Ballinteskin Stud, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow on c. 118 acres / 47.7 hectares.
- Status: Sold
- 477,520 sq.m. (5,139,984 sq.ft.)
- Available to view by prior arrangement
For Sale by Public Auction Wednesday 25th October at Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street Dublin 2 at 3pm.
- Spectacular country estate with an elegant Georgian residence measuring approximately 454 sq.m.
- Superb equestrian complex on prime lands with magnificent mountain and sea views.
- Residence recently completely renovated and presented in beautiful condition with landscaped gardens
including specimen shrubs and trees
- Attractive courtyard with stabling including 34 stables, staff accommodation, outdoor arena and additional
- Lands all in grass and mainly surrounded with stud fencing and hedgerow.
Enniskerry 4.8 km / 3 miles • Kilmacanogue (N11) 3.5 km / 2.2 miles • Dublin City 27 km / 17 miles • Bray (DART) 7 km / 4.3 miles
Ballinteskin Stud is spectacular country estate with an elegant Georgian residence, superb equestrian complex and mature grounds, all gloriously set within good grassland and enjoying marvelous mountain and sea views. The Georgian residence with later additions (approx. 454 square metres /4,887 sq.ft.) contains 4 principal reception rooms, large kitchen with utilities, 3 bedroom suites, 2 / 3 additional bedrooms and 1 further bathroom. The beautiful gardens are idyllic with orchard and numerous specimen shrubs and trees. There is an attractive courtyard with stabling and staff accommodation, a large American Barn style stable block, foaling unit and outdoor arena. There is also a helicopter landing pad and hangar. The lands are all in grassland and surround the yard and house in an absolutely superb country setting.
This splendid Georgian residence is positioned away from the public road and surrounded by its own lands beneath the Sugar Loaf Mountains and with sea views, the house enjoys a most private and picturesque setting. A long avenue lined with cherry trees leads from the electric security gates to the formal forecourt area at the front of the house. The avenue branches to give access to the equestrian yard.
Restored to the highest standard by the present owners, the house is in excellent decorative order retaining many of its original period features and much of its original character. The stylish accommodation includes: - three comfortable reception rooms, a large conservatory sunroom, bespoke kitchen and six bedrooms, three of which have ensuite bathrooms.
The reception rooms and bedroom suites are well proportioned and extremely well-lit through large sash windows, all with their original working shutters. The extensive restoration works included rewiring, plumbing, the installation of a pressurised water system, the installation of security cameras and alarms and the upgrading and renewal of a new central heating system with authentic Victorian style radiators. The kitchen and bathrooms have been elegantly refurbished and the entire house completely redecorated. The gardens surrounding the house are wonderfully mature and include some delightful specimen shrubs and trees that include a pair of rhododendrons, planted circa 1850. A large sun terrace is quite delightful and links the house to the gardens off the conservatory sunroom. A short walk from the house, at the rear of the equestrian yard is a purpose built helicopter hanger with a concrete outside pad.
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ESQUESTRIAN FACILITIES – COURTYARD, AMERICAN BARN, ARENAS AND PADDOCKS
A long established and highly respected stud with a known pedigree, the renowned national hunt mare Analog’s Daughter breeding from the yard. This tradition continues today with the estate laid out as a well-managed stud. A charming courtyard adjacent to the house comprises one and two storey stone outbuildings that include 10 loose boxes, a stocks / tack room, store, stud office, a comfortable staff flat and two isolation boxes to the rear (1 with veterinary stocks). The staff apartment is in good condition and includes: living room; kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and is heated by electric storage heaters.
A large American Barn is located a short distance beyond the courtyard and measures approximately 3,600 Square feet to include 16 loose boxes, all with automated water feeders designed by “Loddon” which are fully removable, a wash bay and a tack room with stainless steel sink and a separate WC. This barn is in great condition and has overhead electric lighting and good ventilation. Given that the fixing could be removed it could have alternative uses, subject to planning permission if necessary. A foaling unit is ideally situated near the courtyard and house and has 2 large foaling units and an observation room. There are 2 arenas, one outdoor all-weather arena and an indoor lunging arena large enough to school with jumps. The outdoor arena is very impressive and a good size (75m x 35m) and with a “Cushion Track Premier” waxed surface installed by Equestrian Surfaces. It all so has a paved sandstone viewing area, which has incredible views not only of the arena but also over the grassy fields to the Irish Sea and mountains beyond. There is a 4 span hay barn with twin lean-to sheds and a workshop, one of the lean-to sheds being laid out in loose pens that are ideal for wintering yearlings. The lands are laid to pasture and are in good heart with regular harrowing and rolling to keep them in good condition.
The lands are in easily manageable sizes and are mostly post and railed with the additional benefit of sheep proof wire. All paddocks have water laid on with automated drinkers and neat hedgerows interspersed with mature trees provide good belts of shelter across the estate.
Well water, septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating with under floor heating in tiled bathrooms, DIGI WEB with WIFI, burglar alarm with internal and external CCTV and recording system, integrated multi-room sound system, automated entrance gates.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
The fitted carpets are included in the sale. Curtains, light fittings, garden statues, garden ornaments, machinery and furniture together with the chattels within the house and the chimneypieces in reception hall and drawing room are excluded from the freehold sale.
Ballinteskin Stud is situated amidst beautiful rolling hills beneath the Sugar Loaf Mountains in an exceptional location some 4.8km/ 3 miles from the picturesque and fashionable village of Enniskerry and only 27km / 17 miles from Dublin City with easy access being afforded to the airport from the N11 / M50 main roads.
This is an extremely pleasant location in which to live, being within an easy commute of the city yet enjoying a most spectacular setting with glorious mountain views that extend to the sea, Dalkey Island being visible from the property on a clear day. Picturesque Enniskerry has a good selection of shops, a primary school, restaurants, cafes and pubs. While nearby, the newly opened Ritz Carlton Hotel nestles within the Powerscourt Estate, with its Championship golf course and newly opened Gordon Ramsey restaurant. The nearby towns of Bray and Dundrum, with its extensive shopping centre, are within a short drive of Ballinteskin Stud and both offer good shopping, restaurtants and other amenities. Dublin city is easily accessible via the N11, as is the airport and all other main arterial routes via the M50. The DART commuter train service is available from Bray and the LUAS light rail network from Sandymount. Private schools nearby include St. Gerards, Castle Park, St. Columba’s College and Wesley college.
There is an endless choice of country pursuits on the doorstep of Ballinteskin Stud with local golf courses including Druids Glen, Powerscourt, Woodbrook, Delgany and Glen of the Downs golf clubs. There are a number of equestrian centres within the vicinity and hunting locally with the Bray and Wicklow packs, both affiliated to the Irish Pony Club. The Djouce Loop walking trail is adjacent and is an access point to the Wicklow Way, the oldest marked long distance walking route in Ireland. This is an exceptionally beautiful section of the Wicklow Way, which enables the walker to view Deer Park Glen, the Sugar Loaf Mountain and as far as Howth Head.
2.30m x 2.50m with Georgian fanlight, polished granite floor, ceiling cornice.
7.90m x 3.15m with ornate ceiling cornice and rose, recessed lighting, with double doors leading into drawing room and arch access to stair hall.
6.00m x 4.50m with marble chimney piece, ornate ceiling cornice and central rose, double doors leading to inner stair hall, double doors leading to..
6.50m x 4.60m with Travertine stone floor, recess ed lighting, sandstone chimney piece, ceiling cornice, fitted shelving and storage cupboard, polished timber floor.
9.10m x 3.10m with Travertine stone floor, double French doors to garden terrace. Glazed to 3 sides it is very bright and linked the main reception rooms.
L-Shaped: 10.00m x 4.10m & 4.53m x 3.27m a bespoke designer Kitchen designed by “Dalkey Design House” with timber wall and floor cupboards together with glazed doors and marble work tops, four oven Aga cooker, electric ceramic hob and island work area with stainless steel sink and Travertine stone floor. Preparation area with fitted bespoke kitchen cupboards with marble worktops, recessed lighting, American style fridge freezer, oven, wine cooler, “Gaggenau” microwave, oven, plate warmer, 2 dishwashers by “Fisher & Paykel”.
4.40m x 2.28m fitted cupboards with marble worktops, stainless steel sink, plumbed for washing machine and clothes dryer, door to outside garden terrace.
Play Room / Television Room
5.20m x 3.56m with polished timber floors, recessed lighting, fitted cupboard Back Hall with door to yard and a boot room area with panelled walls, recessed lighting, coat hooks and fitted bench. Cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin, partially tiled walls and recessed lighting.
Master Bedroom Suite
6.40m x 4.60m with ceiling cornice and central rose, recessed lighting and fitted wardrobe.
Ensuite Shower Room
3.27m x 3.15m with polished timber floor, recessed lighting, fitted bath, separate power shower, twin wash hand basins, heated towel rail, Travertine tiled walls, WC.
3.50m x 2.75m
Dressing Room with range of fitted wardrobes, recessed lighting and polished timber floor.
4.36m x 2.87m with ceiling cornice, polished timber floor, recessed lighting, nursery monitor linking to master bedroom, fitted walnut wardrobe.
Main Bathroom 2.80m x 2.61m with pedestal wash hand basin, fitted bath with shower attachment, heated towel rail, airing cupboard with emersion heater, Travertine tiled walls and floor, recessed lighting, WC. Separate large linen press with shelving.
4.96m x 4.12m with polished timber floor, fitted wardrobes, recessed lighting.
Door into Ensuite Shower Room with wash hand basin, cubicle power shower, heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor, WC.
4.46 m 4.42m with polished timber floor, recessed lighting and fitted wardrobe.
Guest Bedroom Suite
5.10m x 4.70m with fitted wardrobes, ceiling cornice with centre rose, recessed lighting.
Ensuite Shower Room
3.04m x 2.89m with large cabinet shower, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, polished timber floor, recessed lighting,
Travertine tiled walls, WC.
From Enniskerry take the Powerscourt road and continue past the entrance for Powerscourt and over a narrow bridge, at the next acute bend, FORK RIGHT SIGN Roundwood / Glendalough, 0.9 miles further TURN LEFT SIGN Kilmacanogue and take NEXT IMMEDIATE RIGHT TURN, proceed uphill for 0.4 miles and TURN LEFT at concrete wall and low hedge, continue to the end of this road, entrance straight ahead, Ballinteskin Stud engraved on yellow gate piers.
From Dublin proceed on the N11 for approximately 17 miles to Kilmacanogue, take the Roundwood / Glendalough exit and cross the dual carriage way, at the next roundabout take the Roundwood / Glendalough road for 0.9 miles (Rocky Valley Drive) and TURN RIGHT SIGN Enniskerry / Powerscourt, 0.8 miles further TURN LEFT and continue uphill for 0.4 miles, TURN LEFT at concrete wall and low hedge, continue to the end of this road, entrance.
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