LOCATION: 1.3km from Dalkey village centre
PROPERTY TYPE: Semi-detached house
BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 2
FLOOR AREA: 122.49 sq m/ 1,318.47 sq ft
BER: D1 BER Nr: 115379653 Perf: 237.61 kW²/yr
While in need of modernisation, this 1950s era house offers tremendous potential to create an outstanding 21st century home in a great location within easy walking distance of Dalkey village centre.
Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac leading to a large and leafy amenity green, the property forms part of a mature and settled residential development less than 15 minutes walk from the heart of the heritage town and within easy reach of the many shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, artisan cafes and other amenities that make Dalkey such a sought-after address.
The property has been extended over the years to bring the total floor area to over 1,300 square feet. Thanks to the presence of a large back garden and a conversion-friendly attic, and subject to planning regulation, there’s also the exciting possibility of extending the property further as part of any improvement works.
Existing accommodation is versatile and comprises a good-sized entrance hall, which leads on to the main reception room, where the original living and dining rooms have been combined in open-plan configuration to create an exceptionally large family living space.
From here, a glass door leads on to a sunroom looking directly on to a spacious sun patio at the rear of the house. Also to the rear is a kitchen large enough to accommodate a dining area, while to the side there’s a downstairs ensuite bedroom room overlooking the front garden, which could be repurposed as a home office, den or other use.
Upstairs are three more bedrooms, two overlooking the front garden and one the back, along with a family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and walk-in cubicle shower.
Outside, the front garden is currently laid out in gravel with brick-faced planting areas and a hard surface driveway with parking for two cars. To the rear, there’s a large south-west facing back garden, where the sun patio is adjoined by a lawn that in turn leads on to a large planting area, populated by mature plants, shrubs and trees
At the front of the house, a pedestrian short cut connecting the cul-de-sac to nearby Barnhill Road facilitates easy walking to Dalkey village.
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The property is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac within a mature residential development, just a short walk from Dalkey’s picturesque village centre, with its wide selection of popular shops, boutiques, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Dalkey is served by an excellent selection of schools, including Loreto Primary School, Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Harold Boys’ National School, Saint Patrick’s National School and Castle Park School, all in the immediate vicinity. There are further pre-school, primary and secondary schools to choose from in nearby Dun Laoghaire, while the town is also home to the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT).
The area has good public transport, including Dalkey DART Station providing rapid access to Dublin city centre, local bus services linking the village to Dun Laoghaire and the Aircoach to Dublin Airport.
Local sporting and recreational amenities include golf, rugby, tennis, GAA, soccer and athletics, while nearby Coliemore and Bulloch Harbours provide the focus for waterborne sports including rowing, sailing and kayaking. Dalkey is also the venue for an annual book festival that draws well-known authors from home and abroad.
Shops and services in nearby Dun Laoghaire (3.5km) include the Bloomfield Shopping Centre, the Pavilion Theatre, IMC Cinema, Lexicon Library and Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, while the town is also home to a host of cafes, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Attractions in the town include the marina with its popular seafront walk, four sailing clubs, Sandycove Harbour, the James Joyce Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the People’s Park with its popular Sunday food market.
Entrance hall (5.02 x 2.15m): with triple-lock solid timber front door with opaque glass window, opaque side windows, lino floor, carpated stairs to first floor.
Under stair storage (1.05 x 0.75m): off hall.
Open plan living/dining room (7.84 x 3.75): To left off hall, originally two separate rooms now combined into a single, exceptionally large, open-plan living space with dual aspect views of front and back gardens, solid timber floor, decorative coving and ceiling rose, glass door leading to sun room, and curtain pole.
Sunroom (3.41 x 2.76m): overlooking back garden and accessed via glass door from living/dining room, with exterior door leading to sun patio at rear of house.
Bedroom 4 (4.01 x 2.75m): overlooking front garden and directly to right off hall, with ensuite bathroom, solid timber floor, decorative coving, pole-mounted curtains and door leading to bathroom.
Ensuite bathroom (2.47 x 0.93m): off bedroom 4, with whb, wc and tiled splashback.
Kitchen (5.04 x 3.1): overlooking back garden, with coving, fitted cabinets with counter space with stainless steel sink, tiled floor, tiled splashbacks, Beko gas oven/hob with extractor fan, recessed LED ceiling lights and windowed door to back garden.
Landing (2.4 x 1.62m): overlooking side of house, with carpet, timber ballustrade, decorative coving and ceiling rose, and carpeted stairs with return from ground floor.
Bedroom 1 (4.1 x 3.53): overlooking back garden, with timber floorboards, decorative coving and ceiling rose, and curtain pole.
Bedroom 2 (3.77 x 3.37): overlooking front garden, with timber floorboards, decorative coving and ceiling rose, and curtain pole.
Bedroom 3 (2.6 x 2.5): overlooking front garden, with carpet, decorative coving and ceiling rose, curtain pole and pull-down window blind.
Family bathroom (2.89 x 2.37m): with jacuzzi bath, walk-in corner shower cubicle with curved, sliding glass door, floor-to-ceiling wall tiling, whb, wc, recessed ceiing lights, heated towel rail, hot press off with immersion tank and shelving, and access to attic
Excellent potential for modernisation
Property previously extended to enlarge kitchen and add extra rooms
Sunroom added to rear
Reception room added to side, ideal for repurposing as a home office, den or other use
Potential to follow example of neighbouring home owners by converting attic
Gas-fired central heating
uPVC or aluminium double-glazed windows and exterior doors
Good-sized front with hard surface drive providing off-street parking for two cars
Front garden also includes gravelled area with mature shrubs, boundary walls, steps to front door and brick-faced planting areas
Spacious back garden with:
Sunny, west and south-west facing rear aspect
Large patio (6.92 x 3.41m) immediately to rear of kitchen, running the length of the house
Lawn adjoining patio
Rock-lined paths from lawn leading into large planting area, populated by mature plants, shrubs and trees
Solid, block-built boundary walls
Large, block-built workshop/shed
Simply enter the Eircode A96T284 into Google Maps on your smartphone for accurate directions.
VIEWING: By appointment only