1,664 sq ft(154.59 sq m)
Asking price €485,000

Knockanree Garden, AvocaCo Wicklow, Y14 HC64

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2018
  • Pavilion building suitable for a variety of different uses
  • Gardens extend to approx. 1 hectare / 2.5 acres
  • Well laid out spacious accommodation
  • 3 double bedrooms (1 in the Pavilion)

Charming property set in award winning landscaped gardens.

About this property

  • Description
    Knockanree Garden includes an immaculately presented, charming detached home, along with a pavilion which provides flexible accommodation and an award-winning low maintenance garden.

    The accommodation in the house is over a single storey and has been extended and renovated by the current owner, with bright, spacious and versatile rooms. There are two interconnecting reception rooms situated within the original cottage and the living space is further complemented by the sunroom which has an attractive outlook over the garden. There are two double bedrooms, with the master bedroom suite including a shower-room. There is also a spacious bathroom adjacent to the second bedroom. The breakfasting kitchen has a pitched roof with a skylight and the adjoining pantry provides storage space.

    The multi-purpose pavilion is located next to the main house and offers further residential accommodation and entertaining space. It is presently used as an auditorium which can seat 65 guests. The pavilion has hosted numerous concerts and also events for the Irish Georgian Society as well as the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland. There is a stage area with kitchen facilities and a dressing room with adjoining bathroom. To the rear of the pavilion, accessed via a separate entrance, is a garden room with excellent storage space and a WC.

    Behind the pavilion building is a spacious detached general purpose outbuilding with an adjoining fuel room.

    Extending to approximately 1 hectare / 2.5 acres in total, the property is set within formal garden grounds and mature specimen trees. The garden is a key feature and has won many awards including securing third place in a 1998 all-Ireland competition in the design category, as well as first place in 2000 and 2002 in the Co Wicklow category.

    Work on the garden commenced by the vendor in 1995. It comprises a series of areas influenced by gardens in many different countries. The garden is divided into numerous areas such as the rampart, lawn, parterre and house, pavilion, zen circle, brook walk, to name a few. Each area comprises a wide variety of flora and features stone structures and statues.

    Part of the gardens are modelled on a Japanese ‘stroll' garden and are designed to accommodate indigenous trees as well as many foreign species.

    Further details on the contents of this low maintenance garden can be obtained from the selling agent.

    All fixtures and fittings
    All moveable items including furniture, light fittings, blinds, curtains and garden statuary are expressly excluded but are available through separate negotiation.

    Section 482 Tax Relief
    Section 482 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 is currently applicable to Knockanree Garden. The Act aims to help with the preservation of built heritage by giving tax relief to the owners or occupiers of significant buildings or gardens to repair, maintain and restore such properties. A condition of the scheme is that the property is required to be open to the public for a minimum number of days each year, or in use as a registered guest house. More information on this tax relief if an owner wishes to participate can be found on www.revenue.ie.

    The garden is open to the public (in aid of charity) from mid-April until mid-July each year and during National Heritage Week.

    Knockanree Garden BER rating: E1
    BER number: 110358454

    Knockanree Garden Pavilion BER rating: F
    BER number: 110359247


    Mains electricity supply, private water supply via a well, broadband, private drainage via a septic tank, gas-fired central heating, electric gates.

    Please note that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.

    Closing Date
    A closing date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.

    Financial Guarantee
    All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.

    Y14 HC64.

    Strictly by appointment through Savills.

    BER Details - BER E1 - BER No.110358454

Local information

  • Local Amenities
  • Wicklow County is known as the 'Garden of Ireland', with a blend of fertile valley glens, picturesque mountains and sandy beaches.
  • Within walking distance there is the famous original Avoca Woollen Mills which offers award-winning foods, textiles and a gift shop. Avoca is a popular village with character and includes a pub. Redcross (4.5 kilometres) has a distinguished restaurant.
  • Wicklow also offers many sporting and outdoor pursuits. Woodenbridge Golf Club is located 5 kilometres south of Knockanree Garden and the European Golf Club is 15 kilometres.

Additional information

  • Directions: Directions From the R752 turn left into Avoca (over the bridge) and then turn left onto the Redcross Road. Travel for 1.8 km until you see a “Caution Children” sign and turn left immediately after this sign to enter the property through a green gate in the stone wall. From N11/M11 – Take Exit 18 to Redcross and proceed through two roundabouts. Continue on and just after you drive under a motorway bridge, turn right for Redcross. As you enter Redcross village turn right (signposted Avoca). Travel for 4.6 km until you see a “Caution Children” sign and after 500m turn right to enter the property through green gate in a stone wall.