Mount Herbert House & Coach House, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow
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Mount Herbert House & Coach House, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow


6 Bed

3 Bath

975 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 975 m²
Mere minutes walking distance from Main Street and all the town s amenities, located on Herbert Road opposite its junction with King Edward Road enjoying an elevated position high above the Dargle valley commanding panoramic views towards the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, Mount Herbert is one of the very finest period properties in Bray or environs, and comes to market for the first time in almost half a century having now been home to three generations of the current owners family, who having fallen in love with its Victorian character back in 1970 s purchased from the Cavey family, then sole importers of Jaguar and Alfa Romeo cars to Ireland. Today the coach house, accessed via a gated courtyard, no longer houses classic cars but is a stunning four-bedroom residence of contemporary style and flair with luxury bathrooms, and a bespoke integrated eat-in kitchen, yet still retaining elements of period character. However, as a nod to its previous life, the garage still shelters a classic motor. Standing two-storey over garden level, Mount Herbert House extends to an impressive 10,500 sq. ft. c.3,500 on each of its three floors and has been carefully maintained; period plasterwork features such as decorative cornices and ceiling roses preserved along with fine original period fireplaces to complement the gracious proportions emphasised in the ceiling heights 9 garden level, 12 main hall floor and 10 first floor all of which combine to delight the visitor s eye. In addition to its six first floor family bedrooms and the four principal formal reception rooms at hall floor level, there is a rear return level kitchen and utility room. The garden level hosts a home office and a housekeeper s flatlet, along with a versatile multi-purpose room layout including the original kitchen still with its Aga cooker; while an adjoining self-contained rental wing to the rear comprises two 1-bedroom apartments and a 2-bedroom duplex providing a good home-and-income opportunity to generously subsidise one s mortgage payments. The grounds offer urban infill development scope, on its south-western bank bordered by a tributary stream, to consider a feasibility study for an apartment block or premium level houses, subject to planning consents. . With approximately 975.45 sq. m./ 10,500 sq. ft., living accommodation in the main residence, laid out thus:- Hall Floor Level:- Reached from an impressive flight of granite steps to the hall door entrance, an outer porch with tiled floor opens to reveal:- Reception hall, elegantly arched towards the stairwell. Drawingroom with period fireplace and decorative plasterwork; intercommunicating with: Diningroom, with period fireplace and decorative plasterwork. . Across the hallway from these two fine rooms: Games room, with dual aspect south and west; period fireplace and decorative plasterwork Living room, with deep bay-window southwesterly aspect, period fireplace and decorative plasterwork. . Rear return area with exit door, and internal access to garden level stairs. Guest W.C. and wash basin. Kitchen with wall and floor level cupboards, sink and drainer, power points, electric oven and hob. Utility room plumbed for appliances. First Floor level:- Rear return area with: Bathroom, with suite of bath, W.C. and wash basin. Shower room with tiled floor, tiled shower, wash basin. Split-level atrium lit main gallery landing opening, as one walks anti-clockwise, thus: Principal bedroom 1 a lovely dual-aspect light and airy room with great mountain views and a period marble fireplace. Ensuite with wash basin, W.C. bath and shower. Bedroom 2 with period fireplace. Bedroom 3, another bright dual-aspect room with attractive southwesterly views and period fireplace. Nursery bedroom/ study located centrally on the front elevation. Bedroom 4, dual aspect east and south; period timber-surround fireplace. Bedroom 5 with period fireplace. Bedroom 6 with period fireplace. Ensuite shower room with W.C. wash basin and shower. Lobby with stairs to attic level and a sun-trap belvedere in the valley between two roof systems. Garden Level:- Accessed both internally and externally at will, this commodious area with re-purposing opportunities comprises;- Housekeeper s flat with bedroom, living/kitchen and shower/ W.C. independently accessed from the side. Original kitchen to the rear complete with functioning Aga cooker. Office and storage. Historically set out in two further 1-bedroom units towards the front, these are both vacant and capable of re-integration as family accommodation or future rental income. THE COACH HOUSE Accessed via a charming, gated courtyard reached via the main residence driveway, this family residence comprises c. 211sq.m./ 2,271 sq.ft. laid out over two levels: Entrance Hall: With cloaks cupboard. Cinema Room: A large room with Velux roof light perfect for a home cinema. Reception Hall: Featuring crafted panelled walls and a engineered herringbone floor. Living Room: With double doors overlooking garden with feature fireplace Kitchen/Dining: With integrated appliances, custom wall and floor level bespoke cabinetry with generous work surfaces and ample power points. Double doors open to the rear garden. Utility Room: With tiled flooring and integrated storage with provisions for a washing machine. Shower Room: Fully tiled shower room with W.C. vanity wash hand basing and corner shower. Bedroom 4/Playroom: With double doors to a smaller courtyard garden and built-in shelving. Study: A good work from home space or could be changed to an ensuite if desired. Hallway A central stairwell down-lit by atrium Velux rooflights leads to the first floor gallery landing off which are found:- Main Bedroom: With attractive outlook over the People s Park, a walk-in dressing area leads through to... Ensuite: with W.C, vanity unit and double length shower. Bedroom 2 A double room overlooking the People s Park with Velux roof light and fitted wardrobes. Family Bathroom: with contemporary suite with tiled flooring, chrome heated towel rail, cawl foot bath, W.C. and vanity sink unit. Bedroom 3 A generous double with dual aspect with engineered wood flooring fitted wardrobes and Velux roof light. Ensuite: Fully tiled with vanity sink unit, W.C. and double length shower unit. OUTSIDE A private lawned rear garden overlooking the Dargle river and Peoples Park is sheltered by original old stone walls and established planting. There is access to a large storeroom from here. There is a smaller courtyard garden also to the rear of The Coach House that has been paved. The grounds of Mount Herbert feature many specimen trees, flowering shrubs and bushes lending year-round colour; a generous parking and circulation area skirting neatly maintained lawn; side access for the Coach House and a fine garage to the east, and to the west separately for the rental units:- a two-bedroom duplex and two adjoining one-bedroom apartments.
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Property Features

  • Special Features:
  • Handsome Victorian family residence of elegance and proportion with rental income and stunning 4-bedroom coach-house with separate garden.
  • Walking distance all amenities including bus, DART, schools, retail, and Bray seafront.
  • Period features elegantly conserved and carefully maintained.
  • Six first floor bedrooms, four hall-level principal reception, versatile garden-level.
  • Infill development potential {subject to consents}.
  • Fine views across the Dargle valley to the hills and mountains.

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