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€975,000

Lot 1 - Upper Aughrim House, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, Y14 TR25

6 beds 550m 2Energy RatingCountry House Refreshed on Oct 2, 2020
Savills (Country)
Savills (Country)
Tel: 01 663 4350
PSRA Licence No. 002223
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Spectacular period property in a tranquil location Lot 1 - Upper Aughrim House (About 15.2 acres) Upper Aughrim is a superb period house situated in a private and tranquil setting with stunning views of Aughrim Valley and the rolling Wicklow hills. The house is constructed of stone beneath a pitched slate roof, with accommodation laid out over two storeys, as set out on the accompanying plans. External features include a hipped roof, stone quoins and a portico. The house is approached via stone steps, leading to an impressive, light-filled reception hall which has a mosaic tiled floor, ornate cornicing with hand painted frieze and a centre rose. The hall provides access to the two principal reception rooms which are positioned to the front of the house and are facing south. The drawing room is an imposing light filled room with timber flooring, stunning decorative corniced ceiling and centre rose, and a magnificent open fireplace. The cleverly designed dining room is conveniently located off the drawing room through double doors. A glass conservatory is also accessed off the drawing room and is a tranquil area to enjoy the views. The sitting room is another striking room with ornate corniced ceiling and ceiling rose. It has wonderful views onto the courtyard and rolling countryside through sash windows. The kitchen is accessed off the sitting room through an open archway. It comprises an extensive range of floor and mounted units, as well as a Bosch cooker, gas hob and Aga range cooker. Directly off the kitchen is a pantry which includes further storage and a double Belfast sink. Two further reception rooms are on the ground floor, including an office and former school room, along with ample storage. The bedroom accommodation is laid out on the first floor and is accessed via a staircase which opens to a spacious landing that leads to five generously proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. All bedrooms are light-filled with large windows and expansive views. A separate staircase at the rear of the house leads to a sixth bedroom. Internal features of the house include sash and case windows, shutters, impressive architraves, deep skirtings and curtain pelmets. Courtyard Cottage Adjoining the rear of the house is a quaint cottage of traditional construction. This attractive cottage comprises an open plan living/dining/kitchen room with a wood burning stove, bedroom, office/second bedroom and a bathroom. The cottage has a separate entrance via the courtyard but can also be accessed through the school room and is ideal for accommodating staff or a family member. It includes a small private garden. Courtyard There is a magnificent, extensive range of traditional outbuildings situated to the rear of the house and with a separate vehicular access. The walled yard can also be approached through an archway leading from the garden and features a vast array of useful outbuildings. There is a two-storey granary and coach house with a workshop on the first floor. At the far side of the yard there is an irregular L-shaped range of stone buildings housing stalls, a former dairy and multiple stores. The courtyard buildings have undergone a programme of renovation, including extensive re-roofing and have water and electricity supplies. The extent and layout of the traditional range offers potential for conversion for a variety of uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. An archway from the courtyard leads into a superb, substantial stone barn with high roof. Its scale and unique design are likely to have been industry-leading at the time of construction and it is reported to be one of the largest stone-cut barns of its type in the country. The barn has been re-roofed with slate and exposed timber beams. To the south west of the courtyard are the ruins of traditional buildings, believed to have been a stable yard. Upper Aughrim Estate is situated in the peaceful and idyllic, leafy setting of Aughrim in County Wicklow. County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland, offers unspoilt countryside with mountains, upland lakes, steep-sided glacial valleys, forests and farmland, together with a wonderful coastline and sandy beaches. Aughrim village is situated at the junction of several mountain valleys straddling the rivers Ow and Derry. The picturesque village is famous for its granite and is often referred to as The Granite City due to the large amount of local buildings constructed using this stone. Aughrim has a long tradition of involvement in the National Tidy Towns competition and has won numerous Tidy Towns Awards over the last 25 years. The village won the title of The tidiest small town in Ireland in 2006 as well as holding the county title for the last 11 years. Aughrim has also received a gold award in the international Entente-Florale competition which is coveted by every town in Europe. The area provides a great selection of excellent restaurants and cafes locally, including the Meath Arms (a popular country inn), while the award-winning Brooklodge Hotel & Wells Spa is 3 km distant from Aughrim. There are a number of small shops situated around the village, including the renowned Country Market which opens every Saturday. Upper Aughrim Estate is conveniently located for the market towns of Rathdrum (14 km) and Arklow (15 km), while the County town of Wicklow is only 28 km away and provides a further range of shops and amenities. The estate benefits from excellent transportation systems, including the M11 (19 km) which connects Dublin to Wexford. Dublin's International Airport is 83 kilometres to the north, while Rosslare Ferry Port is 90 km to the south and has regular sailings to the UK and Europe. There are railway stations in both Rathdrum and Arklow, with regular services to Dublin City. There is an abundance of amenities in County Wicklow, including the many designated walking routes along the famous Wicklow Way, which takes in the most stunning scenery. For GAA fans, Aughrim is the location of the Wicklow County GAA home ground, O'Byrne Park, where both hurling and football matches are regularly played. There is plenty of choice for golf enthusiasts including the Paul McGinley designed course at Macreddin (3 km), Woodenbridge (8 km) Arklow (16 km) and the European Golf Club in Brittas Bay (26 km), ranked in the World's Top-100 Golf Courses. The Championship courses of Powerscourt and Druids Glen are both situated in the county. The glorious golden beaches of the East Coast, in addition to fishing harbours and opportunities for boating and sailing, are all within a short drive. The 'Angling for All' fishing lake and Aughrim River provide rainbow and brown trout fishing. For the equestrian enthusiast, there is a range of sporting activities with various show jumping venues, cross-country pursuits, polo and pony clubs in the surrounding area. The local Wicklow and Shillelagh Hunts meet weekly during the season. There is a great selection of both primary and secondary schools serving the local area. Annacurra National School is located about 4 km from the estate. Private education is available at Loreto Bray and St Gerard's School in Bray, amongst other private day and boarding schooling in the greater and south-Dublin area. There is plenty of choice for golf enthusiasts including the Paul McGinley designed course at Macreddin (3 km), Woodenbridge (8 km) Arklow (16 km) and the European Golf Club in Brittas Bay (26 km), ranked in the World's Top-100 Golf Courses. The Championship courses of Powerscourt and Druids Glen are both situated in the county. The glorious golden beaches of the East Coast, in addition to fishing harbours and opportunities for boating and sailing, are all within a short drive. The 'Angling for All' fishing lake and Aughrim River provide rainbow and brown trout fishing. For the equestrian enthusiast, there is a range of sporting activities with various show jumping venues, cross-country pursuits, polo and pony clubs in the surrounding area. The local Wicklow and Shillelagh Hunts meet weekly during the season. There is a great selection of both primary and secondary schools serving the local area. Annacurra National School is located about 4 km from the estate. Private education is available at Loreto Bray and St Gerard's School in Bray, amongst other private day and boarding schooling in the greater and south-Dublin area. Gardens - Upper Aughrim is set within wonderful mature gardens grounds which have the incredible backdrop of Croagh Mountain and the surrounding countryside. To the front of the house are sloping lawns with magnificent rhododendron together with an array of specimen trees such as London plane, copper beech, monkey puzzle, oak and cherry blossom. Two original stone surround fountains take pride of place on the front lawn with a lily pond and terrace on the side by the sun room. To the side of the house is a stepped terrace with glorious flowerbeds showing an abundance of colour. Rising towards the north of the garden is an apple orchard and box hedging which is believed to have once formed part of an original pathway. At the top of the garden is a granite greenhouse. A store of traditional stone and slate construction adjoins the eastern side of the house and has an external access. It includes a red brick chimney and is believed to have been constructed as a boiler room to serve a large palmhouse which was added to the eastern front of the house and is the site of the current conservatory. Farmland - The farmland at Lot 1 lies to the south of the house. The land can be accessed off the main driveway and comprises two tillage fields.

Features

  • Impressive period house
  • 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms
  • Traditional cottage
  • Delightful gardens and stunning views
  • Large stone cut courtyard
  • Productive farmland

BER Details

BER: E2 BER No: 106486715 Performance Indicator: 361.06kWh/m/yr

Directions

The Eircode is Y14 TR25.

Negotiator Details

James Butler

Viewing Information

Strictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Country on + 353 (0) 1 663 4350
Property Price Register in Aughrim