Fairwinds, spectacular views in Killiney for €895,000

On a private road in Killiney, with a nature reserve at the end of the street, this bungalow’s modern and light-filled rooms provide a commanding panorama over Howth, Dún Laoghaire and Skerries


This lovely bungalow is tucked away on the private Claremont Road in Killiney with sweeping views of Howth, Dun Laoghaire and Skerries. The owners, who have raised their family here, are selling up and the property is now on the market for €895,000 through estate agent Sherry FitzGerald.

The 144sq m (1550sq ft) property is totally private, surrounded by sandstone walls to the front and the craggy outcrops of Dalkey granite to the rear. The garden patios have recently had an overhaul designed by Formality in Glasthule and the result adds a modern twist to the site, with pale granite paving surrounded by neat box hedging.

Harmonized with environment
The house’s exterior has been painted a pale cream which blends well with the granite and the new Marvin front door brings plenty of light into the hallway. The house is accessed by a Gothic style pedestrian gate with parking for three cars outside the property. The kitchen, despite being five years old, looks brand new and has integrated Bosch appliances, double Neff ovens and is painted in Dulux Jasmine white. A door to the rear leads to a small but manicured raised vegetable garden housing cabbages, lettuce and a variety of herbs.

The diningroom off the kitchen has a vaulted high gloss pine ceiling with a large skylight brightening up the entire area and this in turn leads to a west facing sunroom with the mid to late afternoon light allowing tropical plants to flourish. The living area has another vaulted ceiling and large windows to the front of the house provide sweeping sea views. A raised, gas log fire brings a modern twist to this lovely room. As many of the gardens in other properties facing down to the sea have deciduous planting, the winter views are spectacular, with the Mountains of Mourne visible on clear days.

The en suite master bedroom has a large bed flanked either side by full height windows and is painted in Farrow &Ball’s Pavilion Grey, the carpet in matching tones gives the room a tranquil air. The master also has built in units, and glass Sliderobes fill the width of the room.

Along the corridor are three further bedrooms and a large family bathroom. A small office, again with lovely views thanks to a full height window, could easily be transformed into an extra bedroom.

Well laid out gardens
The gardens, despite being small, are on different levels and well laid out. They accommodate a pond and waterfall feature.

A cleverly-located mirror at the end wall of the property reflects the careful planting of Tasmanian tree ferns, hydrangeas, lavender, agapanthus and a beautiful fruit bearing passiflora. An entire wall of rambling roses turns pink during summer months.

Fairwinds is located beside Roches Hill, which has now been designated a nature reserve. Potential buyers will have little maintenance to carry out in their manicured garden and access to wild, rambling walks on the doorstep of their new home.

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