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Sunrise swim? Wicklow manor with a private lake and 14 acres for €2.25m

And Dublin city is just 45 minutes away.

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If The Manor in Blessington, Co Wicklow looks familiar, perhaps you’ve spotted it in wedding photos, or even attended an event there yourself. 

This period country home on 14 acres has been a part of many people’s special days, and now it could be yours to own for keeps.

Built in 1835, the nine-bed manor is part of a splendid estate which boasts its own private lake, woodland, courtyard and lush gardens. 

It’s fairly convenient, too. Located just a 10-minute drive from Blessington town and 45 minutes from Dublin city, The Manor offers the tranquility and privacy of a remote property while also being within easy reach of essential amenities.

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Spanning two floors over a basement, the accommodation features a Gothic inspired interior in parts, with numerous period features including wall panelling, decorative cornicing and antique marble chimneys.

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The drawing room, accessed from the central hallway, is particularly impressive. Here you’ll find 14 hand-painted murals by Irish artist Edwin Hayes, so there will be plenty to keep guests interested.

Floor-to-ceiling windows in both the dining room and the drawing room overlook the estate’s beautiful gardens, while smaller reception rooms, such as the study and library, feature several picture windows to bring the outside in. 

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In the kitchen, there are ample wall and floor units, a centre island and tiled floors, plus access to the family room and to the gardens. There’s another kitchen in the basement, as well as a utility room, storage room, wine cellar and games room.

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There is potential for the east wing of the first floor to be used as self-contained accommodation. The space comprises a living room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. 

Separately, there’s another six bedrooms, four en-suite bathrooms and a standalone bathroom. The master bedroom boasts a large bay window overlooking the gardens, plus a dressing room. 

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The drive to The Manor is as impressive as the property itself, with access via a sweeping tree-lined driveway across a wooden bridge over Brittas River. Beyond this is the lake, which is just calling out for swimming or boating.

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Colourful gardens surround the manor, while there’s also a walled garden, vegetable patch, glass house and an orchard. A courtyard with a duck pond is to the rear of the house, as well as six stables and a workshop. 

Despite feeling like it’s in a world of  its own, the nearby N81 provides Manor House with easy access to the M50 and beyond. In contrast, Wicklow’s renowned Sally Gap and its spectacular views is all just a 20-minute drive away.

The Manor, Blessington, Co Wicklow is on the market for €2,250,000 through Colliers International via Daft.ie.

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