DescriptionA most unique opportunity to acquire a detached home on a secluded site of approx. 0.171 hectare / 0.425 acre with the added benefit of a Gate Lodge on the banks of the Owendoher River. The main house extends to c.214 sq.m. and provides 6 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. The house, while requiring modernisation offers excellent potential to create a truly exceptional family home or to create a bespoke development on an exceptional site. The one bedroom Gate Lodge extends to c. 32 sq.m and is ideal for use as a home office or an au pair’s residence with some upgrading.
As one enters through the gateway, there are two Gothic headed doorways, one leading to the gate lodge and the other to the ruins of a second gate lodge. A bridge forms part of the driveway crossing the Owendoher River which flows south to north through the site.
Set in a popular residential location only a short walk from Rathfarnham Village, the house is within easy reach of a number of excellent schools, both public and private. Local amenities include Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA club, The Grange Golf Club, Marley Park and the Dublin Mountains. The area is well served with shopping centres including Dundrum, Nutgrove and Rathfarnham. Numerous buses pass the front door giving easy access to the city centre and the M50 is only a short drive away.
Entrance Hall 4.85m x 4.24m with under stairs storage, French doors to the living room and to the garden.
Living room 4.62m x 3.62m with bay window, coved ceiling and marble fireplace.
Family room 4.32m x 3.33m French doors to hall and garden.
Kitchen / breakfast room 6.30m x 4.57m with fitted units, sliding door to rear garden.
Utility room 2.36m x 1.93m with fitted storage units.
Rear Hall with door to outside.
Shower room with wc, whb and shower cubicle.
Study 6.85m x 3.01m
Bedroom 1 3.52m x 3.11m with fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 3.50m x 3.04m
Bedroom 3 3.53m x 3.03m
Bedroom 4 4.25m x 3.35m Incorporates hot press.
Bedroom 5 4.60m x 3.62m with fireplace.
Shower room 2.55m x 1.97m with shower cubicle.
Guest wc 2.58m x 2.34m
Bedroom 6 3.58m x 2.31m with build in wardrobes.
Bathroom 3.57mx 1.37m with wc, whb and bath.
Rosebank is accessed through a Gothic style gateway across a bridge finished with attractive wrought iron railings. A tarmacadam driveway leads to the main house providing ample off street parking for multiple cars. The site is planted with a host of mature trees and shrubs. The main house has lawns to the side, front and rear while the Gate Lodge has a west facing terrace overlooking the river. The site also has pedestrian access via the adjoining development Willowbank Dive. To the left of the site as you enter is the ruin of a second gate lodge.
The bridge, railings over bridge, gateway gates and post box are recorded on the 2016 – 2022 South County Council Development Plan 2016 -2022. ( Ref 267 ).
FeaturesUnique site with mature gardens intersected by Owendoher River.
Potential to create stunning family home or bespoke development ( subject to p.p. )
Detached gate lodge.
Attractive Gothic entrance.
Excellent location close to Rathfarnham Village and a short drive to M50 Motorway.
DirectionsFrom city centre travel out to Rathfarnham. Turn right onto Willowbank Road and continue onto Ballyboden Road. Travel past the entrance to Edenbrook Court and the house is on the right hand side.