Mount John House, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow
- 8 Bed Country House 419.9 m² / 4520 ft² For Sale
surrounding pleasure grounds and courtyard with attendant outbuildings including stabling and a
coach house. A gate lodge, timber chalet and good pasturage complete the estate.
Mount John is an elegant and well portioned Georgian house in the Neo-classical style, the front façade comprising 5 bays and featuring large timber sash windows and a marvellous solid timber front door set within an elliptical-headed fanlight and, superbly supported by balanced ionic columns and a moulded architrave. Each end of the house is adorned by semi-circular bows, one two storey and the other single storey. The front and south façade feature vertically hung slate, although this is most probably a later addition as the rest of the house and the outbuildings within the rear courtyard are finished in white render.
Whilst in need of a comprehensive restoration the arrangement of the accommodation combined with gracious room proportions and generous natural light easily allows comfortable family living to the envisaged. The large bow ended reception rooms being particularly impressive and extremely suitable for fine entertaining, the dining room linking through a set of timber French doors to a marvellous and sheltered garden terrace. A study and kitchen with attendant utilities complete the ground floor accommodation whilst the first floor provides four principal bedrooms, the attic level giving two further bedrooms. Archive photographs demonstrate how pleasing the accommodation can be and how easily the house manages to illustrate comfortable family living but with the potential for lavish entertaining.
The courtyard comprises a coach house with attic floor studio or playroom and an adjoining store and stabling (2 loose boxes). Additional stabling (3 loose boxes) is provided in a separate free standing timber stable block. A fine two-storey stone outbuilding completes the courtyard range and includes a number of stores and a sauna and shower within the loft, accessible from the adjacent kitchen garden.
The lands comprise mature parkland and offer good grazing in a number of watered and sheltered fields. The estate benefits from some magnificent specimen oaks, beech and chestnut trees and the lands slope down to the Chapel stream at the northern boundary, which is thought to contain
small brown trout. There is considerable scope to create a myriad of pleasant pleasure walks and bridle ways within the confines of the estate. Overall the entire comprises a marvellous rural idyll with an attractive and manageable principal house gloriously positioned overlooking mature parkland and forming the centre piece of the estate.
Enjoying a tranquil position within verdant countryside Mount John also benefits from superb access to Dublin city and its International airport, the nearby M11 motorway linking directly to the city and the M50 orbital motorway, giving easy access to the national motorway network and an approximate travel time to the airport of 40 minutes driving. The DART light rail commuter service can be accessed at Greystones, some 7.8 miles / 12.5 km's away.
Full sale particulars are available upon request in PDF and hard copy.
Dublin city centre 23 miles / 37 km approx., Dublin International Airport 31 miles / 50 km approx.
For more information call Gordon Lennox +353 (0) 1 2866630 or David Ashmore +353 (0)1 237 6300
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Contact the Estate Agent about: Mount John House, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow
- Sherry FitzGerald Ballsbridge
- 164 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
- Phone: 01 2376300
- Fax: 01 2376399
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