DescriptionIt’s rare that a jewel such as 8 Martello Terrace property comes to the market. This three storey property is part of the most recognisable and iconic terrace on Bray seafront. They stand proudly facing Bray Head and backing onto Bray Harbour. This is a really great location. A terrace of eight listed buildings that define the Northern end of Bray seafront.
PJ O ’Dwyer are delighted to present this beautiful house to the market which has many original features of its era but is also a wonderful family home that sits on the northern end of Bray Promenade. This house forms part of one of Bray’s earliest, best preserved, and most distinctive seafront terraces. The terrace has some historical value due to James Joyce living in No 1 between 1887 and 1891. No 8 is an end-of-terrace, three-storey house, one of a largely uniform row of eight houses built in 1860.
A veranda and first floor Regency style balcony, encased by the decorative geometric Chinoiserie railings, spans the front of these beautiful homes.
The entrance, which is to the west elevation, consists of a beautifully painted bespoke hardwood timber door with a small hood supported on decorative brackets, and a segmental-headed fanlight above. The windows are new flat-headed and filled with two over two hardwood timber sash frames. A glazed door to the first floor leads onto the balcony with painted stone sills. The property faces onto Bray’s grass-covered esplanade but is separated from it by a small private space now mainly used for car-parking.
To sit on the balcony with views towards Bray Head and along the coast towards Greystones is a true delight. The view along the promenade takes in Bray’s seafront and a short walk around the corner has you on the edge of Bray Harbour and its walks up the back beach.
There are beautiful sea views to the front and the back with a clear view of the Cross on the top of Bray Head. It’s a real pleasure to sit on the balcony with sea breezes and then retreat to the back garden where you are surrounded by the old original stone walls that provides privacy and sun all day.
This property has been well maintained and the sash windows throughout were double glazed in 2017. The bathroom & kitchen were updated in 2017 also.
New rendering & external down pipes, fascia & soffit were fitted to Irish Heritage standards in 2017/2018.
This house has seen many events since 1860 but has been a happy family home for the last forty years. It offers the opportunity to live in a spacious house with the benefits of Bray on your doorstep.
Bray has numerous restaurants, bars and shops and the Dart allows easy access to the city and the southern suburbs. There are many schools, sporting and recreational facilities in the area.
Entrance Hall Stairs to upper floors.
4.30 m x 1.64 m
Reception Feature cast iron fireplace with tiled insert. French doors to verandah.
4.83 m x 4.56 m
Rec/Study Many uses for this room depending on how you lay out the house. Could be bedroom.
3.74 m x 2.84 m
Family Room Solid fuel stove.
4.65 m x 2.96 m
Kitchen Fitted eye and floor level,Plumbed foir dishwasher.
5.61 m x 3.00 m
Utility room Plumbed for washing, tiled floor
Shower Room Step in electric shower, w.c., w.h.b., tiled floor and half tiled walls.
First Floor return:
Bathroom Step in shower, w.h.b., w.c. Hot-press. Tiled floor and part tiled walls,
3.00 m x 2.84 m
Coat press. Gas boiler
Reception Feature slate fireplace with tiled insert, French door to balcony. Was once master bedroom.
4.87 m x 4.80 m
Balcony Excellent views of seafront.
3.98 m x 1.95 m
Bedroom Feature slate fireplace.
3.84 m x 2.70 m
Second Floor return:
Bedroom Exposed rafters.
3.16 m x 2.98 m
Shower room Step in shower, w.c., w.h.b., exposed stone, wooden floor.
1.88 m x 0.910 m
Bedroom Sea views
4.90 m x 4.46 m
Bedroom Views towards harbour.
3.06 m x 2.69 m
Communal green to front.
Rear garden laid in concrete.
Area 1 Garden shed and rear access
6.61 m x 4.25 m
9.75 m x 2.10 m
FeaturesLarge bright house with huge potential
Sash windows replace to highest quality.
Rendered to Irish Heritage standards.
Could be reconfigured to 6 bed house if required.
Gas fired central heating
In good condition throughout
Parking to the front
DirectionsFrom Bray Main Street go down Seapoint Road and the property is on the left at the junction of Seapoint Road and Strand Road.