Sea views and a stroll to the harbour for €795,000

A three-bedroom terraced house with a secluded back garden is just minutes from Bullock Harbour and Dalkey’s main drag

 


Number two Mayville Terrace is at the Loreto Avenue end of the street. Smart black, white and red Victorian-style tiles add cheer to the hall.

The house has two reception rooms, a main sittingroom to the front where there is a fine marble fireplace and white painted floorboards. Steps lead down to the second reception room which overlooks the garden and has a cast-iron fireplace painted white. This restful space is used by owner Mari Kennedy, a yoga and mindfulness teacher, as a room for contemplation.

The property has just one small bathroom, situated on the return with a view across the playground of Loreto Abbey to the sea.

The raised kitchen is to the rear accessed via an amber, ruby and sapphire coloured glass panelled door. The extension appears to have been built about 1m above ground level and looks down on to the east-facing garden where there is a small lawn, a shed, acacia trees and pedestrian rear access on to Loreto Avenue. The garden is very private.

There is scope to create vehicular rear access, something at least two of the neighbours have done and essential if you have a car as there is no parking to the front or back, only adjacent in a cul de sac off Loreto Avenue. The 102sq m (1,098sq ft) house is asking €795,000 through agents Sherry FitzGerald. The house has a G Ber rating.

Upstairs there are two good size doubles and one single, currently used as an office. The back bedroom has a great sea view. A simple repositioning of the radiator would mean that you could have your bed facing the sea. This vista also takes in Loreto Dalkey. Some may not like the sound of children playing in the yard during their breaks.

The sea views are something that the next owner should try to make the most of. The way the neighbours have done this is by building up and out. With the help of an architect and subject to planning permission you could do a very interesting double height extension that might include moving the kitchen to the return to take advantage of wider screen seascapes.

The house isn’t overlooked to the front, viewing on to a privately-owned green space replete with golden daffodils. The property is a two-minute walk from Dalkey’s main drag and the same distance to Bullock Harbour.

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