- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
The property comprises an imposing Georgian House which has been the subject of considerable expenditure in recent years, together with five other houses, courtyard, woodland and paddocks, approached via a long avenue through attractive woodland and parkland with commanding views of Tara Hill from the house.
The house has undergone considerable restoration in recent years in keeping with its Listed status including repair/replacement of all windows, extensive roof repairs, plumbing, line plastering and repair of period mouldings. The property qualifies for Section 482 Heritage Status.
The house retains many of its fine period features including marble chimney pieces, mahogany doors, exceptional plasterwork and cantilevered central stairwell with cupola. There are in addition five other houses, two of which are Scandinavian design, two in the courtyard and a further detached house with separate access.
Hyde Park is described in the guide to Irish Country Houses as a compact, two storey villa by Sir Richard Morrison, built circa 1807 for J.C Beauman Sir Richard was also responsible for some of Ireland's great houses, including Ballyfin and Carton. The house has very good interior plasterwork by James Talbot. Impressive domed staircase hall with oval oculus. Fine keyhole pattern in plasterwork on soffit of stairs. For some years the home of Sir David Kelly, former British Ambassador to Russia and his wife, the writer on travel, architecture and gardens, Marie-Noele Kelly.
The property is in a sought-after location within easy commuting distance of Dublin via motorway yet is surrounded by all the amenities associated with country living. Excellent golf courses nearby at Woodenbridge, Blainroe and Arklow and the exceptional beaches of the East coast and harbours from which to sail and fish are close by. For the equestrian enthusiast Barnadown Equestrian Centre is close by.
Nearby Gorey (11km) is recognised as an exceptional country town. Known for its extensive range of shops and restaurants, also boasts a cinema & theatre.
the five houses which have been upgraded have been rented and the ERV is in excess of €70,000 per annum.
Courtyard House 1
Living room/kitchen, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Courtyard House 2
Living room / kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and two shower rooms.
Situated to the rear of the courtyard with separate access is a detached stone cottage comprising living room, kitchen, four bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower room.
Scandinavian Houses 4 & 5
A pair of semi-detached Scandinavian houses of about 2,000 sq. ft. with House 4 comprising living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and shower room. House five comprises living room, kitchen, dining area, five bedrooms, two shower rooms and a utility room.
Adjoining the house is a triangular timber framed building, originally a Chapel and ideal for a variety of uses.
Situated immediately to the rear of the house is the charming two storey courtyard with, on one side two cottages, also with four stables, two coach houses, workshop and stores. The Courtyard offers the opportunity for further residential conversions subject to planning.
The lands total about 12 acres, of which approx. 5 acres comprises the house, yard, lawns, paddocks and avenue. The remaining 7 acres are mature woodland.
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