Ard na Magh, Old Long Hill, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow €1.875m Sherry FitzGerald in Bray (01) 286 6630 It is thought that Ard na Magh in Enniskerry was first built as a gameskeeper’s residence or perhaps a shooting lodge as part of the Powerscourt Demesne estate. It dates back to the 18th century, but the layout has been reworked over the intervening years.
By the early 20th century, the ownership of the lodge was transferred to a family who redesigned it so it was more fit for purpose. The family who then lived here between 1936 and 1966, added two wings in Art Deco style, while the current owners added the four first-floor bedrooms.
It’s obvious that this site was first selected because of the views. The vista takes in the Sugarloaf, Killiney Hill and goes out over the Irish Sea. When the vendors added the upstairs rooms, they also built two verandas so the views on offer would never be taken for granted.
Inside the 4,682 sq ft home there are three reception rooms off the hallway. The drawing room/dining room with its period fireplace and deep bay window leads into the garden room. On the opposite side of the hall is The Old Long Hill Bar, which was ‘formally’ opened by the late Ronnie Drew.
The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units by Enigma and has a quarry tiled floor and a polished timber fireplace. The master bedroom with ensuite shower room is also on the ground floor, as is the fitness room and boot room. Upstairs there are four ensuite bedrooms off the atrium-style landing. Each of these rooms has direct access out to one of the roof terraces.
The house sits on 1.75 acres that include a fenced paddock, landscaped pleasure gardens and woodland. There are also several outbuildings including two garages and a sound-proofed music den.
Ard na Magh is on the market with Sherry FitzGerald in Bray (01) 286 6630 with a guide price of €1.875m.