Four on the market: in Greystones/Delgany, Wicklow
A selection of four impressive properties currently on the market in the market county.
Pennicks, 7 Kendalstown Rise, Delgany
€945k McGovern Estates, (01) 287 7088
Pennicks takes its name from the celebrated nursery gardens of Delgany, from which the property also inherited a very fine arboreal legacy. On its 1.5 acres of gardens are some wonderful old trees from the nurseries, including a eucalyptus, a western red cedar and a monkey puzzle said to be the oldest in Ireland. The house itself is 3,477 sq ft with five bedrooms, four of them, including one en suite, on the first floor, and a fifth, en suite guest bedroom downstairs. Also on the ground floor is a country-style kitchen with a green Aga and a corner window, as well as a study and two reception rooms, all three having doors to the garden.
Glencoe, Beach Road, Greystones
€895k Sherry FitzGerald Greystones, (01) 287 4005
Built in the late 19th century, Glencoe has been occupied by the same family for four generations. The house is situated directly across the street from the sea, where what was once a simple pier became, in 2013, Greystones Harbour Marina. Glencoe measures 1,938 sq ft and needs some refurbishment. To make the most of the view, a new owner might consider moving living rooms upstairs, where there are now five bedrooms (with a sixth at attic level). The lower levels have a living room, dining room and kitchen, and there's a lawned back garden containing two former fisherman's cottages.
Woodlands, 3 Kindlestown Hill, Delgany
€890k McGovern Estates, (01) 287 7088
'Woodlands' sits at an angle in the corner of its one-acre site, so its garden is more or less uninterrupted and presents a unified expanse of green lawn and shrubbery to the front and side of the house. In the much smaller back garden is a 474 sq ft detached garage with a loft in use as an office. The house itself is 2,605 sq ft on two floors. That includes four bedrooms upstairs, three with en suites and two with sea views. The ground floor has a symmetrical, square layout with a reception room either side of the entrance hall and a dining room and kitchen at the back, the latter opening to a conservatory.
Boundbrook, Templecarrig Lower, Greystones
€885k Sherry FitzGerald Greystones, (01) 287 4005
Built in the 1960s, Boundbrook has the distinctive open-plan layout that became popular in that era. It has been modernised too though. The open-plan ground floor lends itself to parties, with short flights of steps between the various rooms. A wooden railing separates the living room from the hallway, and there are steps up from there to the dining room and kitchen. The former garage has been turned into a family room and stairs there lead to a study in the converted attic. There are three ground-floor bedrooms (one en suite) and a fourth upstairs. Boundbrook's 1.92 acres of gardens are mature, well-kept and dotted with old trees.