Exceptional Delgany home fit for Scarlett O’Hara


If Scarlett O’Hara was to somehow magically step out the silver screen and return to the land of her ancestors, she would feel right at home in Glendasan, an exceptionally large, modern, six-bedroom detached house in Delgany, Co. Wicklow that has just gone on the market at €1.7 million.

Step through the front door and thoughts of the feisty heroine from Gone with the Wind immediately spring to mind thanks to the presence of a spectacular handcrafted oak staircase worthy of the cinematic epic. Yet in spite of their size, these sweeping steps are perfectly in scale with the surrounding entrance hall, which would not look out of place in a grand hotel.

Indeed, everything about this exceptional Delgany home is on a grand scale – six lavishly sized bedrooms for which the words ‘generously proportioned’ hardly do justice, a welcoming and well equipped kitchen at the heart of the house, vast light-filled spaces and no fewer than six bathrooms (three ensuite), none of which would look out of place in a luxury spa.

Grand scale but not impractical. As the current owners attest, this is also a supremely practical functional house within which every room has a purpose – many purposes in fact, thanks to oodles of versatile space that suggest many uses for virtually every room.

Tastefully decorated and presented in pristine condition, there’s a host of a high-spec and high tech features to cater for every lifestyle need.

There’s also potential to easily create more living space by converting the wood-paneled area above garage/car port, already provided with an adjoining bathroom, into a guest apartment.

Outside, the current owners have undertaken a series of major landscaping works to create breathtaking gardens and grounds, equally ideal for gathering with friends on a warm summer’s evening, tending to flowers or simply relaxing in total peace and seclusion.

Not least of Glendasan’s outdoor attractions is a beautifully executed courtyard patio looking on the landscaped gardens at the rear of the property, enclosed on three sides by the wings of the house to create a sheltered outdoor space that perfectly placed to benefit afternoon and evening sun.

Glendassan is situated in one of County Wicklow’s most sought after residential areas, an easy walk from Delgany village with its restaurants, pubs and shops including an artisan bakery, fishmongers and organic greengrocer. It’s also within easy reach of a wide variety of sports and leisure facilities in nearby Greystones, including the Shoreline Leisure Centre, rugby club, GAA, tennis, swimming pool, the marina, sailing club, an excellent choice of schools and all the shops, cafés, restaurants and amenities of the town. Commuting to Dublin couldn’t be easier thanks to the close proximity of the N11 and Greystones DART station, while the Aircoach provides a direct link to Dublin airport.

For further information, contact Dooley Auctioneers. Tel: 01 20 10 300 info@dooley.ie www.dooley.ie