The Old Schoolhouse, Avoca
€745,000 REA Forkin (01) 286 5370
Set against the backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains and extending to 1.65 acres, the grounds outside this historic house include a low-volume stream that flows under a small bridge that connects the garden to a paddock for horses or ponies.
Built in 1887, the former schoolhouse is now a 2,443-square-foot home with a grand foyer leading to a three-aspect living room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.
What was the school hall is now an open kitchen/dining room/living room with a separate utility room, luggage room and guest toilet. There is an en-suite bedroom on the ground floor with a further three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
3 Martello Terrace, Strand Road, Bray
€995,000 Lisney Sotheby’s Int. (01) 285 1005
Martello Terrace dates back to 1860 and is a row of eight three-storey houses next to the harbor in the seaside town of Bray.
No3 extends over 2,530 m2 and has two receptions and a kitchen on the ground floor.
On the 1st floor return there is a bathroom with a spa bath and separate shower, but the highlight is the 1st floor drawing room which leads out to a Regency style balcony from which you can enjoy uninterrupted views along the entire building. esplanade, right up to Bray Head.
There are two bedrooms and a guest toilet on this level, with a further three bedrooms on the floor above.
Carpathia, Kilmolin, Enniskerry
€700,000 Sherry FitzGerald (01) 286 6630
Situated on Kilgarron Hill in Enniskerry, with 360-degree views of the Dublin Mountains, Scalp, Dublin Bay, Bray Head and Sugar Loaf Mountains, it’s easy to see why this detached bungalow is named after a mountain range in Eastern Europe.
Spread over 1,195m², Carpathia has a lounge, kitchen/diner, four bedrooms and a bathroom, while outside there is a third of an acre of terraced gardens with an upper level terrace off a sunroom.
It is a scenic 15-minute walk to Enniskerry Village, from where you can catch the No44 bus via Dundrum to Dublin or the Dart bus to Bray.
Gentle House, Knockanree, Avoca
€750,000 DNG Somers (0402) 20066
Avondale Forest Park and The Meeting of the Waters in the Avoca Valley are on the doorstep of this aptly named thatch bungalow on just under an acre in a tranquil setting with views of the hills as far as the eye can see.
With a floor area of 2,990 sq ft, accommodation at Gentle House includes a kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room, sitting room, bathroom and three bedrooms (one ensuite) on the ground floor.
Upstairs there are three further bedrooms (two ensuite and one with a Jack-and-Jill style shower room) and an office. It is half an hour’s drive to Wicklow town and 90 minutes to Dublin City.