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Inside the former tram ticketing office on the market for €680,000

Inside the former tram ticketing office on the market for €680,000


by Sarah Finnan
20th Jun 2024

A former steam tram office in Co Wicklow, Tramway House is a unique property hidden amongst the trees.

Dating back to 1896, Tramway House is rich with history. Originally built as the now disbanded Blessington/Dublin Steam Tramway line’s ticketing office, the property also included a tea room and living quarters, marking the end of the line at Poulaphouca. 

In more recent times, the Tramway House has undergone extensive renovations to ensure it’s equipped with all modern conveniences. Many original features remain including wood panelling and pitch pine doors.

This captivating home boasts a generous 230 sq. m / 2,475 sq. ft of accommodation including, a double reception room, kitchen/dining room, two bathrooms, hallways and four bedrooms.

A warm reception hall greets you upon entry with a beautiful feature brick wall with a fireplace on one side. Elsewhere in the home is the living room. Bright and spacious, wood panelling gives this room a sense of character. Carpet lines the floor on one half of the room, with wood on the other side. A brick fireplace with stove heats the space on colder days.

Handcrafted units created from old whiskey bottles are the highlight in the kitchen, which also features granite countertops, shelving and more wood panelling. Double doors in the dining area lead out to the balcony. 

Three of the bedrooms are located on the lower ground floor, offering panoramic garden views. The fourth bedroom is accessed from the grand spiral staircase leading from the reception room. The master suite has its own walk-in wardrobe area and ensuite shower room.

Located at the foot of Blessington Lakes, Tramway House is privy to incredible views of the surrounding area with the most enchanting backdrop of the Poulaphouca Bridge. The gardens are dramatically set in cliffs with large decking areas overlooking the River Liffey as it flows from its source in the Wicklow Mountains. A unique gazebo area can be found in the heart of the garden, the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining guests. 

Conveniently situated along the N81 Tullow to Dublin Road, the property is also near to the towns of Ballymore Eustace (3.5km), Blessington (6km) and Naas (14km), each offering an abundance of amenities such as schools, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, churches and cafes. 

For nature enthusiasts, there are plenty of local leisure opportunities including outdoor trails,  pitch and putt and cycling routes. 

Currently on the market for €680,000, Tramway House is on sale through Nugent Auctioneers. Take a tour of this unique home in our gallery below.

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