BUSHEY PARK, ENNISKERRY, COUNTY WICKLOW, IRELAND
An exquisite late-Georgian country home magically positioned against a backdrop of the Dublin Mountains within a picture-postcard like scene, all just 13 miles or 21 km from Dublin city centre and 1.5 miles or 2.4 km from Enniskerry village. Dublin airport is about a 30-minute drive away.
Completed circa 1815 in the Georgian Villa style Bushey Park is a wonderful light filled home. 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. A main staircase, back staircase and elevator link to the 8-bedroom suites on the first floor, each generous and enjoying fine views.
The gardens are simply delightful and very much a feature of Bushey Park, seamlessly linking to the wider pastoral valley and mountains beyond. Extremely private and secure, a series of internal pathways meander through the grounds, with large garden terraces gloriously linking the house to the wider grounds. Magnificent trees are a feature of the grounds and there are numerous mature broadleaf and specimen trees, including ancient Beech, Oak, Spanish and Horse Chestnuts, Scots Pine and Maple trees. The grounds are resplendent with a significant variety of wildlife. The views magical throughout the year.
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 forming a lovely contrast and counterpoint to the scale, finish and texture of the mansion house. The effect is extremely aesthetically pleasing and complimentary to the picturesque setting and everything is presented in superb condition and extremely well maintained.
The main house comprises some 10,597 square feet or 985 square metres of accommodation and links to the splendid indoor pool complex. Generous in scale and extremely well equipped, this 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 nearby guest lodge extends to some 1,495 square feet or 139 square metres and the gate lodge 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 all the grounds extend to some 27 acres or 11.3 hectares and are bounded by a flowing mountain stream. The immediate area is noted for its natural beauty and has much to offer. The scenic Wicklow Way walking route is easily accessed and nearby are some superb trails. Equestrians are well catered for with trails, riding clubs, polo and hunting. Nearby Powerscourt and Druids Glen offer championship golfing. Harbours at Wicklow and Greystones provide sea fishing and sailing opportunity nearby. Enniskerry village has a grocery store, a pharmacy, petrol station, café and a restaurant.
EIRCODE [Property Specific Code] A98 D922
GPS Location 53.1782403 (latitude), -6.1710256 (longitude)
BER (Building Energy Rating): Exempt
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