A cosy little place by the sea in Sandymount for €575,000

25 Beach Road is a well kept, warm and cosy home with plenty of character


When is a seafront cottage not a seafront cottage? When it’s number 25 Sandymount Strand, a period home that dates from 1805 and, though it is a single-storey cottage to the front, it has two storeys to the rear and, in total, two bedrooms – with a third potential bedroom.

Inside number 25 – on sale through Gunne with an asking price of €575,000 – is an entrance hall with high ceilings that opens, to the left, to a comfortable sitting room. The period fireplace, though fitted with a gas fire, has a working chimney, and the tongue and groove wooden flooring has been sanded and varnished to its original glory by current owners.

To the right, the first bedroom seems in an odd position – to the front, facing on to the road (and, beyond, Sandymount Strand) – but the triple-glazed windows prove ample protection from the elements, and the room is peaceful.

Behind these two original rooms, the extension from the original 1805 cottage becomes clear; an open-plan living-cum-dining-room is bright and roomy, with patio doors leading to the rear garden.

A kitchen beyond has a roof light, fitted kitchen units and a utility room and WC behind it, with access to the rear patio, which is southwesterly facing and concealed from any sea breeze.

Upstairs is small but functional: a reasonable-sized bedroom with wooden floor and built-in presses, and a third, small bedroom, that could, alternatively, serve as a study (or, potentially, be opened up to the second bedroom).

Number 25 is not for every house-buyer out there – but with its open-plan living area, cosy front sitting room and sunny rear patio, it is as comfy as the description would suggest, in a brilliant location for any sea-loving city dweller.

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