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Mill Race Lodge, Raheen, Brittas, Co. Dublin

Detached House




87 sq.m.

EPI: 0 kWh/m2/yr


Millrace Lodge is set on c. 7.14 Acres / 2.89 Hectares of rolling grasslands currently in two good sized divisions & overlooking the stunning Brittas Reservoir. The Lodge itself extends to c. 87sq.mts/ 936sq.ft & includes a large open plan kitchen/ living area which is set around a cosy stove. The kitchen units have been upgraded in recent years. There is a rear hall that acts as a utility & leads to a family bathroom. Upstairs there is a small gally with a bedroom at either end. Outside there is a hardcore parking area, fine entrance piers, patio area & seeded lawn. The property is currently in need of refurbishment & would make an ideal property for someone looking for a project. The lands are beautifully set with stunning views of the Dublin / Wicklow mountains & gentle rolling hills. Packages like this don't often come available in such close proximity to Dublin.


The property is situated in the rural and scenic location of Brittas, which is on the Dublin / Wicklow border. Standing a mere 45-minute drive to Dublin City Centre with rapid access to Tallaght and its town centre. Public transport is available via the 65 Dublin Bus which passes via Brittas Village (650 meters away) and the Luas Park & Ride at Saggart (7.5km / 10 minute Drive). The property has also easy access to the N81, N7 & M50. This is a stunning area with the best of country living yet still an easy commute to Dublin's South Side & City Centre.


Millrace Lodge has at its southern boundary, a Millrace, which forms part of the River Camac. This manmade stream and the Brittas Ponds were owned by the Swiftbrook Paper Mills in Saggart, which was built around 1760. Mill ponds and smaller filtering ponds were built to provide clean water to the Paper Mills. The excellent quality of the paper was due to the purity of the water used. The Camac water was used to power 5 mills between Brittas and where it enters the Liffey at Heuston train station.The stream fed the mill pond as it rejoined the Camac River and supplied mills at Swiftbrook Mill Saggart (Paper Mill), Corkagh (Gun Powder Mill) Clondalkin (Paper Mill) and Kilmainham (Woolen Mill) before discharging into the Liffey at Island Bridge in the City.

Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, owned the land on which the mill stood and this is what gave the Swiftbrook Papermill in Saggart its name. Millrace Lodge was occupied by the Water Bailiff, whose job was to monitor the sluice gate to maintain the water level in the Brittas Ponds. The operation of the Mills downstream, were heavily dependent on having a reliable supply of clean and pure water. The wooden sluice gate can still be seen where the Millrace enters the Brittas Ponds at the back of the site for sale.


Kitchen Living Area: c. 3.45m x 11m

Rear Hall: c. 4.34m x 2.3m

Bathroom: c. 2.0m x 2.75m

Upstairs Hall: c. 2.0m x 3.45m

Upstairs Room 1: c. 3.4m x 3.45m

Upstairs Room 2: c. 4.9m c 3.45m

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