On the market: Hempstown House, Blessington, Co Wicklow
You're first for your water supply if you buy Hempstown House, a home with a difference on almost two acres at Blessington, Co Wicklow, which is close to the famous man-made Blessington lake, which supplies 500 acres of the stuff to the capital's supply as well as providing plenty of watersports amenities
The detached property was recently renovated to give it a modern frontage with use of timberwork painted in a warm yellow as well as a new contemporary interior scheme. The house has five bedrooms, three of which are en suite, three reception rooms, a kitchen/diner, four bathrooms and a good-sized utility room.
Blessington village is close by and links easily to the N81 and M50. It's inked to Dublin City Centre by a regular Dublin Bus service.
Agent Douglas Newman Good (01-4599522) seeks €475,000.