DescriptionAshleigh is a striking impressive double fronted Georgian home which is situated on a site of approx, a third of an acre and boasts a wonderful south facing garden to the rear.
Beyond the attractive façade the property retains many period features including beautiful high ceilings, marble fireplaces, intricate cornicing and centre roses. One is instantly struck by the tranquil ambience and immense charm and grace which is experienced throughout the house. The house is accessed via an impressive solid entrance door which leads into a beautiful open hallway which is immersed in original features, to the right there is an exceptional double drawing room, offering wonderful proportions with a feature marble fireplace with open fire together with dual aspect allowing light to prevail and double doors which open through to the sun room. To the left of the hallway there is a elegant dining room which boasts an open fire and steps lead down to the family kitchen which caters for every day dining and casual entertaining, the pretty painted wall and floor units provide excellent storage and the picturesque windows are complemented by built-in seating and views over the front garden, a door from here leads to the rear whitewashed courtyard and a sizable pantry. From here, a door leads through to a casual family room/ playroom and onwards to the study and guest w.c., all of which overlook the rear garden. Also at this level is the attractive sun room with arched glazing and double doors to the rear garden making it wonderful for summer entertaining.
Upstairs is equally impressive with the first floor return home to two very generous double bedrooms, one of which is complemented by a decorative cast iron fireplace and a sizable bathroom which overlooks the garden. On the first floor the impressive master suite has an excellent range of built-in wardrobes and a picture window provides distant views out over Dun Laoghaire to the sea. The luxurious en suite is spacious and light-filled and overlooks the rear garden. Two further double bedrooms of which one is en suite completes the accommodation.
A true feature of this very fine home is undoubtedly the rear garden which is a haven of tranquility and enjoys a perfect southerly orientation. The garden is laid mainly in lawn and surrounded by mature trees with a sizable patio area catering for outdoor dining. A gateway leads to a whitewashed courtyard providing excellent storage. There is also ample off street parking to the front.
Another wonderful feature and a real added bonus is the self-contained rooms (originally offices) which are positioned to the side of the house and have dual access from the main house or separate access from the side. There are three sizable rooms, with a w.c. and a sliding door to the rear garden.
Situated in a location of unparalleled convenience, it is positioned within a short distance of Dun Laoghaire's main thoroughfare offering excellent shopping facilities, a good selection of creches, a theatre, public and private schools, a variety of restaurants, public transport, the Aircoach and the DART. The charming villages of Monkstown, Sandycove, Glasthule and Dalkey are all within close proximity with their fine restaurants and specialist shopping facilities. There are many sporting facilities close by, including several tennis clubs, a lawn bowling club, gyms and sports grounds, and of course Dun Laoghaire seafront is home to four sailing clubs along with many more marine leisure facilities - not to mention the breathtaking coastal walks.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 1.84m x 7.43m. Gracious hallway with original solid timber door with fanlight, ceiling cornice, centerpiece, architrave, dado rail, understair storage
Drawing Room 4.24m x 9.31m. Elegant formal entertaining room with open fire with impressive white marble surround and slate inset. Original ceiling cornice and dual aspect allowing light to prevail, Arch with concealed doorway through to commercial office and double doors to sunroom.
Dining Room 4.24m x 5.17m. Well proportioned dining room with central open fire with timber surround and exposed brick inset. Original ceiling cornice and window with shutters
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.27m x 6.89m. Spacious and light-filled picturesque windows and seating overlooking the front garden, Built-in wall and floor units, stainless steel sink unit with tiled splash back, double oven, hob, fridge, plumbed for washing machine, timber paneled ceiling and door to rear.
Pantry 2.89m x 2.50m. Extensive shelving and timber paneled ceiling
Family Room 4.24m x 3.68m. Cosy living room with built - in storage and window overlooking rear garden, door to
Study with built - in shelving and window overlooking rear garden
Guest WC 1.24m x 3.2m. Sink with tiled splash back, wc, dado rail and window overlooking rear garden
Sun Room 4.24m x 3.72m. Wonderful entertaining room with attractive arched glazing, tiled floor and double doors to rear South facing garden.
FIRST FLOOR RETURN
Landing with spacious attic 6.12m x 5.64.
Bedroom 3 4.20m x 3.76m. Double room with built - in wardrobes, decorative cast iron fireplace and window overlooking rear garden
Bedroom 2 4.22m x 3.62m. Double room with built - wardrobes and window overlooking rear garden
Bathroom 3.58m x 2.96m. Bath with tiled surround and fitted mirror, wash hand basin with built - in storage recessed lighting, tiled floor, shelved hotpress
Bedroom 1 4.18m x 6.39m. Spacious double room with built - in wardrobes and picture window with sea views
Ensuite 4.18m x 3.28m. Exceptionally large room with dual sinks, bath with tiled surround, tiled shower cubicle, wc, recessed lighting and window overlooking the rear garden
Bedroom 4 4.20m x 5.17m. Large double room with built - in wardrobes, original ceiling cornice and window with sea views
Ensuite 1.90m x 3.29m. Bath with tiled surround, wash hand basin with fitted mirror, wc, original ceiling cornice, window with partial sea views
Bedroom 5 4.22m x 3.69m. Double room with built - in wardrobes, ceiling cornice
Self - contained area to side
Room 1 With dual aspect, sliding door to patio, door to side
Room 2 Spacious room with built - in shelving
Room 3 Sizable room with built - in shelving
WC with wash hand basin and wc
FeaturesStunning location in the heart of Dun Laoghaire
Original doors and architraves High ceilings with ceiling coving Period features Generously proportioned accommodation
Ample off street parking to the front
Situated on approx.. a third of an acre with possible development potential (subject to planning permission)
BER DetailsBER: G
BER No: 103178794
Performance Indicator: 473.26 kWh/m2/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Dun Laoghaire on 01 284 4422