THIS IS A home that could be the ideal secluded country retreat – or even a business opportunity.
Mountain View Lodge in Laragh, Glendalough spreads over more than 3,700 square feet on eight acres of woodland and meadows. There is the main house – seven bedrooms and bathrooms – alongside a detached garage, two self-contained holiday cottages and three stables with tack room and feed room. The property is for sale for €775,000.
It is currently run as a thriving bed and breakfast and self-catering business, but could easily be converted back into a single-family home.
There are spectacular views from every vantage point over 360 degrees, including the Glenmacnass Valley and Brockagh Mountain.
The home has a large dining room that takes advantage of the views with large glass windows overlooking the garden just outside.
Currently the owner’s private accommodation includes two bedrooms, one with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe, as well as a living room with a multi-fuel stove and large picture window offering stunning views. There is a gym room with an en suite shower in this area as well.
There is a way-marked grass trail of over a kilometre around the property, ideal for walking dogs or going for a stroll. Wicklow deer, badger, Irish hare and native red squirrel are frequent visitors.
Mountain View is located within the Wicklow Mountains National Park, close to Laragh village, Glenmacnass Waterfall and the monastic settlement at Glendalough.
The meadows and woodland around the house offer bluebells and native wildflowers alongside blackthorn, whitethorn, mountain ash, holly, silver birch and oak.