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PROPERTY: Wicklow house with excellent equestrian facilities
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PROPERTY: Wicklow house with excellent equestrian facilities
on 08 October 2021
West Willow in Arklow has a stunning country residence, 45 acres, and a stableyard in excellent condition

A 45-ACRE property in Arklow, Co Wicklow, with excellent equestrian facilities, has been placed on the market with Savills and has a guide price of €2.2 million.

Wish Willow is a beautiful, contemporary home in a private location with a wonderful outlook over the countryside.

It is a fully modernised country residence with proportioned and well-balanced accommodation, extending to almost 6,000 sq. ft.

There is also a spacious courtyard apartment and games room which is situated over the stable block and extends to over 3,000 sq. ft.

The magnificent stableyard has 20 loose boxes as well as a sand arena and all are 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.

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 five-bay and the other four-bay, both with concrete floors and corrugated roofs. Adjacent to this is a concrete cattle yard with race and crush and underground effluent tank.

Forming part of the stable courtyard is a 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.

Main house

The main house at Wish Willow is accessed via a stone-pillared entrance with bespoke electric gates. It is approached along a sweeping tree-lined avenue, which leads to a parking area at the front of the house.

The majority of the accommodation of Wish Willow is on the ground floor, with the main reception rooms boasting views over the landscaped grounds. The house is approached via a 10-metre 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 windows overlooking the grounds.

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.

Bedrooms

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.

The 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.

Gardens

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.

Guide price: €2.3 million

Estate agent: Savills

Contact: James Butler, Cianan Duff or Josh Pim

Email: james.butler@savills.ie; cianan.duff@savills.ie; josh.pim@savills.ie

Tel: 01-618 1300

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