Converted mews a bonus with Orwell Park star for €2.495m

Spacious property on leafy Rathgar road has six bedrooms and mews at end of garden

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Address: 10 Orwell Park, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Price: €2,495,000
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald
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On a leafy Rathgar road lined with imposing redbricks of varying styles, number 10 and its semi-detached neighbour stand out. The pair are two-storey over garden level, their pebble-dashed masonry painted a bright, creamy colour. Built in 1860 they would have been early occupiers on the popular Dublin 6 thoroughfare that has seen a clutch of sales in recent months.

Number 10 last changed hands in 2000 when it was sought after at auction, with the hammer falling on the current owner’s bid of £1.7 million (€2.158 million) – nearly 50 per cent over the pre-auction guide price.

It’s easy to see why bidders were so keen; aside from the location, the roomy 299 sq m (3,218sq ft) house comes with a converted two-storey cut-stone 111sq m (1,190sq ft) mews at the end of the rear garden.

Then, it was used as a home office – now the converted coach house is a comfortable two-bed mews, with a large living room, small kitchen and bathroom. It is accessed from the front of the property through electric gates and walled off from the main back garden by a tall granite wall. Its charm is its setting – at the end of the garden, fringed by mature trees and with a cobblestone courtyard in front.


The mews is the bonus – the house is the star. The entrance to the side in these style Victorians means an extra room at hall level – a study to the front. The interconnecting reception rooms have fine original period features and grand proportions. There are six bedrooms, four upstairs (one with en suite) a fifth in the return, a sixth at garden level. The family bathroom is at the top of the house beside a small utility.

Also down at garden level is the kitchen to the rear and a family room to the front. The house is being shown mostly unfurnished – it has been painted and carpeted throughout with some rooms staged to ready it for viewing. Buyers will update the bathrooms and if it is a family with young children maybe seek to extend the kitchen to bring light and space into the relatively small mostly north-facing room.

There is parking for at least six cars to the front with a car port to the side for additional secure parking. The house backs on to the grounds of St Luke’s Hospital so there is an attractive open aspect – the extensive Marianella new homes development is located further along the road.

Sherry FitzGerald is the agent, asking €2.495 million.

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison is an Irish Times journalist and cohost of In the News podcast