Philip Guckian

Philip Guckian

Manager

Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates

Key Skills:

Philip, who hails from Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, and previously worked for one of our franchise members, was recruited by the Country Homes, Farms and Estates team in 2013. Now based at our Head Office in Ballsbridge, Philip now manages the department. Sherry Fitzgerald Country Homes, Farms and Estates are exclusive affiliates of Christies International Real Estate giving us the opportunity to market your property worldwide to 900 offices in 45 countries.

Experience:

Philip is an outstanding estate agent with a keen interest and insight into land and country houses with 12 years’ experience in the property market. His attention to detail and his property intuition, together with his emotional intelligence, make him a first class estate agent. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Property
  • Assoc. SCSI & Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies

Philip's Properties For Sale    View All

Bermingham House, Tuam, Co. Galway

€1,250,000 - Asking Price|7 Bedrooms

A perfectly balanced Georgian mansion privately set within a serene and mature parkland setting of approx 211 acres and enjoying a remarkable hunting provenance, the echo of the hunting horn never being far away.

Bermingham House, situated just two miles from Tuam, is a classical Georgian country house, which has been sensitively modernised but has remained absolutely faithful to its Georgian heritage. The house was built in 1730 by John de Bermingham Earl of Louth and 15th Baron of Athenry. In the 19th century the estate passed to the Dennis family. Legend says that the house was won by a member of the Dennis family in a bet. John Dennis first master and huntsman founded the County Galway hunt in 1829. When John Dennis died the estate passed to the family of his sister whose descendant Oonagh Mary Hyland now presides over this superb estate.

The setting of Bermingham House is unusual as it appears to sit in a saucer, being located in flat terrain and partly enclosed by tree covered eskers. A fine pair of gate pillars and a tree lined drive lead to the house which Lady Mollie defiantly painted a colourful shade nearly as red as hunting pink! The entrance front of Bermingham House is three-bay two-storey with unusually widely spaced side-lights to the front door; the east elevation has five bays and the west four bays.

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11 Oxmantown Mall, Birr, County Offaly, R42 VK85

€1,290,000 - Asking Price|4 Bedrooms, 418 sqm approx

An impeccable and elegant period residence with one of the most recognised addresses in Ireland located in the heart of the picturesque town of birr in the faithful county of Offaly.

Built in the 1820’s as part of the development of Oxmantown Mall from the new castle gates to the new Church of Ireland, the property was fully restored in 1992 and is opposite Birr Theatre and Arts Centre where you can enjoy all drama, dance, opera and comedy performances as well as the continually unfolding joys of Birr Castle gardens and parkland all year round.

This impeccable period home is probably one of the finest examples of a restored Georgian townhouse in Ireland, true to it’s original form. Original marble fireplaces, sash windows, superbly proportioned rooms, ornate front door case and fanlight, and supremely elegant decor, define it as an exceptional home. The entrance hall with its pitch pine flooring and feature staircase is a warm welcome. The breathtaking dining room is just off the hallway and makes for a very inviting entertaining room with feature marble fireplace, high ceilings, Doric columns and it enjoys aspects to both the Mall and the rear courtyard. There are two fine guest bedrooms also on this level wonderfully finished, one complete with en suite.

BER exempt
Moyfern House, Trim, County Meath

€850,000 - Asking Price|4 Bedrooms, 295 sqm approx

Moyfern House is a uniquely designed family home surrounded by a blend of mature trees, gardens and magnificent lush pasture lands, excellently separated by established natural boundaries and fencing. A light filled and spacious residence, making for a contemporary feel, yet retaining countryside living with plentiful windows looking over the lands surrounding the residence. The entrance hall is a very practical space offering dual use as a welcoming area and also an office/study, complete with a feature marble staircase, wooden flooring and dual aspect windows. With its wonderful beautiful panoramic views, the kitchen is a lovely space and the open feel to the rear of house makes it a wonderful entertaining venue with access to the back patio. A breakfast area, island unit and dining area link the kitchen area very well. The large bright family room and lounge also links well with patio doors leading out onto the rear decking. The downstairs is complete with a basement storage area and utility with under stairs w.c.

The first floor accommodation offers the same views over the surrounding countryside as the ground floor. The master bedroom is fully carpeted with door leading to balcony where one can enjoy timeout in privacy. The master room is complete with an ensuite incorporating a Jacuzzi bath, shower, w.c and w.h.b., has ample storage with a walk in wardrobe. There are 3 further bedrooms all of which have pine flooring. The first floor is complete with family bathroom.

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Philip's Properties Recently Sold    View All

Wilkinstown House, Navan, County Meath Sold

€775,000 - Asking Price|4 Bedrooms, 315 sqm approx

A most attractive and well-proportioned country home pleasantly positioned within some 5 acres of pleasure grounds located in the heart of the Royal County of Meath.

Wilkinstown House enjoys a magnificent pastoral setting, some 10 km / 6 miles from the historic town of Navan. With a population of around 28,500 and being some 50 km / 31 miles from Dublin, Navan is a major commuter suburb, with many people residing there and working in Dublin City. The newly constructed M3 motorway connects Navan with Dublin and the M50 motorway. Navan has extensive shopping facilities and all services, amenities including restaurants for all family needs. Navan is in the county of Meath which is famously named ‘The Royal County’ due to its history as the seat of the High King of Ireland. Meath is the 14th largest county in Ireland and the 9th in terms of population.

Built in the late 18th century, Wilkinstown House is set in of the main road allowing for privacy and space. The accommodation inside is well proportioned and is extremely comfortable and has been restored to the highest standards. With magnificent attention to detail. A generous reception hall links the entire downstairs with the newly extended kitchen taking pride on the ground floor. The main stairs leads to a fantastic, bright landing area and the bedroom accommodation comprises 4 bedrooms including master bedroom suite. Overall the accommodation at Wilkinstown House presents a comfortable family home with fine reception rooms for entertaining, yet extremely manageable. Retaining many of its original features the house has great character and has been beautifully and patiently restored to this magnificent residence standing today.

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Newtown House, Abbeyknockmoy, Tuam, Co. Galway Sale Agreed

€995,000 - Asking Price|

Newtown House is a substantial Georgian property positioned in its own land with enchanting south facing views over the River Abbert which transects the front grounds and the countryside beyond. The house which is approached by a mature tree lined avenue, has been respectively restored in recent years by its current owners and now presents itself as a very comfortable and private family home. The accommodation is well arranged with well-proportioned and bright rooms. There are many fantastic Georgian features throughout the house, including large sash windows with shutters, corniced ceilings, panelled doors with architraves, reclaimed pitch pine floors (imported from the United States), marble and pine fire surrounds with decorative carvings.

To the rear of the main house is a substantial courtyard, flanked by four potential separate residences to include two single storey houses and further two storey houses subject to improvements. There is also some useful workshop space, and a large hayloft. The gardens are mainly laid out to lawns with some magnificent specimen trees, including a very rare and large Thuya tree and some substantive box hedging. The rear garden boast’s a well established orchard with apple and plum trees and further associated outbuildings. There are also seven stables, arena, and garage/workshop.

The property is accessed through the heavy wooden front door which opens into a lobby with further glazed doors opening into the impressive tiled floor entrance hall, with doors off and a sweeping staircase to the first floor. The ground floor comprises of six reception rooms including family drawing room, study, office, games room and family room bright and spacious dining room, bar room, morning room, two guest wc’s and family kitchen/dining room which boasts an oil fired Aga, pantry and access to the cellar.

BER exempt
Croneybyrne House, Croneybyrne Demesne, Rathdrum, County Wicklow Sold

€1,750,000 - Asking Price|5 Bedrooms, 570 sqm approx

A delightfully restored and beautifully presented Georgian family residence built in 1820, privately located on some 17 acres of superb gardens and grounds with verdant pastoral views, and with the benefit of excellent equestrian facilities.

Croneybyrne House is a magnificently restored property that incorporates all modern conveniences, while still retaining the charm and grandeur of a traditional country home. The main house extends to approximately 570 sq. m. / 6,135 sq. ft. and is positioned on a beautifully elevated site looking over the surrounding landscaped gardens.

The true elegance of this residence shines through the ease at which it turns from a family home into an entertaining venue. A large reception hall, with splendid feature marble fireplace with stove and tiled floors, connects to all the principal reception rooms and to the first floor, with its impressive staircase to the lower ground and first floor. The drawing room to the rear, with superb high ceilings, is a wonderful entertaining room with dual aspect windows looking over the pasture lands to the side and back of the residence. Sliding doors lead to the dining room to the front of the property, with marble surround fireplace. The kitchen, at the heart of the residence, has a very homely atmosphere and embraces traditional elements such as the marble worktops and limestone sink. The kitchen houses an electrical AGA completing this quintessential country kitchen, making it a truly warm and inviting space. A door leads out the south facing terraced area that makes for a wonderful entertaining venue for barbequing in the summer months. The ground floor is finished with a cloak room and w.c.

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