- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 510 m²
Rarely does a period property of such quality come to the market. Ideally located within a short stroll of the town centre, The Old Rectory is a wonderful, detached granite property with grandeur and scale befitting a landmark building such as this. Set within landscaped grounds extending to approx. 1.6 acres, there is the added benefit of a detached 2 bed coach house within the grounds.
The history of the property dates back to a grant from King Henry VIII to the Duke of Ormond. Over time the land came into the hands of the Proby family (Earl of Carysfort) who conveyed the property and house to the Church of Ireland to be used as a Rectory for St. Saviours Church. Built from local granite in a similar style, the house is a 3 storey over garden level property with many features of the period including spacious rooms, high ceilings with ornate cornicing and original shutters on all windows.
Wide Wicklow Granite steps lead to the front porch and upon entering this fine home, the scale and proportions will surely impress. Large, gracious reception rooms, five double bedrooms and a basement level with extensive storage and ancillary rooms allowing for the adaptation to further accommodation, there is ample space for all the family, the gardens are truly a delight, set well back from the road to afford the owners privacy and seclusion which is rarely found in such a central location.
Exuding history and character at every turn, while offering unlimited potential to enjoy family life within the grounds of this stunning home, this is a rare opportunity to secure a heritage building in excellent condition.
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Porch 2.99m x 2.77m. Traditional steps lead to the front porch with internal granite archway leading to the reception hall. Lovely, tiled flooring and arched windows to each side, with garden views.
Entrance Hallway 7.77m x 2.99m. Grand entrance hall, with walnut flooring with marquetry detail and stairs to upper and lower levels. Ornate coving and plasterwork are evidence of the quality of this fine building while the high ceiling and excellent proportions are in keeping with a period property which was built to impress.
Study 5.19m x 2.45m. With warm oak flooring and glorious garden views to the front, this would be a wonderful home-office for those needing to work from home.
Kitchen 5.16m x 2.44m. While smaller than a more modern kitchen, this bright room provides ample storage space and wonderful views to the front. There is ornate plaster work to the ceiling and a serving hatch through to the formal dining room.
Drawing Room 5.19m x 5.10m. This beautiful reception room has a large bay window with access to the west facing lawn. With high ceilings, and glorious proportions, this is the ideal space for relaxing family evenings or entertaining on a grand scale.
Dining Room 5.19m x 4.51m. A gorgeous, formal dining room with walnut flooring and ornate plasterwork. There is a large arch, framed in original granite which leads through to the south facing sunroom.
Sunroom 5.07m x 3.34m. A beautiful room, from which to fully appreciate the manicured lawns and beautiful gardens. Tiled flooring and double doors to the gardens beyond.
Family Bathroom 3.68m x 3.20m. Located on the first-floor return, this spacious family bathroom is fitted with timber panelled ceiling and solid wooden floors. Bright and pretty, the bathroom is equipped with bath, wc, whb and vanity unit and has views to the rear.
Upper floor The grand staircase leads to the upper levels, with three bedrooms on the first floor and 2 further attic bedrooms on the top floor.
Bedroom 1 (Master) 5.19m x 4.49m. Wonderful double bedroom with expansive country views.
Ensuite 5.19m x 2.45m. Formerly a double bedroom, this spacious master bathroom and dressing room is in keeping with the grandeur of this fine home. Fitted with extensive oak wardrobes in the dressing room, and shower cubicle, wc and vanity unit in the bathroom.
Bedroom 2 5.22m x 2.51m. Double bedroom with views to the front.
Bedroom 3 5.19m x 4.51m. Very large double bedroom with wonderful country views to the rear. Whb.
Attic bedroom 1 5.22m x 3.9m. Quaint double bedroom within the spacious attic.
Attic bedroom 2 5.24m x 3.88m. Large double attic bedroom with views to the side and eaves storage space.
Bathroom 3.7m x 3.16m. Located on the return to the lower level is a very large and well-appointed bathroom with shower, wc, whb and vanity unit servicing the ground floor.
Lower level Stairs from the main hallway lead to the lower ground floor, which, along with the family sitting room, includes a number of rooms and a versatile layout which could be adjusted to provide additional reception rooms if desired. There is a wine cellar, large laundry room which had previously been the main kitchen for the property, a small bathroom, and two additional rooms that can be used as required.
Family room 5.21m x 4.64m. Lovely, informal sitting room is comfortable and bright with direct access to the gorgeous gardens.
Coach House Detached 2 bedroom property within the grounds.
(BER Rating F, BER No. 113784425)
Living Room 4.83m x 3.70m. Spacious living room with wide picture window affording gorgeous garden views to the front.
Kitchen 3.77m x 2.71m. Shaker style units at both floor and wall level provide excellent storage. There is a tiled floor and additional, understairs storage.
Bathroom 2.18m x 2.02m. Nicely tiled, wet room style bathroom with wc, whb and shower.
Bedroom 1 4.83m x 3.70m. Single bedroom with laminate wood flooring.
Bedroom 2 4.68m x 3.77m. Large double bedroom with wonderful views to the front.
Eircode is Y14 RC58.
From Arklow' s Main Street, proceed straight up through the roundabout. The Old Rectory is located on the Coolgreany Road, on the right-hand side after Glenart College.
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