A country house in the heart of Donnybrook. Belmont House dates from 1760 or possibly earlier and is without doubt one of the finest homes to come on the market this year in Dublin.
An utterly unique family home, this wonderful Georgian residence of enormous charm and character enjoys an enviable position on Belmont Ave standing on c.0.24 acre of totally private gardens. Lived in by the same family since 1970, the home has been beautifully maintained by its current owners.
Belmont House has reception rooms of incredible charm and elegant proportion with wonderful natural light, high ceilings, period fireplaces, original doors and tall sash windows all balanced by equally well-proportioned bedrooms, 2 of which are ensuite.
Belmont House is one of the oldest surviving houses in south Dublin. Its origins are shrouded in mystery but it is known to have existed since at least 1760 and may have been the house and garden on Coldblow Lane mentioned in documents from the 1720s. Belmont House probably belonged in its early days to the Milltown Park estate. It was not among the buildings and grounds purchased in 1858 by the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus to create a Jesuit novitiate. In the 1830s, as Dublin sprawled into what are now Dublin 4 and 6, Coldblow Lane was developed as a public road and renamed Belmont Avenue after Belmont House.
Oral history suggests that the building was originally a dowager house or, more romantically, a house built for the mistress of one of the early owners of Milltown Park. Early maps show a long row of buildings extending from the main house, suggesting that, at one stage, Belmont was used as the coach house for the Milltown estate. These out-buildings were demolished to make room for a fine ex ...