Ballynure, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
10 double bedrooms and 1 single with 9 bathrooms
7 acre trout lake and tennis court
40 miles south west of Dublin
About 40 miles west of Dublin, sits Ballynure, a seven-bay, three storey country house, built in 1800 around a 14th century core, which was originally a farm house for the local Cistercian monastery.
Ballynure is a beautifully preserved country house and is one of Ireland's finest examples of medium sized Georgian architecture which now offers superb luxury accommodation.
Ballynure has been in the same family since the late 16th century. Over the last few years it has been completely renovated and redecorated to the highest of standards offering exclusive use luxury accommodation.
There are four large and wonderfully furnished reception rooms comprising two drawing rooms, a morning room and hall with a separate TV room. There is a beautiful dining room seating twenty comfortably for a formal dinner.
The country style kitchen is both large and well equipped and there is a breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen which will seat sixteen comfortably.
Ballynure is located in beautiful surroundings with mature woodland and views towards the Wicklow mountains. With lovely grounds, special walks, and a seven-acre lake, it is perfect for a family holiday. The house is set within an extensive 300 acre demesne and has private gardens, stables, trout fishing, a tennis court and a large terrace for al-fresco entertaining.
Ballynure is a magical base for guests who wish to explore the northern part of Ireland and apart from the activities on the estate and local riding, there are some wonderful golf courses within easy reach including Rathsallagh, the K Club, Newlands and Mount Juliet.
The Wicklow Mountains National Park covers part of a mountain range that extends over most of County Wicklow and is perfect for long walks and a mass of outdoor activities.
Dublin is an hour's drive and offers a wonderful array of sightseeing, including the Guinness Brewery, the James Joyce Centre, the old Jameson distillery, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College, the Book of Kells, Iveagh gardens and Phoenix Park.
The city has a vibrant nightlife and a wonderful selection of pubs, clubs and restaurants.