Situated on the seafront at Coliemore Road and only a couple of minutes walk from the heart of Dalkey Town, this premier property provides wonderful and ever-changing views that are hard to beat. The panoramic outlook across Dublin Bay to Howth, and the Bailey lighthouse, over Dalkey Sound, the Muglin's and Dalkey Island.
The principal rooms ensure this dramatic setting is brought right into the house and nowhere more evident from the large sunroom which opens out onto a large sun terrace to the rear which looks over the low maintenance gardens down to the sea.
Ocean vistas change all the time with shifting weather and seas and lots to watch from fishing boats and yachts to seals, kayakers, rowers and intrepid snorkelers. There is plenty of room for outdoor living.
The accommodation over 3 floors is exceptional and provides a generous balance between bedroom and reception rooms. Over the years the property has undergone a pain staking refurbishment programme, the results of which are obvious throughout the house with great attention paid to the original character which bringing the accommodation up to modern day standards in terms of heating, plumbing and insulation.
The property is approached at Hall level through the Loggia / Conservatory entrance, there are 2 reception rooms, a bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast and a study/5th bedroom ensuite.
On the first floor are 3 double bedrooms, (principle with walk in dressing room and ensuite) and a large bathroom.
At garden level, there a superb family room, the fourth bedroom which is also ensuite with walk in wardrobe - this space has many used and could adapt for au-pair or older children. There is an abundance of storage areas to include a laundry room, walk in airing cupboard, dry room and pantry.
This truly is a unique family home set amid its own private grounds, exceptionally well located just moments walk from Dalkey Town with its myriad of amenities including specialty shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and public library. There are many quality schools close by including Loreto Abbey primary and secondary just a two minutes walk away. Approximately 8 miles south of Dublin City via the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) while the Air Coach provides frequent access to and from Dublin Airport.
With so few houses enjoying direct shoreline access viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality and beauty Rockview has to offer.
Rockview is approached by an impressive entrance at Coliemore Road with double automatic gates offering both privacy and seclusion. There is a spacious garage of nearly 500 square feet with separate lock up occupying the left hand corner, the front with gravelled forecourt and ample car parking, lawned beds to the right and attractive box heading and paved patios encompassing the loggia. There is direct access to the rear of the house via a covered passageway/storage area to side of home. The rear garden, with expansive composite deck is landscaped/low maintenance in rockery style.
Generous car parking in the forecourt with large garage and separate own door lock up (48 sq. m approx.)
Beautifully appointed accommodation with all rear rooms enjoying unobstructed sea views
100mm of internal insulation throughout original home New cornicing, picture rail, skirting and wall finishing throughout
New central heating and plumbing throughout, including bathroom fittings and underfloor heating at ground floor level.
New electrical systems throughout including alarm wiring to all external points
Marvin double glazed windows and doors throughout
Central TV distribution system to living and bedrooms (this facilitates sending multiple TV signals from any source to any room without internal works)
Internal works for solar panels including plumbing to attic installed.
Over 100 square meters (1,200 square feet) of decking on 2 levels facing out to sea.
Separate lock up storage of 9 square meters (100 square feet)
Covered annex for external storage to side of home
Entrance hall: neat entrance hall with tiled floor and staircase to first floor
Conservatory/loggia: pitch pine floors and French doors to patio area. Glass atrium and storage room.
Inner hall: part tiled, part carpeted with dado rail
Study/Bedroom 5: with cast iron fireplace, picture rails, ceiling coving and centre rose. Concealed door to w.c.. This room has the potential to be converted to 5th bed
Guest w.c.: part tiled with wash hand basin in vanity unit, w.c. with concealed cistern, ceiling coving and recessed lighting.
Drawing room: box bay window with superb sea views, ceiling coving, centre rose and picture rail, marble fireplace with tiled inset. Recessed lighting.
Sunroom: wonderfully bright with unobstructed views, fireplace with open fire, ceiling coving, French doors to large sun terrace
Kitchen/breakfast: Bespoke hand painted fitted kitchen with floor and eye level units and marble countertops. Aga, Miele double oven, Miele steam oven, American fridge/freezer, 1 ½ stainless steel sink unit with Quooker instant hot water system. Large island with Neff microwave, dishwasher and breakfast fridge. Dining area with ceiling coving features brick fireplace, built in book cases, and French doors to front garden.
Lower garden level
Family room: again with unobstructed sea views, ceiling coving, underfloor heating, recessed lighting, wood burning stove, French doors to large composite deck.
Bedroom 4: double room with sea views and walk in wardrobe
Ensuite: fully tiled with wash hand basin on vanity unit, shower unit and w.c.
Laundry room: large laundry room fitted with shelving and plumbed for washing machine.
Airing cupboard: walk in airing cupboard
Dry room: with hanging space ideal for drying wet gear
Cloakroom: plumbed for guest w.c.,
Main bedroom: beautifully appointed double room with ceiling coving, picture rail and recessed lighting. Superb sea views.
Walk in wardrobe: fully fitted walk in wardrobe
Ensuite Bathroom: fully tiled with bath with free standing taps enjoys a wonderful position affording amazing sea views, built in TV unit, large shower unit and wash hand basin in vanity unit.
Bedroom 2: double room with ceiling coving, picture rail and centre rose. Fitted desk and sea views.
Bedroom 3: double room again with ceiling coving, picture rails and wall to wall sliderobes
Main bathroom: part tiled with ceiling coving, picture rail, recessed lighting, large (1100mm) vanity unit with matching cabinetry and built in laundry basket, w.c. and heated towel rail.
First floor return
Store room: small store room with skylight that was once a shower room.
BER Number: 111854584
Energy Performance Indicator: 289.59 kWh/m²/yr
About the Area
Dalkey is a charming suburb and seaside resort, famous for its award winning Pubs and Restaurants. Dalkey's main street, Castle Street, has a 10th Century church and two 14th Century Norman castles, one of which houses The Heritage Centre. Dalkey Hill offers spectacular views over Dublin City, Dublin Bay and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. Boats are available to hire at Bulloch Harbour, and The Quarry is a very popular rock climbing and abseiling venue. The neighbouring Killiney Hill is also a popular leisure facility for those in the locality.
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