4 Old Connaught House, Ferndale Road, Bray, Dublin | Apartment for sale
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4 Old Connaught House, Ferndale Road, Bray, Co. Dublin, A63K597


LOCATION: Idyllic rural setting less than 3km from Bray town centre
PROPERTY TYPE: Ground floor apartment
FLOOR AREA 85 sq m (915 sq ft)­
BER: B2 / BER Nr: 113533368 / Perf: 124.42 kW²/yr


Set on eight acre acres of landscaped private grounds, this luxury ground floor apartment combines a secluded leafy setting with a highly convenient location 30 minutes journey time to Dublin city and less than 3km from the centre of Bray.

No 4 is one of a number of apartments within the original Georgian house completed in 1784, which was redeveloped as a residential scheme in the early 2000s. The apartments retain many period features in line with the sympathetic restoration and refurbishment of the original grand house by Woods Builders. These include characteristic high ceilings, exposed ceiling beams, decorative coving and a recessed period feature fireplace.

The seamless combination of period elegance with all the benefits of modern apartment living is immediately apparent on entering the property. At the heart of the home is an exceptionally large and airy kitchen/living/dining room, within which that high ceiling creates a wonderful feeling of light and space.

A corridor from the main family living area leads to two large bedrooms, also enhanced by high ceilings and finished to the highest contemporary standards with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, as well as additional fitted shelving and presses. A well-equipped modern bathroom completes the accommodation.

Residents of this exclusive 44-unit scheme enjoy access to eight acres of private landscaped grounds. These offer a host of outdoor attractions including period sun terraces, gardens, landscaped walks and paths and a wide selection of mature shrubs, trees, hedges, planting areas and extensive lawns and greens.

There are also apple and peach trees, allotments, a communal tennis court, a gazebo, children’s tree house and barbecue area, as well as direct pedestrian access into the adjoining Festina Lente estate.

Ample parking is available for both residents and visitors, while privacy is assured by coded electronic entry gates from Ferndale Road.

Shortly after its construction in 1784, Old Connaught House became the home of Lord William Conyngham Plunket, the first Baron Plunket and Lord High Chancellor of Ireland. The house was handed down through four generations to the Fifth Baron, who became Governor of New Zealand. When he died in 1920 the contents of the house were auctioned and soon after the property was leased to the Christian Brothers and used as a school for novitiates.

Call us today to arrange a viewing.


Kitchen/living/dining room (6.51 x 5.92m): well-proportioned open-plan living space with:
• Entrance door from extensive terrace to front
• Characteristic Georgian period high ceiling with exposed beams
• Decorative coving
• Fitted contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances, storage units, tiled splashbacks, ample countertop space and stainless steel sink
• Tiled floor in kitchen area
• Laminate timber floor in living/dining area
• Recessed LED ceiling lights
• Fitted wall lights and ceiling spotlights
• Recessed period feature fireplace
• Built-in shelving and presses
• Vertical radiators
• Superb views across grounds

Corridor (4.35 x 1.4m + 3.46 x 0.35m): leading from kitchen/living/dining room to bedrooms and bathroom, with:
• High ceiling
• Recessed LED ceiling lights
• Tiled floor
• Hot press off

Bedroom 1 (4.42 x 3.16m): with
• High ceiling
• Decorative coving
• Built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobe
• Separate built-in shelving and storage
• Curtains and roller blind
• Laminate timber floor
• Recessed LED ceiling lights

Bedroom 2 (4.42 x 3.34m): with
• High ceiling
• Decorative coving
• Built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobe
• Separate built-in shelving and storage
• Curtains and roller blind
• Laminate timber floor
• Recessed LED ceiling lights

Family bathroom (2.35.x 1.92m): with
• Georgian high ceiling
• Decorative coving
• Walk-in shower with Mira shower and sliding glass door
• Floor and Floor-to-ceiling tiling
• Wc
• Whb incorporating fitted wall mirror with overhead light, shaving mirror
• Fitted glass shelves


• Presented in excellent condition throughout
• Period features including high ceilings, decorative coving, ceiling beams and feature fireplace
• Complete range of modern kitchen appliances comprising gas-fired hob and oven with extractor fan, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge-freezer
• Quality flooring and tilling throughout
• Gas-fired central heating
• Quality bathroom fittings
• Recessed LED ceiling lights throughout
• Contemporary heating radiators
• Double-glazed sash windows
• Decorated in pale neutral tones to emphasise natural light


• Enviable country setting on eight acres of private communal grounds
• Extensive period sun terrace immediately to front of property
• Superb views across estate grounds and surrounding countryside
• Sunny south east aspect
• Exterior front wall of property features climbing flowering jasmine
• Extensive communal gardens and grounds with landscaped paths and walkways, wide selection of mature shrubs, trees, hedges, planting areas and extensive greens
• Grounds also feature gazebo, apple and peach trees, allotments, children’s tree house and barbeque area
• Direct walking access from grounds into adjoining Festina Lente estate
• Communal tennis court
• Grounds and gardens maintained by management company
• Ample parking within grounds, including managed visitor parking spaces
• Enclosed area to rear ideal for securing bikes and other outdoor storage
• Secure development with coded access entry

Management Fee: €2,500 per annum


Tucked away in secluded grounds off a quiet country road, yet just five minutes drive from the centre of Bray, Old Connaught House combines an idyllic setting with a convenient location close to all the shops, schools and many services the nearby South Dublin and North Wicklow region has to offer.

Less than 3km away, Bray has a wide selection of shops, supermarkets, cafés, pubs and restaurants. The area is also well served by an excellent transport network, comprising a number of bus routes, DART stations in Bray and nearby Shankill, and a LUAS stop in nearby Cherrywood, all offering swift access to Dublin City Centre. The 145 bus route is 15 minutes walk away via a short cut. For motorists, the N11/M11 and M50 (1 km away) provide access to Dublin, the Wicklow hinterland and the south east.

There’s an excellent choice of local crèches, primary and secondary schools, while the region’s many amenities include the Mermaid Theatre, the regenerated seafront, and the Dargle River Walk (all in Bray), Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, a large public park in Shankill and a wide-ranging choice of sporting facilities.

VIEWING: By appointment only