Tuesday 22 October 2019

Experience the bird's-eye view near Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow

Castletore, Glencormack €625k

The open-plan dining room and kitchen at Castletore with doors to the patio
The open-plan dining room and kitchen at Castletore with doors to the patio
The front view of Castletore

Among the recent visitors to Castletore, a dormer bungalow at Glencormack near Kilmacanogue in Co Wicklow, has been a woodpecker, one of 28 different species of bird that have dropped by the property in the past year, according to the owners.

You can see the attraction because, although Castletore is a pleasant bungalow in its own right, it has two features that set it apart.

One is the view, because from that elevated spot you can see from the Wicklow Mountains down to the Irish Sea.

And the second is the back garden - packed with colourful herbs and flowers and featuring an old olive tree.

The front view of Castletore
The front view of Castletore

The site as a whole measures half an acre and the back garden has the best possible orientation, facing south-west.

The house itself has had a recent refurbishment and has had its layout reconfigured downstairs to make the most of the views.

At the front of the house is a wood-floored living room with a solid-fuel stove and a beamed ceiling, and this is where the stairs goes up to dormer level.

To the left of this is the open-plan dining room and kitchen, where there are French doors to a raised patio.

Sliding doors at the back then lead through to a sunroom with more patio doors.

There's one bedroom on the ground floor, which has sliding doors to the back garden as well, and the other two bedrooms are on the first floor, along with a shower room.

The total internal space amounts to 1,249 sq ft and there's a garage and shed on the grounds as well.

From here it's a two-minute drive down Kilcroney Lane to the N11, and Kilmacanogue is about two kilometres away.

Castletore is for sale for €625,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Bray (01) 286 6630.

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