DescriptionThe inspirational Balscadden Road is home to few very fortunate residents where only a dozen dwellings exist on this end of this spectacular cliffside coastal address.
The road remains of historic literary importance, where it was once home to Yeats, Joyce & Winston Churchill, who among others were drawn to the charm and outstanding beauty of the immediate surroundings.
The village of Howth is within a short walk of here with its extra-wide Main Street thought to have been a turning bay for a horse-drawn stagecoach. Perhaps a link to Grattan Lodge, whose tall coach doors at the side opened to a cobbled courtyard where a drawn carriage of its own was stored in a bye-gone era.
Today, the Lodge is a modernised detached period home of immense character and charm, toward the end of Balscadden, near the dramatic Kilrock, which marks the beginning of Howth’s cliff path, a coastal walk of exceptional natural beauty.
The house has been inverted, with the main living spaces located upstairs to fully enjoy the panoramic view of Balscadden Bay, Howth harbour, and the islands of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay.
Downstairs is comprised of three bedrooms: a master bedroom with ensuite shower room with underfloor heating, two further double bedrooms, and a main ground floor bathroom, in addition to a spacious utility room. In all c1,959 SQ.Ft (182 sq.M) inside.
There are two extensive walled cobbled courtyards outside, which provide ample parking and the potential to extend should more space be desired.
Upstairs there is a home office (4th bedroom) and a feature open plan living dining and recreation space, with tall, pitched ceilings ordained by exposed timber beams. The views from this splendid main family room are quite simply breathtaking.
A bright and spacious kitchen boasts a dual fuel (gas/electric) Rangemaster between the indoor dining area and the outside terrace accessed via sliding doors. The terrace is secluded, south-facing, and enjoys spectacular private views over Balscadden Bay.
The terraced garden is easily accessible from this level and provides a blanket of cascading greenery populated by colourful flowers surrounding the house on either side. With c. 1.001 acres to enjoy, this is a thrilling place to entertain or relax against the backdrop of the ever-present mesmerizing vista.
Purchased in c1988 by the current owners and completely renovated at that time, Grattan Lodge is in walk-in condition. However, the opportunity exists for the purchaser to easily expand this home or create additional outdoor amenities in the abundance of surrounding space.
Given the prime location, awe-inspiring views, and the spectacular site, the property as it is today or further expanded, makes for a very solid investment.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it will be our pleasure to provide you with a tour. Please contact us to arrange a viewing at email@example.com +35318183000
With storage x 2 & hot-press
Entrance Hall - 4.8m x 4.7m
Bedroom 1 - 6.15m x 3.13m
Ensuite - 2.6m x 1.8m
Bathroom - 2.84m x 2.58m
Utility Room - 3.1m x 1.7m
Bedroom 3 - 4.13m x 2.93m
Bedroom 2 - 4.16m x 3.23m
First Floor -
Living Room - 6.61m x 4.2m
Dining Room - 4.44m x 4.26m
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.11m x 4.26m
Study - 4.2m x 2.99m
FeaturesDetached modernised period home of character
C1.001 acres of terraced and wild gardens
Spectacular panoramic views of Balscadden Bay
Close to Howth village, bus & Dart services
Near scenic coastal walks / sea bathing
C1,959 SQ.Ft / C182 SQ.M
Oil fired central heating