Family home in Dalkey for €1.4 million

Five-bed home with large garden on one-third of an acre


Woodfield is a 1940s five-bedroom detached house set on one third of an acre on Dalkey Avenue.

The 220sq m (2,360sq ft) house is situated opposite the entrance to Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, formerly Killiney Castle, where the owners are both members of its leisure centre that includes a fitness centre and swimming pool. Killiney Hill is a one-minute stroll down the road.

The property is equidistant between Dalkey and Killiney villages and a two-minute walk from Glenageary Killiney National School.

It was refurbished in 2000 by architects Fitzpatrick and Mays who added double-glazed windows and a deck spanning the width of the house to the rear to take advantage of the enormous and completely private garden.

The 74m deck (800sq ft) can be accessed via French windows from all of the property’s reception rooms: a large library cum den; the open-plan kitchen cum diningroom; and a gym space, which is housed in what was originally the garage.

In the familyroom there is an open fire with a slate surround to cosy up to in winter.

The kitchen window, which has tiled countertops, looks out to the front.

This is a house with a sunny disposition. There is a reason the views from each room take in the old-fashioned garden, a sweep of lawn that is 45m (150ft) long and 15m (50ft) wide, and a delight to the owners’ eight grandchildren. The sense of space is phenomenal. Two mature beech trees provide a shady escape and additional privacy on sunny days.

At this time of the year there are sea views to be glimpsed through the still bare branches.

Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes.

The master bedroom has a separate en-suite toilet. The accompanying sink and shower are situated in the bedroom in a bid not to lose the Pigeon House towers view.

The house has a D1 Ber and is asking €1.4 million through agents Owen Reilly.

There is off-street parking for numerous cars.

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