Located adjacent to Glanmore Castle and close to Ashford village, the area is hugely picturesque and extremely sought-after. The two storey property has a floor area of c.208 Sq.m (2,238 sq.ft) with ground floor accommodation comprising: Entrance Hall, Office, Living room, Kitchen, Study/Bedroom, Family Room, Pantry, WC/Shower Room. The first floor includes 4 bedrooms (1 with ensuite WC) and a family bathroom. The property exudes charm but would benefit from modernisation and some decorative work throughout. The Arches is fitted with UPVC double-glazed windows and uses a solid fuel stove with central heating radiators throughout.
Externally the property is accessed through the original slate-stone archway giving the property a wonderful feeling of character and old world charm. The site comprises 1.5 acres of gently sloping and south-facing gardens which have been organically managed and tastefully planted with a wide variety of fruit trees, shrubs and flowerbeds. The property overlooks a wide and picturesque valley enjoying uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside including views to the Wicklow Coastline. There is a selection of original stone built outbuildings/stables adjacent to the house with enormous character and potential and ideal for a wide variety of uses (subject to PP).
The property is c. 3km from Ashford village and the M11 roadway. A host of amenities are located on its very doorstep with the famous Devils Glen forest just minutes walk away. The surrounding area is predominantly in farmland and attractive woodland. The area is populated with a number of equestrian centres and stud farms including The Devils Glen Equestrian Centre, Boswell and Bel-Air Equestrian.
The property known as ‘The Arches’ was once part of the Glanmore Estate, owned by the family of the playwright J.M. Synge. The original house is shown on an estate map dated 1804. It originally provided accommodation for farm workers employed by the playwright’s great-grandfather, Francis Synge, who lived in the nearby Glanmore Castle. The attractive stone arch that frames the entrance to ‘The Arches’ is made from blue slates quarried on the edge of the Devil’s Glen. In the 1940s, the estate was sold and ‘The Arches’ transferred in two lots to former employees of the Synge family. Subsequently merged into a single property, ‘The Arches’ has been in the present ownership since the 1970s during which time the garden has been run on organic lines.
Entrance Hall - 5.71m (18'9") x 1.45m (4'9")
Office/Study - 7.29m (23'11") x 2.82m (9'3")
Family Room - 4.85m (15'11") x 4.43m (14'6")
Kitchen/Dining Room - 4.88m (16'0") x 4.57m (15'0")
Shower Room - 2.96m (9'9") x 2.21m (7'3")
Pantry - 4.81m (15'9") x 1.74m (5'9")
Living Room - 4.84m (15'11") x 3.77m (12'4")
Conservatory - 3.51m (11'6") x 1.97m (6'6")
Bedroom 1 - 5.07m (16'8") x 3.93m (12'11")
Bedroom 2 - 4.34m (14'3") x 3.74m (12'3")
Bedroom 3 - 5.03m (16'6") x 3.76m (12'4")
Bathroom - 2.17m (7'1") x 1.7m (5'7")
Bedroom 4 - 3.87m (12'8") x 2.51m (8'3")
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.