Hidden home on a hill in Killiney with views of mountains and sea

The elevated five-bedroom bungalow on Glenalua Road is on nearly half an acre

  • Address: The Moorings, Glenalua Road, Killiney, Co Dublin
  • Price: € 1,250,000
  • Agent: Lisney
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Views of mountains and sea are the most striking feature of a bungalow hidden near the end of a narrow road off Killiney Hill Road, close to the Druid’s Chair pub in Killiney village. Built in the 1970s, The Moorings was revamped in 2006 when a curved sunroom was added to the side of the house to capture views that sweep around from Killiney Bay back towards the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. The views from the house are partly obscured by tall trees.

The elevated 218sq m (2,346sq ft) five-bed house on Glenalua Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, on close to half an acre, is for sale through Lisney for €1.25 million. It is one of the newer homes on Glenalua: the first houses at the top of the road were cottages built in the early 1800s. As the road gets narrower, the houses get newer and bigger.

A steep drive leads past high hedging to the house which has a Spanish flavour, with a white stucco exterior and arched doorways inside and out. The reception rooms, floored with pale timber, are nearly all to the right of the front door, the bedrooms to the left.

Terrace on two sides

The large sittingroom opens through an arch to the diningroom, sunroom and kitchen. This space is semi open-plan: the diningroom and kitchen are separate, but both open onto the sunroom. This has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and doors at each end opening onto terraces at the front and side of the house.

The kitchen has a small island unit and granite worktops; it opens into the front hall, off which there’s a large utility room-cum-storeroom. A cosy TV room opens off the hall as well, with a sliding door onto the front terrace.

The carpeted bedroom area opens to the left of the hall: the main bedroom with its dramatic black feature wall has fitted wardrobes and an en suite, and a door onto the front terrace . The other four bedrooms are smaller doubles, one used as a study. There’s a smart fully tiled family bathroom with a bath and a shower off the hall.

Outside, a wide stone terrace with glass railings wraps around two sides of the house. The garden in the property’s 0.45 acres of land is mainly at the front, where a long lawn slopes down towards the road past shrubs, plants and high hedges. There is 67sq m (720sq ft) of garage space underneath the house as well as plenty of space for parking outside. There could be potential to convert some of this into further accommodation.