Detached on almost sixty acres, surrounded by wild Wicklow at its best yet only 40 minutes from Dublin city. It is about five minutes from Powerscourt waterfall main gate and was once part of the lordly Powerscourt Estate. Furnished, some double glazing, a genuine extended traditional Wicklow mountains property with lands running from the top of Maulin mountain down to the Glencree River. It is bounded on one side by a Glencree river tributary and on the other by standing timber.
Equestrian base, timber plantations including Christmas trees, a fishing base, walking or cycling tours, wellness centre (yoga, holistic retreats, artistic and writers retreat) or just Connemara peace on the capital's doorstep.
Georgiana meets 21st Century:
There is an elegant 400 sq. ft. shelved library with timber sheathed ceiling period style double glazed windows and carpeted wooden floor. A valuable white marble Georgian fireplace (from a Dublin mansion) has a remote controlled gas fire that complements the modern oil-fired radiator central heating. The heavy pine shelving is by a noted craftsman and is a “house and garden” work-of-art. The library is fully furnished in period-style.
The cottage, long and hugging the wooded hillside has artistic and literary associations. James Plunkett Kelly author of the dramatic Dublin portrait “Strumpet City” lived there. Beatrice French Salkeld, Brendan Behan's muse and wife was born in the library's ante-chamber bedroom. Many other art and literary world notabilities found their inspiration in Ballyreagh and its dramatic mountain-to-Glencree-River valley sweep of land. The cottage is set amongst a vast collection of trees, shrubs and flowers ...