Enchanting ‘Peter Pan’-inspired Delgany house for €585,000

Wendon House, once called Wendy’s House, is a 1930s gem in Co Wicklow

  • Address: Wendon House Church Street Delgany
  • Price: € 585000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

Wendon House, previously known as Wendy’s House on Church Road in Delgany, was said to have been inspired by the story of Peter Pan which deals with conflict between the innocence of childhood and the responsibility of adulthood.

A word of caution for parents who intend to view this property; don’t bring your children along unless you intend to purchase it, because there really is something quite magical about it that two-dimensional images can’t portray.

Wendon House Church Road Delgany

Set behind electric gates into a shared driveway, the 157sq m property dates from 1931. As is immediately obvious, its windows are remarkable – from the tiny casement windows in the turret which flank the curved red door, to the leaded windows to the front of the property and steel doors to the rear; there is interest in almost every room.

To the rear, a drawing and dining room interconnect by concertina doors. Original matching fireplaces face each other in both rooms giving a lovely sense of flow.

Off these rooms is a bright sunroom – a later addition – which overlooks the southwesterly-facing garden. While the windows here are uPVC, new owners will more than likely want to install materials more in keeping with the house’s heritage. Bailey Gibson salvage yard on Dublin’s South Circular Road is a good place to look.

The kitchen, though not large is in good condition but there is great scope to amalgamate this and the adjacent garage – subject to the usual planning requirements. The unusual shape of the door in the garage, in addition to its barrelled ceiling, could be reworked by a good architect into something really special.

The property has four bedrooms, one at garden level and three upstairs. All are bright, and two are dual aspect – the master is en suite.

The rear garden is in need of some good planting, but its size and aspect will hold appeal for families.

The unusual property is on the market through Sherry FitzGerald with an asking price of €585,000.