Craffield, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow
A charming and elegant country home combining an original period character with later light enhancing embellishments and extensions. Pleasantly positioned nestling into a south facing valley with pasturage extending down to the River Ow. In all about 8 acres or 3.2 hectares.
Craffield benefits from a sunny south-facing aspect and with large windows and French doors a key feature of the later extensions to the original period farmhouse, ensuring the accommodation is bright and airy. This gives a nice contemporary blend to the retained period character of the original 19th Century farmhouse and presents a bright and comfortable home with a quaint irregular layout. Extending to some 4,024 square feet [374 square metres] of accommodation the original modest rooms have been embellished with fine and large light filled rooms within the recent extensions to provide a suite of reception rooms ideal for entertaining and spacious principal bedrooms. The reception hall features a double height ceiling with a raised gallery landing above and access to both the drawing room and dining room, itself interconnecting with the kitchen. The kitchen is centrally positioned within the house and overlooks a large south-facing patio terrace. A living room, with full height glazing to the south-facing wall, library and study complete the reception accommodation. There are five bedrooms, each with a bathroom or shower room either connected or immediately adjacent.
Throughout the house there are excellent views from all the principal rooms, primarily south or west facing and taking in vistaâ€™s over the pastoral lands included within Craffieldâ€™s acreage to the bounding river and over the mature woodland and hills beyond. The house links delightfully with the gardens, with French doors linking to a number of paved terraces to allow alfresco dining in good weather and the peaceful country surrounds to be enjoyed. A well-kept and fenced tarmacadam tennis court lies a short distance from the house. The lands are a dramatic and pleasant aspect of Craffield and link seamlessly to the gardens ...