Property Details

‘Carrig’, Portdrine, Cratloe, Co. Clare, V95 X7F6

Property ID : S1853
2,454  Sq. Ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Year Built: 2015

Michael Roberts Estate Agents are delighted to introduce to the market, this exceptional property, architecturally redesigned and rebuilt in 2015 to the EnerPHit Passive House standard. This contemporary, energy efficient, single level property offers spacious and flexible living accommodation with the highest levels of finish, measuring to an impressive 228sq m (2454 sq. ft). The focal point of this fantastic home must be the spacious open-plan living, kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling living area and floor to ceiling windows spanning the length of the room that enjoys uninterrupted and wide-ranging views across the Shannon to Carrigogunnell Castle and beyond.

Passive Efficiency –
‘Passive’ house design results in low heating and hot water bills, while maintaining a comfortable draught free environment, with great indoor air quality. Energy efficiency is achieved through a high level of air tightness and the installation of ‘Passive House’ certified components. These include a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery System MVHR (Nilan); air to water heat source pump (Nilan); triple glazed aluminium-clad windows and external doors (Internorm) and heavily insulated (Kingspan) floors, walls and roof. Underfloor Heating, driven by the air to water heat source pump, provides supplementary heating for the Winter months. This combined with thermostats in each room, ensure indoor temperatures remain comfortable and constant throughout the year.

Location –
The property is conveniently located, just off the N18, which connects seamlessly with the M7 Dublin, the M18 Ennis, Galway and the M20 Adare, Cork.
By car, Limerick City, is a 15-minute drive with all its amenities including well regarded secondary and primary schools such as JFK, Salesians, Ardscoil Rís and Villiers.
Shannon airport is just a 15-minute drive and University Limerick is 20 minutes.
Cratloe and its renowned forest park are 5 minutes away, as is the local Cratloe National School.

  • ‘Passive House’ certified components include a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery System MVHR (Nilan); air to water heat source pump (Nilan).
  • The property is architecturally designed to a very high standard.
  • The property is conveniently located, just off the N18, which connects seamlessly with the M7 Dublin, the M18 Ennis, Galway and the M20 Adare, Cork.
  • Services – Mains water, electricity, septic tank, air source heating, MVHR, Alarm.
  • Great emphasis was placed on creating airy and energy efficient space with an abundance of generous natural light filled rooms throughout the house.
  • Triple glazed aluminium-clad windows and external doors (Internorm) and heavily insulated (Kingspan) floors, walls and roof and underfloor Heating.
  • Circa 0.4 acre is set to lawn, with a walled boundary (Liscannor Stone) to the front and one side, the remainder hedged.
  • parking for 3/4 cars.
  • Overall Floor Area: 228 Sq. Metres (2,454 Sq. Feet)[/typo_li]
  • Fully Alarmed

The interior is full of light with far reaching, uninterrupted views over the Shannon River, maximised by the floor to ceiling, south facing, triple glazed windows. There are high quality fixtures and fittings throughout including large format, porcelain tile flooring with under floor heating, and Flos LED lighting. Welsh slate (Blue Bangor) adorns the new roof.

The externally zinc clad front porch leads into the entrance hall. A wider than average door opens into an open plan, vaulted ceiling living room/dining room/kitchen, that constitutes the heart of the house.
The contemporary kitchen by SieMatic is a ‘handle less’ design with integrated fridge, dishwasher, oven and large induction hob (all Miele). This is complemented by a large island with Corian worktop, stainless steel sink and Quooker tap. The outside is easily accessed through a sliding door directly onto the south facing patio.

Beyond the kitchen is a separate walk in pantry. There is also a utility room, with stainless steel sink, washing machine, dryer and freezer. The services room which houses the MHVR unit and acts as a small store is also located to the North side of the house.

On the South side with floor to ceiling windows and extensive views is a family room, with store room off. This room could also be used as a guest bedroom. A shower room is located adjacent. The boot area with coat rack and bench leads to the triple glazed back door.

Opposite the front porch entrance is a study/ double bedroom. Floor to ceiling south facing windows maximise the views out to the Shannon Estuary. Similar views are seen from the master bedroom, with en suite. There are two further double bedrooms and large family shower room. Sanitary ware throughout is by Laufen with Hansgrohe rain showers fed by a pressurised water system.

Outside –
To the right on exiting the back door are the double doors to the store room. This is integrated within the house’s footprint and is lit overhead by a triple glazed skylight. It also houses the pressurised cold-water tank and supplementary sanitary hot water tank.

Most of the 0.4 acre is set to lawn, with a walled boundary (Liscannor Stone) to the front and one side, the remainder hedged. Access is through a larch clad electric entrance gate with adequate parking for 3/4 cars. A matching side gate leads to the back door. The south facing patio (Kilkenny limestone) is a semi courtyard with the opening to the Shannon view. A larch clad soffit overhanging the patio is designed to regulate the solar gain into the house. When the sun is high during the summer, the overhang provides shade, in Winter when the sun gets lower, shade becomes minimal and allows the windows to receive the solar gain.

  • located, just off the N18, which connects seamlessly with the M7 Dublin, the M18 Ennis, Galway and the M20 Adare, Cork.
  • well regarded secondary and primary schools such as JFK, Salesians, Ardscoil Rís and Villiers.
  • Shannon airport is just a 15-minute drive
  • University Limerick is 20 minutes.
  • Cratloe and its renowned forest park are 5 minutes away,
  • The local Cratloe National School is also 5 minutes away

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Passive Efficiency –
‘Passive’ house design results in low heating and hot water bills, while maintaining a comfortable draught free environment, with great indoor air quality. Energy efficiency is achieved through a high level of air tightness and the installation of ‘Passive House’ certified components. These include a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery System MVHR (Nilan); air to water heat source pump (Nilan); triple glazed aluminium-clad windows and external doors (Internorm) and heavily insulated (Kingspan) floors, walls and roof. Underfloor Heating, driven by the air to water heat source pump, provides supplementary heating for the Winter months. This combined with thermostats in each room, ensure indoor temperatures remain comfortable and constant throughout the year.

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