Farming

Friday 1 August 2014

€5m Georgian gem sure to be a hit with A-list stars as Hollywood is up for grabs

Jim O'Brien

Published 08/01/2013|05:00

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A guide price of €5m is being quoted for Hollywood House Estate in Glenealy, Co Wicklow.

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Described by Dublin estate agents Knight Frank as "a delightful small estate", the 50ac farm and residence are for sale by private treaty.

The property includes a Georgian house in fine condition, a gate lodge, a courtyard, a guesthouse, extensive woodland and paddocks.

Located a half mile from the village of Glenealy, the property is five miles from Ashford and 30 miles from Dublin.

The original house dates from around 1760 but was damaged by fire in 1892, with the interior subsequently remodeled by J Beckett and Sons of Dublin.

The estate is surrounded by mature woodland and the house approached via a long tree-lined avenue that offers fine views over the countryside and surrounding hills.

The grounds are a particularly lovely feature of the property and include terraced lawns and a brick lined walled garden with an all-weather arena.

The lands include a mix of woodland and grazing ground. There is a variety of mature beech and oak trees including a number of fine specimen trees.

The main house is a six-bedroom Georgian building with granite steps leading to a pillared portico. The reception hall opens to an impressive staircase, a living room, office, study, a bow-ended drawing room with French doors to the garden, a dining room and rear hall.

The boot room comes with shower facilities and a ground floor cloakroom.

Features throughout the house include carved mantlepieces, parquet floors and ornate plasterwork.

The kitchen has fitted wall and floor units, along with a four-oven, oil-fired Aga and a breakfast area.

The first floor comprises six bedrooms and three bathrooms, with interconnecting doors to some of the bedrooms. One bedroom is bow ended, while all have generous wardrobe space.

Beneath the house is a semi basement that includes a one-bedroom staff apartment along with a games/party room and a wine cellar with bins.

The courtyard to the rear of the house comes with a three-bedroom coach house, eight loose boxes along with a tack room, garage and workshop.

A second yard, that is located some distance from the house, includes an open machinery shed, six stables and two large store houses, along with one of the few remaining intact ice houses in the country.

The property includes a single storey guest cottage close to the main house, along with a two-storey gate lodge. The lodge includes a sitting room, kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

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