Raheengraney House, Clonegal, County Wicklow
An elegant mid-Georgian country home enjoying a delightful setting with panoramic views to the Blackstair mountains and over the verdant Derry river valley below. Built in 1760 for a Reverend Henry Braddell by Earl Fitzwilliam’s Coollattin Estate Raheengraney House comprises two storey’s over a basement level and extends to some 6,373 square feet or 592 square metres of accommodation. With large windows and high ceilings the interior is bright and airy and there is much character with the accommodation over 3 levels and including 2 staircases and retaining original door and window architraves and shuttering. Positioned within 1.7 acres or 0.7 hectares the grounds include a formal garden, small orchard, barbeque terrace, enclosed productive garden and an enclosed courtyard with a range of stone outbuildings that include a guest house with 1,700 square feet or 158 square metres of additional accommodation, a sauna and a party room with a bar. Set in up a short laneway from the public road and protected with electric security gates the grounds are extremely private and secluded.
An entrance porch leads into the reception hall. The dining room has a feature cast iron fire place and can easily seat 12 to 14 for dinner. The drawing room faces south and west and has a feature marble chimney piece. A study faces east and west and has a large bow window. The kitchen faces south and east and is well equipped and equally suitable for capable chefs and family cooks. A bathroom, cloakroom with a WC, boot room and pantry complete the ground floor accommodation. Doors into the boot room and pantry accessing the courtyard.There are 4 bedroom suites, each with a bathroom or shower room, and 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The family room on the ground floor has been used as a ground level bedroom previously, giving 7 or 8 bedrooms within the house. A generous landing on the stair return has fitted bookcases. The basement has a large den or television room with a cast iron stove and French doors which lead up steps to the rose garden. There is also a 2 room office and a wine cellar.
The enclosed courtyard benefits from a southerly aspect and has a range of attractive stone outbuildings, including the charming guest house. The guest house has a large living room with a fitted kitchen, ornate cast iron stove and large French doors occupying the entire west-end wall. 2 bedrooms each have interconnecting doors to a shower room. The stone outbuildings include a sauna, large party room with a bar, a garage, 2 stables and fuel stores.
Raheengraney House is situated on the periphery of a small hamlet of houses that includes a small pub with a shop, roughly 1⁄4 mile from the house. Nearby is the picturesque village of Clonegal, some 3 miles or 5 km’s away and within 5 minutes driving distance . An attractive one-street village positioned at the meeting points of counties Wicklow, Wexford and Carlow in an extremely picturesque region of Ireland. The village has won the ‘Tidiest Village’ award twice in recent years and village amenities include two pubs, a village store and the renowned ShaRoe bistro restaurant. There is a primary school in the village with secondary schools in nearby Tullow and Bunclody towns.
The Mount Leinster Heritage Drive, a 47 mile or 75 km driving route through beautiful countryside is immediately accessible. The area is a haven for activities, including walks (The Wicklow Way and South Leinster Way), shooting, golfing, fishing, horse riding (including the famed Shillelagh Hunt and trail riding) and leisure centres and spas. Dublin city centre 71 miles or 114 km, Courtown [beach] is a 37 minute drive
Dublin International airport 1 hour 25 minutes approximate driving time, Waterford International airport 1 hour 25 minutes approximate driving time.
Eircode [Property Specific Code] Y21 Y168, GPS location 52.719567 [latitude] and -6.601058 [longitude]
PSRA Licence no. 003640