Appletree Cottage is an exquisite 18th-century period residence set in a tranquil, idyllic garden setting. Located in the quaint village of Rathmore and just 40 minutes from Dublin City Centre, this charming cottage is nestled in approx. 0.5 acres of manicured gardens providing a serene retreat for its occupants.
The entrance hall has been ingeniously repurposed as a dining area and evokes a sense of nostalgia with its Victorian cast iron fireplace, Junkers solid wood flooring and ship lap panelled ceiling. An exquisitely crafted custom-designed half door opens to reveal a charming patio area, inviting you to enjoy the outdoor space. To the right of the hall, a graceful drawing room awaits with a breathtaking bay window that frames the picturesque garden while a standout feature of this beautiful room is the high vaulted ceiling with a porthole window and an elegant period fireplace with inset wood-burning stove adding a touch of grandeur. The minstrel’s gallery overlooks this captivating space adding an artistic touch while inviting quiet moments of contemplation.
The sitting room embraces you with its cosy ambiance and features a Victorian cast iron fireplace with a stove becoming a focal point. The parquet flooring adds a touch of sophistication while the built-in corner drinks cabinet, built in TV unit and understairs storage provide practical functionality. French doors lead to a light-filled conservatory, a serene oasis where you can connect with nature. The travertine tiled floor and easy access to the garden and patio create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.
The kitchen welcomes you with polished granite worktops and bespoke in-framed timber kitchen cabinets while various appliances include double electric ovens with a gas hob, a fridge, a stainless-steel sink, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. Adjacent to the kitchen, a breakfast room flooded with natural light features a Waterford Stanley oil-fired range cooker and a range of custom kitchen cabinets and polished granite worktops. French doors beckon you to step into the vibrant gardens, where you can savour a morning coffee or indulge in alfresco dining.
A delightful guest bedroom awaits, offering a private retreat within this enchanting property. The en-suite shower, toilet, and washbasin provide convenience and comfort while the built-in wardrobes cater to ample storage needs. More French doors open to the gardens and patio. An additional studio/4th bedroom on this level offers flexibility with its independent access to outside. This space is fitted with an en-suite, fitted wardrobe, a hot press, and includes attic storage. For the current owners, this space has provided an exceptional home working environment.
Upstairs, a calming master bedroom awaits along with a bathroom featuring a panelled bath, bidet, a washbasin, and a power shower. The 3rd Bedroom, currently serving as a dressing room, embraces functionality with its extensive range of built-in wardrobes and storage. From here, one is led to the minstrel's gallery/library, perched above the drawing room, a space where you can immerse yourself in literary delights while enjoying the views below.
The exterior of this property is a testament to the current owners, with dusky pink pebble dash and a delightful mature cottage garden that beckons you to explore further. Immerse yourself in a vibrant oasis of natural beauty with terraces, lawns, a vegetable garden, and abundant fruit trees. Herbaceous borders, flowering shrubs, blooming wisteria, and fragrant roses form a tapestry of colours throughout the changing seasons. Buxus hedging and custom-made railings create distinct zones that enhance the charm of this remarkable property. Indulge in moments of tranquillity or enjoy outdoor entertaining on the inviting paved patios with their backdrop of a serene tiered pond and cascading waterfall. Electric security gates with off-street parking provide convenience and security, while outdoor lighting illuminates the garden and patio creating a lovely ambiance in the evenings.
Conveniently located in Kildare with close proximity to the South County Dublin border, Appletree Cottage enjoys a tranquil setting on a quiet road. It is exceptionally well served by its easy access to the thriving commuter town of Naas as well as Blessington and Kill so all practical amenities, shopping and primary and secondary schools are close at hand including Newbridge College and Clongowes Wood College to name a few. Punchestown and Naas racecourses are nearby, and golf enthusiasts are catered for by courses at Castlewarden, Naas, Palmerstown House and Craddockstown. Hill-walking and sailing are a stonesthrow away at the Blessington lakes, as is historic Russborough House and gardens