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€525,000 SALE AGREED

Derrybawn, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

2 Bed

1 Bath





  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 58m2
Once in a while a truly unique property comes on the market in the Co Wicklow. Derrybawn is one such property and it really is something special. Derrybawn is a traditionally built stone cottage on c. 14.58 acres on the outskirts of Laragh village. This wonderful cottage is nestled into a South facing wooded hillside in the most beautiful setting imaginable. There are mature native trees sheltering the property on all sides and there are stunning views across the surrounding woods and mountains. The cottage itself was thought to be originally part of the Derrybawn estate owned by the Sweetman family and was constructed c. 1850. There are thick stone walls and a slate roof and an internal floor area of 58 sq.m (627sq.ft). The cottage is in good condition but would benefit from complete modernisation and upgrading throughout. There is ample space to extend to the side and rear, subject to the relevant planning permissions. Accommodation briefly comprises: Living Room/Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 2. There are single-glazed windows. The property uses a traditional septic tank system located within the bounds of the property. Water supply is via a bored well also located within the bounds of the property. The land is in three divisions and is well fenced and watered. There are approximately 12 acres of good grazing with c. 2 acres of rough grazing. The land is gently sloping and elevated and ideal for cattle or sheep. The boundaries are well fenced and there are a large number of wonderful mature native trees on the property. There is an historic ruin of a cottage on the land which could potentially be rebuilt subject to planning permission. The property adjoins and has access to Coillte Forestry lands. Derrybawn is accessed by a rough driveway from the Laragh to Glenmalure road (R756) and there is approximately 300 metres road frontage. The surrounding land is predominantly in agricultural and forestry use with a low-density mix of one-off rural housing in the vicinity.The correct address is Derrybawn, Rathdrum but the charming village of Laragh is only 2km away, the ancient monastic settlement of Glendalough is 1km over the hill as the crow flies, Rathdrum is 10km away. Dublin city is 50km away and just over an hours drive. The R756 is part of the Military Road which runs north-south across the spine of the Wicklow Mountains. It was constructed in the wake of the 1798 rebellion, to open up the mountains to the British Army to assist them in putting down insurgents who were hiding in the area. Unique properties like Derrybawn come to the market once in a lifetime. This a fantastic opportunity to acquire a potentially wonderful home in one of the most beautiful locations in County Wicklow.There is no doubt Derrybawn is a project, but for the right person, with a little time, effort and imagination, it could be something really extraordinary.

Property Features

  • Traditionally built stone cottage on c. 14.58 acres.
  • Superb elevated site with stunning views of surrounding area.
  • Rural location within commuting distance to Dublin.
  • Development potential subject to planning permission.
  • Wonderful original features which could be encompassed into a renovated dwelling.
  • There is a ruined cottage on the grounds which could potentially be rebuilt (SPP)
  • 300 metres of road frontage. Stone walls and mature native trees.
  • Adjoins Coillte forest with access for walks.

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