Gothic style of lodge in Wicklow


A CUTE 18th century lodge, the last vestiges of the Friars Hill estate in Wicklow town, Co Wicklow, has lots of period detail and a prime town centre location.

The four-bedroom cottage has been used as a holiday home for the last number of years and retains lots of period detail such as Gothic windows, exposed beams and original fireplaces. A chintzy rustic decor adds to the old world feel.

The Lodge is for sale through Clarke Auctioneers and has a price tag of €695,000. Its location on the main Wicklow thoroughfare at Friars Hill, however, means that it might appeal to buyers looking for a commercial opportunity as well as more traditional owner-occupiers or holiday homehunters.

The property now has 111sq m (1,200sq ft) thanks to a sympathetic extension. Accommodation includes two reception rooms, a kitchen, utility room and bathroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms (three doubles and one single) and another bathroom. Ceiling heights are not the best but romantic Gothic windows and exposed beams more than make up for the inconvenience.

The gate-house is set on small but beautifully kept gardens featuring mature trees and shrubs which go some way towards keeping the 21st century and Wicklow traffic at bay.