Dalkey apartment with sea views for €695,000

Two-bedroom ground-floor apartment with views of Dalkey Island and private dock

Thu, May 2, 2013, 07:00

37 Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin

Two-bedroom, ground-floor 158sq m apartment with sea views
Agent Vincent Finnegan

Coliemore Road is an impressive address and not just because of its name-dropping potential: think Vincent Browne who lived nearby until recently, director Jim Sheridan and Dalkey’s most famous resident Bono.

The houses are not so much numbered as titled. Next to this property, Derrymore, is Queenstown Castle, for example, a turreted building that has been converted into apartments.

Derrymore does not stand out in quite the same way, at least not from the street. But to the rear is a two-bed ground-floor apartment that sets this property apart. Accessed via a side entrance, sea views that peek through to the front living room explode in technicolour in the kitchen and sun room.

Huge timber-framed windows provide a picture-perfect vista of blue and green, thanks to the Irish Sea beyond.

The garden is on different levels, with steps down to each leading, eventually, to a small dock with boat house.

Looking along the rear wall you can see people fishing on the rocks at Dylan’s Park, three houses away from Derrymore.

The property has been divided into three apartments, and there is a separate house on the grounds. The gardens are communal, and tended weekly by a gardener (€1,250 a year).

This apartment – on sale through Vincent Finnegan for €695,000 – is sizeable, at 158sq m (1,750 sq ft). It has two large bedrooms, one of which has floor-to-ceiling windows with a French window that opens to the side of the house, as well as a feature wall of exposed stone; the original front wall of the house.

Two bathrooms are to the front of the apartment, one with bath and the other with a shower, and the same exposed stone wall found in the main bedroom. The floors are in original pitch pine, and there is a large utility room with plenty of storage space.

But talk of space, bedrooms and pine is somewhat moot; what will sell this apartment is not the ample room you have to move around or its lovely original features, but the view of the sea and Dalkey Island, of water and land, of ships and boats, and seals and seagulls.

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