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Glen Cottage, Kilmacullagh, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow


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Glen Cottage, originally a single storey farmhouse has a two storey 19th Century addition which reads as the principle building. A Virginia Creeper covers the two-storey front elevation of the house and a Wisteria the southern elevation The house is approached by a curved driveway, which continues around the house to provide ample parking and to allow egress from the back gate. This charming house and garden has wonderful privacy and tranquility, and its practical orientation faces south overlooking the glacial valley. In 1986 the present owners acquired Glen Cottage, with circa four acres. Initially they carried out extensive works to the 19th Century section of the house and more recently they upgraded the remainder of the house adding a new large integrative utility block to the north side which serves all of the primary spaces in the house. That upgrade to the property facilitated moving the kitchen dining to the south facing single storey section of the house creating a stronger connection between the house and the garden as well as providing an excellent space for family dining and for entertaining.

  • Presented in excellent order and tastefully appointed throughout
  • Light-filled interiors extending to 240sq.m/2593sq.ft
  • Dual aspect rooms
  • An abundance of period features
  • Burglar alarm
  • Biocycle system
  • Kerosene fuelled two door Aga which heats water
  • Custom designed Bulthaup cook’s kitchen
  • Custom built cabinetry
  • Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware

Room Details

The front entrance is reached across a rectilinear limestone terrace. The tranquil and sunny terrace in front of the house overlooking the garden which falls away gently to reveal the wider landscape. To the eastern part of the garden a hedge conceals an additional garden space which accommodates the glass house, the fruit garden and vegetable patch.

To the western side of the house lies the haggard with a long stable building with pitched roof and Bangor blue slates, re slated by current owners circa 20 years ago. There is stabling for horses as well as a large over-loft. There is a spacious detached garage, with pitched slate roof and a separate boiler house. Below the house there are two large paddocks with post and rail fencing which run down to the “Mill stream” and the land runs to the far side of the stream. The paddocks flank the pond which is fed by a natural spring.

Newtownmountkennedy itself is an attractive and thriving village which gives easy access to the nearby villages of Kilcoole, and Delgany and to Greystones and is just a 5-minute drive from the N11. Several sport and leisure clubs around the area including GAA, indoor football, bowls, tennis and croquet. The Druid's Glen Resort is a short drive away as is a great choice of renowned golf clubs, including Delgany, Druid's Glen, Druid's Heath, Greystones and Powerscourt. The house is within easy reach of the sea and the nature reserve at the coast between Kilcoole and Newcastle. There are also excellent other woodland and mountain walks in the locality. The commuter has easy walking access to the local Dublin Bus services and a 10-minute drive to Greystones DART and the N11/M50 ensures an easy commute to the city, airport and beyond.

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Leading to all the principal rooms. Black and white Amtico tiled floor and recessed lighting. Stira stairs to the attic.

(4.94m x 4.08m (16'2" x 13'4"))

Triple aspect beautifully proportioned room. Picture vertical sliding sash south facing windows and working shutters. Feature hand painted fireplace with black stone inset and a slate hearth. Bespoke library unit. Picture rail and pitch pine wide board flooring with a soft washed finish.

(3.65m x 3.57m (11'11" x 11'8"))

Cast iron Morso wood burning stove. Recessed lighting and Amtico timber finish flooring. There is a vertical sliding sash window and gib doors lead to the study.

(5.2m x 3.4m (17'0" x 11'1"))

The well-lit study has Iroko glazing with a sliding door to the eastern elevation. There is a work area with a built-in filing cabinet and stationary press. The study is served by a library extension, custom designed and crafted by Gary Scott Hayward allowing for immense file and book storage. Recessed lighting and Amtico timber finish flooring.

(4.46m x 1.75m (14'7" x 5'8"))

This space was the former dairy from the original farmhouse. This serves as a mud hall with a Armitage shanks housemaids sink with a supply of excellent potable well water piped to this part of the house. Coats and cloak storage. Red quarry tiled floor. Door to the garden.

(2.32m x 3.2m (7'7" x 10'5"))

Custom made desk and library shelves. Dual aspect room.

(2.4m x 1.4m (7'10" x 4'7"))

Courts, cloaks, and hanging space as well as storage for hats, scarves and sporting paraphernalia. Velux window, recessed lighting, and tiled floor.

(2.77m x 1.4m (9'1" x 4'7"))

Suite incorporating a Hans Grohe rain dance shower spray, a wall suspended David Chipperfield wash-hand basin with a limestone vanity shelf, wall mirror, heated towel rail and w.c. Panelled wall area, Velux window with remote controlled rain sensors, recessed lighting, cream ceramic wall tiles with iridescent mosaic inset feature panel and grey ceramic tiled floor.

(5m x 3.46m (16'4" x 11'4"))

The dining space has a bespoke, reticent, hand painted cabinetry system by Newcastle Design which accommodates extensive storage for china, linens, glass storage, cook books and an entertainment system. The central section of the ceiling is dropped but there is coved ceiling which runs above to accommodate a separately functioning task lighting system in addition to the ambient lighting system over the dining table and the paintings. This room has a feature alcove or bay window, with sliding door which is built into the space of the original thick walling. The varied iroko window system on this entire southern elevation is multifunctional with a combination of openings which accommodate summer weather as well as cooler times of year. The Jotul Atrafire glazed timber burning stove, has been recessed into the wall. The entire kitchen dining space is floored with Kilkenny limestone and has underfloor heating.
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(6.66m x 3.16m (21'10" x 10'4"))

The custom designed Bulthaup kitchen is streamlined and accommodates primarily under countertop units. There is a high gloss white run of under countertop units incorporating a deep sink with a picture window overlooking the garden. Quality appliances on this side of the kitchen include an integrated Bosch dishwasher, a Gaggenau steam oven and a second Gaggenau conventional oven. Most of the units in the kitchen are deep drawers with push opening system. The opposite side to the kitchen has discrete graphite colour metalized units and accommodates the Anthracite coloured double oven Aga which backs onto the dining room fire thus sharing a chimney. It is headed by a cloths airer, and it runs on kerosene. The stone worksurfaces throughout the kitchen are of grey basaltina which anchors the surface and complements the limestone flooring. The serving area looks through to the dining area creating a semi-open plan. The kitchen is very much a cook’s kitchen with plenty of space/ stations for two or three people to work together with ease.

The kitchen is served by the utility extension which accommodates the spacious pantry and the generous utility room to east and west. This section of the kitchen also houses a Bulthaup stainless steel workbench which accommodates a preparation station with sliding Corian chopping boards and a gas hob headed by a ventilation hood and two shallow sinks served by extending hose taps. The workbench has light steel grey coloured drawered storage units below as well as light steel coloured shelving units above with sliding tamboured shuttering. A large electric rooflight overhead gives great task lighting in daytime and has a rain sensor. To the left of the work bench is housing for an American style Fridge/ Freezer which is headed by cupboards and flanked to one side by cubby holed shelving. The kitchen lighting system apart from the cove lighting comprises task lighting as well as matt graphite low voltage ceiling downlights. The kitchen has hardwood Iroko windows and a garden door to the South facing terrace. The Aga heats the water for the kitchen as well as for the downstairs wet room. There is an alternative water heating system also with controls housed in the cloakroom downstairs.

(2.4m x 1.65m (7'10" x 5'4"))

Storage space for preserves, as well as foodstuffs, large platters and household equipment. Velux window, recessed lighting, and tiled floor.

(2.42m x 2.80m (7'11" x 9'2"))

A fitted wall of Alno kitchen units in a ribbed grey steely finish which accommodate a built in Miele washing machine and dryer as well as cupboard storage for ironing board, washing baskets and other household requisites. On the opposite wall a window overlooks the garden, and the units are below countertop only. This wall of units houses deep drawers for cleaning supplies and laundry as well as a second washing machine. An Iroko glazed garden door leads to the terrace and driveway.

Staircase with a loop pile Ulster carpet, which divides at the half landing to the left and right.

A walk-in hot press with water cylinder which serves the two bathrooms upstairs and the rear hall downstairs.

(2.81m x 2m (9'2" x 6'6"))

White Villeroy and Boch suite incorporating a bath with a Hanns Grohe shower attachment, pedestal wash-hand basin, wall mirror, heated towel rail, mirror door medicine cabinet and w.c. Chequered grey black and cream pattern mosaic tiled floor, wall lights and recessed lights.

(5m x 3.3m (16'4" x 10'9"))

Bespoke cabinetry designed by the architect, John O’Connell, which houses the bed and has wardrobe and cupboard accommodation. Vertical sliding sash window with operational shutters. Pitch pine flooring.

Floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes. Floating shelves. Oak flooring.

(4.25m x 2.96m (13'11" x 9'8"))

Enlarged by the current owners in the most recent extension work to double its size. It is a bright dual aspect room with a vaulted ceiling and access to the attic. Custom built wardrobes by Newcastle Design and a panelled wall with brass light fittings. The floor is Junkers light oak, and the new section is carpeted.

(3.51m x 2.9m (11'6" x 9'6"))

Saville Row style shelved, hanging, and drawer storage with mirror detail designed by architect, John O’Connell. Panelled wall, oak flooring, and recessed lighting. Access to the attic. Vertical sliding sash window with operational shutters.

(4.2m x 3.53m (13'9" x 11'6"))

Vertical sliding sash window with shutters with a view over the gardens. Bespoke cabinetry by Newcastle Design.

(3.25m x 2m (10'7" x 6'6"))

White Villeroy and Boch suite incorporating a sunken bath with a Hans Grohe shower attachment, wash-hand basin in vanity unit with cream marble top, wall mirror and w.c. Mosaic tiled flooring in a chequered grey, black, and cream pattern and recessed lighting. Dual aspect room.

BER Number: 117289124
Energy Performance Rating: 249.51 kwh/m2/yr

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