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Friday 19 January 2018

Wicklow retreat on 10 acres

The property at Tuckmills, Co Wicklow has been fully refurbished and the outbuildings include two stone-cut stables.
The property at Tuckmills, Co Wicklow has been fully refurbished and the outbuildings include two stone-cut stables.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The modest exterior of this Co Wicklow property doesn't do justice to its considerable charms. A neat and compact stone cottage with stone outhouses, it's a place that would make a fine starter home, a perfect retirement property or an ideal bolthole from city life.

The fully renovated, stone-built cottage with two stone-built stables and useful out houses on 10ac at Tuckmills, Baltinglass is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €239,000.

Located on a country road off the N81 Dublin to Baltinglass Road the holding is 4km from Baltinglass and 27km from Blessington.

Set on its own natural grounds the cottage accommodation includes two bedrooms, a spacious kitchen/living room, a shower room and a hallway.

The house has been beautifully refurbished and many of the old features are maintained like the stonework, vaulted ceilings, wooden floors and a half door.

At the same time the most modern building techniques and finishes have been applied. The kitchen in particular, while having the feel of a traditional country kitchen has all the conveniences for modern living.

Outside there are two stone-built stables in perfect condition and two larger lean-to style farm sheds that could be used for a variety of purposes from storage to workshops.

The 10ac is all in old pasture and runs down to a brook. The place is dotted with lovely trees and would be ideal as a hobby farm or an addition to an existing operation, according to auctioneer Paul Doyle.

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This is a gorgeous little property in a lovely setting and renovated with great attention to detail. It would make a neat home or an excellent holiday or weekend getaway.

Tillage ground

Mr Doyle is also handling the sale of 38.5ac of tillage ground at Newtown, Two-Mile Water, Co Wicklow. The farm is on the market by private treaty and guided at €475,000 or over €12,300/ac

Situated close to the village of Blainroe, it is about 6km south of Wicklow Town and 2.5 km off the M11.

The farm faces in a southeasterly direction and has exceptional views of the surrounding countryside and the Irish Sea. Paul Doyle describes it as top quality land currently in tillage with good road frontage.

Laid out in seven good-sized divisions it is suited to a range of farming enterprises and could be made into a compact equestrian unit.

Development potential

Another parcel of Wicklow ground extending to 16.5ac and located at Tinode, Manor Kilbride near Blessington is also on the private treat market with a guide of €150,000 or just over €9,000/ac.

Fronting on to the busy N81 and 5km north of Blessington and close to the Lamb junction, the place is within easy reach of Dublin City Centre, the M50 and Dublin Airport.

Paul Doyle describes the holding as "a substantial parcel of development land in this most pivotal and prominent location."

The property has about 320m of road frontage on to the N81 and could be attractive to local farmers or a buyer in search of a small parcel of ground within shouting distance of the capital.

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