Friday 23 June 2017

Down by the river side . . .

Price
€1.25 million
Where
The Mill House, Ballinameesda, Kilbride, Co Wicklow
Details
Four-bedroom home with two apartments and gallery on 23.54 acres.

The Mill House, Ballinameesda, Kilbride, Co Wicklow
The Mill House, Ballinameesda, Kilbride, Co Wicklow

The owners of The Mill House in Kilbride, Co Wicklow are trading down and are offering possible vendors the potential for a range of activities on the very attractive property. As well as being a spacious, light-filled home it will appeal to a family that enjoys gardening on a grand scale in -- above all places -- the garden county.

Its 23.54 acres are framed in a valley setting with the River Potters flowing by.

The property takes its name from a three-storey mill, which is in good condition and is currently used as workshops with a gallery space on the top floor.

Their son is a wood sculptor and used the workshops for his craft, while the gallery was used for displaying the items they created.

Attached to it are three garages. In addition, a former mill cottage is currently in two self-contained apartments but could easily be converted into a three-bedroom home.

The main residence extends to 243sqm over two floors and includes a large, open plan kitchen with dining and living area flooded with natural light from sky light windows. Its workspace is supplemented by a number of other rooms including a pantry and a small bar in the hall.

Both the drawing room and a large study are dual-aspect and have fireplaces and doors leading outside to a large terrace, which is a sun trap where residents can practically dip their toes into the river flowing by.

One of the bedrooms is en suite on the ground floor. The master bedroom, which is also en suite and comes with a dressing room, is located at first floor level, as are two other bedrooms and a family bathroom.

A feature of the attractively planted gardens is a bridge over the river leading to an area created to represent a coastal garden, while pathways and other bridges pass stone waterfalls, small ponds and secret enclaves and lead to a lake bordered by shrubbery and Gunnera plants.

Bridges lead to an island in the lake and connect to woodland. About nine acres is in grazing.

It is located about seven miles southwest of Wicklow town and convenient to Brittas Bay.

Contact Knight Frank 01 6623255

Irish Independent

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