DescriptionGREENHALL LODGE, TINAHELY, COUNTY WICKLOW, IRELAND
An elegant and attractive Victorian lodge idyllically positioned within magical gardens on the banks of the river Derry, adjacent to ancient oak woods. Accommodation extends to some 1,998 square feet or 185.6 square metres and includes 4 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The gardens are magical with frontage onto the river Derry and adjacent to ancient oak woods with walking. Frontage (with fishing) onto River Derry. In all approximately 1.3 acres or 0.54 hectares.
Built as a hunting lodge for Earl Fitzwilliam in the late 19th Century at the northern extremity of his vast Coolattin Estate the lodge enjoys an extremely picturesque position. Set within magical gardens above the banks of the river Derry the lodge has been extended to provide a deceptive 1,998 square feet or 185.6 square metres of accommodation. Comprehensively restored in recent years but with great cognizance to the original Victorian heritage the lodge now presents an attractive home with period character and incorporating modern comfort.
Set within 1.33 acres or 0.54 hectares of delightful gardens Greenhall Lodge is positioned at the highest north-eastern corner with elevated views over the gardens to the river below. A magnificent 18th century granite stone bridge arching high over the river provides a delightful backdrop. Lying immediately across the river are the ancient oaks within Tomnafinogue Woods, where walking trails are enjoyed. The river Derry meanders through the woods and wildlife is abundant with sightings of the elusive great spotted woodpecker, along with kingfishers, frogs, brown trout and deer.
Whilst small in scale the accommodation within Greenhall Lodge is charming and surprisingly spacious, providing far more utilisable space than is evident from the exterior. An attractive timber gate leads along a short gravel path to the entrance porch, which leads into the family room. Bow-ended with a feature marble fireplace and polished timber flooring there is a large bay window overlooking the gardens and river. Double doors lead into the study, which features a cast iron fireplace, timber panelled ceiling and fitted book cases. A small stair hall with a timber winding staircase to the first floor leads to the dining room and kitchen. The dining room has a feature cast-iron fireplace and polished timber flooring and links from open arches to both the kitchen and sun room. The compact kitchen is fully functional with fitted cupboards, integrated appliances, granite worktops, a Belfast style sink and slate stone flooring. The open arch into the dining room and onward to the sun room allows the kitchen to work openly with these spaces and combined is pleasant and generous. Twin French doors link the sun room to the garden off a stone terrace. A boot room and bedroom with an en-suite shower room complete the accommodation on this floor.
The first floor opens onto a generous landing with extensive storage cupboards. The master bedroom suite has a generous bathroom, a dressing room and a shower room. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes, recessed spot lighting, super garden views, polished timber flooring and an interconnecting door to the dressing room. There are fitted wardrobes in the dressing room, polished timber flooring and an interconnecting door to the shower room. The shower room has a cabinet shower, bidet, tiled flooring, recessed spot lighting, a wash-hand-basin and a WC. A second bedroom and a family bathroom complete the first floor accommodation. The bathroom has a fitted corner bath, a separate cabinet shower, Italian marble flooring, a wash-hand-basin and a WC. The bedroom has a cast iron fireplace, fine garden views and polished timber flooring.
Comprehensively restored over the last 20 years the extensive works included complete re-roofing in the original style, the installation of triple glazed system retaining the original windows, re-plumbing, installation of 3 power showers, re-wiring, the installation of deep insulation, a new energy efficient central heating oil burner and a new water well.
The lodge and gardens easily link and richly complement one another. A south facing patio terrace off the sun room is well sheltered to capture sunshine on clement days. The gardens are delightful with gravelled paths linking areas of lawns and interspersed with numerous mature trees and shrubs, which provide a kaleidoscope of colour throughout the year. A beautiful gazebo is ideal for alfresco dining and the cascading river provides a great sense of tranquillity. Pleasant walking trails within the adjacent woods include the River Walk, the Oak Walk and the Hazel Walk.
Greenhall Lodge is positioned about a 6 minute drive from the attractive villages of Shillelagh and Tinahely, each providing useful village amenities, shopping and schooling. County Wicklow is noted for its natural beauty and the local area provides great natural amenity, with leisure pursuits including horse riding, hunting, shooting, golfing and hill walking. The famed Wicklow Way walking trail can be accessed nearby, adjacent to The Dying Cow pub some 4 minutes’ drive away. Beaches within a 35 minute drive include Courtown Beach and Clone Strand. Nearby leisure spas and golf resorts include Brook Lodge Hotel and Wells Spa with McCreddin Golf Club, Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort and Seafield Hotel and Spa. The renowned ShaRoe bistro restaurant in the picturesque town of Clonegal is just a 15 minute drive away. Coolattin golf club is within a 7 minute drive.
Tinahely village 2.2 miles or 3.6 km, Shillelagh village 3.5 miles or 5.6 km, Gorey town 13.4 miles or 21.6 km, Arklow town (deep water harbour) 18 miles or 29 km, Courtown village (beach and harbour) 19.5 miles or 31.6 km.
Dublin city centre 59 miles or 95 km, Dublin International airport 1 hour 27 minutes driving (69 miles or 111 km), Rosslare Ferry Port 1 hour 9 minutes driving (48 miles or 78 km), Brook Lodge Hotel and Wells Spa with McCreddin Golf Club 18 minutes driving, Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort 24 minutes driving, Seafield Hotel and Spa 34 minutes driving.
Eircode [Property Specific Address Code] Y14 HE65, GPS location 52.778147 [latitude] and -6.486317 [longitude], Elevation above sea level 79 metres or 259 feet
Solicitor with sale conveyance: Christie & Co. Solicitors, Ref: James Heney, 4-5 Taney Hall, Eglington Terrace, Dundrum, Dublin 14. +353 (0) 1 260 7100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Well water, oil fired central heating, landline telephone with broadband, mobile telephone coverage, 3 open fires, septic tank sewage.
BER (Building Energy Rating) D2
All viewing by prior appointment only
Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty
M: +353 (0) 87 251 2909, E: email@example.com
PSRA Licence No: 003640
O: 053-9421211, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
PSRA Licence No: 002637