- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 269 m²
Fernhill is a well-appointed south facing detached period residence developed by Henry Gonne in circa 1865 the first town clerk of Dalkey. Occupying a prominent and commanding position overlooking the Vico Road and enjoying spectacular uninterrupted sea views encompassing Killiney Bay from Bray Head over the North Wicklow Mountains to Dalkey Island. Having been in the same family for over 43 years the house has been well maintained however it now offers the next purchaser a prime opportunity to renovate and extend the existing property to create a home of true distinction.
Extending to 269sq.m (2,798sq ft) the accommodation is laid out over two levels, the two principal reception rooms and two main bedrooms in particular with their high ceiling s, generous room proportions, original fireplaces and amazing views are truly superb.
On ground floor level there is a superb drawing room with a decorative marble fireplace and a large box bay window enjoying outstanding sea views and a sitting room with a feature marble fireplace and bay window with views towards sorrento terrace and Dalkey Island. To the rear of the house is a large dining room, and a kitchen with a pantry located off it. Upstairs there are four bedrooms three doubles and a single. The principal bedroom enjoys a wonderful vista out over Killiney Bay and has a spacious dressing room and ensuite. The second large double bedroom has a dual aspect and double doors leading out onto a balcony where one can enjoy the views. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
Undoubtedly, one of the property s outstanding features is the gardens surrounded by a variety of mature shrubs, roses and trees which create a wonderful sense of seclusion and privacy. Commanding an excellent position on the southerly slopes of Dalkey Hill, the site not only enjoys some of the most impressive vistas but it also enjoys all day sunshine. The majority of the gardens are to the side and rear of the house with elevated grounds. The view from the paved terrace to the front is particularly pleasing and would be sure to impress making this area ideal for entertaining or eating al Fresco. A meandering path leads down steps through the gardens onto the vico road.
The location itself needs little introduction with The Vico Road being one of the most desirable roads on the south side of the city and the most spectacular sea view road on the east coast and moments from Hawkcliff bathing area. Dalkey Village with its myriad of excellent amenities including speciality shops, DART, numerous fine restaurants not to mention its many renowned pubs is just 1km away. Killiney and Dalkey Hills with their wonderful walks and wildlife will add a whole new dimension to your lifestyle.
Entrance Hall 2.02m x 6.06m. spacious entrance hall with porch, decorative tiled floors, original stair balustrade and understairs storage.
Drawing Room 4.46m x 5.56m. situated to the left of the hallway, spacious room with wonderfully high ceilings, bay window with decorative stained glass, parquet floors, ceiling rose and feature marble fireplace. A door leads through to the potting room.
Potting Room with flagstone tiles and a door to the garden.
Sitting Room 3.98m x 4.44m. to the front with bay window and views over Killiney Bay, high ceilings, feature marble fireplace with decorative inset and a door leads into the pantry and through to the kitchen.
Pantry 3.98m x2.04m. fully shelved, tiled floor and plumbed for a washing machine. A door leads to the kitchen and sitting room.
Bedroom 1 3.98m x 4.62m. Spacious double bedroom to the front of the property with a large bay window overlooking vico road, feature fireplace with cast iron inset, a door leads through to a walk-in wardrobe/ nursery room. Two steps lead down to the ensuite.
Ensuite 3.98m x 1.52m. two steps lead into a powder room with access through to the ensuite with w.c, and bath.
Bedroom 2 4.34m x 4.06m. generous double bedroom with dual aspect, high ceilings and doors leading out to the balcony which enjoys views over the bay.
Bedroom 3 4.34m x 2.72m. single bedroom with sliding sash window.
Bedroom 4 6.36m x 2.54m. double room to the rear of the house with sliding sash window
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