DescriptionA warm and inviting handsome late-Victorian end-of-terrace home, which dates from circa 1880, discreetly tucked away off Clonskeagh Road in a quaint, rural-like enclave. One of only 4 houses of its type, 6 Vergemount Hall has been lovingly maintained by its current owners who have been in residence for 31 years. This most attractive 4/5 bedroom home offers well-appointed, light-filled, versatile accommodation over three levels complete with stylish Hampton's conservatory and a self-contained apartment at garden level. Enjoying beautiful, well-tended gardens front and rear - the large private front garden with an idyllic south-westerly aspect and the rear offering possible mews potential subject to relevant planning permission with access to Clonskeagh Road.
Rich in original period features to include intricate cornicing, architraving, fireplaces and sash windows, 6 Vergemount Hall is very deceptive to the eye - elegant room proportions at the hall level provide for comfortable living in addition to fabulous entertaining space, positioned near the kitchen/breakfast room, with the sizeable Hampton's conservatory off same - a truly wonderful place for coffee, conversation and relaxation basking in natural light and sunshine. A self-contained 1-bedroom apartment at garden level offers a myriad of options - home/income, living quarters for a nanny/au pair, elderly family member, guest suite etc.. The stairs could easily be re-instated, reconnecting this fine space with the main house.
Exuding a happy, warm atmosphere, this beautiful home is complemented by its superb gardens. At one point in the current family's ownership, these mature gardens have played host to two separate birthday parties on the same day - one to the rear and one to the front complete with bouncy castles. Many is the family celebration and get-together that has been enjoyed within the walls and gardens of No.6.
Superbly and conveniently located, idyllically tucked away off the main thoroughfare of Clonskeagh Road, near the junction of Eglinton Road, Milltown Road and Sandford Road, Vergemount Hall is spoiled with the social and essential amenities of nearby vibrant Ranelagh, Donnybrook, Clonskeagh, Milltown and Dundrum. Excellent local junior (St Mary's NS Belmont Ave, Donnybrook, Sandford NS, Ranelagh) and senior schools (Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Sandford Park, Ranelagh, Alexandra College, Milltown, Muckross Park, Donnybrook, St Killian's German School, Clonskeagh, Lycee Francais d'Irlande - French International School, Clonskeagh) are all within walking distance, as are the many sports clubs (incl David Lloyd Sports Club, Donnybrook Tennis Club). UCD Belfield university campus is also close-by.
Resplendent in all its Victorian glory, enjoying a slice of peaceful country-living with its rustic gardens and sylvan setting with a fantastic city-address, No.6 ticks all of the boxes and now comes to the market in search of its next owners.
AccommodationHall Level A flight of granite steps with original railings lead to the hall door with fanlight and decorative corbels.
Entrance Hallway Welcoming hallway with coving, dado rail, archway.
Drawing Room An elegant room with 12-pane sash window with working shutters, enjoys lovely views over the front gardens. Original marble mantelpiece with tiled surround and open hearth, cornicing, picture rail, double doors to:
Formal Dining Room 12-pane sash window with working shutters, original marble mantelpiece with tiled surround, ornate cornicing, picture rail. Wonderful rooms for entertaining
Steps down to
Guest W.C Tiled floor, w.c., wash hand basin.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room Bespoke kitchen units by Ranelagh Antiques gas hob, Parkinson Cowan gas oven, stainless steel sink unit with drainer, 3 windows & 2 skylights, tiled floor, door to:
Hamptons Conservatory Added in 2007, a wonderful room to relax or dine in with tiled floor, stairs down to rear garden.
First Return Arched window with stained glass detail, flooding the first floor and hall level with wonderful natural light.
Bedroom 1 A bright double room to the front with sash window with working shutters, hand-painted cast iron fireplace, Sliderobes fitted wardrobes. Door to:
Ensuite Shower With semi-circular cubicle with seat, jacuzzi-style shower, wash hand basin, tiled floor.
Bedroom 2 A large single room to the rear with cornicing, built-in wardrobes, window overlooking rear garden, vanity unit with hand basin.
Bedroom 3 Single room with sash window, cornicing, built-in wardrobes and shelving.
(Bedroom 2 and 3 were originally one large room and could be reinstated as such).
Bedroom 4 A light-filled room to the front with sash window with working shutters, fitted wardrobes, attic access.
Stairs up to
Bathroom Fully tiled walls and floor, w.c., wash hand basin, bath with shower screen, Triton electric shower with wall mounted shower head, window, access to attic.
Garden Level Currently a separate self-contained 1-bedroom apartment. Could easily be re-instated to main house. To the front is a well-screened patio, bordered by a cut-stone wall, affording great privacy. A raised flower bed provides colour and interest. Open storage under the granite steps.
Living / Dining Room With tiled floor, cast iron fireplace with overmantle and tiled surround, window, opening to:
Kitchen Array of floor and wall units, stainless steel sink unit with drainer, Zanussi hob and oven, window,
Rear Hallway Tiled floor, large storage press,
Bedroom Large double room with 2 windows.
Rear Lobby Door to rear garden and
Bathroom Tiled floor and part tiled walls, w.c., wash hand basin, bath with mixer tap and wall mounted shower head.
Storage Room Concrete floor.
Utility Room Positioned underneath the kitchen, concrete floor, wall and floor units, gas boiler, countertop, stainless steel sink unit with drainer, plumbed for washing machine & dryer.
Rear Garden Enjoying total privacy and laid out in two parts, the rear garden is a wonderfully mature area complete with shrubs and trees and several vantage points to take advantage of the sunshine. The area underneath the Hampton's conservatory with stone base underfoot, is an ideal and practical spot for drying and airing laundry, storing bikes, garden equipment etc.. A gravel lawn and paving stones are bordered by tall cut-stone walls. This area is complete with Barna Shed. A door opens into the separate rear section of this garden, currently housing an office unit (with entrance lobby, w.c. and open plan area). There is direct pedestrian access onto the Clonskeagh Road from the office unit and rear garden. There is mews potential here - subject to planning permission.
The rear garden measures:
Section 1: L.13m x W.7m approx
Section 2: L6m x W..7.5m approx
Front Garden Truly noteworthy, the front garden is indeed a rare find. Basking in a much sought-after south-westerly aspect, it is a garden-lover's delight. Cultivated and lovingly tended to over the last 30 plus years, it features a 30m (approx.) front lawn, year-round colourful planting, trees, hedging and shrubs providing both interest and seclusion from the elements and neighbouring properties. There is great off-street parking for 2-3 cars comfortably.
FeaturesHeating: Main house: Gas
Electricity: Main house and garden level apartment are metered separately
BER DetailsBER: E1
BER No: 113793673
Performance Indicator: 322.74 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsComing from Ranelagh, drive through the crossroads of Eglinton Road and Milltown Road, proceeding onto Clonskeagh Road. Take the right hand turn after St James Terrace, just across from Platinum Pilates and Physiotherapy and follow this road as it veers left onto Vergemount Hall. No6 is at the end of the terrace as indicated by the Sherry FitzGerald For Sale sign.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ranelagh on 01 496 9909