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- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
Property descriptionBeautifully positioned within the walled garden on circa 2.5 acres, the Garden Cottage faces south and offers some 1,707 square feet / 158 square metres of accommodation. Comprising the original gardener's cottage for the Tinnahinch Estate, it has been renovated and extended over the years by the current owner and now presents as a period 3 bedroom home with marvellous character. The living room features alcove shelving, an open fireplace with a rustic brick surround and hearth. This living room provides access to he first floor from an arched stairwell, through double French doors into a sun room and to a downstairs master bedroom suite. The sun room has an exposed cedar timbered ceiling and enjoys great natural light being largely glazed on 3 sides and benefiting from 3 French doors opening out to the walled garden. Another French door interconnects the sun room and kitchen and allows natural light into the L-shaped kitchen. The master bedroom suite has an en-suite shower room and upstairs there are 2 further bedrooms, a family bathroom with a whirpool bath and separate shower, and arching to raised dais picture-windows overlooking the garden.
Tinnahinch represents the garden house, walled garden and riverbank portion of the famous parliamentarian and patriot Henry Grattan's estate. He acquired the estate with the aid of a parliamentary grant of £100,000 from a grateful nation, an enormous sum in the late 1700s, recognising the part Grattan played in obtaining legislative freedom for Ireland in 1782. Falling into disrepair in the mid 20th century, the mansion house portion of the estate was revived as a millennium project in private hands and is, today, a stunning family home of poise and flair and bounds the southern end of this former gardener's house.
This is an area with much to offer in terms of both beauty and amenity; apart from the obvious but never-to-be-underestimated joys of such a wonderful river reach, world class championship golfing at Druids Glen, Woodbrook, The K Club, as well as Powerscourt, Delgany, Greystones area within circa 30 minutes drive. The Curragh, Naas, Punchestown and Fairyhouse all within easy reach. Riding clubs, equestrian centres, mountain trails and both harrier and drag hunting packs are all available nearby. The Djouce loop walking trail is nearby at Ballinteskin, and is an access point for the Wicklow Way, which takes in views of the Deer Park Glen, the Sugarloaf mountain and as far as Howth Head.
The location is amazing – a haven of tranquility so close to the picturesque, fashionable Enniskerry village, recently the fairy-tale location of the Disney film "Disenchanted" and under an hour's drive from Dublin international airport. Enniskerry has a choice of shops, 2 primary schools, restaurants, cafes and pubs. The Powerscourt Hotel, Estate and Golf Club are quite superb.Further retail therapy at nearby Avoca, Bray, or Dundrum Town Centre can be offset against country pursuits which abound locally. Dublin is easily accessible via the Ml1//M50 corridor, while the LUAS light rail network and DART commuter train service are available at nearby Cherrywood and Bray Towns respectively. City Bound bus services are also convenient.
Garden Cottage, Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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