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The Old School House, Avoca, Co. Wicklow.

€595,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty 240 sqm approx


This cut stone c.2,550 sq. ft detached refurbished unique home stands on c. 1.64 acres of lush verdant garden, and is superbly located on the edge of Avoca Village.

Built in 1887 and subsequently upgraded, the old school house offers authentic history with contemporary design, quality refurbishment and finish. Many original features are retained. Flow, design, and play of light , these are the hallmarks of the Old Schoolhouse.

The 1.7 acres is lush garden and paddock with babbling brook running through and an abundance of trees, shrubs and greenery. There is even a putting green and bunker to improve your handicap. Woodenbridge golf course is about 2 k away. In addition the separate entrance gate into the paddock may facilitate further development subject to planning permission.

The property is superbly located in the famed and beautiful Vale of Avoca, view Castlemacadam church from the driveway. Exceptionally convenient, schools and shopping in Avoca village and nearby Wicklow or Arklow towns. An easy commute, The M11, exit 20 ( Arklow north) is only moments away.

In the tranquil verdant private garden, birdsong and the babbling brook are the only sounds to pierce the silence, whilst the outlook on all sides is to nature at her most magnificent.

A fine large light filled family home c. 2,544 sq. ft ( 237 sq. m) on c. 1.7 acres. The magnificent 720 sq. ft., double height light filled family space providing kitchen with aga, plus living space with fireplace is the heart of the home, where one will live, laugh and entertain. In addition there is 4/ 5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception, utility, bootroom, garage.


  • Ground floor
  • Kitchen / Family living room (12.2m x 5.64m The impressive heart of this home, a truly lovely double height lofted and beamed space with light flooding in from 3 separate walls. The living end has a large solid fuel stove. The kitchen end boasts attractive units at floor and eye level with granite worktop and oil fired aga range. There is attractive wood flooring throughout.)
  • Entrance Hall (2.6m x 1.07m flagstone floor, doors off to)
  • Living Room (5.18m x 3.66m open fireplace, wood flooring, window to front garden, stairs off with storage underneath)
  • Sittingroom / 5th Bedroom (6.1m x 3.66m Log burning stove, fitted shelving, window to front garden, flagstone floor doors off to)
  • Rear Hallway (3.05m x 0.91m + 2.9m x 1.98m Flagstone floor, window to gable end, door to rear garden. This and Boot room could provide potential walk in closet and en suite were the Sittingroom used as 5th Bedroom.)
  • Boot Room / Larder (1.98m x 1.9m flagstone floor, whb, window to rear garden)
  • Master Bedroom (4.42m x 4.27m open fireplace, attractive wood flooring, fitted wardrobes, dual aspect windows to rear garden)
  • En Suite (2.9m x 1.93m Beautifully fitted, quality tiling to ceiling on all walls and to floor, lovely lighting, suite comprises shower, w.c. whb.)
  • Utility Room (2.29m x 2.13m flagstone flooring, door to garden ( currently sealed) plumbed for washing machine, Belfast sink.)
  • Upstairs
  • Landing (3.2m x 2.9m wooden floor and doors off to)
  • Bedroom 2 (4.88m x 3.2m large room, timber flooring, window to gable end.)
  • Bedroom 3 (4.57m x 4.27m Open fireplace, wood flooring, window overlooking rear garden)
  • Bedroom 4 (4.27m x 3.2m windows to both gable end and rear garden, wood flooring)
  • Bathroom (3.66m x 3.66m Lovely bright well fitted bathroom with feature Slipper Bath. w.c. whb. Instant Electric Shower)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER G
  • Number: 108507096
  • Energy Performance Indicator: 499.72

About the Area

Avoca is a small picturesque town near Arklow Town, in County Wicklow. The area valley has long been celebrated for its beauty. Avoca is famous for its handweaving, with Avoca Handweavers based there. Avoca lies on the R752 regional road linking Rathnew with Woodenbridge. The village is served by Bus Éireann route 133 from Dublin (66 km) and Wicklow (21 km) to Arklow (10 km), with two departures in each direction on Mondays to Saturdays and one each way on Sundays.

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