DescriptionGLANMORE HALL, Ashford, County Wicklow, A67 XE12, Ireland
A unique 19th century medieval style home magically positioned within verdant countryside, just a 30-minute drive from Dublin, and enjoying elevated views to the Irish Sea. In all some 11 acres or 4.45 hectares of private grounds, including stables and paddocks.
Built circa 1865 in the medieval revival style as part of the extensive Glanmore Estate. Glanmore was the family home of the famous playwright, John Millington Synge. His most famous plays include The Playboy of the Western World and Riders of the Sea. Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Laureate poet, lived next door. Glanmore Hall has quite a cinematic provenance with various movie stars, including Julia Roberts, making Glanmore Hall their home while filming in Ireland.
Located in a beautiful part of county Wicklow the scenery around Glanmore Hall is remarkable with the sea and mountains framing verdant undulating countryside. Pleasantly and privately positioned within manicured grounds the vistas from the house are quite remarkable, with commanding views over rolling countryside to the Irish Sea. The accommodation at Glanmore Hall is bright and the rooms spacious with high ceilings. The breath-taking banqueting hall with wonderful Gothic style medieval windows, a double height ceiling and a Minstrels gallery is simply magnificent. The Minstrels gallery is used as a study. The family room and dining room each have fireplaces with stoves. The kitchen is well fitted, and links to an enclosed private garden. There are 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom suite includes a bedroom, two walk-in wardrobes and a bathroom. A second bedroom suite has a shower room and the 2 other bedrooms share a shower room, which has a feature stained glass window.
The medieval architecture is augmented by Gothic interior joinery. Glanmore Hall is an attractive and comfortable historic home. Extensively renovated in 1993 and upgraded in 2016. There is the added benefit of FTTH fibre optic broadband.
Accessed securely from within the Glanmore Estate the grounds are extremely picturesque. The attractively coloured stone of the house and garden walls resting easily into the verdant landscape. Mature woodland rising on the hill behind forming a stunning backdrop. Although ruinous a large courtyard with an extensive range of stone buildings is extremely attractive and could be restored or possibly converted to provided additional accommodation.
A south and west facing enclosed garden to the rear of the house is a superb entertaining space. A large open veranda links directly to the dining room and kitchen and has a brick chimney with an open fire. The lands are in two paddocks and there are 2 stables. There is direct access into the adjacent Devils’ Glen woods, a vast circa 2,000 acre national woodland park. Picturesque walks include one along the Vartry river to the waterfall and an abundance of wildlife includes swallows and red kites, with regular sightings from the house. Trail riding, schooling and livery is offered by an adjacent equestrian centre.
Wicklow’s landscape is unique with cliffs, sandy beaches, rolling mountains, hidden lakes, bogs and quaint villages. It offers an abundance of outdoor amenity with numerous walking and cycling trails, links and parkland golf courses, coastal, river and lake fishing.
Dublin is just a 30-minute drive away with St. Stephen’s Green in the city centre about a 45-minute drive. The DART commuter train service can be accessed at Greystones, a 20-minute drive, and the regular rail service from nearby Wicklow town. The village of Ashford provides local shopping and access to the M11 motorway. Its pubs, cafes and restaurants are richly augmented by some celebrated ones in the area. Dublin airport 48 minutes driving.
BER E1 (Building Energy Rating Certificate)
Eircode [Property Specific Address Code] A67 XE12, GPS location 53.0139039, -6.1469808.
For additional information, including floorplans, contact Selling Agent David Ashmore in Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty T. +353 (0)87 251 2909, E. email@example.com, PSRA Licence No: 003640