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2 Grosvenor Terrace, Off Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

3 Bed

2 Bath

157 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 157 m²
A very fine 1830 s built two storey over garden level late Georgian residence of considerable charm and character, discreetly tucked away on a private road just off Sorrento Road in the heart of fashionable Dalkey. Located just south of Dublin City, this delightful costal area provides an attractive lifestyle balance which, unsurprisingly, attracts many celebrities to make Dalkey their home. Within a 30 minute commute from the city centre by DART and close to the M50 motorway providing access to Dublin Airport and nationwide road network, Dalkey residents enjoy a wonderful range of amenities on their doorstep - including seaside strolls along Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey Sound and Killiney beach, dog walking on Killiney Hill or just pottering around the picturesque village to sample the delights of a myriad of local speciality stores, cafes, gourmet pubs and restaurants. Churches and a wide range of excellent schools and sports facilities are located in immediate area including Cuala GAA Sports Club, Loreto Abbey, Castle Park School, Harold Boys School, St. Patrick s, Rathdown, St. Joseph s of Cluny and numerous others within easy access a few stops along the DART line including St. Andrews College, Blackrock College, Willow Park and St. Michael s. The new homeowners of No. 2 Grosvenor Terrace will benefit from all this and so much more within a short stroll of their own front door. Approached via a short flight of granite steps, the entrance epitomises the elegant era in which the property was constructed, with a classical panelled hall door with intricate stained glass side panels, beneath an equally ornate fanlight. The gracious hallway features a 3.18 m high ceiling, period cornice and classical staircase off which there are two reception rooms each with original period details including mantlepieces, cornice, picture rails and working shutters. A formal drawing room is situated to the front, with a wide six-over-six pane sash window with coloured stained glass side panels. The open fire is set within a Carrera marble mantelpiece. To the rear, the music room/library also retains its open fire within a classical slate mantel with tiled inset. Further along the entrance hall and down a few steps, a delightful sun room is located within a contemporary glazed extension (constructed in the late 1980 s) providing access to the suntrap courtyard style patio garden, a charming and intimate area, ideal for outdoor dining. At garden level, the warm and cosy kitchen overlooks the rear garden and features a period style gas stove and a good range of kitchen storage units and high seating at a peninsula counter, which opens up into the homely dining room with an open fire set in an arched cast iron surround and wide timber beam mantle shelf. The lower hall also allows direct access to the front (via a few granite steps) and provides built-in under staircase storage. In addition, there is also, a conveniently located guest WC situated close to the rear door to the patio garden. On the first floor return, the main bathroom with free standing Victorian tub, is located in the contemporary rear extension and is flooded with light via a dramatic glazed atrium roof. Three bedrooms are situated on the FIRST FLOOR: two doubles and a single. Two of these rooms enjoy sea views over the characterful Dalkey rooftops and the third to the rear, includes a wash basin and shower cubical. A spiral staircase from this first-floor landing leads to a generous attic storage area giving access to a rooftop viewing terrace, a surprising feature, providing lovely vistas over the delightful south Dublin coast. Outside, a tiled area which is partly covered giving convenient access to the outside guest WC with wash hand basin. Steps leading up to a truly delightful sun trap courtyard patio garden paved with sandstone and featuring a railed and gated granite steps to a raised planted area, original granite walls and dramatic outcrops of Dalkey granite. To the front, there is a small raised patio area with granite steps and wrought iron pedestrian gate to the private road. Parking for two cars is available outside the property on the private road. Garden Level With door giving direct access to the front via a short flight of granite steps and wrought iron gate to the private road. Hallway The tiled lower hall includes built in coat storage, a wall hung storage unit, additional under stair storage and rear door to the back garden. Kitchen 4.64m x 3.19m. With timber floor and windows overlooking the back garden area, a good range of wall and floor units including a Zanussi 4-ring gas cooker, Zanussi under counter side by side fridge and freezer and a peninsula breakfast bar with solid timber countertop. The kitchen also features a delightful Victorian style gas stove within the original fireplace. Dining Room 4.46m x 3.60m. Dining Room with timber floor, sash window with shutters overlooking the front patio area, with open fire within an arched cast iron fireplace beneath a wide timber beam mantle shelf. Built-in corner storage unit. W.C .80m x 2.19m. Hall Level Entrance Hall 1.81m x 7.51m. With ceiling cornice and centre rose, decorative archway, classical staircase with mahogany bannister rail and attractive front door with stained glass panels and fanlight. Drawing Room 4.93m x 4.40m. A bright room with original period features including ceiling cornice, picture rail, working window shutters and an attractive early Victorian Carrera marble mantlepiece with cast iron and tiled inset. Music Room / Library 4.80m x 2.93m. Overlooking the rear garden, with cornice, picture, rail, shutters and open fire within a classical mantlepiece with cast iron and tiled inset. Sun Room 2.23m x 2.45m. With timber floor and fully glazed on two sides with access door to the patio garden via a short flight of granite steps. First Floor Bedroom 1 4.04m x 4.04m. To the front, the main bedroom is a good double with built in wardrobes, ceiling coving and recessed lighting, shutters and sash window providing sea views across Dublin Bay to Howth. Bedroom 2 4.86m x 3.02m. A double room to the rear with sash window overlooking the rear garden, built in wardrobes, wash hand basin and shower cubicle with small window. Bedroom 3 2.81m x 3.18m. Single room/Home Office to the front, with sash windows providing sea views. Bathroom 2.05m x 2.48m. flooded with light via the dramatic 3.7 m. glazed atrium style roof and featuring a freestanding Victorian style tub bath with shower attachment, WC and WHB, tiled floor and part tiled walls. Loft Level A surprisingly light filled attic space split into two areas by arched timber double doors, both providing great storage and wonderful views via Velux and casement windows and a door providing access to a rooftop viewing terrace where wonderful views over the entire coastal area may be enjoyed. Landing 3.22m x 1.64m. Attic Room 3.40m x 5.32m.
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