Sherry FitzGerald is delighted to welcome Coolvally to the open market, a unique and distinctive 4 bedroomed detached property, tucked away in this exclusive enclave off Shanganagh Road, located within moments of Shankill village and all amenities. Brimming with character and special features, this wonderful home is set on the most magnificent southwest facing gardens of just over an acre, offering unlimited potential, subject to planning permission. Dating from 1939, the property captures the graciousness of a bygone era and yet has been upgraded and refurbished by the current owner with modern day living in mind. Many original period features have been retained such as high ceilings, original parquet and terrazzo flooring and elegant proportions throughout combine to create a property of immense charm and distinction. Of note are the hand painted wall frescos of Italian scenes by a renowned local artist, which are found throughout the property. The property also benefits from a detached studio and two garages, offering further potential. Coolvally presents a superb opportunity for the discerning buyer to acquire a splendid home on exceptionally private grounds; a rare find in a suburban setting. The accommodation briefly comprises of a smartly tiled entrance lobby with guest wc, an archway leads to the main hallway which accesses all reception rooms. To the front of the property is the contemporary dual aspect kitchen / dining and family room, which leads to the original sunroom and enjoys a delightful aspect and direct garden access. A beautifully proportioned drawing room with original parquet flooring offers a more formal reception room and features an elegant bow window and fireplace with Kingstar inset stove. To the rear of the property is a home office / study and the original kitchen, now in use as a large utility room, off which is a rear hallway, with boiler room and wc, there is also access to the side garden from here. Upstairs are four spacious double bedrooms, the principal of which with walk in wardrobe and full bathroom ensuite, benefits from an outdoor terrace, the ideal spot for morning coffee whilst enjoying a bird's eye view of the sylvan setting. The second and third double bedrooms share a Jack and Jill ensuite shower room while the fourth double and a separate shower room complete the layout on this floor.
Approached via electric entrance gates, which open to reveal the graciously landscaped gardens which are truly something special to behold. Boasting a highly desirable south west facing orientation, with sweeping lawns, the periphery is bordered by mature hedging and trees, offering utter privacy and seclusion. To one side, a smaller lawn offers the perfect space for a grass tennis court. Designed in 1939 by renowned horticulturalist Humphrey Watson who was the first owner, the gardens contain a collection of specimen trees including Edwardzia, Myrtle, Cuban Laurel, Irish Oak, Weeping Willow, Laburnum, Magnolia, Stellata, Forsythia, Cordelina Australis and varieties of Cypress, Fir and Cedar. There is a patio area to the front of the property, an ideal space for al fresco dining in the Summer months and there's ample space for garden parties. Two garages, one double and one single as well as a detached studio measuring approx. 6m x 4.20, offer further versatile space which could be put to a multitude of uses including a home office, hobby room, home gym, yoga or art studio.
The location is excellent, just 15 minutes' walk from the vibrant village of Shankill offering a selection of local shops and supermarkets, including the Lidl and Tesco Express, alongside cafes and eateries including Bradys gastro pub. There is also a selection of highly regarded primary and secondary schools in the vicinity including St. Anne's National School, Rathmichael Parish School and Scoil Mhuire, Woodbrook College, St. Gerard's, John Scottus and there's easy access to a host of other secondary schools via the Dart. The beach at Shankill is within walking distance and nearby Shanganagh Park offers many walks, pleasure, recreational and sporting facilities. The DART is within 10 minutes' walk of the property and a number of bus routes pass through the village, including the aircoach to Dublin airport. The N11, M50 and the LUAS are all within minutes of the property offering seamless access to the city centre.
Entrance Hall: Tiled entrance hallway with ceiling coving.
Hallway: Solid wood flooring with handpainted design, ceiling coving, understairs cloaks storage. Door right to:
Study: Versatile reception room, currently in use as study, window overlooking rear courtyard garden. Door to:
Utility Room: Original Terrazzo flooring, wall and floor units, wall mounted oven and grill, space for washing machine and dryer, electric hob and extractor fan, countertop, stainless steel sink and drawer, window to rear courtyard garden, space for fridge / freezer, door to rear lobby.
Rear Lobby: Lino floor, original hand painted venetian wall fresco. Door to side garden.
Guest wc: Tiled floor, wc and wash hand basin over vanity unit, frosted window, part tiled walls.
Drawing Room: Elegant dual aspect drawing room, with parquet flooring, ceiling coving, downlighters, bow window overlooking side garden, Kingstar feature fireplace with solid wood burning stove, glass panelled door to sun room.
Kitchen / Dining room: Beautiful triple aspect room, kitchen area with tiled flooring, wood effect countertop with range of wall and floor units, Neff induction hob with Neff integrated double wall oven, integrated microwave, diswasher, fridge/freezer, Belfast sink, wall shelving.
Dining Area: Canadian Maple engineered wood flooring, window overlooking garden, steps down to sun room.
Sun Room: Tiled floor, door to patio and garden.
Landing: Carpeted stairs lead to carpeted landing, ceiling coving and roof light, stira access to floored attic.
Principal bedroom: Large dual aspect double bedroom with carpeted flooring, ceiling coving, balcony overlooking front garden, walk in wardrobe with parquet flooring, rails and shelving, sliding door wardrobe, wall mural, ceiling coving. Door to:
Ensuite: Full bathroom ensuite with tiled flooring, floor to ceiling wall tiles, full bath with shower, wc and wash hand basin over vanity unit, wall mirror, frosted window, chrome towel radiator, extractor fan.
Bedroom 2: Dual aspect double bedroom to front with wood effect flooring, ceiling coving, windows overlooking garden, door to:
Ensuite: Jack and Jill ensuite with double sized shower enclosure, tiled floor, floor to ceiling wall tiles, wc and wash hand basin, window to side, chrome towel radiator.
Bedroom 3: Double bedroom to rear with carpeted flooring, ceiling coving, downlighters, window to garden, access to large eaves storage.
Bedroom 4: Dual aspect double bedroom, wood effect flooring, ceiling coving, windows overlooking grounds, downlighters, built in wardrobes.
Shower Room Lino flooring, tiled walls, wall fresco, corner shower enclosure with electric shower, wc and wash hand basin over vanity unit, wall mirror, 2 frosted windows to rear Dimplex heater.
Special Features / Services:Superbly locatedUnique detached propertyExceptionally private gardens of over 1 acre.South west facingElectric entrance gatesSpacious accommodation of approx 225 sq m / 2,400 sq ftRefurbished and upgradedAdditional insulationNew kitchenDouble glazingFeature high ceilingsParquet and genuine terrazzo flooringStira stairs to floored atticTwo garagesDetached studioClose to all amenities, including Shankill village and Shankill Dart station with 10 minute walk
BER Details BER: D2
BER No: 104073655
Energy Performance Indicator: 264.81 (kWh/m2/yr)