Description“Dunville” is a truly delightful 4 bedroomed detached period cottage, situated on the Upper Dargle Road in Bray. Dating from the late 19th Century, this unique and characterful property exudes old world charm and yet has all the comforts of modern day living, having been sensitively restored and extended over the years by the current owner. There are many period features intact such as original fireplaces, decorative plasterwork and window shutters, but with the benefit of double glazed sash windows and gas fired central heating. To the front of the property is a traditional cottage style garden, which is accessed via pedestrian gate. A pathway leads through the neat lawn up to a decorative veranda with seating area, an ideal place for contemplation and taking in the garden view. From here the hall door opens into the bright and welcoming hallway which leads to an interesting and versatile layout, arranged in such a way as to have two separate accommodations, and yet the house has not been formally divided. To the right of the hallway is an elegant living room with feature fireplace, which leads through to a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, both rooms have windows overlooking the front garden. There's also a galley kitchen and modern shower room on this side of the house. To the left of the hall are a further two double bedrooms, also overlooking the front garden, a rear extension incorporates a fitted kitchen, a large wet room shower and a fourth bedroom accessed via a hidden staircase from the kitchen. There's also a more informal sitting room / sun room to the rear with large windows overlooking the rear courtyard style garden. It's worth noting the garden plot to the side of the cottage, which currently has pp for a vehicular access gate. With the right imagination and flair, and further planning, this good sized corner plot could be put to a multitude of uses.
The location is ideal, being just a stone's throw from all amenities including Castle Street Shopping Centre and Bray's Main Street, both offering a selection of shops and eateries and for arts lovers there's the Mermaid Theatre and Signal Arts Centre. The Peoples Park with river boardwalk is nearby, not to mention the renowned promenade and seafront, within 1.5km offering an array of cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlours, along with wonderful seaside walks, including the famous Cliff walk to Greystones. For commuters, there's no shortage of transport options including bus routes 45A, 84, 145, 155 and the Aircoach to Dublin Airport along with the 185 feeder bus to Bray Dart which passes by the door, there's easy access to the N11/M11/M50 corridor. Bray plays host to a number of highly regarded primary and secondary schools, as well as a wide variety of sporting facilities including sailing, rowing, tennis, horse riding, hockey, soccer and GAA to name but a few.
Viewing is highly recommended.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 4.13m x 1.22m. Bright and welcoming hall with carpeted floor, decorative ceiling coving and dado rail.
Sun Room / Sitting Room 3.56m x 2.17m. Comfortable room with carpeted flooring, recessed lights, large windows overlooking rear.
Living Room 3.98m x 4.18m. Bright room with carpeted flooring, feature cast iron fireplace with electric inset, decorative ceiling plasterwork, centre rose, Marvin sash windows, original shutters, dado rail.
Kitchen 5.00m x 1.78m. Accessed via living room, with fitted base units, skylight, windows overlooking rear courtyard, rangemaster cooker with gas hob, fitted shelving unit.
Bathroom 2.00m x 1.94m. Positioned between kitchen and hall, with tiled floor, shower enclosure with Mira electric shower, wall mounted shelving, wc, whb with vanity unit and tiled splashback.
Bedroom 4 3.03m x 4.17m. Accessed via living room, with carpeted flooring, fitted Sliderobes, Marvin sash windows with original shutters, ceiling coving.
Bedroom 1 3.78m x 4.20m. Double bedroom to left of hallway, original floor boards, Marvin sash windows, original shutters, ceiling coving, original doors, feature cast iron fireplace.
Bedroom 2 3.50m x 4.16m. Double bedroom with wood effect flooring, cast iron fireplace, dado rail, recessed lighting, Marvin sash windows with original shutters.
Kitchen 2.89m x 3.10m. With recessed lighting, understairs pantry, fitted base level units, marble effect countertop, sink, cooker with electric hob, wall shelving.
Bathroom 3.67m x 1.65m. Located to the rear, tiled floor, partially tiled walls, wc, whb, wetroom with Triton electric shower, Velux window.
Bedroom 3 3.32m x 4.15m. Double bedroom accessed via stairwell off kitchen, carpeted floors, windows overlooking rear courtyard.
FeaturesDetached Period Property
Original Period Features intact
South facing front garden
Side plot with possibility for further development subject to pp
PP for vehicular entrance gate
Very private rear courtyard garden
Walking distance to shops
Excellent transport links
Broadband and tv available
Marvin double glazed sash windows
BER DetailsBER: E1
BER No: 105089858
Performance Indicator: 339.26 (kWh/m2/yr)
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Bray on 01 286 6630