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Wish Willow, Whitepark, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

4 Bed

548 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 548 m²
Contemporary property in a private setting with excellent equestrian facilities Wish Willow is a beautiful contemporary home located in a private situation, set on about 45 acres with a wonderful outlook over the countryside. At its core, is a fully modernised country residence with proportioned and well-balanced accommodation, extending to about 5,898 sq. ft. Supplementing the accommodation in the main house is a spacious courtyard apartment and games room which is situated over the stable block and extends to about 3,282 sq. ft. The property comprises impressive, landscaped garden grounds and numerous grass paddocks as laid out in the accompanying map. The equestrianism at Wish Willow is a particular feature, with a magnificent stable yard containing 20 loose boxes as well as a sand arena. The house occupies a peaceful, countryside position yet is well situated for the national motorway network. Accessed via a stone-pillared entrance with bespoke electric gates, Wish Willow is approached along a sweeping tree lined avenue, which leads to a parking area at the front of the house. The avenue also continues to the stable yard Wish Willow Wish Willow is a magnificent country home positioned in a central location close to the M11 and has been specifically designed to take advantage of the south facing orientation. The property is well laid out and is of modern construction beneath a hip slated roof. Extending to about 5,898 sq. ft., the majority of the accommodation of Wish Willow is on the ground floor, with the main reception rooms benefiting from this bright positioning with views over the vibrant landscaped grounds. The house is approached via a 10m covered cloister walkway to the front door which leads into the spacious reception hall. Upon entering the house, an aura of elegance is evident with the reception hall setting the tone for the entire dwelling with double height beamed ceiling and a large wood burning stove. An exposed stone staircase leads up to the open mezzanine level with a separate home office and a balcony overlooking the drawing room. There is also a small balcony overlooking the atrium and courtyard. Double doors from the reception hall open into the bright and elegant dining room which looks down onto the drawing room and conservatory on either side, which are both on a lower level. The drawing room includes a beautiful large open fireplace set within a feature exposed chimney piece has panoramic south facing picture windows overlooking the grounds. French doors open to the side garden. The conservatory is located off the drawing and includes French doors onto a large decking area. The cleverly designed country style kitchen / breakfast room includes beautifully crafted and extensive range of floor and wall mounted units. It also contains stylish exposed wooden beams, a granite island top and a large four door oil fired Alpha range cooker, with a two-door electrical Alpha add on, which can be switched on and off as required. The breakfast area has wonderful views of the stable yard and the sitting room, located on a lower level, has an open brick fireplace. Off the kitchen is a number of stores including a wine cellar, utility, laundry room and two bathrooms. The car port can also be accessed here via the back door. The bedroom accommodation is laid out on the west wing of the property and comprises three double bedrooms with en suite, all with French doors which open onto the garden. The master bedroom is positioned to the east wing and is an exceptional split-level suite comprising a lounge, a fully fitted walk-in-wardrobe and his and her bathrooms, one with a jacuzzi and the other with a sauna Apartment Forming part of the stable courtyard is a bight and spacious three bedroom apartment. The property comprises a kitchen/dining/living room with access onto the sun terrace, three bedrooms (all en suite) and a gym. Games Room he extensive games room is also positioned above the stable courtyard and can be accessed via the apartment or a separate external stairs. It is a magnificent space with a fully fitted bar, private snug, wood burning stove with back boiler, a full-size snooker table, pool table and WC. Wish Willow has a wonderful, private situation in the southeast of Ireland. The property is conveniently situated 3 km east from the M11 motorway. County Wicklow is renowned for its excellent verdant countryside, favourable climate, picturesque mountain ranges, white sandy beaches and charming character villages. For everyday amenities, the towns of Arklow (6 km) and Gorey (15 km) are close by. The busy market town of Arklow is served well by wonderful restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and a variety of retail stores in Bridgewater Shopping Centre. A short walk from the Town Centre by the harbour takes you to the South Beach, a sandy stretch of beached backed by boulders. Other well-known beaches in the nearby area include, Clogga beach, Brittas Bay, Silver Strand and Magheramore. Wicklow, also known as the Garden County, which is rich in culture and heritage as well as natural beauty. The Garden County boasts some of Ireland' s finest gardens and historic houses from Killruddery House & Gardens (57km) to the magnificent Powerscourt House & Gardens (58km). The remarkable Glendalough the valley of the two lakes known for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife is situated 38km north of Wish Willow. There is no shortage of courses for golf enthusiast within the county. Wicklow is home to some of Ireland' s finest golf courses which includes one of the finest links courses in The European Club (16km), Arklow Golf Club (7km), Woodenbridge Golf Club (12km), the championship Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort (46km), Powerscourt Golf Club (58km) and Tulfarris Golf Club (64km). The property benefits from excellent transportation links, including the N11/M11 (3km) which connects Dublin to Wexford. Dublin' s international Airport is 101 kilometres distant, while Rosslare port is 83 kilometres from the property with regular sailings to the UK and mainland Europe. There are also regular bus and train services from Gorey and Arklow to Dublin city. A selection of primary and secondary schools are available locally including Gaelcholéf¡iste na Mara, Arklow CBS and St. Gerard' s School, Bray. There is also a variety of private schools nearby in the surrounding counties. Equestrian Facilities - The equestrian facilities at Wish Willow are exemplary and in excellent condition. A fine enclosed courtyard with clock tower is positioned to the south of the house and comprises 10 loose boxes. From here you can gain access into an American style barn where a further 10 indoor stables including two foaling boxes, which have connections in place for cameras. The stable block also includes an office, tack room, feed room and toilet. Through the external courtyard there are two general purpose sheds of modern construction, one 5 bay and the other 4 bay, both with concrete floors and corrugated roofs. Adjacent to this is a concrete cattle yard with race and crush and underground effluent tank. There is also a loading bay and sand area with excellent drainage. Gardens & Grounds - Wish Willow sits amidst about 45 acres of established landscaped garden grounds which are predominantly laid to lawn. About 20,000 trees were planted in the year 2000 which form a beautiful parkland setting and provide colour as well as shelter and privacy. There are a number of raised flowerbeds dotted around the house with many flowering plants and shrubs. As well as the lawns, there is an orchard offering a variety of fruit trees and a vegetable garden with raised beds. The garden also includes an ornamental stream and a small manmade lake with duck house. A wooden deck and wrap around garden path overlook the lake and offers a tranquil opportunity for summer entertaining. There are a number of grass paddocks around the property which are fenced for stock by stud railing. A key feature is the dense, semi mature woods that divide each paddock, providing amenity and shelter. Each paddock is of a good size and comprises a water drinkers.
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Property Features

  • Beautifully designed home
  • Extensive equestrian facilities
  • 3 bedroom courtyard apartment
  • Extensive games room with bar
  • Landscaped garden grounds
  • About 45 acres in total

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