Ireland: Residential Recording Studio in SW Dublin


About the Property

For Sale €1.1m euros (equal to approx. £963k GBP at time of publishing)

Red brick bungalow, detached dwelling and separate recording studio outbuildings with commercial planning consent. Situated in the scenic hills south west of Dublin, this tranquil setting is ideally located only 30 mins from the airport & city centre.

The studios consists of:

The Main Recording Studio, which was rebuilt in 2004 by Roger Darcy of Recording Architecture and designed around a 60 channel Audient 8024 and ATC SCM 300A Monitoring.

‘The Barn’, a separate building, was constructed in 2009 (also designed by Roger) and features a 7m x 15m live room, which is totally soundproofed, acoustically treated & air conditioned, with 48 XLR mic / tie lines, video and CAT5 feeds to the main studio.

The Barn, has a small isolation area with double doors that open to the driveway for easy load access. This building is also be used as a rehearsal space, which can be function independently of the main studio, allowing two different projects to proceed at the same time. The studio has a private patio area for studio guests to relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Each building has its own kitchen & WC.

The House

Built in 1973, the house was further extended in 2009 to feature a large open-plan kitchen/ family room with patio doors that open to the south-facing extensive rear garden, which looks out onto acres of pasture land and Slievethoul pine forest beyond.

The spacious kitchen is fitted with solid oak cupboards and black marble counter tops and island. Ivory textured tiles blend seamlessly with a solid oak floor, which extends into the family area where an Erin solid fuel burning stove takes centre place. This fire also serves as an additional energy source for the oil fired central heating system. The room is flooded with natural light, from four triple glaze windows, a skylight and double patio doors. Small and large utility rooms situated off the kitchen, with attic assess via folding stairs. 

The family room is ajoining the sitting room through double glass doors. It overlooks a terrace / balcony, a verdant mature garden and a wooded golf club. New natural wool carpets throughout the sitting room, hall and bedrooms add comfort and warmth.

The main bathroom is tiled with travertine natural marble, featuring underfloor heating, Jacuzzi, power shower and a cream and light beech double vessel sink unit.

The large master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a spectacular view of the golf club.  The second large bedroom features an ensuite bathroom, with the same lovely view. Bedroom three is slightly smaller however features a large sliding wardrobe and is at the rear of the house with marvelous views of the fields and forest.

There is a double garage to the side of the house which has the potential to build above it to create up to four rooms (drawings available).

The Studios

Beechpark’s suite of live recording areas are comprised of a 12-seater live room with two separate isolation areas all with direct line of sight between rooms and to the engineer. The video link to the Barn means that additional capacity can work simultaneously with the main studio.

The entire studio building has been built to world-class specification and can ensure absolute isolation not only between rooms but also from any external sounds.  It is totally independent of the main house with its own metered power supply and heating systems.  Each room has daylight provided by triple glazed windows.  

Exterior & surrounding area

On entering the main gate there is parking for five cars in front of the house and main studio.

A separate parking area beside the estate maintenance hut follows a gravel driveway round the main house to the loading entrance to The Barn. This area can comfortably accommodate up to eight vehicles.

Beechpark Studios and surrounding gardens occupy a plot of one acre in size, opposite the Beech Park Golf Club, 2 miles from the village of Rathcoole and the famous 400 year-old pub, An Poitín Still.  This locality is known for its horse stables and riding schools.

Ireland is a great place for walks and the forest on the hill above the studio is the obvious immediate choice offering spectacular views over the midlands. Just a short drive further south is Wicklow Mountains National Park, which is a huge area – 20,000 hectares – most of which consists of wild mountain bogland and heath.

Flights to London

London-Dublin is the busiest route in Europe and the second busiest in the world and Dublin airport recent €320m modernisation of runways & terminals  means it is now highly efficient, comfortable and has excellent facilities.

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