DescriptionO'Keeffe Estates are proud to present to the Market this rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding country cottage located in a most picturesque part of South County Wicklow. The property is situated on the Wicklow Way, off the main Tinahely to Shillelagh road in the townland of Strathnakelly.
This charming detached stone cottage is a recently renovated blacksmith's forge, and enjoys a stunning location, set on a hillside overlooking the Derry valley and on the 'Wicklow Way'. It was given a complete overhaul and refurnished by the previous owners, part of which included an extension at the back in keeping with the rustic nature of the cottage and raising the pitch of the roof to facilitate a thatch. This has allowed for a beautiful and spacious third loft bedroom with plenty of storage, which is accessed by a spiral staircase, another of the many enhancing features that adorn this property. These include polished timber floors throughout, large windows that maximize the natural light, landscaped gardens with an abundance of local tress and shrubs like hawthorn, apple-blossom and honeysuckle. There is a central cosy living area, and outside a natural balcony from which to appreciate this unique rural position.
This thatched cottage has commanding views of the local countryside. The quaint little market town of Tinahely, with its traditional pubs and good restaurants, is only 2 miles away. Tinahely is situated in an area of unspoilt beauty and is only a short distance from Croghan Mountain, Croghan valley and the Wicklow Gap South where golf and Horse riding are easy to find. The town was completely destroyed during the 1798 rebellion but was rebuilt over the next few years. The old courthouse occupies the centre of the square and is a centre for arts, culture and heritage. The celebrated Vale of Avoca (14 miles) with the 'Meeting of the Waters', and the beaches of Arklow are a mere 20 minutes and so the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the east coast and is situated close to the many attractions in the area: golfing at the now famous 18 hole course of Coollattin Golf Club, walking on the Wicklow Way and Tomnafinogue Woods, fishing in the Derry River, horse riding with Tinahely Riding Club and hunting with the Shillelagh Hunt Club. The property is just a short stroll down the hill from the well-known pub “The Dying Cow” (established 1798) which attracts many traditional local musicians.
This property comes to the market in excellent condition and comprises 3 double bedrooms, main living room with open fireplace, modern kitchen with large windows and freestanding kitchen units. The property also has an outdoor patio area overlooking the gardens, oil fired central heating, mains water and septic tank and is laid out on three levels with bedroom two located on the lower level and the loft bedroom on the upper level. The property stands on circa 0.75 acres, which offers the new owner plenty of opportunities to extend the dwelling if they so wish, subject to the necessary planning permission. It also comes with its own graveled driveway to the side with parking for two cars.
Entrance Hall: 2.13 sq.m. x 1.52 sq.m. (7’x5’)
Radiators, Timber floors, stone cut wall features.
Sitting Room: 4.15 sq.m. x 4.15sq.m. (13’.6’’ x 13’.6’’)
Radiators, Timber floors, dual level open fire,
Bedroom 1: 4.15 sq.m x 2.74 sq.m. ( 13’.6’’ x 9’)
Radiators, Timber Floors.
Bedroom 2: 4.27 sq.m. x 3.05 sq.m. (14’ x 10’)
Radiators, ceiling lights
Kitchen 4.75 sq.m. x 2.93 sq.m. (15’.6’’ x 9’.6’’)
Radiators, Timber floors, fitted units.
Bathroom: 2.44 sq.m. x 1.62 sq.m. (14’ x 10’)
Radiators, Timber floors, WC, WHB,
Bath & electric shower
Patio: 6.40 sq.m. x 2.56 sq.m.