Ballykeelan House, Donadea, Co. Kildare, W91 F8C8



Ballykeelan House is a charming period residence on approx. 6 acres in a most pleasant sylvan setting in the heart of North Kildare less than 10 minutes from Kilcock town and the M4 motorway (exit 8) offering ease of access to Dublin and airport. The house has been sensitively restored and seamlessly extended embracing modern technology and features all combining to create bright and spacious accommodation with a modern layout yet still retaining the charm and character of a period country house.

The accommodation is beautifully appointed and proportioned ideal for modern family living, with four large first floor bedrooms 3 with ensuite facilities and the main family bathroom. On the ground floor the large welcoming hallway really sets the tone for this wonderful home. Incorporated on the ground floor is a one bedroom self contained annex which includes, bedroom, kitchenette, Livingroom and bathroom and would be ideal for an Au Pair or family relative. However the real centrepiece of Ballykeelan house is the spectacular open plan double height kitchen cum Livingroom which features a mezzanine first floor gallery and a beautiful bespoke fitted kitchen with two oven Aga Cooker. Off this room is an exceptional garden / family room with splendid garden views and a southerly aspect with access to the patio area also.

Ballykeelan House is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway, lined with mature trees and hedging. Extensive mature lawned gardens surround the house which are interspersed with lovely colourful flower beds and shrubbery. Large Indianan stone paved sun drenched patio area which has access from the main living areas offers a wonderful vista overlooking the countryside and is ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining. Also to the rear on the opposite side of the house is an expansive courtyard with ample parking together with an approx. 2,500 sq.ft American Barn with provision for stabling. Also to the rear of the house is a kitchen garden and orchard. Four good sized well sheltered and fenced paddocks provide an ideal opportunity for the children's equine interests.

The location is both idyllic and convenient, situated off a quite country in the townlands of Ballykeelan only 7kms from the thriving town of Kilcock town and the vibrant university town of Maynooth is less than 15 minutes drive. Close by is also Donadea Forest Park, a magnificent state owned 650 acre forest park which is a wonderful amenity for the family to enjoy. The highly regarded Tiermoghan National is only 1km away and Clongowes Wood College is less than 10 minutes drive. Dublin City and airport are approx. 40 minutes drive, while the surrounding area will have a definite appeal to the equestrian enthusiast with many local packs hunting in the area including, The Kildare's, South County and the North Kildare farmers. Local racecourses include Punchestown, Naas, Fairyhouse and The Curragh.

Both the grounds and the house are immaculately presented throughout with a tasteful bright decorative theme. The house is a sympathetic blend of period and contemporary features with many of the original features on display such as coving, cornicing, some original doors coupled with carefully chosen finishes and features namely an amazing York sandstone fireplace, a mix of French and antique American Oak flooring and Mahogany sliding sash windows.

Ballykeelan House further emphasis the successful blend of period and contemporary in it's energy efficiency, with an impressive B3 rating. We strongly recommend viewing this most impressive home and viewings can be arranged with the Joint Agents.

Joint Agents:
Enda Smith
CME Auctioneers
Fairgreen, Naas
Co. Kildare
T: +353 (0) 45 897 711


Entrance Hall 5m x 2.16m. Solid Oak flooring. Original coving and centre rose.

Self-Contained Annex 5m x 2.16m. Containing sitting room with stove, kitchen, bedroom, shower room and separate
entrance door via patio area. Original coving and cornicing.

Drawing Room 3.5m x 4.73m. Solid Oak flooring. Open fire with Mahogany surround and slate tiled hearth. Original coving and cornicing.

Inner Hall 2.6m x 5.2m. Solid Oak flooring. Feature hand carved stairs. Guest WC with WC and WHB. Under stair storage, coving and centre rose.

Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living Room 11.4m x 5.76m. Living area:
Solid American Oak flooring. York sandstone fireplace with wood burning stove. Stunning vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Beautiful bright room with 3 aspects overlooking patio area and gardens, antique brass chandelier, coving.
Extensive range of shaker style kitchen units with granite work top, oil fired Aga cooker, integrated dishwasher, electric oven, integrated fridge freezer. Spanish slate tiled floor, tiled splash back, recessed lighting, coving.

Family / Garden Room 7.6m x 3.6m. Wonderfully bright room. Solid Oak flooring. Solid fuel stove, ornate brass chandelier, TV point. Overlooking patio and garden.

Utility Room 3.16m x 2.1m. Large Belfast sink, shelving, plumbed for washer and dryer.

Rear Hall 3.2m x 1.3m. Guest WC with WC and WHB, tiled floor.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 6.36m x 3.55m. Dual aspect with views over garden and paddocks. Quality carpet flooring, recessed lighting, large walk-in wardrobe. Jack & Jill door to ensuite.

Bedroom 2 4.8m x 3.46m. Quality carpet flooring, recessed lighting. Jack & Jill door to ensuite.

Bathroom 2.2m x 3.63m. WC, WHB and bath with shower attachment. Shower with white surround, tiled wet area. Wood panelled walls, tiled floor.

Bedroom 3 2.8m x 4.94m. Quality carpet flooring. Jack & Jill door to bathroom.

Bedroom 4 4.8m x 3.3m. Dual aspect, original fireplace, quality carpet flooring.

En-Suite 2.88m x 2.78m. WC, WHB and bath with shower attachment, pump shower with tiled wet area.

Mezzanine Balcony 5.85m x 1.3m. Overlooking main living area.

Landing area 4m x 6.35m. Coving, feature arched window over half landing.


  • Accessed via a gravel driveway with mature trees and hedging.
  • Many period features such as architraves, cornicing and centre roses blended seamlessly with more modern finishes and features, Mahogany sash windows with brass detail and a magnificent York sandstone fireplace
  • Plentiful orchard with kitchen garden
  • Wonderful light filled accommodation with extensive views over the mature gardens
  • Dual heating system with OFCH and Air to Water heat pump
  • Impressive B3 energy rating
  • Carpets, curtains, blinds and kitchen appliances included in sale
  • Outside:
  • 4 paddocks with extensive whitethorn hedging and post and rail fencing
  • Mature vegetable garden and orchard
  • Indian Sandstone patio
  • American Barn:
  • Approx. 60m x 42m incorporating 3 Stable doors and electric roller shutter door
  • Services:
  • Well & Mains water
  • Eco Septic treatment system
  • Single phase and 3 phase power
  • Dual heating, OFCH and Air to Water.
  • Fully alarmed

Negotiator Details

Eamon O’Flaherty

Viewing Information

Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Maynooth on 01 6510000

BER Details

BER No: 110934957
Performance Indicator: 142.38

Sherry FitzGerald Brady O'Flaherty

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