In the pink - €4m for Wicklow equestrian property
€4 million is the asking price for an exceptional equestrian property on 175ac in Wicklow
I couldn't have chosen better weather to go and see Myrtle Lodge, an equestrian farm on 175ac beside Brittas Bay in Co Wicklow. The property, with its exceptional equestrian facilities, gorgeous house and two lodges looked at its best in the lovely January sunshine.
Located within sight of Brittas Bay, Myrtle Lodge is 12km from Wicklow town and Arklow, 63km from Dublin and within 15 minutes of the N11/M11.
Making my way towards Myrtle Lodge, the silver waters of the Irish sea sparkled through the hedges on my left.
On arrival, Harriet Grant of selling agents Savills tells me to 'snoop around' while I wait. Taking her at her word I wandered around the lovely house.
The residence is indeed a lodge rather than a grand mansion. With one entrance close to the road and surrounded by gardens and shrubbery it is most unimposing and welcoming. Inside the main hall are three extremely pleasant interconnecting reception rooms.
To the left of the main hall is an intimate library with a marble fireplace and built-in shelving and doors leading to a sun room.
Upstairs are three spacious, light-filled comfortable bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. The master bedroom has a large dressing room along with a full bathroom.
The house is in immaculate condition with wooden floors and nice rugs and carpets throughout and a lovely finish. While it needs a new kitchen and, I suspect will need insulation, it is a house I would love to own and live in.