Ballyknockan House, Ballyknockan Upper, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

  • Size

    256 m²

  • Bedrooms

    3 beds

Ber D2


Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 256 m²

McDonnell properties are delighted to bring to the market Ballyknocken House. A rare opportunity to acquire an exquisite double-fronted, 3 bedroom, 2 storey, Georgian-Style farmhouse built c. 1890 set on c. 9 acres. A captivating period residence of distinction with well-proportioned and beautifully appointed accommodation (c.256 sq.ft.). Lovers of genuine period properties will delight in the fact that the current owner has lovingly restored the house, ensuring that none of its period features or captivating ambience have been lost. Elegant cornicing, period fireplaces, sash windows, high ceilings, original shutters and floorboards are just some of the wonderful features provided. The overall impression on entering the house is both cosy and welcoming and full of olde world charm. The property is further enhanced by its wonderful gardens and uninterrupted views of the countryside and Wicklow Mountains. The house is approached via electric gates over a bridge and up a gently sloping driveway. It stands in the centre of its lands in a private setting, with a stone courtyard to the side of the house complete with four stables, log house, hay loft and a fully converted 1 bedroom apartment. The property is located just two miles from the picturesque town of Rathdrum on the Avoca side, in the heart of Wicklow. There are many well-known tourist attractions nearby, such as Avondale House (10 min walk), Glendalough, Avoca, Glenmalure, with Clara-Lara Fun Park and Greenan Farm museum and maze close by.


ENTRANCE HALL: A warm, bright and welcoming entrance hall which has recently being refurbished using exquisite grey and white Moroccan tiles, half tongue and grove wall, radiator cover (3.5m x 2.3m)

GUEST W.C. Country style guest w.c. with pedestal wash hand basin, wooden flooring. (1m x 2.3m)

MORNING ROOM: With original wide plank polished floorboards, feature fire surround with Boru solid fuel stove which heats 22 radiators, sash windows with wooden shutters, decorative cornicing and ceiling rose, overlooking front and side garden. (5.2 x 4.7)

DINING ROOM: With original wide plank polished floorboards, feature open fireplace with slate hearth, decorative cornicing and ceiling rose, sash window and shutter, interconnecting with kitchen, overlooking front garden.
(4.9m x 4.2m)

CONSERVATORY: Overlooking the magnificent courtyard and side garden, with wooden flooring, recess lights, the original kitchen sash window, three skylights, double glazed windows, double glazed door leading into the courtyard, and a wood pellet stove, it is both modern and stylish complimenting the original house. (7m x 5.2m)

KITCHEN: Country style kitchen with tiled flooring (c. 100years old), solid wood fitted wall and base units with marble worktops, double sink, American style fridge freezer, recess with beautiful red tiled splashback, incorporating a double Aga, a gas hob and oven, kitchen island with wooden worktop and pendent lighting over, recessed lighting, French doors leading to the sun-drenched patio to the side.
(5.5m x 4.6m)

UTILITY ROOM: An impressive utility room with ample storage, which would be ideal for large catering or family events, comprising wall and base units, sink, plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher, access to attic (which has flooring), boiler, double glazed door leading out to the courtyard. It has the added benefit of its own shower room. (4.8m x 5.6m)


LANDING: With original wide floorboards, ceiling rose incorporating an elegant white and rose gold chandelier, radiator cover, a sash window with shutters over-looking the gardens and Wicklow Mountains, attic access
(4.3m x 3.6m)

MASTER BEDROOM: An elegant double aspect room, floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, sash windows with shutters and magnificent views. (5m x 4.6m)

BEDROOM 2: Double bedroom with polished floorboards, ceiling rose, sash window with shutters, views overlooking the courtyard and Wicklow Mountains
(3.8m x 4.6m)

BACK LANDING: With wooden flooring (1.2m x 2.2m)

BEDROOM 3: Double bedroom, with polished floorboards, floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, sash windows with shutters with views overlooking Wicklow Mountains.
(3.4m x 4.5m)

FAMILY BATHROOM: Fully tiled floor, with half tongue and grove walls,double ended roll top bath with ball and claw feet, shower enclosure with power shower, w.h.b, w.c, double glazed window, radiator.(3.8m x 2.5m)

ATTIC ROOM: Attic style double bedroom, with three double glazed windows overlooking the Wicklow Mountains and a double glazed sash style window which overlooks the courtyard. Wooden polished flooring, radiator. (2.7m x 7m)


The house is approached via electric gates over a bridge and up a gently sloping tree-lined driveway complete with Victorian lights. It stands in the centre of its lands in a private setting (c. 9 acres), with a stone courtyard to the side of the house complete with four stables (with electricity), log house, hay loft, a magnificent vegetable garden and ample parking.


KITCHEN: Entered via double French doors, with wall and base units, wooden counter top, laminate flooring throughout, gas hob and oven, dishwasher and fridge.
DINING/LIVING AREA: with solid fuel stove set on marble base with brick surround, double French doors leading to its own private patio area.
(8.7m x 3.6m)

DOUBLE BEDROOM: Double bedroom with laminate flooring, views over the tree lined driveway and countryside. (3m x 3.6m)
EN-SUITE: Shower enclosure with power shower, partially tiled, w.c., w.h.b., skylight.
ESB, Well Water, Bio Tank, Oil-fired Central Heating, Solid Fuel Heating and excellent Solar Panel Heating.
Eircode: A67 NR74.

Property Features

Excellent Solar Panel Heating
Extremley Private
c. 9 Acres
Stables and Paddocks
Separate 1 Bedroom Apartment
Electric Gates
New Bio-cycle tank installed Feb 2020
10 Minute walk to Avondale Park House


Ballyknockan House, Ballyknockan Upper, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

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