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Glanaphouca, Old Russian Village, Kilquade, Co Wicklow

Glanaphouca is a delightful detached family home of generous proportions standing in 0.58 ha/1.43 acres approx. of magnificent gardens in this prestigious and highly regarded rural setting. Though set in the countryside it is 2 minutes from the M11 and no more than 40 minutes and traffic free drive to Dublin airport. <br><br>Approached through timber gates along a curving driveway, this exceptional family home sits on a totally private and secluded site of pristine grounds. The gardens incorporate manicured lawns, rockeries, an all-weather tennis court together with a wonderful shrub lined walkway leading to an elevated secret garden patio area. This has panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. <br><br>This magnificent home has an L shaped layout and provides a wonderful mix of reception, family and bedroom accommodation making it ideal for both entertaining and every day family living. A unique feature is the games/family room with overhead ensuite bedroom which is ideal as an au pair/family relative/guest suite.<br><br>The original house dates from 1948 Glanaphouca embodies the unique character and design features of the Old Russian Village created by the renowned Russian architect Bayan Ivan Giltsoff. Though completely renovated, modernized and extended original features including exposed timber beamed ceilings, split ground floor levels, rustic open hearth fireplaces and the distinctive eyebrow window have been retained. The current owners replaced the original floors with high quality oak flooring throughout the reception and bedroom accommodation, luxuriously appointed shower/bathrooms and created a truly magnificent family kitchen/dining/living space.<br><br>Overall there is a wonderful sense of light and space with many rooms having dual and triple aspects and delightful views over the extensive gardens that surround the house on all sides. <br><br>This superb location is within a kilometre of the N11 providing direct access to the M50, Dublin city and major centres of business. Kilquade itself is on the periphery of Greystones with its beaches, new marina, the DART and range of renowned schools, eateries and shopping facilities all just a short drive away. Sports facilities and clubs for parents and children alike are all close by including golf courses at Druids Glen and Heath, Greystones, Delgany, Glen of the Downs and Powerscourt; tennis, soccer, GAA and rugby. East Wicklow is too home to some of Ireland's most wonderful walks and there is no shortage of opportunities for equestrian and water sports.<br><br>

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