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3 Ballygihen Avenue Sandycove, Sandycove, Co. Dublin

4 Bed

3 Bath

285 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 285 m²
An exceptionally attractive superbly appointed double fronted mid-terrace early Victorian period residence full of charm and character that occupies a highly sought after coastal location at the foot of Ballygihen Avenue in the heart of Sandycove by the sea. 3 Ballygihen Avenue is a bright and airy early Victorian period residence very much built in the Georgian style boasting generous proportions over two levels and embellished with many period features of the era that include high ceilings, sash windows, original floorboards, decorative ceiling detailing and period fireplaces. The property has been wonderfully extended, upgraded and refurbished over the years and the extremely bright light infused accommodation that is presented in excellent decorative order throughout extends to a comfortable 285 sq.m (3,068 sq.ft). The view from the bay window over Sandycove Harbour and across Dublin Bay to Howth is a particularly stunning feature of this superb property. To the front of the property a sliding electric gate opens to paved off street parking for two cars. The rear garden is set out in deck bordered by lawn with flower beds and gravel. Double folding doors open into a garden store and boiler house and a pedestrian gate opens out onto the lane to the rear of the property. That joins up onto Ballygihen Avenue a short bit further up the road. This stunning family residence will be of major interest to anyone looking for a prime residential property in the highly regarded coastal suburb of Sandycove. It is surrounded by an excellent selection of primary and secondary schools including Castle Park, Rathdown, Holy Child, Loreto Abbey Dalkey and CBC Monkstown just to mention a selection. The superb amenities and facilities that Dalkey and Glasthule have to offer are only a short stroll away and Dun Laoghaire Town Centre is a ten minute walk. The bus and DART are close by servicing the city centre and IFSC and the Aircoach runs to and from the airport every hour from Hyde Road. There are popular scenic walks over Killiney and Dalkey hills and along the seafront and the four yacht clubs and extensive marina at Dun Laoghaire Harbour will be of major interest to the marine and sailing enthusiast. Access to the N11, the M50 and LUAS is only a short drive away and provides ease of access to and from the city centre, the airport and nationally. Reception Hall (9.55m x 1.93m )with ceiling coving, ceiling decorative rose, digital security alarm unit, video intercom to front, enclosed fuse board, tiled marble floor, enclosed radiator, understairs storage and door to Bedroom 4 (4.75m x 4.40m )with solid timber floor, attractive cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and slate hearth, corner desk unit with box shelving over, pull down Murphy bed with shelving either side and sliding sash window with shutters intact Drawing Room (5.10m x 4.80m )with polished timber floor, high ceiling coving, ornate ceiling rose, sliding sash window looking front with shutters intact, cast iron fireplace with open fire, slate inset and hearth and double folding glazed doors leading through to the Dining Room (4.75m x 3.75m )with polished timber floor, ceiling coving, ceiling rose, wall lights and double folding glazed doors open through to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room (5.50m x 5.40m )with marble tiled floor, recessed lighting, enclosed radiator, Velux skylight, kitchen is fitted with a range of press units, drawers, polished granite worktop, Britannia five ring gas cooker with oven, integrated Neff microwave, extractor, display cabinets, integrated Bosch dishwasher set into the island with one and a half bowl sink unit, breakfast bar, integrated Liebherr fridge/freezer and door to Utility Room (2.10m x 1.55m )with tiled floor, Miele washing machine & tumble dryer and a pair of double folding double glazed doors opening out to the rear Lobby (3.25m x 1.55m ) Guest W.C. with chequered tiled floor, w.c., wash hand basin set into vanity unit, fitted mirror over, Velux skylight, mirrored fronted medicine cabinet and cloak hanging space Sitting Room (4.75m x 4.45m )with solid timber floor, very fine Victorian marble fireplace with tiled inset and slate hearth, ceiling coving, ceiling rose, twin sliding sash windows with shutters intact facing rear First Floor Return with steps up to the bathroom and shelved hot press with immersion and timer, pump and shelving Bathroom (4.50m x 3.30m )with his & hers wash hand basin with mirror over, cupboards under, tiled top, period w.c. with chain flush, bidet, heated towel rail, Jacuzzi bath with telephone shower attachment, skylight, recessed lighting, tiled floor and a step in tiled Grohe power shower with body jets and tiled surround First Floor Landing with Velux skylight, ceiling coving, decorative rose and hatch to roof space Lobby (1.30m x 1.25m )with ceiling coving, recessed lighting, polished timber floor and door to En Suite Bathroom (4.55m x 2.40m )with bath with telephone shower attachment and jacuzzi jets, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, mirrored medicine cabinet over the wash hand basin, step in tiled power shower, w.c., mosaic tiled walls, mosaic tiled floor, recessed lighting and hatch to roof space Walk in Dressing Room (3.35m x 1.25m )with box shelving, hanging space, timber floor, recessed lighting and opens into Bedroom 1 (5.10m x 4.75m )with polished timber floor, painted timber fireplace with cast iron arched inset, slate hearth, sliding sash window looking front with shutters intact, wall lights, ceiling coving and ceiling rose Bedroom 2 (6.85m x 4.45m )with bay window overlooking Sandycove Harbour and across to Howth, polished timber floor, ceiling coving, decorative rose, very fine marble fireplace with tiled inset, slate hearth and open fire and wall sconces Bedroom 3 (4.70m x 4.45m )with polished timber floor, painted fireplace with cast iron arched inset and slate hearth, polished timber floor, ceiling coving, wall lights and a particularly attractive multi-paned sliding sash window overlooking the rear with shutters intact To the front an electric sliding gate opens to paved off street parking for two cars whilst the remainder is planted. The rear garden is very private, not overlooked, bordered by high walls and is laid out in deck bordered by lawn with flower beds and gravel. Double folding doors open to a garden store that also houses the gas fired central heating boiler. The garden measures approximately 12m x 7.3m. A pedestrian gate opens out to the rear lane that joins up with Ballygihen Avenue a few doors up from No. 3.

Property Features

  • Highly regarded prestigious residential address
  • Many period embellishments of the era intact
  • Generously proportioned reception rooms with high ceilings
  • Floor area of approximately 285 sq.m (3,068 sq.ft)
  • Secure off street parking for two cars behind a sliding electric gate
  • Private landscaped rear garden with pedestrian rear access onto the lane leading back onto Ballygihen Avenue measuring 12m x 7.3m
  • Stunning views over Sandycove Harbour and ScotsmanÂ’s Bay from the master bedroom bay window
  • Within walking distance of excellent schools, the bus, DART and Aircoach
  • Close to the superb amenities in Glasthule and Dalkey
  • Sandycove Harbour, the Forty Foot, Sandycove Tennis Club and Cuala GAA on the doorstep

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