189sq.mtrs (2034sq.ft) on approx. 0.32 acres with mature gardens to the rear.
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.

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, feature radiator timber cover.
Double doors to kitchen

5.44m x 4.05m
High 3m ceiling, tiled floor, fitted solid wood kitchen units, feature solid wood kitchen island, tiled splashback, double Belfast sink, stone countertops, solid fuel Stanley stove with hob, Zanussi oven, integrated fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, exposed stone wall, integrated dining bench and table, bookshelves, exposed beams, recessed lighting, back door to side garden.

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 beams, slid timber floors, door to rear courtyard, solid fuel stove sitting on a granite hearth, (with back boiler), fitted bookshelf, LG surround system, 2 x Velux skylights.

Back Hall
4.74m x 1.19m
Solid 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 bath, 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
Timber floor, timber panelling walls.

1st Floor

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

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

Tiled floor, timber panelling walls, w.c & w.h.b., towel rail, power shower with tiled splashback.

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

Original single glazed Case windows throughout with wooden shutters.
Attractive stone exterior.
Canal facing property.
Surrounded by mature trees.
Green house in the back courtyard.

Additional Information:
'Built in 1810 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 2006 by the current owners.

Residence approx. 189 sq.m (2034sq.ft)
Site size approx. 0.32 acres
Property alarmed
Original stone build double garage with ESB
Mechanical ventilation system.
Outside tap
Ample parking
Located on quiet road
Stair to terrace from the outside
Range of shrubs & trees
The Grand Canal Way, Hazelhatch to Sallins, is on its doorstep.

Oil fired central heating
Mains Water
Septic Tank

Items Included in sale:
Fridge freezer, dishwasher, carpets, oven, Stanley range, Boru solid fuel stove c/w back boiler,
Stanley solid fuel stove, TV & TV unit, various pieces of furniture ( excuding kitchen free standing island,
wooden book shelves in the lounge, large mirror in the lounge)

BER exempt


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.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.