QUO VADIS, BALLYMACAHARA, ASHFORD, COUNTY WICKLOW, IRELAND
A well-appointed contemporary home enjoying a sheltered hillside position just above Ashford town, with tremendous views that span a panoramic of mountain and sea vistas. In all about 1.23 acre or 0.5 hectare with some 4,636 square feet or 431 square metres of accommodation. Built in 2006 to an exacting specification the accommodation is well laid out and bright, with generous room sizes, high ceilings and large windows. The magnificent reception hall faces east and west and extends to double height and links to an attractive open library landing on the first floor. The front door set within a striking two storey wall of glass. Marbled tiled flooring extends throughout the principal rooms on the ground floor and allows the living room, dining room, kitchen and reception hall to seamlessly connect. Radiant underfloor heating ensuring a cosy warmth. The dining room links easily to the kitchen and reception spaces and has a feature fireplace. The living room has an open fireplace and double French doors to the garden terrace. A television den has surround sound and a French door to the west garden.
Enjoying a magical position the kitchen has superb views that span mountain glens, the roof tops of Ashford town below to the Irish Sea and, on a fine day, onwards to Wales. A seating area within a large bow window captures these terrific views and links from a French door to the garden terrace. Featuring bespoke crafted timber wall and floor units with an integrated larder cupboard, a 4-oven AGA cooking range, a dishwasher and a central island with a granite worktop and an integrated wine cooler. Facing south and east the natural light is excellent. Off a linking hall between the kitchen and integral garage there is a laundry room, with a Belfast style sink and plumbed for a washing machine and clothes dryer, a home office and a wine store. The master bedroom suite is situated on the ground floor and comprises a generous bedroom, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. The bedroom facing south and east and enjoying glorious sea views. It is augmented by a family bathroom and 4 further bedrooms, 3 being suites and each with well-equipped shower rooms, on the ground floor. Positioned on the first floor the guest bedroom suite has a shower room. All the bathrooms are lavishly finished and feature marble flooring, heated towel rails in chrome and all have independent showers with ‘waterfall’ heads. The main bathroom has a claw foot bath. The master bedroom suite bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath, bidet, twin sinks and multi-jet power shower.
A large granite stone terrace links easily from the house, through French doors in the living room and kitchen, and overlooks the private gardens to capture panoramic wider mountain and sea views. An adjacent waterfall gently cascades and provides pleasant background music. The gardens, to a Patrick Merrigan design, include an artificial practice golfing green. The courtyard in front of the house provides parking for several cars and accesses the double garage, which has an electric roller door and links to the house. The gardens bound a large wood where walking and horse-riding are permitted. Well-appointed, the house has been built to a high specification and the services are exemplary and include electric security gates, a geo-thermal heating system with radiant underfloor heating, high capability wiring with multiple plug sockets and a reinforced Brehon concrete slab between the ground and first floor. This area of northeast Wicklow is one of outstanding natural beauty, rich with country pursuits including, hunting, trekking, sailing, water sports, golf and hill walking. Dublin city centre and airport are each within an approximate 45 minute drive. Village amenities are within easy walking distance. Access to the DART commuter train is just 12 miles or 19.3 km away.
BER (Building Energy Rating) B2
Selling Agent David Ashmore [PSRA Licence 003640].