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Sheepwalk House, Beech Road, Avoca, Co. Wicklow


Price
€1,150,000

Type
Detached House

Status
For Sale

BEDROOMS
8

BATHROOMS
8

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Area
360 sq.m.

Location
Avoca

Description

Exceptional Detached Country Residence Extending to C. 360 Sq M & Set On Approximately 9 Acres With Stunning Sea Views.

Sheepwalk House and lands features 9 rolling acres, a large and atmospheric main house, 4 charming liveable cottages and 2 further chalets that require some modernisation.

With a total of 20 bedrooms, 12 in the cottages and chalets and 8 in the main house - this is an opportunity to purchase both a beautiful family home and an excellent business opportunity for those interested in the hospitality industry.

The charming main house and cottages are on a secluded and private nine-acre site, with a sweeping 300 meter driveway from the security gate at the main road. There are magnificent panoramic sea views and tranquil surrounding countryside, giving a holistic sense of peace and calm to the entire setting. The site, house, and cottages would be ideal for a variety of business uses, or a magnificent private house. There is ample gravelled parking for up to twenty cars, a large polytunnel and raised vegetable beds, and a fifty-tree fruit orchard for fresh fruit and vegetables. There is a concrete yard with set away from the main use which provide the ideal opportunity to construct a stable yard etc.

HISTORY

The main house oozes charm and atmosphere, and was the birthplace of Daniel Murray, a nineteenth century Archbishop of Dublin responsible for the foundation of St. Vincents Hospital and the Dublin Pro-Cathedral. The house was subsequently the home of the land agents for the Earls of Wicklow, over several generations, and was run as a B&B for approximately ten years in the 1990s, housing the cast for the popular Irish TV show, Ballykissangel. In addition to the bedrooms, the house features two gracious and comfortable reception rooms, and a sun-lounge/dining area running the full length of the front, catching all-day sun. There are stunning sea views from the front reception rooms, sun lounge, and expansive main bedrooms. The cottages were redeveloped in the 1990s, making them cosy individual homes, which are dotted around the courtyard. Each cottage has a wonderful sense of quiet and seclusion, with its own individual character and charm.

LOCATION

Tucked away with a feeling of calm and seclusion, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a rural remote paradise. However, this attractive property in South Wicklow is just a forty minute drive south of Dublin City on the M11 motorway. Arklow is the nearest commercial town, just a short 10 minute drive away, and has excellent express bus connections to Dublin city (UCD and city centre) and Dublin airport, as well as a shopping centre, cinema, the main supermarkets and restaurants, and more. The charming market town of Gorey is just 20 minutes drive from the gates of Sheepwalk, and is host to a number of great restaurants, shops, cafes and more. The scenic villages of Avoca and Woodenbridge (with an excellent golf course) are minutes away by car.

Sheepwalk is perfectly situated to take advantage of everything the Garden of Ireland has to offer, being a short drive from gorgeous beaches, Wicklow mountains, rivers, forests and the other wonders of Irelands Ancient East.

THE GROUNDS
There are custom made cantilever electronic security gates at the road entrance. The 300 metre driveway brings you down to the courtyard, which services the main house and cottages. The courtyard and gardens have multiple places to relax, cast an eye across the meadows to the sea and take in the spectacular view from any vantage point. The nine acre-site is laid out in a 2 acre paddock with orchard, a 40 foot poly tunnel and a series of raised vegetable beds. At the very rear of the site there is ample storage in the form of sheds and four shipping containers. The property is set back from the road courtesy of a 6 acre gently sloping fully fenced field with a stream in one corner, which is suitable for a variety of uses.

POTENTIAL
Sheepwalk is a property with an abundance of possibility and potential. The variety of accommodation and, the beautiful grounds would make this an ideal property for those interested in hospitality or looking for a secluded country home within easy commuting distance to Dublin. It has been run as a successful B&B and has long/short term rental opportunities in the cottages themselves. The setting has proved immensely popular with visitors from both Ireland and abroad. A large existing and projected local IT/tech workforce brings excellent long term rental opportunities .

It would also be an excellent location for hosting retreats, large groups, educational workshops, weddings, etc.

ACCOMMODATION

There are twenty bedrooms across the entire property; eight in the main house and twelve in the adjacent cottages and chalets. In the main house, each bedroom is en suite. In addition to the bedrooms, the main house features two gracious and comfortable reception rooms, and a sun-lounge/dining area running the full length of the front elevation, catching all-day sun. There are stunning sea views from the front reception rooms, sun lounge, and expansive main bedrooms. While each cottage has its own character, they all feature private outside spaces, excellent views and oodles of charm.

Details of the four principal cottages are:

The Pony House
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 baths
- 1 living/sitting/kitchen area.
The Pony House is cosy and private with a wood burning stove in the comfortable living area, with lovely sea views.

The Barn
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 baths
The Barn is an old restored detached farm building. It's good for couples or individuals looking for tranquility and peace, with nearby options for hill and beach walking, golf, and scenic drives. It's cosy and compact with a wood burning stove in the comfortable living area, and electric heating in the two bedrooms and is fully equipped.

The Coach House
- 2 bedrooms
- 1.5 baths
The Coach House is an old restored semi-detached farm building opposite the main house. It's cosy and compact with a wood burning stove in the comfortable living area, and electric heating in the two bedrooms and and is fully equipped.

ACCOMMODATION

The Granary

- 2 bedrooms
-1.5 baths
The Granary is an old restored farm building opposite the main house. It's cosy and compact with a wood burning stove in the comfortable living area, and electric heating in the two bedrooms.

In addition, there are two adjoined one-bedroom wooden chalets of more recent construction, in need of refurbishment, and a one-bedroom smaller cottage adjoining the Granary.

Services:

The residence is serviced by a private well and septic tank.

Features

  • Exceptional Detached Country Residence Extending to C. 360 Sq M.
  • Set on approximately 9 acres of farmland
  • Orchard and landscaped gardens.
  • Enjoys stunning sea views and views of the surrounding countryside..
  • Located close to the picturesque village of Avoca.
  • Includes 4 charming liveable cottages and 2 further chalets that require some modernisation.
  • Located just a 5 minute drive from the M11 Motorway.
  • Sweeping driveway leads to the main residence with electric gates.
  • Newly planted orchard area with polytunnels and raised beds ideal for growing vegetables.
  • Excellent potential to generate rental income or to operate a Bed and Breakfast/Country Retreat.
  • Located less than an hours drive from Dublin.

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