Sorrento House, Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
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Property Description:Sorrento House is, without doubt, one of the finest houses in Co. Dublin and arguably one of the finest waterfront houses across Ireland. What sets Sorrento House apart from many other impressive waterfront properties is not only its uninterrupted panoramic views, its impressive footprint and immaculately landscaped gardens, but its ease of access to the city of Dublin, its privacy and considerable quality having been renovated to the highest standard.
First impressions of the house are fantastic. With the stunning back-drop of Dalkey Island, the vista across Killiney Bay to Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains beyond, few houses enjoy such a spectacular setting.
With all principal reception rooms and bedrooms having views out over the water, Sorrento House is both a perfect family and weekend holiday home. Furthermore, whilst having been extensively refurbished and renovated to an exacting high-standard, particular care has been taken to retain the original features of the house. These include excellent ceiling heights, open fireplaces, sash windows with working shutters and antique Jerusalem stone flooring. Together with all the modern comforts, fixtures and fittings, Sorrento House is an extremely comfortable house in a prime waterfront position.
Sorrento House is also a wonderful house for entertaining with the floor plan flowing effortlessly throughout. Of particular note s the Sitting room and Orangery that link via double doors and through to the terrace beyond; a magnificent living and entertaining space. Furthermore, with a total of 6 bedrooms in the main body of the house, and a further accommodation with the Gate Lodge there is ample accommodation to cater for a large number of family members and guests.
Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area:
Main House: 714 sq.m. / 7,685 sq.ft.
Lodge & Garaging: 207 sq.m. / 2,233 sq.ft.
Reception hall: 8.60x11.9 m (28.3 ft x11.9ft).
Drawing room: 8.10x5.26m (26.6ft. x17.3ft)
Dining room: 8,10x5.10m (26.6ft.x16.9ft)
Sitting room: 8.40x3.60m (27.6ftx11.9ft)
Family/cinema room: 5.10x6.60m (16.9x15ft)
Orangery: 5.60x15.6m (18.3x15.6ft)
Study: 5.00 x4.00m (16.6x13ft)
Kitchen/breakfastroom: 8.06x5.23m (26.6x17.3ft)
Extensive domestic offices and wine cellar.
Master bedroom suite: 7.90x4.70m (26x15.5ft)
Bedroom 2: 4.50x4.87m (14.9 x 16ft). En suite.
Bedroom 3: 6.24 x 5.03m (20.6 x 16.6ft). En suite.
Bedroom 4: 4.60 x 3.60m (15 x 11.9 ft). En suite
Bedroom 5: 3.18 x3.02m (10.6 x10ft). En suite.
Bedroom 6: 3.18 x3.17m (10.6 x10.6ft). En suite.
Family shower room
Sitting room: 5.8 x 3.40 (19 x11.3 ft)
Kitchen: 2.64 x 2.10m (8.9 x7ft)
Bedroom : 3.40 x3.00m (11.3 x 9.9ft)
Gardener' s toilet and shower room
Summer House, Extensive garaging and Plant room
Garage: 9.30 x5.40m (30.6 x17.9 ft)
Garage: 9.30 x 5.40m (30.6 x17.9ft)
Plant Room: 6.04 x 5.80m (19.9 x 19ft)
Gate Lodge and Summer House
Positioned to the north of the main house, the Gate Lodge provides the perfect accommodation for staff or guests. Adjoining this Gate Lodge is a state of the art elevator car parking system, allowing garaging for up to six cars using a three lift system.
Positioned to one side of the garden is the self-contained summer house, complete with stove, water and electricity connected.
Gardens and Grounds: Sorrento House sits in approximately 2 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and grounds that are accessed from a number of terraces leading from the house. It is evident that over tine the current owner created an outstanding maritime garden that is now a prominent feature of the house and something that sets it apart from many other waterfront properties.
Dalkey, Ireland: 8 miles south east of Dublin City Centre, the heritage village of Dalkey is arguably one of the most sought after locations in Ireland and the perfect setting for this superbly renovated home. Dalkey, with it' s nautical and literary history, has managed to strike exactly the right balance, being largely unchanged and unspoilt by tourism yet offering everything that visitors and locals require including a number of pubs and shops, a butchers, delicatessen, off-licence, banks and post office. The privacy, peace and tranquillity of it' s surroundings, combined with it' s accessible coastal location, within easy reach of Dublin, make Sorrento House both the perfect family home and weekend retreat.
Schools: There are a number of schools easily accessible including Holy Child Killiney, Castle Park School Dalkey, Willow Park, Blackrock College and St Andrews. There is also an excellent range of private schooling in Dublin.
Shopping: Dalkey offers day-to-day shopping and services with a range of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, shops and recreational facilities. Dublin City Centre (8 miles) has a more extensive range of shopping facilities and services with all the high street familiars.
Sailing and Watersports: There are several small harbours closeby. Bulloch Harbour is the biggest and is a declared seal sanctuary.
Coliemore Harbour is much smaller but very picturesque and is in the southern part of Dalkey. In the Middle Ages Coliemore was the main harbour for Dublin City. Bulloch Harbour is still a working harbour with boats that fish for lobster and crab. Dun Laoghaire Harbour is located 2.1 miles from Dalkey and houses four waterfront Yacht Clubs between the East and West Piers. The Irish National Sailing School is located here.
Travel by Car: Communications are good with the M50 motorway (4 miles) linking Dalkey with the main arterial road system.
Travel by Train: Dalkey railway station is within 10 minutes walking distance and is served by the DART electric rail system which affords quick access to and from Dublin City Centre.
Travel by Bus/Coach: An Aircoach service with a stop at Hyde Road links Dalkey with Dublin Airport. Dublin Bus services 59, 7d and 8 link the area with the city centre.
Travel by Ferry: The nearby port town of Dun Laoghaire from which Stenaline operates a car ferry service to Holyhead in the UK is 2.1 miles from Dalkey.
Travel by Air: Dublin Airport (45 minutes) offers daily flights to an extensive number of international destinations and has a general aviation facility.
Fixtures and Fittings: All items usually known as tenant' s fixtures and fittings whether mentioned or not in these particulars together are excluded from the sale but some may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all carpets and curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items and garden statuary.
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Local Authority: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Tel: 00 353 1 2054700
Viewing is strictly by prior appointment with Lisney and Knight Frank.
Directions: From Dalkey Main Street, turn left onto Sorrento Road. Continue beyond the right hand turn for Vico Road and Sorrento Terrace is on the right. Sorrento House is at the end of the terrace, through the electric gates.
- Arguably one of the finest waterfront houses across Ireland.
- Sorrento House sits on approximately 2 acres of immaculate gardens.
- Main house 714 sq.m. 7,685 sq.ft. approximately.
- Extensively refurbished and extended to an exacting high standard.
Daft Property Shortcode:http://www.daft.ie/1736827
Date Entered/Renewed:28/7/2014 (yesterday morning)
Map Legend:Exact location match
Address:Sorrento House, Sorrento Terrace
Distance to City Centre:12.9 km (8 miles), 120 minute walk
Public transport routes that service Dalkey:
- Train: Dart
- Bus: 8
Nearby Areas:Sandycove, Glasthule, Glenageary, Killiney, Sallynoggin
Stamp Duty: This residential property is in the €1,000,000+ price bracket, therefore the following stamp duty applies:
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