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1 Cliff Terrace, Breffni Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin

€2,250,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty 278 sqm approx


  • Special Features:
  • Sash windows with working shutters
  • Superb Chalon Kitchen with Island Unit and Aga
  • Stunning Orangery
  • Antica floor tiles, bathrooms, sinks and shower trays
  • Underfloor heating
  • Working open fireplaces, which have been connected for gas conversion if required
  • Bang and Olufsen audio visual system connected through the house, with CAT 7 wiring in place for those rooms which do not already have systems in place
  • Extensive attic space, floored and wired
  • Five minute walk from the famous 40 Foot Bathing spot (named in the New York Times in August 2017 as the best place to swim in the world!) and Sandycove Beach.
  • Adjacent to Castlepark School and in the catchment area of The Harold School Glasthule & St Patrick’s National School Dalkey.
  • Enclosed private back garden
  • Superb sea views
  • Off Street Car Parking to the Front
  • Walking distance to Dalkey Town and Glasthule Village and three DART stations
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Sherry FitzGerald proudly bring to the market this very fine imposing end of terrace two storey over garden level double fronted period home which will surely appeal to all those in search of something a little bit special. ‘No 1 Cliff Terrace’ is a wonderfully elegant home constructed circa 1850 and standing proud on this distinctive and picturesque Victorian Terrace.

This is a splendid period residence of exceptional appeal where the Victorian atmosphere prevails with many period features intact; to include ceiling cornice work, fireplaces, and working shutters, all of which complement the modern décor and create a strikingly luxurious home of distinction. The current owners have extended, upgraded and redesigned this property to their own exceptional standards. The interior has been re-modelled with great attention to detail resulting in ultra-stylish fashion with top quality finishes.

Set back off Breffni Road with off street car parking to the front and granite steps to the front door, No.1 Cliff Terrace is bound to appeal to families and empty nesters alike.

As you enter the welcoming entrance hall you are immediately struck by the light filled accommodation; with the Chalon kitchen and Orangery to the right and the beautifully appointed interconnecting drawing and family room to the left, this home offers something for everyone.

At first floor level you have a large principal bedroom with fireplace and en-suite wet room. This triple aspect room enjoys stunning sea views. A view of Killiney hill can be enjoyed at the front window, the sail boats glide passed the rear window and in the morning the sun can be seen rising out of the sea by bullock harbour. There are two additional double bedrooms, both with fireplaces, the back room also enjoying sea views. When the shutters are open, the Howth Lighthouse lights up the wall on this room at night. The high quality family shower room completes the accommodation at this level.

At garden level, which can be separately accessed, there is a utility space, stunning family bathroom with corner shower unit, an original claw foot bath and fireplace not to mention the integrated TV. There is also a fourth double bedroom with French doors to the rear garden, a home office, home cinema area and relaxing day room again with access to the rear garden.



Underfloor Heating

Telephone & TV Points




  • Entrance Hall (Welcoming entrance hall with exposed timber flooring, attractive ornate ceiling coving and fan light)
  • Drawing Room (Open with exposed timber floors, ceiling coving and centre rose, attractive marble fireplace with open fire and bifolding doors to...)
  • Family/Play Room (With exposed floors, ceiling coving and centre rose and marble fireplace with open fire overlooking the garden.)
  • Kitchen (Stunning kitchen with bespoke Chalon Design kitchen and island unit, incorporating cream 3 oven Aga, Travertine marble tiled floor, recessed lighting, and marble fireplace with open fire. This area opens to...)
  • Orangery/Dining Room (Again, with Travertine marble floors, this exceptionally bright and spacious area enjoys sea views over to Howth and access to the rear garden, via a balcony)
  • Principal Bedroom (This triple aspect room is wonderfully bright again with exposed timber floors, original working shutters, ceiling coving and rose detail, and oak fireplace with open fire.)
  • En-Suite Wet Room (With step in shower with rainwater overhead shower and separate shower attachment, stone wash hand basin, recessed lighting and w.c.)
  • Shower Room (With shower unit with rainwater shower head and separate shower attachment, stone wash hand basin and w.c.)
  • Bedroom 2 (Nicely appointed double bedroom with cast iron fireplace, exposed timber floor, ceiling coving and centre rose.)
  • Bedroom 3 (Positioned to the back of the property, this room enjoys sea views over to Howth. Double bedroom with cast iron fireplace, exposed timber floors, ceiling coving and centre rose.)
  • Entrance/Utility Room (With plumbing for washing machine, shelved units and access to front garden.)
  • Family Bathroom (With coving ceiling, cast iron fireplace, corner shower unit with rainwater shower head and separate shower attachment, cast iron, antique, freestanding bath, stone wash hand basin, recessed lighting and w.c.)
  • Bedroom 4 (Double bedroom with cast iron fireplace, ceiling coving, and French doors to paved patio area.)
  • Home Office (With ceiling coving, recessed lighting, open fire with limestone surround, and French doors to...)
  • Cinema Area (Again, with ceiling coving and recessed lighting. Bang and Olufsen TV Opening to...)
  • Day Room (Again, with ceiling coving, recessed lighting, Travertine marble tiled floor which runs throughout the entire downstairs area. French doors to patio area.)
  • Attic (Electric styra access, has floor boards, lighting and two windows with views over the bay.)

BER Information

  • Rating: BER exempt

About the Area

Sandycove is a bustling coastal village located south of Dublin city. The area is host to a variety of restauraunts and bars, and the Martello Tower at Sandycove was once home to James Joyce. The popular 'Forty Foot' bathing spot is located just beside the tower. Sandycove is approximately 13km from the city centre. The number 59 bus runs from the city centre to Sandycove. The DART also services the area stopping at Sandycove & Glasthule and Glenageary.