Glenlucan House, Glenlucan Court, Killarney Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow
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Glenlucan House, Glenlucan Court, Killarney Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow


6 Bed

4 Bath

428 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 428 m²
One of Bray's hidden architectural gems, Glenlucan House is a spacious period villa with an idyllic garden offering an oasis of calm within minutes' walk of town centre amenities; its elegant room proportions - several enjoying dual aspect - impressive ceiling height, and versatile layout combining to attract and delight. The single-storey-above-garden-level design lends a wonderful sense of light to the elevated hall floor level principal rooms, permitting the current owner to generate income from the extensive garden level, previously home to a Montessori and Irish language pre-school, and where it's evident there was a self-contained apartment at another time, lending much scope and potential in a new owner's hands. While modernized and thoughtfully upgraded within the past three decades, observing the stripped pine woodwork on the upper level it's clear many original features are preserved; ranging from period fireplaces in a number of rooms to operating window shutters in the lovely dual-aspect drawing room. A generous family kitchen/dining room with cabinetry by Domino Design opens through part-glazed double doors to a conservatory which our vendor enjoys daily in spite of it needing work.... It's actually part of the charm. The three well-proportioned bedrooms at hall level include the principal ensuite; with a family bathroom located here, also; the rear return providing a modern sun-room. At garden level there are three double bedrooms and two additional rooms of which previously comprised an apartment with independent external access, rendering it easy to re-order to suit family dynamics of the next owner. This is a wonderful place in which to live and rear a family; easy walking distance from the great choice of schools at primary and secondary level in Bray as well as its Institute of Further Education. The celebrated seafront esplanade leading from the harbour to the popular Cliff Walk is a convenient stroll, as are the friendly eating-spots and open air venues along Strand Road. Retail therapy is catered for well, the new Bray Town Centre at an advanced state of completion, with many leisure and sporting athletic clubs to join - an active sailing club, tennis, G.A.A., soccer, a choice of championship golf courses within close radius; and equine pursuits together with plenty of hill-walking trails in the scenic Wicklow mountains. For commuters, there is a choice of city-bound buses and D.A.R.T/ outer commuter trains; with the N.11M.11/M50 corridor just at the west end of Killarney Road, but one of the great aspects of Glenlucan House is the flexibility to create home/remote work zones to complement family living accommodation. Services:- Usual main services are laid on; natural gas radiator central heating { integral boilerhouse with external access}. Tenure:- Freehold, with covenant to permit access to The Lodge. Outside:- The current owner explains that the garden level moat on the east and south elevations was glazed over to provide sheltered outdoor circulation space during inclement weather for children attending the pre-school. Approaching Glenlucan House via Glenlucan Court, craft metal gates in attractive pillars lead past a private suntrap lawned garden to a tarmacadam parking bay and circulation area in front of the house. On the west side of the residence there is a wide paved side entrance leading around to the rear, and the garden room; but it is the south-east corner which yields up the sheltered oasis of private lawn with mature boundary planting which lends the property its Rus in Urbe charm and where several specimen plants and flowering shrubs vie for attention, creating a perfect idyll for relaxing and al fresco dining. Note:- the occupants of The Lodge, adjacent to the west, enjoy access to their property via the front drive of the property in sale.
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Property Features

  • Features:-
  • Period detached villa on sunny gardens.
  • Stylish, elegant principal rooms off a central reception hall.
  • Easy walking distance Bray seafront and minutes' stroll town centre amenities.
  • Eat-in kitchen opening to conservatory.
  • Dual-aspect drawing room with original window shutters and period fireplace.
  • Four well proportioned bedrooms {principal ensuite}.
  • Garden level offering multiple choices for guest accommodation and/or income stream.

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