Located in County Wicklow, Ireland, an hour away from Dublin, this beautiful 2,809 square-foot, three-bedroom country house features a small guest cottage and Turkish bath. The cluster of stone buildings dates back to the 18th century, set on eight acres of rolling hills overlooking the valley of Glendalough. The main part of the home features a glass-roofed conservatory that runs the span of the home, from the front door to the back, connecting the two wings of the residence. One side of the wings hosts the common areas, which includes an informal den, a library, and a kitchen with handmade wood cabinetry, pink marble countertops and an Aga stove which is a popular British oven constructed from iron and enamel. Just off the kitchen is a terrace with incredible views of the valley. The living room features a very charming stone fireplace, arched windows and French doors that meander out into an enchanting garden.
The other side of the wing hosts the more private areas of the home, the three bedrooms, two of which feature en suite bathrooms. The home has ample natural daylight with the help of numerous skylights located throughout. One of the buildings of the home has a Turkish bath house, which includes a steam room and exercise space on the first floor, with a bedroom and en-suite bath on the upper floor. There is a third house on the property, which is the guest house, featuring a living area, kitchen and two bedrooms with a bathroom. The grounds also play host to a swimming pool, tennis court and plenty of lush meandering gardens. The best part about this house is that the poet, William Butler Yeats was so inspired while once visiting this home that he wrote a poem about it called, “Stream and Sun at Glendalough.” Via
Photos: Derek Spiers