Homely haven on Clontarf seafront for €895,000
New Dublin Bay cycle path just outside the door adds yet another amenity to this well-located family house
A house called Sanctuary Cove enjoys what is arguably one of the best locations on Clontarf Road.
Facing directly on to Dublin Bay, it has an unimpeded panorama from Howth to the South Wall to Dún Laoghaire with, in between, the horizon and departing ferries adding life to what are encompassing Dublin coastal views.
Vendors Kathleen and Michael Lynch have lived in Sanctuary Cove for 27 years.
“It’s a homely, comfortable house,” Kathleen says, “we’ve put a lot of life and work into it but it’s too big now so we’re downsizing.”
Over the years they added a kitchen/breakfastroom, dining room, conservatory, bedroom and attic space, bringing the house’s floor area to 235sq m (2,529sq ft).
They paid IR£92,000 when they bought the semi-detached house, a high price at the time.
Street view: Clontarf Road, Dublin
Agent DNG is now asking €895,000 for the private treaty sale.
Laid-out for family living, Sanctuary Cove has five bedrooms (all en suite so as to eliminate, Kathleen says, “bathroom queues in the mornings”), three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfastroom and shower-room.
There is off-street parking to the front and a sheltered, maintenance-free garden with shed/utility to the rear.
The sitting, living and dining rooms have been opened into one long room, “to accommodate family and gatherings” Michael says.
A large aquarium, built in to the wall, is an unique feature and will be sold with the house.
The conservatory has quarry tiles and overlooks the garden where high, white walls, circling trees and artificial grass make for a safe children’s playground.
The hallway has a pine floor and dado rails – the latter a feature also in bedrooms and landing.
The first of five bedrooms is on the ground floor and is a garage conversion and a front, upstairs bedroom has the best views in the house.
There is a peaceful reading space on the landing and the attic has a Velux with sky and Howth views.
Sanctuary Cove will soon have direct access to a new section of the Dublin Bay cycle path and coastal walkway. Work currently underway along the Clontarf Road is nearing completion and will provide 22km of a continuous off-road cycle route around the bay, making it one of the longest coastal promenades in Europe.