Tonaphuca, Punchestown, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 C4E4
Tonaphuca, Punchestown, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 C4E4
• Truly exceptional residence extending to approx. 4,500 sq.ft. (418 sq.m.) on approx. 7.8 acres
• Briefly comprises 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, gym room and utility room
• Set well back from the main road and sheltered by mature trees, the property offers superb privacy and excellent outdoor space
• Stunning grounds which include a sweeping pebble driveway, manicured lawns, orchard and wooded areas with numerous walkways and trails
• Scenic rural setting just 6km from Naas and the M7 motorway, with the M50 just 20 minutes away
• Less than 10 minutes from Naas, Punchestown and The Curragh race tracks
Prepare to be swept off your feet as you arrive via the electric gates at Tonaphúca. The Victorian style property sits regally at the end of a beautiful, lantern lit, sweeping drive and presents an ample residence amidst over seven acres of grounds. Situated just outside Naas in County Kildare, the fantastic plot showcases Irish nature and property at its best, offering luxury accommodation in a private and secluded setting full of marvellous natural beauty.
The house itself extends to over 4,500 sq. ft. (418 sq.m.) and is elegantly presented with a detached annex. Although newly built in the early 2000s it has undergone extensive renovations in the last six months upgrading many of its services in the process. Accommodation includes five bedrooms and boasts both a Victorian and a medieval reception room alongside a formal dining room. The master bathroom contains two stained glass windows giving a powerful, colourful yet ultimately soothing effect. Indeed, great craftsmanship is evident throughout the house which has a luxurious yet homely feel. All achieved with every modern convenience working away in the background to ensure great comfort and ease of living.
There is underfloor heating, upgraded boilers, an internal vacuum system, wireless alarm and a camera system, to name but a few. Both interior and exterior walls have been reproofed and repainted leaving a blank canvas for the new owners to create their own masterpiece. There is also a superb detached annex which is suitable as a self-contained unit (subject to the appropriate planning permission).
Wood is a prominent feature and the interior uses some fine examples of the natural resource with beautiful handmade oak doors and architraves throughout, together with oak, walnut and pine flooring. A splendid solid mahogany staircase which was imported from South America holds pride of place in the hallway. Other features include antique fireplaces and some remarkable stonework in the medieval room.
Outside, there are over 5,000 trees on the acreage providing a lush, natural backdrop. Whether you are an eager landscaper or simply delight in spending time with nature, you will appreciate the many varieties of trees, flowers and shrubs that can be found here in every season. As you amble across the land via a network of well-placed walkways, there are countless sights to behold, including a secret garden, the orchard and the stunning laburnum walk. This property really is a prime example of true class in mature surroundings and is worth a venture across the threshold to appreciate all that is on offer.
The property is located in Mullacash, approximately 8km from Naas town centre and the M7 motorway. The area is renowned for its scenic open countryside and ideal for equestrian enthusiasts with Kildare’s three world class racing tracks at Punchestown, The Curragh and Naas all within 10 minutes drive as well as a number of hunting meets with the Kildare Hunt Club. Dublin is just a 40 minute commute and easily accessible via the M7 and MS0 motorways, bus routes and train stations at Sallins and Newbridge.
6m x 2.19m
Solid oak floor, South American mahogany spiral staircase, Waterford Crystal chandelier, full height gallery ceiling, alarm panel and coving.
6.16m x 7.04m
Walnut floor, decorative coving, wall lights, antique solid fuel fireplace and slate hearth, TV point.
7.42m x 4.08m
Solid walnut floor, solid fuel handmade stone fireplace by Derek Malone of Malone Stoneworks, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, feature candelabra chandelier, wall lights, TV point.
6.34m x 4.31m
Solid oak floor, Waterford Crystal chandelier, wall lights.
3.9m x 8.62m/1.4m x 5.4m
Tiled floor, feature brick fireplace with solid fuel stove, solid walnut in frame painted kitchen with island unit, granite worktop, Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, stove cooker, American style fridge-freezer, recessed lights, coving, brass window fittings, light switches and sockets, pantry.
5.5m x 1.46m
Solid oak floor, coving, Waterford Crystal wall lights.
Master Bedroom (ground floor)
6.7m x 4.5m
Solid oak floors, Victorian mahogany feature gas fire with granite hearth, bay window, coving.
Walk in wardrobe
2.75m x 4.20m
Fully shelved, drawers, rails.
5.1m x 2.53m
Fully tiled, Italian limestone tiles, raised Whirlpool bath, w.c. & w.h.b., bidet, power shower, wall lights, handmade stained-glass windows.
2nd Inner Hall
4.51m x 1.24m
Solid oak floor, recessed light, coving.
2.87m x 3.99m
Door leading to side, central vacuum system, recessed light.
3.99m x 1.62m
Ceramic tiled floor, recessed lights, sink, storage cupboards.
2.31m x 1.13m
Tiled floor, half tiled walls, w.c. & w.h.b., light fitting, coving.
4.63m x 6.77m
Solid oak floors, recessed light, coving, mirrored wall, French doors leading to rear patio area.
6.0m x 6.64m
Solid oak floor, coving, Waterford Crystal wall lights, Velux window.
4.58m x 4.85m
Solid pine floor, recessed light, access to eaves storage.
3.4m x 2.1m
Tiled floor, half tiled walls, w.c. & w.h.b., shower, heated chrome towel rail, Velux window.
4.37m x 4.1m
Recessed lights, wall lights, solid pine floor, TV point.
Bedroom 4 (Connected to Bedroom 5)
6.78m x 5.36m
Solid pine floor, recessed light, walk in wardrobe, Velux window.
3.62m x 5.52m
Solid pine floor, light fitting.
3.74m x 2.34m/1.38m x 1.63m
Fully tiled bath, w.c., w.h.b. bidet, shower cubicle, light fitting, recessed light.
Divided in two sections
Office 3.4m x 1.9m solid pine floor, light fitting.
Bedroom/Storage area 4.23m x 2.78m light fitting, Velux windows, pine floor
7.2m x 6m
Suitable for conversion to self-contained unit (subject to the necessary planning permission).
The house, set amidst over seven acres of landscaped gardens, is accessed via gates set into a Killkenny cut stone wall with entrance piers. The magnificent gardens are home to over 6,500 trees and shrubs providing a private, peaceful setting. Walkways throughout the grounds provide secret pathways right from the entrance gates to the rear garden. The driveway leading up to the house is lined with lanterns which automatically light up in the evenings.
The walkway on the left, known as Lána Phúca (Ghost’s Alley) leads to the orchard which has a mix of eating and cooking apples, pears and plums. There are also vegetable patches enclosed with bay hedging that have been used previously to harvest potatoes. A wooden playhouse with radiator and lighting can also be found behind the orchard.
The main walkways to the rear of the house are bordered by mature laburnum trees on one side and large wisterias on the other. Both of these walkways lead to a secret garden surrounded by all sides by tall silver birch and oak trees.
There are over 1,000 bulbs planted beneath the Scotch pines shielding the property and also along the entire tree line surrounding the grounds, producing yellow daffodils, dwarf white and yellow mix daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells every Spring.
House was built in the early 2000s.
Kilkenny cut stone façade.
Teak double-glazed windows and sills with cooper hood feature above windows.
Solid granite external sills and steps.
Blue Bangor slates.
Wireless alarm system.
Cameras installed with full motion detection sensors.
New oil boiler.
Oil tank with blue tooth device to alarm for refill.
Poured concrete slab to the rear of main house suitable for Seomra or work from home office pod
with phase 2 electricity supply.
Central vacuuming system.
TV points in each room wired back to the attic space.
TV supply source – satellite.
The main house and annex have been freshly painted throughout to provide a blank canvas.
High skirting boards.
Solid handmade Oak doors and architraves throughout.
Oak and walnut solid wood Juncker floating floors.
Staircase and balustrade are imported South American solid mahogany.
Underfloor heating throughout and designed to run most effectively at a low heat.
Thermostats available in most rooms.
Surround sound system.
Fires in Victorian and Medieval rooms with chimney fans to assist with air draught.
Gas fire in master bedroom.
Electricity supply to the pergola in the patio area.
All external woodwork, guttering and eaves on the main house have been recently fully painted and waterproofed.
Oil fired under floor central heating
Items included in sale
Light fittings including Waterford Crystal chandelier
American style fridge-freezer
By prior appointment at any reasonable hour.
Joint Agent Contacts
Tel: 01 628 6128
Tel: 045 981 048
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.