Priced out of Dublin? Try this riverside townhouse in Wicklow for €350k

Spacious house with some work to do could tempt buyers away from the capital

  • Address: 1 Leitrim Place, Wickow town
  • Price: € 350,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Catherine O'Reilly
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Househunters who feel they are being priced out of the Dublin market could head down the east coast this weekend and have a look at 1 Leitrim Place in Wicklow town. The spacious five -bedroom period house with river views is fresh on the market asking €350,000 - about what one might spend on a two bed apartment or an artisan cottage in the capital.

Dating from the 1840s, the elegant doube-fronted semi is a short walk away from main street and a slightly longer walk to the train station with its commuters service to Dublin.

Said to have been used as army officer accommodation, Leitrim Place which overlooks the Vartry river, is a good looking terrace of houses that’s considered on of the town’s best addresses.

Number 1, which carries the name of the terrace on its facade, has a large cottage style garden that wraps around the front and side, with a wide pathway leading to the Georgian style front door.

Inside, the house of close to 2,000 sq ft, has an uncomplicated layout with four sizesable rooms on each of its two floors. The ground floor has two fine reception rooms on either side of the wide hallway with the drawingroom to the left being slightly larger. They are bright, plain rooms with few original features though it’s likely that, as army accommodation there were few decorative frills to begin with. Overall, the house is in need of updating.

At the back of the house there’s a big kitchen and a bathroom and separate toilet. Upstairs there are two larger bedrooms to the front of the house overlooking the river, and a smaller room in between, also front facing and with a tall sash window. This room will most likely be converted into a bathroom as there is none on this floor.

Wicklow town has a traditional main street with some interesting boutiques and shops including The Bridge Bookshop, a previous winner in The Irish Times Best Shops awards. There’s a Tesco and a Lidle on the outskirts of town

Number 1 Leitrim Place is on open view on Saturday July 29th from 10am - 10.30am. The selling agent is Sherry FitzGerald Catherine O’Reilly