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Is this the property crash's top bargain?

HoUSE- hunters will be doing a double take when they see this -- a luxury mansion in beautiful Co Wicklow for less than €600,000.

The magnificent Glendower House, in Whitestown, Baltinglass, is on offer at €575,000.

The individually designed home extends to around 5,400 sqft and is guarded by electronic gates. It comes complete with its own bar, Jacuzzis and a master bedroom larger than many Dublin city apartments.

It also sits in 1.6-acre landscaped gardens overlooking the Wicklow Hills.

Property agents Knight Frank said major renovation work was carried out on the property in 2004 "where the best of materials were used throughout".

The firm added: "The reception rooms are bright, spacious and there is a very good flow, ensuring space is used to the upmost."


Among the garden's features are high beech hedging, a wood- framed gazebo, and raised decking to the rear of the dining room and kitchen.

"This exquisitely finished house has been organised on a scale to allow for grand entertaining as well as conventional family living," Knight Frank says in its brochure.

Privacy won't be a problem either. As well as electronic gates, the property comes with CCTV and an external security lighting system.

Other mod cons include satellite wiring throughout the home, with surround sound in the drawing room, master bedroom and pool room. There is also a stereo system in the kitchen and conservatory.

The grandeur of the property is striking, with a flight of stone steps leading to the front door and porcelain tiles in the hall.

A cast-iron fireplace, wood flooring, and corniced ceiling can be found in the living room.

A side hall off the kitchen leads to the large entertainment room, with a fully built-in bar.

The master bedroom has a large bay window and vanity area, a separate dressing room, and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a large Jacuzzi and a separate shower.