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Old and new combine to create an eye-catching home in the Wicklow countryside

Riverdale Nook comprises an original two-storey cottage and a new build.

dreamhome Source: Daft.ie

WITH THE PICTURESQUE Wicklow countryside, the coast and the village of Kilcoole on its doorstep, Riverdale Nook boasts a location that’s hard to beat.  

The unique property combines the site’s original two-storey cottage with a more modern section. A floor-to-ceiling window in the middle acts as a focal point and brings both sides of the house together.

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Measuring 2,303 sq ft, the five-bed home has a bright and airy interior that perfectly strikes the balance between charm and contemporary design.

The spacious hallway sets the tone for the rest of the house, with an open staircase and a picture window which overlooks the surrounding greenery and features a handmade wooden surround. From here, there’s the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area.

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White walls, exposed beams and an open fireplace create a warm and welcoming feel, while the floor-to-ceiling window floods the space with natural light and allows in views of the nearby fields and across to the Sugarloaf.  

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There’s plenty of storage space in the kitchen, where there’s an Aga cooker and room for a dining table to seat eight. A large utility room is accessed off the kitchen, and provides the ideal space to keep clutter out of sight and out of mind. 

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A cosy study is separate to the living room, with a wood-burning stove in here. This space could easily be adapted into a home office or a self-contained suite as it opens into a light-filled bedroom and shower room. 

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Moving down the hall, there’s another bedroom and the family bathroom. A well-sized playroom is at the end of the hallway, with a stove and access to the first floor from here. The original porch is located off the playroom and gives access to a neat patio.

Outside, the current owners have created a private and atmospheric outdoor space thanks to decorative lighting and mature planting. 

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There are two bedrooms and one single bedroom on the first floor, with beautiful countryside views from the main bedroom. A shower room completes the accommodation. 

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Kilcoole Main St is less than a five-minute stroll away, with a primary school here, while a secondary school and a number of sports clubs can be reached within a 15-minute walk. Kilcoole train station and the beach beside it can be reached by car in five minutes, or you can be in Greystones in 10 minutes. Ease of access to the N11 means you can travel to Dublin city or explore many of the outdoor pursuits in Wicklow with ease. 

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Combining both character and convenience, and a one-of-a-kind location, Riverdale Nook ticks all of the boxes for those looking for a special family home.

Riverdale Nook, Upper Green, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow is on the market for €725,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie.  

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