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Live the country estate life in Wicklow on this 45-acre stud with a sauna and bar

The €2.35m site also includes a three-bedroom guest apartment.

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EVER WANTED TO live on a vast country estate, complete with its own bar, stables and sauna? If you’ve €2.35 million to spare, this might be your lucky day. Wish Willow House and Stud in Arklow is now officially on the market.

Standing on grounds of 45 acres, the property has all of the characteristics of a traditional Irish country estate but with modern conveniences and at a manageable size, located about 75 kilometres from Dublin city centre. 

It consists of a four-bedroom residence of 589 square metres, a three-bedroom apartment, stable yard, American-style barn, two sheds, a cattle yard, a sand area, paddocks, an orchard, lawns, a mature timber plantation and an ornamental lake. 

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The house was specifically designed to take advantage of its south-facing orientation, with each of the reception rooms positioned with views over the colourful, sprawling grounds.

The house is approached by a ten-metre cloister walkway. Once inside, you can see the double-height beamed ceilings and large wood-burning stove. A stone staircase leads to the open mezzanine level with a balcony overlooking the drawing room.

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Up here, there’s a separate large office/library with wall-length cherrywood bookshelves and a small balcony that overlooks the atrium and the courtyard. 

The semi-open dining room is on the same level and incorporates the drawing room at a lower level which has a large open fireplace with a raw stone chimney face and large south-facing picture windows which overlook the grounds.

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French doors open to the side garden and there’s a sun room which is located off the drawing and dining room, with large doors that open to a decking area outside.

The country-style kitchen/breakfast/sitting room has exposed wooden beams, a Belfast sink, a granite-topped work island and a large four-door oil-fired AGA. The breakfast area has views of the stable yard. Elsewhere there is a boot room with a bathroom, a wine cellar with a sports equipment room, a laundry room and a kitchen pantry.

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The property features three generously sized double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms and French doors to the garden and the third with access to the family bathroom. The master bedroom has a small sitting area, alcove storage and a fully fitted wardrobe.

There is also a dressing room with his and her bathrooms and one of the bathrooms has a jacuzzi bath. The other has a sauna and a power shower. 

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Outside, the garden is full of flower beds and rockeries, lawns, an orchard, a vegetable garden and an ornamental lake with a small man-made duck house. There’s also a wooden deck and garden path that overlooks the lake and is perfect for summer entertaining. 

Outside of the three-bedroom guest apartment, there is a large social and games room with a fully-fitted bar, private snug, wood-burning stove and ample room for both pool and snooker tables. There is also a separate gym room.

Wish Willow House & Stud, Arklow, Co Wicklow is on the market for €2,350,000 through Colliers International via Daft.ie.

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