DescriptionA granite wall and electric wrought iron gates open up to reveal a sweeping graveled driveway complete with turning circle and delightful landscaped gardens to unveil this charming picture-perfect family home. The driveway, neatly bordered by granite cobble stones, defines the lawned gardens which in turn are punctuated with delightfully mature flower beds. Located on 1.2 acres approx. of exceptionally private and mature gardens, complete with tennis court, and mountain views the house exudes a natural rural charm in keeping with its unique setting.
An arched hall door opens to the entrance hallway with mosaic tiled floor this in turn leads via double doors to a large, bright reception hallway complete with parquet wooden flooring in a herringbone pattern. Double doors, in turn, lead to the drawing room complete with twin bays and delightful nooks providing perfect recesses for furniture placement. A white marble fireplace with cast iron inset and hearth provides a traditional focal point. There is a door which leads to the enclosed verandah to the front of the house. To the other side of the hallway the accommodation relaxes into the more informal comfortable family / living room. This room has a distinctly cottagey feel. A cushioned window box provides additional seating with built-in cabinetry providing invaluable storage solutions for books and of course a television. This room opens to the wide bay overlooking the garden to the front and has an understated sandstone fireplace. Double doors lead to the kitchen / breakfast room. Unsurprisingly the kitchen is traditional wood in style. The breakfast room has French doors to a side decked patio area. Wall and floor units are primarily of oak however they are complemented by a number of hand-painted units in a duck egg blue providing an interesting colour pop. At one end of the kitchen is an oil-fired cream Aga flanked in either side by oak units and an oak overmantle. The vaulted ceiling has a number of strategically placed skylights which reflect additional light into this already bright space. A door from here leads to a utility room and guest shower room complete with wc. There is also access to the garden.
A corridor and inner hall leads to a further wing of the house which provides sleeping accommodation at ground floor level. There is a guest wc and cloaks room. There are three bedrooms two of which are en-suite and all of which enjoy a delightful outlook overlooking the gardens to the front back and side respectively. The stairs leads to the first floor and the landing with dormer window to the garden at the front. From here there is access to the luxuriously appointed main bedroom suite complete with its' own private living area which enjoys a fireplace and French doors to the private balcony. The bedroom is dual aspect with walk in wardrobe providing spacious storage space and door to the en-suite. This enjoys a free-standing bath with attachment, shower unit, w.c., bidet, his and hers w.h.b. with marble top and under unit storage, mirror, part tiled walls, tiled flooring and recessed lighting. Tiled with travertine stone and off-set by toning Toile de Jouy wall paper it enhances the overall cosy but luxurious feel of this superb home. On the other side of the landing is a second double bedroom also with ensuite.
The overall landscaping theme is a cottage style adopting a considered informal design, a mix of closely but informally planted brightly coloured flowers which enhance and set the tone of this charming home with a distinctly rustic theme. The gardens are mainly to one side of the driveway which truly are a joy to behold. The property is bordered by the many specimen trees that are planted carefully throughout the grounds with expansive lawn areas to the front and rear which add greatly to the sense of complete and utter privacy this home offers. The property boasts many different outside patios and seating areas to enjoy the glorious landscape and sunshine at different times of the day. The grounds are extensively planted with a beautiful Japanese maple tree off the outside patio from the lounge coupled with a wide selection of colourful Sweet Pea, Agapanthus, Rhododendrons, Geraniums, Fuscia and Roses to name but a few.
A stone pathway leads one from front to the rear garden with an extensive patio area, water features and lawn area. Another path leads the way to the Tennis Court which is neatly tucked away behind mature Griselinia hedging providing shelter and privacy. A detached garage (9.2m x 4.26m) to the side of the property is accessed off the driveway and provides obvious potential to further develop as a home office or for recreational space.
Mountain Lodge is located at Lamb's Cross, and only minutes from the M50, N11, LUAS at Central Park and excellent bus routes. There are local shops at Lamb's Cross, extensive shopping facilities are available in the Carrickmines Retail Centre, Beacon Shopping Centre and Dundrum Town Centre. Local schools include St. Marys National School, Educate Together Stepaside, Gael Scoil Thaobh Na Coille, Rosemont Secondary School and St. Tiernan's Secondary School as well as the recently open Nord Anglian International School. Wesley College and St Columba's College are also close by. Leopardstown racecourse, Westwood Club, golf clubs, the Beacon Court Hotel and Beacon Hospital are a short commute away. The location is close to the Wicklow and Dublin Mountains, in addition to Marley Park.
AccommodationEntrance Hall 1.88m x 2.67m. Arched door leads to the entrance hall. Mosaic tiled flooring. Radiator cabinet. Double doors to:
Reception Hallway 5.10m x 2.67m. Parquet flooring in herringbone pattern.
Drawing Room 6.73m x 7.04m. Large open space with parquet flooring, marble fireplace with cast-iron inset and hearth. Door to enclosed verandah to the front.
Living Room 7.32m x 3.56m. Cushioned window box seating. Built-in cabinetry providing storage solutions and shelving. Sandstone fireplace. Bay window overlooking garden to the front. Opens to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.90m x 9.91m. Oak wall and floor units in a traditional style off-set by a number of hand-painted units in duck egg blue. Crema-marfil tiled floor. Oil fired Aga flanked by oak units on either side and complete with oak overmantel. Vaulted ceiling with several skylights which reflect light. French doors to deck to the side. Door to:
Utility area 2.75m x 2.28m. with door to back garden.
Shower Room separate shower, whb and wc.
Guest WC Monochrome tiled floor. Window to side.
Bedroom 3 3.28m x 7.09m. overlooking garden to the front with en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 4 3.69m x 4.22m. with en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
Bedroom 5 3.21m x 3.07m. Overlooking garden to the side.
Landing 3.27m x 3.00m. with dormer window.
Main Bedroom Suite 4.71m x 6.22m. A delightful dual aspect room with dressing room and luxuriously appointed en-suite to include free standing roll-top, slipper bath. His n' Hers whb in built-in vanity unit, travertine tiled floors and half wall to dedo level. Toning Toile do Jouy wallpaper for a luxurious but cosy appeal.
Living Area 5.60m x 3.94m. with fireplace and double doors to a balustraded balcony enjoying stunning views of the garden.
Bedroom 2 3.95m x 3.40m. with ensuite.
FeaturesSituated on approx. 1.4 acres
Rural setting urban convenience
Private landscaped gardens
Excellent joinery throughout
High Specification throughout
Easy Access to M50
Close to Dundrum Town Centre
Superb cosy and luxurious home
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 107405276
Performance Indicator: 293.3 (kWh/m2/yr)
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Foxrock on 01 289 43 86