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Property DetailsHistorical NoteOriginally part of the Shelton Abbey Estate, Lake Park at Lough Dan is one of three important Wicklow lake estates in close proximity, with the nearby Luggala at Lough Tay and Lough Bray House situated at Lough Bray. The house has a particularly rich literary history and was once home to Edna O’Brien, one of Ireland’s most celebrated novelists. Irish poet Richard Murphy also subsequently lived at Lake Park where he produced some of his acclaimed work.The rare ancient oak woodland by the lake has existed since before the 16th century and very little of this remains in Ireland. This special area of conservation is steeped in natural beauty and wonder with woodland flowers and ferns and native wildlife including deer, squirrels, hares, rabbits, badgers and otters.DescriptionLake Park House is one of the most beautiful and enchanting country estates in Co. Wicklow. This a rare opportunity to acquire an estate of this calibre, set in such magnificent woodland and pasture on the shores of Lough Dan, the largest natural lake on the east coast of Ireland.One of the stand-out features of this spectacularly positioned property has been the meticulous and sensitive restoration of the beautiful walled garden and the care that has gone in to the maintenance and development of the magical and secluded grounds.Approached by a tree-lined avenue, the 19th century picturesque features of this three-bay part single, part two-storey triple-pile house enhance the beauty of this rural setting. The south-west facing front entrance looks out over the wooded valley and the front door with beautiful decorative leaded panels and slender cast-iron columns, opens in to an imposing, elegant front hall. The unique period features in the formal rooms have been retained and restored with the addition of carefully considered light-filled, design-led contemporary living areas with natural woods and a neutral palette that maximise every possible view, connecting the house with nature and the outdoors.One of the most stunning rooms in the house overlooks the walled garden and lawns with triple-sided glass floor to ceiling windows orangery, leading in to the bright open-plan kitchen / family room with vaulted ceilings, an Aga and top-spec appliances, an adjoining courtyard and an enormous open fireplace, perfect whether entertaining on a large-scale or for family life.The contemporary main family wing with mezzanine and exposed brick includes a TV room, pantry, utility room, master suite with ensuite and living room and two further ensuite bedrooms with high-end finishes. A magnificent guest wing includes an additional three bedrooms and a bathroom. A large studio and games room overlooks the beech wood forest. The entire property has recently undergone a major restoration undertaken by a German contractor. Works included the installation modern German designed heating system. An adjoining staff apartment has a bedroom, kitchen / living room and bathroom. The courtyard buildings include a plant room, laundry room, equipment storage room and a tack room for the adjoining stables with all the conveniences for Wicklow living – the garden of Ireland.Gardens and LandsSpanning c.110 acres, Lake Park enjoys truly majestic scenery with protected native forests, woodland tracks and walks, dry stone walls with lichen, moss, ferns, wild flowers, beech, birch and oak woods leading down to the lakeshore. As part of the meticulous restoration process by the present owner, thousands of carefully-chosen, interesting and rare specimen trees and shrubs have been planted and cared for.The wonderful walled garden has a large contemporary glass house with vines / peach trees; herbaceous borders, hydrangea walk and fruit trees including pears,
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing is located at Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. The property is presently offered for $3,810,545.
This property is listed by Charles Erwin of Ganly Walters headquartered in Ireland.