Darraghville House, Main Street, Kilcoole, Wicklow - A63W089 Sold

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  • 7 Bed Detached House - 345 m² / 3714 ft²


“Darraghville House” is a large detached country house built by John Darragh, a former Lord Mayor of Dublin. This unique and exceptional period property comprises a detached seven-bedroom house extending to circa 345sqm/3,714 sqft over three levels. Privately and prominently set on a c. 1-acre site approximately, it offers the discerning purchaser the chance to develop a unique impressive family home of their dreams. The property has most recently served a religious residence of the Holy Faith Sisters and has been maintained in fine condition. The property still contains a lot of it original period features including original sash windows, decorative plasterwork, high ceilings and period fireplaces. The property boasts a rear garden and a separate formal walled in garden. Both are well preserved and contain manicured lawns, flower beds and mature fruit trees. There is a generous enclosed yard to the northern side of the property that contains a range of outbuildings that are ideal for storage.

“Darraghville House”/The Convent is a protected structure and is listed in the Record of protected Structures for Wicklow Co. Council. The record reads ‘Late 18th Century country House with five bay, two storey façade over a basement with painted, rendered walls, Venetian Window overround-headed doorcase with sidelights, parapet hiding a hipped roof. This magnificent period home offers prospective purchasers the opportunity to acquire a substantial period property in this sought-after location. This fine home will appeal to families looking for space in a tranquil country-esque setting within easy reach of the City Centre.

Accommodation briefly comprises of impressive hallway laid with sandstone tiles, complimented by panelled pilasters, a Chapel to the left of the hallway, drawing room with high ceilings and original stone fire place, a sitting room and two offices at ground floor level. Descending through the property toilet and shower accommodation is provided via a later addition to the original structure however, still period in nature. The basement level offers functional accommodation boasting a large country style kitchen, a large dining room with original pantry, stores and coal bunkers. Moving upstairs, there is a reception room, sitting room currently used as a meditation room, seven bedrooms and a family bathroom. Many original fireplaces as well as ornate ceiling cornicing can be found on this floor.

The property is located upon arrival into Kilcoole village travelling from Dublin. The Village is situated between the Wicklow coastline and the Wicklow mountains, giving easy access to the local beaches and nearby villages of Greystones and Delgany, an array of amenties from primary and secondary schools, crèches, supermarkets, pubs, petrol station etc. The 84 Dublin Bus route provides a regular service to Greystones and Dublin City with a DART park & ride facility available in Greystones. Dublin City Centre is 35km north, Bray is 6km away and Kilcoole Train Station a further 3km away. Access to the M11/M50 is easy, being only minutes away. Viewing is highly recommended!
Viewings available in line Covid-19 Level 5 guidelines.


Impressive Period Property that sits on c. 1acre site
Spacious accommodation over three floors extending to c.345 m2 / 3,713 ft2
Property dates back to the 1780’s with many original Features Including timber sash windows, decorative plasterwork, stone flooring, high ceilings and period fireplaces.
Formerly a Summer residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin as well as a religious residence of the Holy Faith Sisters.
Private and mature gardens that are well preserved.
Chapel complete with stained glass panels and vanished parquet floor.
Located in a tranquil country setting situated between the Wicklow coastline and the Wicklow mountains giving easy access to the nearby villages of Delgany and Greystones.
Convenient to the M11/M50.
Guide Price €675,000

BER Details

BER: Exempt



Ground Floor
Entrance Hall: (4.07m x 5.41m)
Finished with sandstone tiles, high ceilings and wood panelled doors.

Drawing room: (5.39m x 7.75m)
Original stone fireplace, sash windows and views overlooking the garden.

Chapel: (7.72m x 5.19m)
Varnished Parquet floor and stain glassed windows.

Sitting Room: (4.77m x 5.24m)
Original stone fireplace with decorative cornicing on the ceiling.

Offices: (3.12m x 3.19m) + (3.12m x 3.23m)
Partitioned into two rooms, entered via the sitting room.

Ground/ Basement Return: ( 27 sq.m)
Lobby hall, toilets and shower

Basement level

Kitchen: (5.43m x 7.70m)
Fitted units and storage, Large oil fuelled aga range cooker.

Dining Room: (5.24m x 7.54m)
Dual aspect room with fitted units and two sash windows.

Laundry Room: 25 sq.m

Pantry: 24 sq.m

First Floor
Reception room: (5.38m x 4.61m)
Located between the east and west wing with original fireplace.

Sitting Room: (7.52m x 5.39m)
Spacious and bright room currently used as a meditation room with original fireplace. Stunning views of rear garden.

(East Wing)
Bedroom 1: (2.54m x 3.47m)

Bedroom 2: (2.63m x 2.58m)

Bedroom 3: (2.54m x 3.13m)

Bedroom 4: (3.16m x 2.66m)

(West wing)

Bedroom 5: (2.78m x 3.18m)
Bedroom 6: (2.51m x 3.23m)
Bedroom 7: (3.39m x 3.23m)
Family Bathroom: (2.03m x 2.49m)
Wc, whb, bath with electric shower.


Eircode: A63 W089.
Please see pinpointed map.

From the North: Take the M50 (or the N11) south. Follow the signs for Wexford until the M50 joins the M/N11. Exit at the Greystones/Kilcoole exit (exit 11) taking the R774 slip road. Follow the signs for Kilcoole. On approaching the village (speed limit sign on left) turn right immediately after the second island/bollard into the Centre grounds. On return journey, use R774 to access M11 north.

From the South: Exit from the M11 at Exit 11(R774) then follow directions above OR follow the road through Newcastle to Kilcoole, pass the church, the the school entrance on your left. Entrance to Luisne is on your left before the first island/bollard.


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