Lake Park, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

€3,500,000 | Sold STC

Ganly Walters is proud to present, Lake Park House & Estate, one of Ireland's foremost residences situated on the serene shores of Lough Dan, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.

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Ganly Walters is proud to present, Lake Park House & Estate, one of Ireland's foremost residences situated on the serene shores of Lough Dan, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.

Lake Park House, is certainly amongst the most enchanting country estates in Ireland. An opportunity to acquire a home of this calibre is rare, as it is presented with a wonderfully refurbished c8.000 sq ft period home, set in magnificent woodland and gardens, with a backdrop of glacial mountains sweeping to the shores of magnificent Lough Dan. A discerning eye will surely see that there is almost every conceivable amenity in a property with so many outstanding attributes.

Built as a shooting estate in 1835, Lake Park serves as a wonderful family home, a special rural retreat to unspoiled nature, a stunning place to entertain, to fish, to hunt, to swim, to ride or to simply get away from it all. Approached by a tree-lined avenue, the 19th century picturesque features of this three-bay part single, part two-storey triple-pile house enhance the beauty of this rural setting. The south-west facing front entrance looks out over the valley and the front door with beautiful decorative leaded panels and slender cast-iron columns, opens in to an imposing, elegant front hall.

The unique period features in the formal rooms have been retained and restored. These rooms are beautifully proportioned, with large gothic windows (overlooking rolling lawns) and period fireplaces. The addition of carefully considered light-filled, design-led contemporary living areas with natural woods and a neutral palette maximise every possible view, connecting the house with nature and the outdoors. The kitchen and family room, with high vaulted ceilings and an enormous fireplace, opens to a charming courtyard and is connected to a stunning orangery with triple sided floor to ceiling windows beautifully illustrating the seamlessness between old and new. Whether entertaining on a large scale in the formal drawing room and dining room, or in the relaxed atmosphere of the family room and orangery, guests to Lake Park are in for a treat.

The contemporary main family wing with mezzanine and exposed brick includes a TV room, pantry, utility room, master suite with ensuite and living room and two further ensuite bedrooms all finished to the highest specification. A magnificent guest wing includes an additional three bedrooms and a bathroom.

A very impressive studio and games room overlooking the forest is yet another breathtaking element of this delightful home. A modern German designed heating system and excellent attention to detail ensures very comfortable living.

A cosy adjoining staff apartment has a bedroom, kitchen/living room, stove and bathroom. The courtyard buildings include a plant room, laundry room, equipment storage room and a tack room for the stables located to the side of the house.

Gardens and Lands

One of the stand-out features of this spectacularly positioned property is the meticulous and sensitive restoration of the beautiful 1 acre formal walled garden and the care that has gone in to the maintenance and development of the magical and secluded grounds. The wonderful walled garden has a glass house with vines, peach trees, herbaceous borders, a hydrangea walk, and fruit trees including pears, apples, quince and cherry. This truly special feature has now been restored fully to its former glory, a labour of love for the current owner who commissioned and worked with renowned garden designer Daphne Levinge Shackleton. The expansive terraced lawns flow seamlessly into the pristine wooded valley.

Spanning c.110 acres, Lake Park enjoys truly majestic scenery with protected native forests, woodland tracks and walks, dry stone walls with lichen, moss, ferns, wild flowers, beech, birch and oak woods leading down to the lakeshore. As part of the meticulous restoration process by the present owner, thousands of carefully-chosen interesting and rare specimen trees and shrubs have been planted.

The rare ancient oak woodland by the lake has existed since before the 16th Century and very little of this remains in Ireland. This special area of conservation is steeped in natural beauty and wonder with woodland flowers and ferns and native wildlife including deer, squirrels, hares, rabbits, badgers and otters.

Historical Note

Originally part of the Shelton Abbey Estate, Lake Park at Lough Dan is one of three important

Wicklow lake houses / estates in close proximity, with the nearby Luggala at Lough Tay and

Lough Bray House situated at Lough Bray. The house has a particularly rich literary history and was once home to Edna O’Brien, one of Ireland’s most celebrated novelists. Irish poet Richard

Murphy also subsequently lived at Lake Park where he produced some of his acclaimed work.

Boat House,Mooring and Woodland Pathway

Lake Park Estate offers an exceptional opportunity for trout and salmon fishing, sailing, swimming and windsurfing with private access and extensive frontage to Lough Dan. The original stone mooring at the lakeshore has been extensively restored and is a splendid viewing point.

Located just 2km from the charming village of Roundwood which is home to many writers, actors and artists, Lake Park is equipped with all necessities, making it an interesting and comfortable residence

Golf and Horse Riding

Wicklow offers a wealth of sports. Golf enthusiasts are well catered for with many excellent nearby Links and Parkland courses. These include the renowned European Golf Links at

Brittas Bay; Druids Glen in Newtownmountkennedy, the 5 star Powerscourt Golf resort and spa in Enniskerry, Roundwood, Delgany, Greystones, Rathsallagh Golf Clubs. There is also a choice of fishing, shooting, hunting and horse riding in the region.

Yachting and Boating

Having access to its own lake, Lake Park provides wonderful opportunities

Access

By Car

From Roundwood Village take the L1059 signed Lough Dan. Continue straight to a T Junction. Continue straight over the junction towards the entrance gates of Lake Park.

By Boat

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is approximately 30km and Rosslare Harbour is approximately 120km.

By Air

Dublin International Airport in within a 40 minutes’ drive.

Ganly Walters

+353 1 662 3255

8-34 Percy Place
Dublin 4
Republic of Ireland