Wicklow home with something for everyone inside and outdoors
Ardtimon, Kiltimon, Ashford €1.2M
Ardtimon, in the townland of Kiltimon near Ashford in Co Wicklow, is one of those houses that's all arranged to suit the person who never has to leave home - or never wants to.
It's in a countryside setting, and is the last of three houses on a cul-de-sac, with nothing but open fields to the south. It also has 1.1 acres of its own, with a curved driveway sloping down to it and long views away to the east towards the Irish Sea.
Out the back is a tiered garden with apple trees and there's a patio with a built-in wood-fired barbecue for outdoor cooks.
So much for the open-air recreation. Inside, the house is spread out over some 3,000 sq ft with four reception rooms, no less - drawing room, dining room, family room and garden room - as well as an upstairs study and a fine, earthy kitchen for indoor cooks, with granite worktops, an Aga in a brick surround and an island unit.
If you can work from home, you'll be well looked after here too as there are two outbuildings, one is a studio and the other is a workshop.
However, there is also some good news for the more typical hired hands who have to leave home to work.
Despite the rustic locale, Ardtimon is only five minutes' drive from the N11, which means you should be able to get from there to Dublin in about 40 minutes, traffic allowing.
Ardtimon has six bedrooms, three on the first floor (with two sharing an en suite) and three downstairs (the main one with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe).
The bedrooms are all to the left of the entrance hall, while to the right you'll find the drawing room, family room and dining room.
There's also a big, triple-aspect garden room off the kitchen, with French doors to a south-facing patio.
Ardtimon is for sale for €1.2m with Sherry FitzGerald Catherine O'Reilly (0404) 66466.