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

4 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, presently 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. The fourth family bedroom with southerly aspect is located on the garden level; complemented by four classrooms in the current layout, two 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.11 M.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. Accommodation:- With an overall floor area of approximately 390.8 sq.m./4,206 sq.ft. over hall and garden levels, Glenlucan House layout is as follows:- From the front garden, a flight of cut-stone steps ascends to a recessed porch and glazed screen/paneled hall door opening to: Hall Floor level:- Elegant Reception Hall off which open the two principal front rooms; stripped pine screen panel with double doors to inner hall. Drawing room an elegant dual-aspect room featuring original window-shutters and period marble open fireplace with brass surround to polished inset and hearth. Family kitchen/dining room another dual-aspect versatile space in which to relax and dine, where a Domino Design kitchen provides integrated electric cooker beneath overhead extractor hood; stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splashback and ample power points; integrated fridge and freezer; integrated dishwasher and undercounter bin compartment. Wall and floor level cupboards with a combination of open shelving and glazed display cabinet. Attractive glazed double doors open south to an old but charming timber-framed conservatory offering multiple options to the next owners. Off the inner hall there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms on this level:- Principal Bedroom 1 enjoying a westerly aspect and fitted with extensive pinewood wardrobes. Ensuite bathroom with W.C wash basin set in locker, wall mirror, bath with tiled surround, tiled corner Mira electric shower with glazed screen. Bedroom 2 originally a dining room; with southerly aspect, featuring period fireplace and cast-metal-and-tile inset. Bedroom 3 a light-filled room with dual aspect east and south. Family Bathroom, with W.C., wash basin, tiled corner shower with glazed screen; hotpress with immersion heater. Family Bathroom with W.C., wash basin, tiled corner shower with glazed screen; hotpress with immersion heater. Rear Return;- Stairwell accessing the Garden Level, where there is understairs storage and a door leading to a garden room ideal as an exercise suite or hobby/den. Central hallway featuring original quarry-tiled floor, with W.C./ wash basin off , accessing: Bedroom 4 with southerly aspect, to rear. Bed/sittingroom original kitchen , currently classroom 4, with westerly aspect; electric fire set in period style timber fireplace surround. Arched wall alcove. Intercommunicates with: Kitchen/diner currently classroom 3; dual aspect, with wall and floor level fitted cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled splashback, power points, space for fridge/freezer. A glazed screen door in the west elevation lends direct external access; and a closet off, previously an ensuite shower room, now houses W.C s and wash basin. Front classroom 1 with glazed screen door in bay-window feature; arched to; Classroom 2 stainless steel sink and drainer; easterly aspect. 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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