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This charming Enniskerry farmhouse with gorgeous grounds is on the market for €2.5 million

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by Sarah Finnan
29th Mar 2023

Nestled amongst 10 acres of woodland and trees, Scalp Farm enjoys a picturesque setting not far from Enniskerry, with views of both Scalp Glacial Valley and the Sugarloaf Mountains. 

A cut granite stone farmhouse, this fine period residence dates back to 1871 and was originally home to the Powerscourt Estate manager. 

Approached by way of a pillared entrance with electric gates and a sweeping tree-lined drive, the main building comprises a three-bay two storey detached farmhouse, set on a raised platform to maximise the scenic vistas. 

Inside, a porched entrance opens into a welcoming reception hall with solid timber floor and ornate coving. A door leads into the guest wc, while to the left, a living room with open fire and bay window can be found. An arch opens into the dining room to the rear with another door leading out to entrance hall. 

To the right of the entrance hall is a family room with solid timber floor and dual aspect windows taking in views over the gardens and grounds. A door from here leads to a traditional-style kitchen. A centre island unit with breakfast bar seating is amongst this room’s standout features. 

A utility room with access to the rear is located off the kitchen. A study/bedroom completes the accommodation at this level. 

The first floor is accessed via an attractive staircase and homes five well-proportioned bedrooms – all with views over the grounds. The main bedroom also avails of an ensuite shower room while a further shower room serves two adjoining bedrooms and a bathroom at the half landing completes the internal accommodation.

Outside, the property features stunning cut stone outbuildings in a courtyard setting. A gate from the rear yard leads to the stable block which incorporates seven loose boxes and storeroom and in turn leads to a barn area extending to 171sq.m (1,840sq. ft) with vehicular access onto Barnaslingan Lane. A further gate from Barnaslingan Lane leads to the outdoor arena which can also be accessed from the Stable Block. 

Blessed with a quiet, rural setting, the property is immersed in nature and yet only five minutes from the M50 and 35 minutes from Dublin City Centre. Situated midway between the villages of Stepaside and Enniskerry – both of which offer a wonderful array of boutique shopping, pubs, restaurants, and local conveniences – the Powerscourt Estate is also within easy reach with its beautiful gardens, river walk, distillery, golf club, hotel and Avoca café. Other nearby facilities include transport links (regular bus services, the LUAS at Brides Glen and DART at Shankill) and myriad schools. 

Recreational and leisure amenities abound, with walking trails and hiking across the Wicklow Mountains. The area also offers hugely popular mountain biking trails.

The perfect abode for the equestrian-loving family, viewing of this property is highly recommended and can be arranged through Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty Dundrum. Currently on the market for €2,500,000, you can take a peek inside this charming home in our gallery below.