On the market

Stunning split-level Wicklow family home is steeped in history

Tudor Cottage, located on the former estate of Kilcroney House in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, is on the market with a guide price of €1.1 million

Tudor Cottage on the estate of Kilcroney House in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

Property, and man’s obsession with it, have much to answer for in the annals of history. Indeed the word property itself comes from the Latin “pecus”, meaning both “cattle” and “money”, with the accumulation of the former often indicating the degree of the latter.

Property, or land tenure, didn’t really take hold in western Europe until the medieval feudal period when, in return for labouring the land and pledging allegiance to the dominant local lord, ...