THE JP McManus Golf Pro-Am taking place in 2020 in Adare Manor will be the sporting fixture of the decade for Irish golf enthusiasts. Move closer while you can: the renowned resort is adjacent to a fabulous property selling through Rooney Auctioneers.
Meet The Paddocks, neighbour to Woodlands House Hotel also, with entry to its acres from the road winding from Adare’s Lantern Lodge to Caherass. The Paddocks backs on to the manor so there will be no problem nipping out to lunch, golf or enjoying luxurious spa treatments at either venue.
That is, if you can bring yourself to leave the 4.5acre estate that is home to tennis courts, a running track, practice green, four stables and gardens so gorgeous that its waterfall babbles like a Clare Glen’s brook.
First and last, let it be said that The Paddocks is a loved family home that has been brought together overtime by its owners who collect covetable items as they travel. Work your way inside the redbrick double fronted house that has a wraparound sunroom that lends itself to year around leisure.
The thumbnail (ha) sketch is two sitting rooms, dining room, snooker room, study, kitchen and upstairs, there are five bedrooms, two of them en suite.
Expanding on that brevity, enormous windows flood the interior with natural light – as the site is so far in off the road, privacy is assured. You even have a huge detached hanger that has been cleared for helicopter use. Even the outbuildings to The Paddocks, their interior, have to be seen to be believed.
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OFCH has air to water heating roof panels and the BER is a healthy C1.
For all the chandeliers to the double-height hall and the more formal sitting room with marble fireplace, there’s a homeliness evident.
A cream and polished-granite kitchen has generous dining space and opens into the double aspect sunroom and views of the landscape.
The games room has to be good craic for tournaments and further mischief.
Bedrooms are all double or kingsize, carpeted lushly. Three bathrooms are tiled and fitted luxuriously and with underfloor heating; the principal bathroom has a corner bath.
Outbuildings are finished to high order and between CCTV and sensitive senor lighting, The Paddocks is ring fenced for happiness.