Wicklow estate that is sure to hook the big fish
Published 17/02/2016 | 02:30
Tinnahinch is a small residential estate with a unique fishery on 35ac adjacent to Powerscourt Gardens in Co Wicklow.
This charming property was once part of the homestead of the famous 18th century parliamentarian, Henry Grattan. In fact Tinnahinch as it stands today represents the garden house, walled garden and riverbank meadows on the original Grattan estate.
It includes a period lodge, guest cottage and large log chalet-style lodge, fishing lakes, a renowned stretch of river fishing, and pastureland. It is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €3.9m.
Located 1.4km from Enniskerry, 5.3km from Kilmacanogue and the N11 and 6.1km from Bray, the property is set in some lovely countryside.
Situated on the banks of the River Dargle, the accommodation extends to some 5,321sqft in total and includes a garden lodge, guest cottage, and chalet along with a workshop and some old estate out offices.
The estate combines riverside meadowland with manicured pleasure gardens and the walled estate garden that includes many specimen trees, shrubs, and flowering plants.
A 4ac springfed lake is stocked with rainbow trout where some reach up to 16lbs in weight.
The River Dargle runs through the estate and is freshly fed from the Glencree River and the Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in these islands.
The holding pools developed at Tinnahinch are probably the best on the river and produced many specimen fish and held the record for the largest trout (over 12lbs) caught on rod and line for many years in Ireland.
Outbuildings include a detached patent metal-clad building with power and light, measuring 25ft x 40ft or 1,000sqft. Beside the garden house is a large garden/potting shed and nearby a series of old estate open-fronted sheds.
The three main houses include garden house, the guest lodge and the fishing lodge.
Positioned within the walled garden, the garden house faces south and has up to 1,707sqft of accommodation.
Comprising the original gardener's cottage for the Tinnahinch Estate, it was renovated recently and extended into a period three-bedroom home with great character.
The accommodation includes a living room with an open fireplace and French doors leading into a sunroom and to a downstairs ensuite master bedroom. The sunroom has great natural light with three French doors opening out to the walled garden and another connecting to the L-shaped kitchen.
Upstairs are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The guest lodge is close to the main house and has great views over the estate including the two lakes.
The two bedroom lodge, which dates from the late 18th century, was restored by the present owner and has all modern conveniences while maintaining the character of its time.
The fishing lodge is situated alongside the 4ac lake.
Built in 2009 to the best of modern standards, it comprises a large double height reception room with a feature open fireplace and a mezzanine level, perfect for functions, entertainment or gatherings.
There are two further reception rooms a preparation kitchen, and WCs.
A wraparound balcony enables the visitor to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Access via a door to the rear gives way to two further rooms on first floor level.
Gordon Lennox of Sherry FitzGerald describes Tinnahinch as one of the best small sporting estates he has seen.