- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 116 m²
Castletore is an enchanting and picturesque detached dormer property nestled in an area renowned for its natural beauty with scenic and panoramic views from every room on c. 0.5 acres of gardens.
Recently upgraded and refurbished to a high standard the house is presented in a turnkey condition throughout. The current owner has remodelled the original downstairs layout to incorporate a fantastic bespoke open plan kitchen/diner which maximises the wonderful views of the mountains and sea from every window. The spacious and light filled accommodation has been tastefully decorated in neutral tones with all the trappings of modern living.
This charmng elevated site is approached via a sweeping driveway with ample parking for numerous cars. The acre of lawned gardens wrap around the house providing clear uninterrupted views of the Great and Little Sugar Loaf, Carraigoona Hill, Killiney Hill, Sorrento Terrace and the Irish Sea. The interior design of the house is reflected in the delightful landscape designed mediterranean style courtyard, to the rear of the house. Surrounding a central olive tree, the drystone raised beds are filled with flowering plants in delicate shades of pink, purple and blue giving this secluded area of all day sun, year round colour and interest.
The numerous outdoor sheds are fully alarmed and are suitable for a multitude of uses; to include a garage, boiler house, and storage shed, which is plumed for a washing machine and currently in use as a utility area.
In brief the accommodation comprises of a remodelled entrance porch with an abundance of glass; a large open plan living room with multi-fuel stove; the remodelled open plan kitchen / dining room which leads into the rear sunroom; a beautifully appointed downstairs double bedroom with patio door leading onto a landscaped garden area at the back of the house; a downstairs bathroom; two double bedrooms and a shower room upstairs.
Castletore is convienient to Greystones and Delgany, with the N11/M11 aprox 0.5 Km away, Dundrum shopping centre is only a 15 minute drive, the Luas at Cherrywood and Dart at Greystones or Bray are a very short journey and the local bus stop an 8 minute walk away. Schools such as St. Gerard s are close by as are the excellent choice of schools in Bray, not to mention Kilmacanogue National School.
Located between Kilmacanogue and Enniskerry one is spoilt for choice with things to do. The famous Avoca Handweavers is a short walk away, while nearby is Enniskerry village with its great range of artisan shops, boutiques and coffee shops. Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with Old Conna, Powerscourt, Dun Laoghaire, Greystones and Delgany all within easy reach. With a location such as this, in the garden of Ireland , hill walkers will have a multitude of scenic trails to discover and equestrian enthusiasts can enjoy this stunning countryside from horseback at many local riding schools and yards.
The House and Garden of Castletore
Castletore is a wonderful light filled home, with a lovely positive feel and we have enjoyed all of our time here. The beautiful views of mountains and sea from every window change with the weather and season so there is always something new to look at.
It has been lovingly renovated and kept like a new pin just like the previous owners kept it. Its spacious, yet compact design allows for all the modern necessities to be tucked away for a streamlined and modern look. It is cozy in the winter with the stove as the heart of the house and in summer the sun beams in through the south facing patio doors and illuminates the views while filling the rooms with light.
Living in this house combines country living with the convenience of suburbia. Everything is on the doorstep including friendly neighbors, amenities, transport, lush green countryside, spectacular views, security and waking up to bird song and the clip clop of horses passing the house.
The very special, landscape designed sun courtyard garden to the rear of the house was specifically designed with all year colour, and wildlife in mind. Attracting bees, butterflies and birds to this little wildlife haven with clever landscaping and planting. Subtle shades of pink, purple and blue attract honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees not to mention butterflies and ladybirds. The birds like it so much that 28 species have visited in the last year including a woodpecker.
The ancient olive tree has pride of place in the center of the garden. The golden colured, local stone, raised beds and paths that surround this tree make this bright lively garden very easy to maintain.
Many herbs have been planted close to the back door and further designs are available for a kitchen garden, orchard, wild flower meadow and pond.
Entrance Porch 0.98m x 2.21m. Remodelled in recent times with a new pitched roof, windows and a front door, tiled flooring inside.
Living Room 3.68m x 6.05m. A lovely large reception room at the front of the house with a bay window framing the panoramic views, wood paneled wall and wooden ceiling beams, a multi-fuel stove on black floor tiles, wooden floors and a wooden staircase leading upstairs.
Kitchen/Dining Room 3.77m x 6.52m. A bright and spacious open plan room with superb views, a new window and patio doors leading out to a raised patio, newly fitted light grey shaker style units and quartz worktops, tiled splash back, an under counter fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, a Beko oven, a De Dietrich hob with extractor fan, new laminate wood flooring throughout. Sliding doors lead to...
Inner Hall 0.83m x 1.77m.
Bedroom 1 2.71m x 3.87m. A large bright double bedroom on the ground floor at the rear of the house overlooking the landscaped garden with laminate wood effect floors, and a bay window with sliding patio doors.
Bathroom 1.66m x 2.24m. Tiled floor, tiled walls, wc, whb, enclosed shower, window to rear.
Sunroom 2.12m x 3.50m. Situated at the back of the house with glass on all sides this sunny bright room overlooks a landscaped designed sun courtyard garden, it is a lovely spot to enjoy the wildlife scenery. With a newly tiled roof, pitched ceiling, laminate wood flooring and a patio door leading outside.
Bedroom 2 2.93m x 3.93m. A double bedroom with a good view of both Sugarloaf mountains, built in wardrobes and grey carpet flooring.
Bedroom 3 3.02m x 4.16m. Another large double bedroom with a dormer window and lovely sea views, built in wardrobes and grey carpet floors.
Shower Room 0.94m x 2.58m. Recently upgraded with a new wc, whb, Triton electric shower with glass door, an extractor fan, towel holder, mirror and window.
Driving southwards on the N11/M50 take the last exit for Bray (signposted of Kilcroney Bray/Gresytones). At the roundabout take the first exit left and go back over the flyover over to the next roundabout. At this roundabout go straight across up Kilcroney Lane keeping Kilcroney Furniture on your right. At the top Lane take a left, continue on past the turn for Rocky Valley Drive and Castletore is the 5th house on the right.
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