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The Arches, Glanmore, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Detached House

Sale Agreed




208 sq.m.



Clarke Auctioneers are proud to bring to market a wonderful property full of charm, character and enormous potential. The Arches dates back to the early 1800’s and has great character while needing some modernisation. 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.

Brief History
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- 1.45m x 5.71m
Office- 7.29m x 2.82m
Family Room- 4.85m x 4.43m
Kitchen /Dining Room – 4.88m x 4.57m
Pantry- 4.81m x 1.74m
Shower Room- 2.96m max x 1.74m
Living Room- 4.84m x 3.77m
Sun Room – 1.97m x 3.51m
Bedroom 1- 5.07m x 3.93m
Bedroom 2- 3.74m x 4.34m
Bathroom – 2.17m x 1.70m
Bedroom 3 – 3.76m max x 5.03m
Bedroom 4- 3.87m x 2.51m
Workshop 1 – 3.70m x 8.13m
Workshop 2 – 3.70m x 9.27m
Shed- 3.70m x 7.06m


  • A wonderful property full of charm, character and enormous potential.
  • Two storey stone-built farmhouse with a floor area of c. 2,238 sq.ft
  • Superb panoramic views towards the Vartry river valley and Ashford village
  • Extensive site and South facing gardens. Organically managed. C. 1.5 Acres in total
  • Original slate-built outbuildings/stables including slate Archway. Ideal for conversion (SPP)
  • Ideally located c. 3km from Ashford village and all its amenities.
  • Steeped in history originally linked to the Glanmore Estate owned by the family of JM Synge.
  • Home office with fibre broadband
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