Not your average country cottage in Greystones for €495,000

A stylishly upgraded four-bed with charm inside and out


Tucked behind a whitewashed wall, between Bray and Greystones, Quiet Waters makes an unassuming first impression. The low-set country cottage dates from the 1850s, but has been gradually upgraded and extended at various times since. The electric sliding gate to the driveway is the biggest hint that this bungalow offers more than your average country cottage: not least space.

Four bedrooms, a spacious kitchen/dining space, a livingroom and even a snug are set across 152sq m (1,636sq ft). The living accommodation has been carefully designed with stylish and cosy country charm in mind – exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and wooden finishes – while also addressing the needs of modern family life.

The kitchen, custom built by the Victoria Salvage & Joinery Co, incorporates a central island, hardwood counter tops, a wood-burning stove and tongue-and-groove ceiling. Off the dining area is a small snug perfect for retiring to with the newspapers for pre- or postprandial reading.

The modest-sized livingroom is flooded with natural light from solid-wood sliding doors, which open out to the mature south-facing gardens. Exposed beams and a raised solid-fuel burner create lots of charm for those days when the garden is not an option.

The patio area can accommodate a large outdoor table and seating. It overlooks the small carefully planted private garden, at the end of which is a raised blue wooden shed – very Hamptons. Those in search of greater space can avail of the famous Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk just 500m way.

Quiet Waters is for sale by private treaty through McGovern Estates for €495,000.