Myth and legend near Brittas Bay
Hy Brassyl €1.3m
The townlands of Cullen Lower and Three Mile Water in County Wicklow are less than an hour's drive from Dublin city. Better yet, the area is only about five minutes away by car from four kilometres of sandy beach at Brittas Bay.
Hy Brassyl, named after the mythical island, is a rambling, detached country house at Cullen Lower. It's on 20 acres of land and has a floodlit tennis court, so there should be plenty to do when the weather's not fine enough for eating sand sandwiches on the beach.
There's a sprawling 4,166 sq ft inside the house, a dormer bungalow, with two reception rooms on the ground floor and a games room upstairs that might be converted to a bedroom, if necessary.
The ground floor living room has wooden flooring and a fireplace, and there's also a large sunroom at the back of the house, measuring over 18 ft by 24 ft, with a door to the garden. The kitchen is dual-aspect, with tiled floors and solid-wood cupboards.
Four of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, and one of these has an ensuite shower room. There's also a guest toilet and a study on this level.
The dual-aspect master bedroom is upstairs and has an adjoining dressing room and shower room. The main bathroom and the wood-panelled games room are upstairs.
Two of the 20 acres around the house are in gardens, with lawns, shrubs and trees, and a redbrick paved patio behind the house. A stream borders the property.
There's enough space to park several cars on the tarmac driveway, and there's also a detached garage and tool room should you feel the need to tinker about under the bonnet of any of them.
Hy Brassyl is for sale for €1.3m with McDonnell Properties in Ashford (0404) 42828.