Sunday 23 April 2017

You'd never leave the bathtub if you lived in this €5.9k per month Wicklow rental

Tinakilly, Co Wicklow; Rent: €5,900 per month

The exterior of the six-bedroom lodge
The exterior of the six-bedroom lodge
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

Most people will know Tinakilly for its lovely country house hotel and the 'blink and you'll miss it' village. This large six-bedroom lodge used to be in the grounds of the hotel, but is a now a private let, for large corporate families, those attending weddings either in the hotel or in Powerscourt, or indeed, for film executives during a shoot at nearby Ardmore Studios.

The owners are seeking a longer term arrangement and it would fit the bill for a large family, given its size, which extends to over 6,000 sq ft set in secluded gardens, but with proximity to Dublin on the N11 in around 45 minutes. In the other direction is Wicklow, which is 4km to the South.

The main bathroom
The main bathroom

The low cut-stone U-shaped split level house resembles a ski lodge or alpine type home you might see in Europe. On one side of the U-shape are several car ports and there is a stand alone brick shed which is heated, and could be used, apart from storage, for pets, or as a play house for children.

Inside is vast downstairs living accommodation. The kitchen is the feature room, and is the equivalent size of some one-bedroom apartments. This is kitted out to a professional standard, with top end appliances. There is a casual family dining and large seating area here with a fireplace, lots of exposed brick work and country-style accessories like big rugs and oversized chairs.

One of the large double bedrooms
One of the large double bedrooms

There are two family reception rooms, which are furnished as comfortable sitting rooms with marble fireplaces, a formal dining room - with seating for 22 - and another dining room which is smaller. In addition, there is a 'good' lounge and a fully fitted and quite substantial office. Five of the six double bedrooms are ensuite, the sixth shares a Jack and Jill bathroom. The house has underfloor heating, wifi, and smart music controls.

Outside is an extensive patio area with several seating and dining areas, along with the mature planted gardens with box hedging, trees, flowerbeds and lawn, and electronic gates which offer both privacy and peacefulness.

Some of the vast downstairs living space
Some of the vast downstairs living space

Lease: One year

Enquiries: Five Star Lettings (091) 511111

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