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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Parkland estate on the edge of the city for €3.25m

This property near Greystones combines the best of town and country living

Jim O'Brien

Published 02/03/2016 | 02:30

Templecarrig House stands on 10ac near Greystones, Co Wicklow.
Templecarrig House stands on 10ac near Greystones, Co Wicklow.
The sale also includes a gate lodge and an extensive stable yard.

Auctioneer Gordon Lennox knows his Latin. The Sherry Fitzgerald director's description of Templecarrig House at Greystones in Wicklow as 'rus in urbe' indicates his vintage and also describes perfectly this lovely house on 10ac on the edge of Greystones and the Greater Dublin area.

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The place is an oasis between the urban sprawl and the lovely countryside of the Garden County and is on the private treaty market with a guide price of €3.255m.

Templecarrig was once the Georgian home of the 14th Earl of Meath before he succeeded to the title and moved to the nearby Kilruddery House.

Located on the brow of a hill and approached by a sweeping avenue the house is set in its own parkland.

The property includes the six bedroom main residence, a one bedroom gate lodge and an extensive stable yard all set on 10.25ac.

The double fronted house with bay windows on three levels commands great views out to the Irish Sea and over the Wicklow countryside.

Downstairs the accommodation includes a hallway, drawing room, dining room, sitting room and a conservatory with a rear hallway leading to a breakfast room and a fully fitted kitchen.

While other facilities include a pantry, a utility/laundry room and downstairs WC.

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Features include the typical Georgian fanlight, ceiling cornices, marble fireplaces and ample storage space.

Annexe

An annexe to the ground floor includes an apartment with a hall, bathroom, living room and two bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office.

The accommodation on the first floor includes six bedrooms of which one is ensuite and the remainder are spacious rooms with built in wardrobes. The floor is also home to the family bathroom and a storage room.

The out offices at Templecarring are laid out in typical traditional courtyard style and include a stone-built long house, two coach houses, a tool shed, two stables with two loose boxes in each, a wood shed and a double garage with a high roofed bay to accommodate horse boxes.

There is also a single car garage.

The house is set in formal gardens amid 10.25ac of parkland that include a number of pony paddocks and open grazing ground.

Mr Lennox describes Templecarrig as enjoying the best of all worlds.

"This is a fine country house with all the benefits of country living within minutes of the capital city on the one side and with the open countryside of Wicklow on the other," he said.

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