- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 419 m²
Truly unique opportunity to purchase this substantial detached, approx. 419 Sq.m. double fronted Victorian period residence built c.1880. Standing on manicured south facing grounds totalling just over one third of an acre.
Fortal is a truly imposing home. With fantastic proportions throughout. The property offers a flexible blend of reception and bedroom accommodation. Fortal retains many of its original period features including original timber floors, Sash windows with working shutters throughout, original Ceiling coving, picture and dado rails, original joinery and doors and attractive marble fireplaces. The house is flooded with natural light and has an enviable south facing aspect to the rear. This superb home offers any discerning purchaser an opportunity to put their own stamp on a wonderful detached Victorian period home that is not listed.
The location too is exceptional. Positioned at the top of Killiney Road in Fortlawns a private enclave. The property enjoys an elevated position meaning that you have wonderful views of Dublin Bay and Howth from the upper floors. Every possible amenity is located within easy reach at nearby Dalkey village with its wide variety of shops, restaurants and hostelries. Leisure amenities abound in the area with Golf, sailing GAA and rugby clubs in the area. Daily walks on Killiney hill or down to the sea are also possible. Public transport is well catered for with a regular bus service and Dalkey Dart station within easy reach. There are numerous top class schools in the location too and Dublin city centre is within 25 minute drive.
The layout of the property is flexible and could be changed to suit a purchasers needs but is currently as follows. The hall level offers a spacious entrance hall leading to inner hall with stairs to the upper and lower floors. There are two large principal receptions to the front of the house with high ceilings, bay windows, dual aspect and original marble fireplaces. To the rear we have a third reception again with a south and west dual aspect overlooking the side and rear gardens. There is also a modern kitchen with direct access to the raised patio, deck and garden all south facing and not over looked. There is also a guest wc, conservatory and store room at this level. The garden level currently comprises a Study / bedroom 6, Reception room, Gym, another guest bedroom with dual aspect, a utility room and a bathroom. The first floor offers four spacious bedrooms, two ensuite and a second bathroom. To the front there are superb sea views with the rear bedrooms enjoying a wonderful sunny south facing aspect.
Outside the property offers generous manicured grounds totalling just over one third of an acre. There are two separate gated vehicular accesses. The main access with wrought iron gates leads to the front of the property with a gravelled parking area with ample off street parking for several cars. There is mature planting and lawned area also. The gravelled drive leads to the imposing front steps to the hall level and also to the separate garden level access. A wide side garden which is well panted with a gravelled path leads to the large rear garden. There is a second timber gated access to the rear garden and a wide gravelled pathway leading to the side of the property. The main rear garden is laid out in lawn with mature and specimen trees and flowering plants and shrubs. there is a raised deck and patio with direct access from the kitchen and a lovely mature Wisteria. The entire garden is walled and offers wonderful privacy throughout.
Viewing is recommended to see what this exceptional home offers.
Entrance porch Double doors lead to entrance porch with fully tiled floor and built-in shelving and internal solid door to entrance hall.
Entrance Hall With original picture rail and ceiling coving and original timber floors A welcoming entrance hall which leads you into this wonderful home. This entrance hall leads to an internal hall again with the original picture rail and dado rail with stairs to first floor. Door and stairs to the garden level.
Drawing room Original ceiling coving and central rose. Attractive bay window overlooking the gravel driveway with original window shutters. Original timber floor floors. Lovely bright room with high ceilings and dual aspect. Attractive marble fireplace with marble surround and slate hearth. Built-in shelving and storage to either side.
Dining room A lovely bright reception room with dual aspect. Bay window to front overlooking the gravel parking with original shutters . 3.4 m ceiling heights. Original timber floors. Ceiling coving and a most attractive marble fireplace with brass and cast iron decorative insert and tiled heart.
Kitchen Breakfast Room The entire back of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room and family room. The kitchen is a modern fully fitted kitchen with excellent wall and floor storage. With built-in dishwasher and stainless steel rangemaster double oven, five ring gas hob and extractor over. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer. With lovely aspect out to the rear garden and patio. Porcelain tiled floor in the kitchen and built in fridge. Door to entrance hall and fully glazed door out to the raised deck and patio and to the gardens beyond. Folding glass doors lead to the Family room.
Family room Feature high ceilings, original ceiling coving and picture rail. Dual aspect, very bright, overlooking the side and rear gardens. Attractive marble fireplace with slate hearth and brick insert. Hardwood timber floor. Original window shutters.
Garden level return With door to garden level and door to the conservatory to the side.
Conservatory / sun room Fully tiled floor and door out to the gravelled side access. Door to large storage room with plenty of shelving and gas fired boiler. Space for American fridge freezer.
Guest WC Fully tiled floor, WC, and wash hand basin set in vanity unit.
Garden Level Lower hall with door to Storage under the front steps separate access to the front garden. The garden level comprises flexible accommodation that could be used in a variety of ways to suit the new home owners needs.
Reception Room With dual aspect. Gas fire with wrought iron surround and brick inset. Good sized room with lots of light.
Study/Bed 5 With built in desks and shelves overlooking the side garden.
Gym Good sized room, with twin windows again overlooking the west facing side garden. Could suit a variety of uses.
Guest Bedroom Great sized double room to the rear with dual aspect, Overlooking the side and rear garden with built-in wardrobes and shelving.
Utility Room Plumbed for washing machine with space for dryer with built-in floor units and stainless steel sink unit with tiled splash back
Bathroom Bath with shower attachment, party tiled walls. WC and pedestal WHB with tiled splash back and wall mounted mirror. Door to large under stairs storage.
First floor return Very bright landing with lovely tall feature window
Bathroom With WC, pedestal wash and basin and bath with fully tiled surround and telephone shower attachment.
Principal Bedroom suite (Front) A fine sized double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and picture rail and coving. Dual aspect with lovely views out over Dalkey and the sea to Howth. Original window shutters.
Bathroom ensuite Bath with fully tiled surround. WC and separate fully tiled shower. Partly tiled walls. WHB set in vanity unit with tiled splash back and wall mounted mirror. Lovely see views.
First Floor Bright spacious landing with original coving and attic access over. Picture rail and dado rail. Doors to large hot press with modern insulated immersion tank.
Bedroom 2 (front) A second fine double room with walk in wardrobe and built in shelving. Original window shutters, picture rail and ceiling coving. Lovely views of Dublin bay.
Shower room ensuite Fully tiled shower unit, WC, and wash hand basin set in vanity unit with tiled splash back and wall mounted mirror.
Bedroom three (rear) A very fine double bedroom with dual aspect overlooking the side and rear garden. Very bright with original window shutters, ceiling coving and picture rail.
Bedroom 4 (rear) Good sized room with built-in wardrobe and shelving and a raised mezzanine platform with further built-in storage, Original ceiling coving, picture rail and window shutters. Overlooking the lovely rear garden.
Outside Fortal is an imposing double fronted detached. Home standing on approximately a third of an acre of mature landscape grounds. There are two separate vehicular gated access to the property. The main entrance with wrought Iron gates leads to the front gravelled parking area which leads to the front steps with the original wrought iron railings and to the steps to the garden level with its own separate access. There is plenty of mature planting to the front.
The side garden, which faces west, and enjoys a lot of afternoon and evening light has a gravelled walkway and mature lawn, with plenty of plants and shrubs, some newly planted, and some very established. This leads to the very large and very bright south facing rear garden which has a second solid timber gated access to the rear gravel path. This allows for additional parking if required and ease of access to the side and rear for workmen, etc. To the rear of the property we have a raised deck and patio with door to the kitchen which enjoys daylong sunshine. To the side of the property with access to the conservatory we have a storage shed and a gravelled pathway. The main rear garden is mostly laid out in lawn with mature well planted borders with mature and specimen trees and flowering plants and shrubs. The entire is walled and not overlooked.