• Signature house on purpose built private estate in the grounds of the K Club
• Large kitchen with Aga
• Elegant reception rooms with lake views
• Hardwood parquet floors downstairs
• Wine Room
• 5 bedrooms, 3 - ensuite in the main house
• Separate Guest Cottage which will lend itself to a variety of uses
• Interiors by Bryan OSullivan Studio, London
• Own electricity generator
• Central vacuum system
• Otis lift
• New heating system installed in 2018
• Spacious double garage
• Irrigated Alitex Greenhouse
• Private gardens approx. 0.24 Hectares (0.59 Acres)
• Outdoor gardeners room and WC
• Security monitored gates to the private estate
• 24 hour patrolled security system
• 2 golf memberships to the Arnold Palmer-designed Ryder Cup K Club course included in ownership
The double-fronted, neo-Classical façade of No. 3 Churchfields extends a welcoming embrace. Flanked by a guest lodge and garage, it is as if the house is opening its arms to greet you. This impression is amplified once inside, as the exceptionally impressive hallway, rising to double-height via a light-well balcony, draws you into the heart of the home.
The largest of twenty houses built in the private Churchfields Estate on the grounds of the 700 acre K Club, No.3 occupies a site that is larger than their peers. This allows for an extravagance of space, in what is also an exceptionally comfortable and peaceful home.
The K Club is, of course, famous as host of the 2006 Ryder Cup, and No. 3 enjoys views across the lake to the fairways. It also, however, benefits from peaceful and private gardens, making the entire home an oasis of tranquillity, less than an hour from Dublin City Centre and Airport.
As owner, you enjoy two memberships to the K Club, and have access to the facilities of its Five Star Hotel. All this makes No. 3 a perfect retreat, or a year-round family home.
A stunning double-height hallway draws you in to the house, leading to the large kitchen/ breakfast room, that has its own separate pantry and utility room, and which is warmed by an Aga.
A sun room off this has garden and lake views, and functions as a beautiful alternative dining space.
Next door, the larger and more formal dining room, and the drawing room and living room beyond, all have lake views, with bay and French windows to the patios. These in turn lead on to the rear gardens. The living room is a particular delight with views to the rose garden that runs to one side of the house.
The interiors were designed in 2018 by award winning London-based Irish designer Bryan OSullivan. Using the highest quality craftsmanship and fittings, the house has all the air of a tranquil, and beautiful private hotel, at the same time as being a comfortable place to spend your time, whether relaxing or entertaining. Also on the ground floor, there is a wine room and bedroom suite. The house benefits from an internal lift.
Upstairs a very generous landing sweeps you through to the five further bedrooms, with a clerestory cupola adding additional light. These bedrooms are all exceptionally spacious, with views of the lake, gardens and golf course. The master suite has a large dressing room and en-suite bathroom; with two further en-suites, and a family bathroom on this floor.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Surrounded by approx. 0.24 Hectares (0.59 Acres) of mature planting, No. 3 Churchfields is beautifully private. A symmetrical pair of gravel drives meet at the gates, and part at a paved walkway to the front door. Ornamental shrubbery and trees further distinguish the façade.
To the side, a beautiful rose garden blooms in the summertime, while to the rear, lawns lead down to the lake. This lake separates you from the fairways, so you can soak up the games from a peaceful vantage point.
From the house, broad patios lead to stone steps and on to the lawns. Mature trees and hedges flank the site, adding to the privacy. Borders and bedding create secluded areas within the gardens, giving you additional spots to enjoy.
Outbuildings include a gardeners room, storage room and toilet. There is a beautiful Alitex greenhouse, a spacious double garage, and a separate one-bedroomed lodge, which would make for ideal additional guest accommodation, staff quarters, or an au pair flat.
Famous as hosts for the 2006 Ryder Cup, the K Club is known around the world as a haven for golfers. No. 3 Churchfields is set within a private estate on the 700 acre parklands of the K Club, on the banks of the River Liffey. Owners here can also avail of the K Clubs five star hotel facilities, including the spa and renowned restaurants.
Meanwhile, Straffan, just a short stroll away, is a charming village, with a local shop, butchers, antiques shop, pub and café. Dublin is under an hours drive, while the M50 is close at hand, connecting you to the main road networks of Ireland. Also nearby, Maynooth and Naas have a wide choice of schools, shops, cafés, restaurants, arts and sporting facilities. Maynooth University is also part of the National University of Ireland.
Straffan: 1 km | 5 minutes walk
Dublin City: 30 km | 30 minutes drive
M50 motorway: 20 km | 15 minutes drive
Dublin Airport: 36 km | 30 minutes drive
Maynooth: 9 km | 11 minutes drive
Naas: 15 km | 16 minutes drive
(All distances and times are approximate.)
SALE METHOD | Private Treaty
FIXTURES & FITTINGS | The fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and any integrated items are included in the sale.
SERVICES | Mains electricity, telephone, oil fired central heating, well water, large capacity septic
tank foul drainage.
TENURE AND POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being
given at the closing of sale.
VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment
BER Number: 109279554
Energy Performance Indicator: 107.12
About the Area
Straffan (variously Teach Srafáin, Strafáin or An Cluanini in Irish) is a village in County Kildare, situated on the banks of the River Liffey, 25 km upstream of the Irish capital Dublin. Straffan is the 31st most populous centre in County Kildare. Straffan is home to the Kildare Country Club, commonly known as the K Club, and its two championship golf courses, which have staged major international events such as the European Open (annually since 1995), and the Ryder Cup tournament between Europe and the USA in 2006.
Straffan is situated at a particularly low lying point in the Liffey valley and is surrounded by flood meadows along the Liffey and River Morell. Agriculture is important to the local economy. Since the 18th century Straffan farmers have been prominent improving agriculturalists and prominent in the prize lists at events run by the Royal Dublin Society. The research station for the Agriculture department of University College Dublin is situated at nearby Lyons Hill. As with the rest of County Kildare, racehorse breeding and training is a prominent local activity. In the 1920s Straffan Station stud was the leading horse breeding stud in the country.
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