DescriptionDescribed as a rural hillside idyll, set on approximately five acres' fenced garden and woodland east of The Glen of The Downs in an elevated position commanding spectacular views out to sea towards the Sugarloaf, The Scalp and the Dublin Mountains, Ballydonagh Lodge was built in 1972 in the style of a Provencal farmhouse for an author who wanted a home in which he could harness being at one with nature to his creative talent. Replacing flooring and windows in 2003, the present vendors have been custodians of this characterful country residence since 1976, where their family has enjoyed the wide range of local leisure amenities, athletic sporting clubs, golf, sailing and fishing while in the Delgany/Greystones community being convenient to the N11/M11/M50 corridor, and DART stations in Greystones and Bray.
The residence offers a versatile layout with living accommodations of c. 227 sq./ 2,443 sq. ft on two floors, above a garden level integral garage reached internally via a stairwell, offering clear potential for keen hobbyists, or conversion (subject to consents)
The main entrance hallway accesses a dual aspect sitting room with open fireplace; a spacious playroom/home office (which has doubled as a fifth bedroom) and- strategically designed to enjoy the best views- an open plan triple aspect family dining room and kitchen with patio doors south to a sun terrace.
Here, one of the main charming features becomes apparent- a spiral stairs leading to the tower bedroom, guest suite above the kitchen; while retracing one's steps via the hallway, the main stairwell ascends to a gallery landing off which are found three family bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, mature boundary planting protects the c. 5-acre gardens laid out mainly in a combination of low maintenace woodland, shrubs, meadow and undulating lawns including hard and grass tennis courts; all approached via electric gates set in stone wing- walls.
For nature lovers, there are wonderful walks to be discovered in the vicinity, including the nearby Kindlestown Woods to the east and Bellevue Woods and the Great Sugarloaf to the west; making this a wonderful place to make one's family home.
AccommodationEntrance Hall with glazed screen door
Playroom/ Office 4.09m x 6.10m. (alternative 5th bedroom), with dual aspect east and north and alcove shelving.
Bathroom 2.10m x 4.23m.
Sittingroom 3.55m x 6.15m. with dual aspect south and west to the grounds; above fitted bookshelves; period reproduction pine fireplace with dog-grate and surround. Pine clad ceiling.
Diningroom 4.50m x 5.35m. overlooking the garden to the south, and with views northwards to the mountains. Pine paneled ceilings, and decorative period open fireplace surround.
Open archway to;
Kitchen 450m x 5.35m. with triple aspect, picture windows framing the Little Sugarloaf and further north to take in the Scalp and Dublin Mountains. There is a breakfast counter/island, wall and floor level cupboards; generous worktop space and ample power points, with space for cooker and dishwasher, fridge/freezer; stainless steel “1 ½ “sink and drainer, beneath a pine clad ceiling. Patio double doors lend direct southerly access to a suntrap rockery terrace ideal for dining al fresco.
Studio Gallery Landing
Bedroom 2 2.90m x 6.14m. an L shaped room with superb views and wall to wall built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 3.02m x 3.11m. with built in wardrobes and easterly aspect.
Bathroom 4.23m x 1.93m. with bath, wc and whb. Plumbed for washing machine and space for clothes dryer.
Bedroom 4 5.13m x 4.23m. enjoying a southerly aspect, built-in wardrobes, and access to a large (c. 20.14sq. m) unconverted floored loft.
Uncoverted Loft 3.95m x 5.10m.
Tower Suite Bedroom 1 4.59m x 5.26m. with dual aspect windows taking in lovely views, pine- clad ceiling, and built- in wardrobe. Attic access. Ensuite bathroom with tiled floor and walls; corner shower, wc and whb.
FeaturesCharacter appeal at first glance
Almost half a century's maturity in its c. 5 acres of garden and woodland
Striking panoramic views
3 well-proportioned reception rooms
4 Bedrooms; 3 bathrooms; large attic
Between the mountains and the sea, close to the communities of Delgany and Greystones.
Convenient to DART, N11/M11/M50
BER DetailsBER: E2
BER No: 113224794
Performance Indicator: 345.22
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Greystones on 01 287 4005