A home fit for a duke... remarkable Georgian residence
Erindale was once a country hideaway for the Duke of Wellington, a place where he is reputed to have retreated regularly to enjoy the sort of delights not available in barracks or battlefield.
Located just over 3km from Carlow town on the Kilkenny road, the house is described as a remarkable and unique Georgian residence with a Gothic flavour. Overlooking the River Barrow and set on 30ac of parkland, it is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.35m.
Erindale is a classic late 18th century brick house with many unique features and distinct Gothic influences. It was built to an ingenious plan made up of curved bows.
The windows in the entrance front are pointed with the first floor centre window and the two centre windows on the ground floor being Venetian windows in the Gothic style. A very large semi-circular fanlight extends over the door and sidelights and the elaborate glazing is believed to be original.
The house stands on a slight elevation overlooking the River Barrow with views westwards towards the Killeshin Hills. Located a short distance from Carlow Town there is excellent road access to the property with the M9 approximately 6km away making Dublin City Centre less than an hour away.
Indeed, were the famous duke to come back from the land of the shadows he would no doubt appreciate the speed with which he could come and go to his 'maison particuliere.'
Selling agent Paddy Jordan says the setting is delightful with the house approached through a tree lined, gravelled avenue and mature gardens. An enclosed high walled garden maintains privacy to the rear.
The house extends to 5,500sq ft of living accommodation with several unusual features. The mature grounds include many specimen trees and an unusual summerhouse originally designed as a gazebo over the river.