This impressive residential farm in the heart of Wicklow is on the market for €1million, writes Jim O'Brien
An 88ac Wicklow farm with a grand old-world feel to it has come on the market and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of over €1m.
Located at Ballinaclash, Ballyknockan Upper in the Garden County, the holding is 3.5km from Rathdrum, 11.5km from Aughrim and 57km from Dublin.
The property includes a two-storey period residence, a lovely stone courtyard with great character, a more modern farmyard and good grazing ground with extensive road frontage.
The period residence is set on an elevated site with fine views. Approached through a granite entrance a tree-lined avenue leads to the house, a dwelling typical of the houses built by the more well-to-do middle class farmers in the 19th century.
Auctioneer Paul Doyle dates this particular house to pre-famine times to the 1820s or 1830s.
Extending to 1,474sq ft the house is in need of extensive modernisation. The accommodation includes a hall, sitting room, dining room, store, study, kitchen, utility, pantry, a bathroom and three bedrooms.
The stone courtyard to the rear of the house is a beautiful feature of the property and with the benefit of a designer's eye could be transformed into a rural tourism venture or some such enterprise.