DescriptionAn exceptionally attractive wonderfully appointed detached double fronted bay-windowed two storey over basement level early Victorian period residence superbly positioned on Killiney Road oozing charm and character just a short stroll from Killiney and Dalkey Hills, close to the marine activities in Dun Laoghaire together with the superb amenities and facilities that are on offer in Dalkey Town Centre and Killiney.
Fortal is a superb example of a Victorian period residence standing on mature gardens and grounds of approximately 0.4Ha (1 acre) further enhanced by the stunning sea views over the rooftops below, Dublin Bay and across to Howth. It has been wonderfully maintained over the years and retains all the period embellishments of the era including decorative ceiling coving, sliding sash windows and original doors as well as beautiful examples of period marble fireplaces. On entering the property, one is immediately struck by the bright and airy generous proportioned accommodation that extends to approximately 382 sq.m (4,112 sq.ft) over the three levels. Being double fronted, the two principal reception rooms either side of the hall are beautifully proportioned and overlook the front garden and the stunning views. The kitchen/breakfast room and morning room overlook the sunny south facing garden to the rear. Also to the side of the property is a sunroom with guest w.c., a large storage area and a workshop.
On the half landing is the family bathroom and at first floor level there are four excellent double bedrooms, two being en suite, enjoy the stunning sea views.
The spacious basement level enjoys higher than expected ceilings and incorporates a sitting room, three bedrooms, two of which are currently laid out as home offices, a bathroom and utility area. It has the added advantage of its own separate access making it very versatile as self-contained accommodation for a relative or a wonderful environment for kids to mature into teenagers with their friends.
A sweeping drive leads to the front of Fortal providing off street car parking for numerous cars. There is also a second vehicular access opening directly into the rear garden off the private road. The gardens and grounds are set out mainly in lawn bordered by high trees giving immense privacy and seclusion with the rear garden enjoying a sought after sunny south facing orientation. A raised deck area accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room is ideal for al fresco dining. Enormous potential is on offer to extend or further develop the house and beautiful grounds, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.
This is a highly sought-after location being within a short walking distance of excellent public transport links to include Glenageary and Dalkey DART Stations, the 59 bus route and the Aircoach at Fitzpatrick?s Castle providing a direct route to Dublin Airport. There is an abundance of amenities close by to include Dalkey & Killiney Hill, Killiney Golf Club, Dun Laoghaire seafront with four yacht clubs and the Forty Foot bathing area at Sandycove Harbour. The house is sure to appeal to families who are looking to get a foothold in the area because of its proximity to excellent primary and secondary schools including Killiney/Glenageary National School, St. Joseph of Cluny, Loreto Abbey Dalkey and Rathdown.
- Entrance Porch (1.80m x 0.80m )with glazed double folding doors opening in, tiled floor and opens through to the
- Reception Hall (5.20m x 2.30m )with ceiling cornice, shelving, original polished timber floor and door to the
- Drawing Room (7.10m x 4.40m )with multi-paned sash bay window looking out over the front garden, across the rooftops and Dublin Bay to Howth, very attractive decorative wall panelling, picture rail, decorative rose, exceptionally attractive example of an early Victorian marble fireplace with ornate cast iron decorative relief inset, open fire and stone hearth and dual aspect windows
- Dining Room (7.10m x 4.40m )with multi-paned sash bay window that overlooks the front garden and the east pier, across Dublin Bay to Dublin Port, ceiling coving, decorative panelling on the walls, decorative rose, dual aspect multi-paned sash window to the side, very fine marble fireplace with arched inset, open fire and stone/brick floor and display glass shelving either side cupboards below
- Inner Hall (4.00m x 2.00m )with polished timber floor, picture rail, stairs down to the garden level and basement
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room (6.85m x 2.20m )with folding glazed doors that open into the morning room, large double glazed door opening out to the rear, solid timber floor, breakfast bar with cupboards, mahogany worktop, fitted shelving, gloss cream fitted kitchen comprising an integrated fridge, integrated Bosch dishwasher, one and a half bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, breakfast room has recessed lighting and coving, Professional Rangemaster five ring gas cooker with double oven & grill under, large warming plates, stainless steel chimney effect Rangemaster extractor, tiled splashback, tiled floor, display cabinets, roller shutter hiding the kitchen appliances, space for microwave, picture window overlooking the rear, saucepan drawers, cupboards and shelving for excellent storage
- Morning Room (4.35m x 4.05m )with ceiling coving, multi-paned sash dual aspect windows looking to the rear and side, closed over marble fireplace, solid timber floor and picture rail
- Half Landing
- Family Bathroom (2.70m x 2.30m )with cast iron bath with shower attachment fittings, pedestal wash hand basin, w.c. and fitted mirrors
- First Floor
- Landing with ceiling coving and hatch to the roof space, above glazed hatch opening to the roof space
- Bedroom 1 (6.95m x 2.30m )split level, lower level has a sliding sash window overlooking the rear with shutters intact, picture rail, built in wardrobe with shelving and timber staircase leads up to the mezzanine level with further sliding louvered door wardrobe provision
- Bedroom 2 (4.40m x 3.90m )with ceiling coving, picture rail, multi-paned sliding sash dual aspect windows looking rear and to the side and louvered door built in wardrobes
- Master Bedroom (6.10m x 4.40m )with ceiling coving, multi-paned sliding sash dual aspect windows looking side with shutters intact and over the front garden, again with shutters intact and looks directly across the rooftops, Dublin Bay to Howth and beyond, excellent built in wardrobes with cupboards over, picture rail, ceiling coving, wall lights and door to
- En Suite Bathroom (3.65m x 2.40m )with picture rail, ceiling coving, multi-paned sliding sash window with shutters intact, cast iron bath with shower hose, w.c., wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboards and drawers under, splashback, door to step in tiled shower, Dimplex wall mounted fan assisted heater and recessed lighting
- Bedroom 4 (5.55m x 4.35m )with entrance lobby with walk in wardrobe and storage press, picture rail, ceiling coving, sliding sash multi-paned window with shutters intact overlooking the front garden, the rooftops, beyond, the east pier, Dublin Bay across to Howth, and door to
- En Suite Shower Room with step in tiled Mira shower, wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboard and drawers under, tiled splashback, mirrored fronted medicine cabinet, extractor fan, Dimplex wall mounted fan assisted heater and w.c.
- Sunroom (5.75m x 2.80m )part glazed door leads down to the side sunroom, tiled floor and part double glazed hardwood door opening out to the side
- Guest W.C. with wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboards under and tiled floor
- Louvered Door Storage Area that houses the freezer and is plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer
- Workshop (3.40m x 3.10m )with electricity sockets, work bench and houses the gas fired central heating boiler
- Basement Level
- Lower Hallway (6.50m x 2.30m )with cork tiled floor and understairs storage
- Bathroom with understairs
FeaturesPrestigious highly regarded address
Bright and airy generously proportioned accommodation over three levels
Superb example of a period house of the Victorian era
Stunning sea views enjoyed over the rooftops below, Dublin Bay across to Howth
Ample off-street parking for numerous cars
Standing on approximately 0.4Ha (1 acre)
Period embellishments of the Victorian era maintained and intact
Sunny south facing private rear garden
Floor area of approximately 382sq.m (4,112sq.ft)
Gas fired central heating
Fitted carpets, curtains, kitchen and utility appliances included in the sale
Superb amenities available close by in Dalkey Town Centre and Killiney
Close to Glenageary & Dalkey DART stations & the 59 bus route
Surrounded by excellent schools, recreational and leisure facilities
Scenic tranquil walks by the seafront and over Killiney and Dalkey hills
Potential for further development subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission