Dunran Demesne, On Approx. 39 Ha (98 Acres), Ashford, County Wicklow, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

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Detached House
6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Philip Guckian

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates

PSR Licence Number: 001628

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Situated within picturesque landscapes of Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Dunran Demesne stands as an example of elegance, history, and luxury living. Spanning over approx. 39.61 hectares (97.88 acres) of meticulously landscaped gardens, woodlands, lakes and parkland, this magnificent estate offers an unparalleled sanctuary of refined living amidst nature's embrace. From its elegant late-Georgian residence to the historic ruins of Dunran Castle and the charming gate lodges, every aspect of Dunran castle encompasses timeless elegance and sophistication.

Alarm system
Two sets of Turner Gates
Electric car charging point
Late-Georgian residence with gate lodges and medieval castle ruins
Panoramic sea and mountain views
Meticulously maintained gardens with thousands of mature shrubs and trees
Championship-size tennis court and equestrian arena
Elegant reception rooms and modern amenities
Oxbow pond with islands and boat house
Extensive landscaping
Convenient location, just 22 miles south of Dublin
Two wine cellars in the basement
Shooting rights over 200 acres

Dunran Demesne is the quintessential example country estate lifestyle. With its sprawling grounds and panoramic views of the Irish sea and Wicklow mountains, Dunran Demesne offers a tranquil retreat just 22 miles south of Dublin, near the M11. The property's freehold ownership extends over areas of forested hills and lakes, affording exclusive access to outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and riding. The centrepiece of this historical estate is its elegant late-Georgian residence, meticulously restored and renovated to blend historic charm with modern amenities. Boasting spacious reception rooms including a ballroom with bow window, luxurious bedrooms, and a kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, the residence offers a comfortable and luxurious living experience. Whether hosting formal gatherings in the grand ballroom or enjoying Al Fresco dining in the gardens, Dunran Demesne is surround by elegance and sophistication at every corner.

2.5km to M11 for access to Dublin and the M50
5km/ 8 minutes to Newtown Mount Kennedy
7.4 km/10 minutes to Ashford
13.5km/ 15 minutes to Greystones
11.8 km/18 minutes to Wicklow Town
19.5.5 km/ 20 minutes to Bray
62.5 km/43 minutes to Dublin Airport
38.7km/50 minutes to Dublin City Centre
All distances/times are approximate.

The history of Dunran Demesne is deeply intertwined with the rich tapestry of Ireland's past. Dunran Demesne and the castle were acquired about 1769 by General Cuningham, later Lord Rossmore who lived at Mount Kennedy House. Built in 1795, the late-Georgian residence has witnessed centuries of change and evolution, from the turmoil of rebellion to the tranquility of modern living. Over the years, the property has undergone meticulous renovations and enhancements, preserving its architectural integrity while ensuring it remains a symbol of elegance and refinement. The historic ruins of Dunran Castle, dating back to the 13th century, offer a glimpse into Ireland's medieval past. Once a stronghold during times of conflict, the castle now stands as a cultural landmark, attracting visitors from around the world with its timeless beauty and historical significance. From its weathered stone walls to its commanding presence atop a hilltop perch, Dunran Castle is a testament to Ireland's enduring spirit and resilience.

As you step inside the main residence, one is presented with a world of refined luxury and timeless elegance. The journey begins as you pass through the double glass front doors, guided by a flight of granite steps, into a welcoming porch. Beyond lies the impressive entrance hall, a central hub connecting all the rooms on this floor.
To the left, the great ballroom awaits, bathed in natural light streaming through picture windows and a bow window that overlooks the sprawling grounds. Combined with intricate details including ceiling roses, maple sprung floors, and a marble fireplace, the ballroom sets the stage for formal gatherings.
Opposite the hall, to the right, lies the study, a retreat for reading or productive work. Continuing on is the dining room, offering an elegant setting for entertaining. Adjacent is the family sitting room, a cosy space to retreat to in the evening.
At the heart of this fine home is the beautifully fitted kitchen, featuring an island and a box bay window that floods the space with natural light. A grand staircase ascends to the first floor, where five spacious bedrooms await, including a master suite, each meticulously appointed with luxurious amenities and en-suite bathrooms. Every aspect of Dunran's interiors is thoughtfully designed for comfort, convenience, and modern living.
Descending into the expansive basement one will find a billiards room, while an additional bedroom offers comfortable accommodations for guests. Numerous storage rooms provide ample space along with a boiler room housing a state-of-the-art German heating system by Viessmann. Venturing further, a tunnel leads to the stable yard, seamlessly connecting the main residence to the estate's yard.

Beyond the confines of the residence lies a world of natural beauty and tranquillity, where the meticulous landscaping of Dunran Demesne unfolds into a picturesque haven. Here, amidst the rolling hills of Wicklow, one is surrounded by thousands of mature shrubs, specimen trees, and vibrant flower beds, including roses. This landscape creates a serene oasis, inviting moments of peaceful retreat and escape.

Among the estate's expansive grounds, a walled 2.5 acre garden surrounds the ruins of Dunran Castle Within this tranquil sanctuary, one can wander amidst the ancient stone walls. From the tranquil waters of the Oxbow pond, where islands and a thatched boat house to the championship-size tennis court and equestrian arena, where sporting enthusiasts can indulge in their favourite pastimes amidst breathtaking scenery.

At the heart of the estate's equestrian offerings lie six stables and a tack room. These well-appointed stables offer ample space for grooming, tacking up, and caring for horses. Adjacent to the stables, you'll find a two car garage and large storage shed with a chemical room. For the convenience of staff and guests, Dunran Demesne also offers a groom quarters apartment, providing comfortable accommodation.

In addition to the accommodation in the main house are two charming gate lodges. The main gate lodge is newly renovated and comprises two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, and an outside terrace with underfloor heating and a sewage treatment system. The second gate lodge, named Goose Cuckoo Gate Lodge, has been restored, extended, and renovated to a very high standard. It comprises a master bedroom, kitchen, living room, and opens up onto an outside terrace. Situated next to the lake on the southeast side of the estate, each gate lodge has its own private off-street parking.

Situated in the breathtaking landscape of Wicklow, Dunran Demesne enjoys a privileged location in the heart of the county, affectionately known as The Garden of Ireland. From its vantage point, one can take in spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains and the glistening Irish Sea, creating an idyllic backdrop for everyday living.

Despite its serene ambiance, Dunran Demesne offers convenient access to urban amenities, with the M11 motorway just moments away. This strategic location provides direct routes to Dublin and the M50 motorway, seamlessly connecting to Ireland's bustling capital and beyond.Beyond the estate's borders, Wicklow County beckons with its diverse array of natural wonders and recreational opportunities. Lakes, waterfalls, and majestic mountains are all within easy reach such as Glendalough.

For sporting enthusiasts, Wicklow boasts world-class golf courses such as Powerscourt Golf Course, offering challenging fairways and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Fishing and sailing are also popular pastimes, with ample opportunities to indulge in outdoor pursuits amidst the county's pristine wilderness.

Families will appreciate the excellent local schools, catering to students at both primary and secondary levels, ensuring a quality education for the next generation. Meanwhile, food enthusiasts can delight in Wicklow's culinary scene, from cosy village pubs in Ashford to upscale fine dining restaurants and luxurious spa hotels such as Powerscourt Hotel and Spa.

One notable attraction in Wicklow is Avoca in Kilmacanogue renowned for its picturesque setting and vibrant atmosphere. One can also explore the charming village of Avoca, famous for its handweaving mill and artisanal shops, offering a delightful mix of local crafts and gourmet delights.


SERVICES | 3 phase electricity, 3 well water supplies, oil-fired central heating, septic tank and sewage treatment system in one of the gate lodges, high speed fibreoptic broadband. Reservoir in the 200 acre forest which supplies some Dunran fields and Dunran House.

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS | Curtains, window blinds and white goods to be included in the sale.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment.

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This property was last updated: 51 days ago

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Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates
176 Pembroke Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4

Contact Name: Philip Guckian

PSR Licence Number: 001628

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This Detached House located at Dunran Demesne, On Approx. 39 Ha (98 Acres), Ashford, County Wicklow, Ashford, Co. Wicklow is currently for sale. This property was last updated by Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates 51 days ago. Dunran Demesne, On Approx. 39 Ha (98 Acres), Ashford, County Wicklow, Ashford, Co. Wicklow is priced as: €8,000,000 and has 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. View all properties for sale in Ashford, Co. Wicklow. View properties for sale with 6 bedrooms in Ashford, Co. Wicklow.
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Dunran Demesne, On Approx. 39 Ha (98 Acres), Ashford, County Wicklow, Ashford, Co. Wicklow