New to the market and for sale by means of a public auction is a 3-bed residential hill farm with just over 61-acres of land in Wicklow.
P. & M. Doyle is overseeing the sale of the property in Athgreany, Hollywood, Co Wicklow.
The firm will offer the property for sale in one or more lots as follows:
- 1: House & lands c. 11-acres: Guide price: €350,000;
- 2: Lands c. 50-acres: Guide price: €350,000;
- 3: The entire: House & lands, c. 61-acres: €700,000.
Wicklow hill farm
In brief, the Athgreany house and lands comprise c. 61-acres/ 24.7ha laid out in seventeen “well-sized” divisions of “good” quality land, which are bordered with mature hedgerows.
The property boasts “extensive” road frontage and “exceptional” views in “this much sought-after” location.
According to the agent, Athgreany is a “unique” farm property in the “dramatic” landscape of the Hollywood Glen in Co Wicklow.
It contains a two-storey Georgian style traditional Irish farmhouse (built c.1880) and granite stone farm outbuildings.
The selling agent said the cut-stone granite farm outbuildings, which were once an important part of the farm enterprise, may now provide a new and “exciting” agri/tourism opportunity for conversion to possible tourist uses, including holiday cottages, subject to planning consent being forthcoming.
The lands are of “good quality”, and two generations of the same family operated from here for over 100 years, mainly as a cattle and sheep rearing farm.
The selling agent believes the sale of this property “provides a huge opportunity for the lucky buyer to purchase land and take on an exciting renovation and restoration project”.
The outbuildings are constructed with an assortment of old cut stone, forming a small, sheltered courtyard with direct road access.
Furthermore, the agent suggested that the refurbishment of the outbuildings may be eligible for the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme (TFBS) via the Heritage Council and the DAFM.
On the other hand, the agent flagged that the house may be eligible for the new SEAI Home Improvement Grants, subject to approval.
Adjoining Hollywood Glen, this area is popular with hillwalkers, cyclists, tourists, and visitors.
As you approach the property, you will see a fine standing of mature trees frame the farmhouse against the background of the rolling hills.
Toor Brook River
The agent said that Athgreany (the Ford of the Sun) is “so aptly named” as this location was once a fording point over the Toor Brook River. The bridge was constructed in 1900, as is revealed on the stone parapet.
The 1-acre Toor riverside frontage provides a “dramatic” foreground to the house and farm.
Athgreany is “a gateway” to the Hollywood Glen and the “adventurous opportunities” that the Wicklow Mountains present.
The Georgian Style house consists of cut stone, a hipped roof, casement windows and arched fanlight over the front door.
Hollywood is what the firm described as a “pleasant” village at the end of the Wicklow Gap Road. It has a long association with St. Kevin of Glendalough, and many pilgrims passed this way on their way to the monastic settlement.
The hill farm offers “commanding” views of the neighbouring countryside, including Slievecorragh, Church Mountain, Scalp, the Hollywood Glen, and westwards to the N81 Baltinglass Road below.
Hollywood Glen is a “very popular” hillwalking destination with nearby locations, such as Slievecorragh, Toor, Scalp, Church Mountain, Glen of Immal, Blessington Lakes and Hollywood village, all within a 5km radius.
The hill walking season extends throughout the whole year and presents a particular attraction during the winter months.
The area is also popular with cyclists and tourists who appreciate this area for its unique rural and scenic appeal.
A popular four-hour hill walk starts in the village to the top of the adjacent Church Mountain. It passes through Dunboyke, Athgreany, Hollywood Glen and forest plantations to the 544m summit.
It offers stunning views of the Blessington lakes, the surrounding Wicklow Mountains, several midland counties and a 360 vista.
Finally, the farm is c.1.5km off the N81 and 35km from Dublin City Centre and the M50. It is in a “magnificent” landscape, possibly one of the “most panoramic” locations in West Wicklow.
The property auction will take place at Lawlor’s Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare at 3 pm on Friday, April 22nd. 2022.
Photos of this Wicklow hill farm
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