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The Tramway House, Poulaphouca, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare

Price: €680,000


Please see our virtual tour for initial inspection



Nugent Auctioneers, 045 865 555, proudly present the spectacular Tramway House to the market. This distinctive and impressive home dates back to 1896 with an abundance of rich history surrounding it. Originating as the now disbanded Blessington/Dublin Steam Tramway line’s ticketing office, as well as a tea rooms and living quarters, marking the end of the line at Poulaphouca. The Tramway was a much less comfortable way to travel than today’s Luas Red Line which now terminates at Saggart (22km).

n more recent times The Tramway House has been renovated and upgraded tastefully throughout while still maintaining many original features including wood pannelling and pitch pine doors. The home is oozing with character throughout with many charming features such as its stone and brick faced exterior, feature brickwalls and fireplaces throughout and notably the handcrafted kitchen units created from old whiskey barrels.

This captivating home boasts a generous 230 sq. m / 2,475 sq. ft of accommodation including, a Double Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Bathroom, Hallways and Four Bedrooms of which three are located on the lower ground floor offering panoramic garden views. The fourth bedroom is accessed from the grand spiral stair case leading from the reception room. The Master Suite comes with its own walk-in closet area and ensuite shower room.

The home is perched at the foot of the Blessington Lakes with the most enchanting backdrop of the Poulaphouca Bridge. The gardens are dramatically set in cliffswith large decking areas availing of the views overlooking the iconic River Liffey as it flows from its source in the Wicklow Mountains. The steep confines of the 1.2-acre site features winding paths and an array of mixed trees, plants and shrubbery leading down to the riverbank at the site boundary, as well as a unique gazebo area located in the heart of the garden ideal for relaxation and recreation in the most serene of settings. The site lends itself to an ambience of seclusion and tranquillity.

Ideally situated along the N81 Tullow to Dublin Road. The Tramway House is conveniently located offering the best of both worlds, with the progressive towns of Ballymore Eustace (3.5km), Blessington (6km) and Naas (14km) all within easy reach and offering all conceivable amenities such as schools, supermarkets, pubs,restaurants, churches and cafes. This area is renowned for its sites of natural beauty, with an abundance of local leisure opportunities including Poulaphouca Pitch & Putt (400m), Tulfarris House & Golf Resort (3km), The Avon (7km), Russborough House and Park (3.5km), Blessington Greenway Trail (3km), Punchestown Racecourse (11km) and many others.

Please see the virtual tour link here:


From Main Street Blessington head southwest on the N81 towards Naas Rd, continue for 750m, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit to stay on the N81. Continue straight for 6km the property will be located on the left-hand side prior to the Poulaphouca Bridge and Poulaphouca House Hotel

Accommodation and Approximate floor areas

Reception Hall 4.47m x 3.53m Feature brick walls, solid wood floors, fireplace
Kitchen 3.74m x 3.00m Handcrafted kitchen units, granite countertops
Dining Area 4.14m x 3.81m Double doors to balcony, solid wood floors, stove
Living Room 8.38m x 6.32m Wood panelling, solid wood floors, carpet, brick fireplace
Bedroom 1 (3rd Floor) 6.32m x 3.43m Velux windows, arched brick windows, fitted storage units
Hallway 4.34m x 3.00m Under stairs storage, door to back, feature brick fireplace
Hallway 5.23m x 1.65m Storage room and plumbed Utility room off
Bathroom 3.15m x 2.85m Free standing bath, gas fireplace, wood paneling, WC & WHB
Master Suite 6.12m x 3.61m Walk in closet, solid wood floor
Ensuite 3.81m x 1.20m WC & WHB, electric shower
Bedroom 3 3.78m x 2.64m Solid wood floor, half wood paneling
Family Room / Bedroom 4 2.80m x 2.38m Stira stairs

Included in Sale

● Carpets ● Blinds ● Appliances ● Steel Shed




● Group Water Supply ● O.F.C.H. ● Electricity ● Alarm ● Septic Tank


Additional Information/Features

● BER: D1  ● c. 230 sq. m | c. 2,475 sq. ft ● Built in c. 1896 ● Utility Room ● Storage Room
● Site size c. 1.2 acres ● Pedestrian Entrance ● Gated vehicle entrance ● Spacious decking areas
● Solar Panels ● South Facing Aspect ● Two Balconies with Double Doors ● M50 Motorway (27km) ● N7 / M7 Roads (17km)

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