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Teach Thall (plus detached 2nd building), Tomriland, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow / A98 FY60, A98 N727


Detached House

For Sale



182 sq.m.
2.10 acres

BER No: 117258624
EPI: 221.09 kWh/m2/yr

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Teach Thall is a secluded and completely private split-level bungalow backing onto natural deciduous woodlands. It rests on a south facing elevated platform with superb natural light and expansive views over the beautiful, unspoilt Avonmore valley below.

In addition to the 182sq.m. main house, there is a further 71sq.m. ancillary building, giving a total floor area of 252sq.m. for both combined. There is also full planning permission for an additional 192sq.m. house on the property (subject to local needs). The property sits on just over two acres of land.

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This area has proven popular with creatives such as John Millington Synge, Seamus Heaney, John Boorman and other current celebrities who value living in the tranquility, seclusion and privacy of this locale.

Favourite Room: We love the front lounge with its lofted ceiling and dual aspect bay windows catching the natural sunlight and delightful views. In the evening the full-height feature chimney breast with wood burning stove creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Favourite Feature: Immensely private and peaceful setting surrounded by nature – with hardly a house in sight, but still within easy commuting distance of Dublin.

Teach Thall (The house over there) was built to a Finnish influenced architect design to blend in with its natural environment of outstanding beauty. It is a lovely bright property with windows on all four sides and five skylights. The southerly facing sunroom to the front is totally private, with stunning views. Bay windows in the lounge and dining room, and the gable window in the master bedroom, enjoy similar breathtaking views of the valley. The other windows all have various woodland aspects. The main house is split onto three levels – allowing you feel the mountainside inside this inspiring and unique habitat designed to spark both creativity and an appreciation of the natural environment into which it seamlessly fits.

Accommodation consists of a fully fitted kitchen with black granite counter tops and a Belling oven and hob. Beside this is a small utility space with outside door. Steps lead down to the dining room with wood flooring, bay window a welcoming red brick chimney breast with an elevated wood burning stove. From here steps lead down to the lower level lounge with bay windows, lofted ceiling with skylight and another matching hearth. French doors lead to a lovely bright sunroom which is glazed on three sides. A door leads off the lounge to another front room which offers many flexible options: a bedroom as used currently, a playroom or an additional living space. This was originally accessed via a door off the bedroom corridor.

Going back up to the mid level, a door opens off the hall to a corridor leading to the bedroom area – including a family bathroom, with a corner bathtub and a separate shower cubicle, plus two more bedrooms. Back up the hall you will discover a quiet reading nook with a peaceful view of the trees. Passing this, there is a door to the guest WC on your right and access to the kitchen on your left. Upstairs is a spacious attic-wide master bedroom with ensuite. This has excellent natural light from a skylight and a large gable window beautifully framing the distant peaks either side of Glendalough, in the Wicklow National Park.

6 metres from the back door of the main house, a second detached building boasts a fully equipped canteen with all- Bosch appliances – a den with a lofted ceiling and wood burning stove, echoing the Main House concept – plus a shower room, and two store rooms.

Additionally, there is a large wood store and a spacious workshop to the rear of the main house – with a third useful shed tucked discretely under the front trees.

This property has been in the same ownership from new. It has been well-maintained and regularly updated. Updates include rewiring, additional insulation, new tilt and turn double-glazed windows, an added sunroom and internal remodelling.

Originally Teach Thall sat on just over 1 acre of land. In recent years the owners purchased a further acre of adjacent land containing a mature pine forest. They have recently obtained full planning permission for a further house on this land (subject to local needs). This approval is for a 192sq.m detached bungalow with three bedrooms and a study. It has been designed with extensive floor to ceiling glazing to maximise connectivity with its woodland setting.

Outside, there used to be a front lawn on the platform in front of the house. This has now been gravelled to provide additional parking. Behind the house an outside staircase leads up to a crow’s nest entertaining area looking out over the house and the dramatic surrounding countryside. Steps from here lead directly into the mature oak woodlands to the rear, beyond the property boundary: This gives you access to glorious mountain and hill walking escapes where you and your best friend can go roaming for miles and miles.

The nearby thriving towns of Roundwood and Ashford offer gourmet cafes, gastro pubs and destination restaurants like The Roundwood Inn, The Coach House, and Byrne & Woods. There are well established local sports, arts and music communities. Astronomy Ireland hosts night-time BBQ’s for those who appreciate the starry skies, Nearby is the historic 52,000 acre Glendalough National Park and many spectacular walking/cycling trails around the Vartry Lakes. Dublin City is well within easy commuting, shopping or entertainment distance (60 minutes drive when there is no traffic).

Educational facilities
If needed, feeder busses go to the local national schools in Roundwood or Moneystown (5km). They also go to secondary schools in Bray, Greystones, Rathdrum and Wicklow Town. The South East technical University Campus in Rathnew has some excellent courses especially in film studies, and an extensive “Lifelong Learning” adult syllabus.

Transport – the private St. Kevin’s Bus runs through nearby Annamoe, twice daily in each direction from Glendalough to St. Stephen’s Green via Roundwood, Bray and UCD

Unfortunately, due a recent change in circumstances, the owners of this dream home now are selling up, giving a new owner the rare opportunity to acquire and enjoy this exceptional property for themselves.

Planning History:
1982 Original construction
2002 Retention for attic conversion and ancillary building. Ref: 015485
2020 New entrance. Ref:19701 (not yet done)
2023 (Feb) Retention of internal remodel, additional sunroom and conversion of car port. Ref:23448
2023 (July) Conversion of “garage” to larger 3 bed ancillary habitable dwelling. Ref:211532 (extinguished when planning granted for extra house)
2023 (Nov) FPP to subdivide the property and build a further independent 3 bed 192m2 house on the land. Ref:2360297

Main house Eircode: A98 N727 BER C3 117258624
Outbuilding Eircode: A98 FY60 BER C3 117258699


  • Finnish inspired split-level design
  • OFCH plus 3 x wood burning stoves
  • Fibre optic high-speed Broadband in both buildings.
  • Bright southerly facing aspect - with panoramic views across the verdant valley
  • 2.1 acres of particularly private lands
  • FPP for a new curved driveway and an additional house (subject to local needs)
  • Creative scope to extend or add dormer rooms (S.P.P.)
  • Directly opening onto unspoilt oak woodlands and mountain trails
  • Feeder school busses to Roundwood or Moneystown (5km) plus nearby secondary schools
  • 30 minutes drive to M50 and less than an hour to Dublin Airport.



This property should be approached along the R763 from the east. The entrance is 1.3km east of the junction between the L1076 and the R763 atTomriland Cross.

Coming from Dublin take the M50/M11 south exiting at Kilmacanogue to the R755, Follow the R755 to Roundwood Village. At the south end of the village, in front of Kelly`s Hardware, turn left onto R764. About 1km along this road bear right/straight ahead, at the wide bend onto the L1076 signposted Rathdrum. Continue along this road for 3km to the T-junction atTomriland Cross Roads, where you turn right onto the R763, signposted Annamoe. Travel 1.3km along this road to the first area of forestry, The entrance to Teach Thall is on your right as you reach the trees.
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