BUSHEY PARK, ENNISKERRY, COUNTY WICKLOW, IRELAND
An exquisite early 19th-century country home privately positioned within a picture-postcard scene, nearby to Enniskerry village and just 13 miles from Dublin city centre.
Bushey Park is a delightful late-Georgian period home presented in excellent condition and comprising some 23,158 square feet or 2,102 square metres of accommodation, including a splendid indoor pool complex. The main house is augmented by a Guest House and Gate Lodge to present some 25,685 square feet or 2,337 square metres of accommodation in total. Beautifully positioned within some 27 acres or 11.27 hectares, against a backdrop of the Dublin Mountains, within a picturesque pastoral valley, the setting is spectacular and magical and is just 1.5 miles or 2.4 km from Enniskerry village and some 13 miles or 21 km from Dublin city centre, 1.8 miles or 2.9 km to N11 trunk road and 30 minutes to Dublin International Airport.
Bushey Park was completed circa 1815 in the Georgian Villa style and is a wonderful light filled home with a pleasing combination between elegant Georgian design and a specification and layout suited to 21st-century living. An interlinking suite of fine reception rooms are ideal for entertaining, but equally of a scale so as to be comfortable for family living. The principal reception rooms link to a large kitchen and family room and onward to the leisure complex and studio. The principal 8 bedroom suites are accessed from the main staircase and a secondary staircase. Generous in scale and extremely well equipped, the Leisure Complex extends to some 12,071 square feet or 1,122 square metres and includes a large pool, a home cinema, music studio and games room.
The gardens are simply delightful and very much a feature of Bushey Park, seamlessly linking the estate to the wider pastoral valley and onward to the Wicklow mountains, framing the varying and numerous scenic views enjoyed throughout. Extremely private and secure, a series of internal roadways and pathways meander through the grounds, with large garden terraces gloriously linking the house to the wider grounds. The grounds are resplendent with a significant variety of wildlife. Magnificent trees are a feature of the grounds and there are numerous mature stands of broadleaf and specimen trees that include ancient Beech, Oak, Spanish and Horse Chestnuts, Scots Pine and Maple trees.
The Guest Lodge extends to some 1,495 square feet or 139 square metres. The Gate Lodge comprises some 70 square metres or 753 square feet. The coach house style garaging and workshops easily replicate their Georgian originals, yet are constructed to the highest of modern specifications and, as such, are easier to maintain. The stable block comprises 4 stables.
In 1996 the house was comprehensively restored and extended by the musician owner, Chris de Burgh, and his wife, Diane. The noted London based interior designer Simon Kingi was commissioned to oversee the design of the interiors, including the design of all ceiling plasterwork, timber joinery work and fabric finishes. Many modern amenities were incorporated, including advanced security provision, integrated sound systems and efficient heating systems. Sympathetically designed and carefully executed, the transition between the original and the new build is seamless. These works also included the conversion of stone out-buildings into the generous pool complex and a guest lodge and created new Georgian style stabling, garaging and workshops. The stone outbuildings form a lovely contrast and counterpoint to the scale, finish and texture of the mansion house. Overall the effect is extremely aesthetically pleasing and complimentary to the picturesque setting and the entire is presented in superb condition.
EIRCODE [Property Specific Code] A98 D922
GPS Location 53.1782403 (latitude), -6.1710256 (longitude)
BER (Building Energy Rating): Exempt