Perfect ‘pandemic boltbole’ in county Wicklow on market for €550,000
This picturesque county Wicklow college is being marketed as the prefect ‘pandemic getaway’ as the local property market adjusts to the new Covid-19 reality.
Greenhall Lodge in Tinahely, deep in the south of the county, is a charming hideaway on the banks of the River Derry and originally served as a hunting lodge for Earl Tifzwilliam in the late 19th century at the northerly tip of his sprawling Coolattin Estate.
It remained within the hands of the estate well into the 20th century, though its use changed over time. At the turn of the 20th century it became the “women’s hunting lodge” for the Shillelagh Hunt – a place where the women members could change before taking to the surrounding hills, and where the gate at the front of the property was a key feature of the course to be cleared on horseback.
The current owner, Stephen O’Mara, purchased Greenhall Lodge, overlooking a 1.3-acre sweep of stunning gardens, at the turn of this century and carried out extensive work on the property.
Today the house extends to 186sq m (1,998sq ft) and it has been re-roofed, re-plumbed and rewired. Power showers, a new oil burner and a water well have been added.
The house, which for sale seeking €550,000 through joint agents Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty and Warren Estates, features in the ‘New to Market’ section of The Irish Times.