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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Guide Price €1,050,000

Ireland - Athy, Co. Kildare, R14 E193

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Key features:

  • Elegant Georgian Country Residence
  • Approx. 8 ha / 20 acres of land with mix use zoning
  • Available in 4 lots
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
  • courtyard with outbuildings and stables
  • Gate Lodge (in need of refurbishment)

Full description:

Shamrock Lodge is an elegant Georgian residence dating from 1835, set with wonderful mature gardens and surrounded by approx. 20 acres, on the edge of Athy Town.

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Asking Price

Lot 1 Shamrock Lodge house gardens and gate Lodge, Courtyard on 1.34 ha / 3.32 acres    580,000

Lot 2 Approx. 1.21 ha / 3 acres zoned new residential                            200,000

Lot 3 Approx. 5.5 ha /13.6 acres 270,000

Lot 4 The Entire 1,050,000

Savills are delighted to present Shamrock Lodge to the market. This charming period home dates back to circa 1835 and has been in the current families' ownership for nearly 60 years as a family home.

The house is well set back from the road, surrounded by mature gardens and numerous specimen trees giving great privacy on all sides and while it is presented in good condition, it will benefit from refurbishment and decoration.

The accommodation is laid out over two floors with attic rooms and boasts wonderful period features with original oak parquet and pitch pine wood floors, corniced ceilings with center roses and recessed sash windows with wooden shutters.

The main reception rooms are bright and spacious and arranged around the main hall. There is a long western red cedar conservatory on the south west side of the house which enjoys great light and a wonderful aspect of the garden. A library occupies the first floor return and the main bedrooms are on the first floor with a sixth bedroom in the return to the walk in attic.

To the rear of the main house is found the enclosed courtyard which has a series of useful buildings including stables, former calf houses, a lofted coach house, former cattle stalls and the garage (with maintenance pit). Connemara ponies were bred by the family.

The gate lodge is at the entrance gates and while currently in poor condition it does offer an incoming purchaser an excellent rental opportunity, if developed.

To the left of the main avenue there is a field of approximately 3 acres which is zoned under Athy Town Development Plan 2012 - 2018 to provide for New Residential. The remainder of the lands (approx. 13.64 acres) is made up of three fields currently in grass / hay and 3 acres of mature commercial forest.

Accommodation (Please refer to floor plans)

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall
Large inviting entrance hall with oak parquet flooring, decorative cornicing and picture rail. Stained glass fanlight above the door.

Drawing Room
A door from the entrance hall leads into this wonderful room of superb proportions with highly decorative ceiling cornice and centre rose with pitch pine flooring. The room is very well lit with two large sash windows with shutters. Large ornate marble mantelpiece and beautiful views out the front and side gardens.

Dining Room
Well-proportioned room with pitch pine wooden floor, decorative ceiling rose and cornice, wooden shutters, large marble fire place and a door leading out to the conservatory.

Breakfast Room
A good sized room with a featured brick fireplace, exposed beams, wooden paneling and a sliding door leading out to the conservatory.

Large. adjoining the south west side of the house and can be used for most of the year with access to both the dining room and the breakfast room.

With fitted units, sash windows with shutters and a double sized AGA.

Back Kitchen
With double pantries and storage with sink.

Back Hall
With WC and washbasin, utilities and access out to the courtyard.

First Floor Return

With carpet and large westerly windows and views out to the courtyard.

With carpet and sash window.

Good sized walk in room with shelving.

With carpet, bath / shower and wash basin.

First Floor

Bedroom 1
Large Master bedroom en suite
Beautifully proportioned room overlooking the garden with 2 large sash windows with shutters. Ornate cornice and fireplace.

WC, Whb and shower.

Bedroom 2
Overlooking the garden. A fine front bedroom with sash window and shutters.

Bedroom 3
Fine bright double bedroom overlooking garden with fireplace, picture rail and wooden shutters.

Bedroom 4
Good sized room to the side of the house overlooking conservatory and gardens with fireplace. Sash windows with wooden shutters.

Bedroom 5
To the side and rear of the house, with fireplace, picture rail and wooden shutters.

Bedroom 6
Self-contained to the rear of the house with en suite bath, WC and WHB.

Further storage space with stairs to walk in attic space (in need of full refurbishment).

The essence of Shamrock Lodge is not only the fine Georgian house but the gardens in which it sits. Developed over many decades the old world gardens are in a tranquil and lush woodland garden setting with extensive lawns interspersed with numerous mature and imposing specimen trees including horse chestnuts, beeches, limes and birch trees. Other interesting more recently planted trees include wellingtonias, a memorial weeping purple beech, a rare young handkerchief tree, an Atlantic blue cedar, American red oak, golden fastigate Irish yew, golden weeping willow and whitebeams. Steps lead to a partially walled herbaceous garden (in need of restoration) and old declining orchard. A previous extensive vegetable garden is currently in grass. Although no longer there the OSI historic 25 inch series (1897 - 1913) shows a summer house in the herbaceous garden which is now occupied by an archway with a stone horse trough, used as a rock garden, with surrounding paving.

There are a range of buildings in the courtyard which include a number of stables, old calf houses, lofted coach house, old cattle stalls and a garage.

Gate Lodge
The gate lodge is in need of full refurbishment. The entrance gates beside gate lodge are listed as a protected structure under Athy Town Development plan.


Zoned lands
The house and lands are inside the Athy urban district boundary. There are approx. 1.12 ha / 3 acres zoned for New Residential under the current Athy Town Development Plan. These lands currently not developed were formerly in grass / tillage and have become overgrown in recent years. They are bound to the south east by the Kildare Road and to the south west by the Rheban Manor housing development. The immediate area is typified by a mix of residential housing in small developments and some ribbon formations along the Kildare Road.

The remaining lands are accessed from the Kildare Road and are set out in 3 paddocks, two previously in corn tillage with 3 acres of mature commercial Norway spruce forest to the rear of the lands. All the lands were previously zoned for New Residential, under the previous Athy Town Development Plan. A new Local Area Plan for Athy is to be prepared under the current draft Kildare County Development Plan 2017 - 2023. All the lands benefit for approx. 1 km of road frontage.


Oil fired central heating, mains water, septic tank, well water source, ESB, monitored phonewatch alarm.

Rating G
Nos 108692674



Strictly by appointment only

Harriet Grant / Pat O'Hagan
20 Dawson Street
Dublin 2
+353 (0) 1 6634350


Train Station                800 m   
Athy                            1.3   
Newbridge                   28
Naas                            45
Portlaoise                   25   
Carlow                         20
Dublin City Centre       78
Dublin Airport             83


From Dublin
Take N7 from Dublin. From M50 exit at junction 9. Follow N7 for approx. 24.5 km. N7 becomes M7. Stay on M7 for approx. 25 km then veer left on to M9. Follow M9 for approx. 23 km and then take exit 3. Follow signs for new N78 to Athy. Stay on N78 for approx. 10 km then take first left at the roundabout; take a right at the first traffic lights before graveyard onto the Kildare road and Athy golf club. Shamrock Lodge is 600m on the left hand side. There is a light green gate lodge at the entrance.

GPS: 52.997055 / -6.968239

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Nearest Airports*

  • Dublin (International), 68.6 miles
  • Waterford (International), 90.1 miles

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Savills Ireland, Country Homes

20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
03339 391384  Local call rate


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