Featuring elegant principal high-ceilinged rooms with ornate plasterwork and fine fireplaces, this handsome seafront villa is deceptively spacious and offers a versatile opportunity for home-with-income as well as development potential, subject to consent, on its large garden.
Standing on c. 0.36 acres of prime Esplanade frontage, Seanchara was built in the 19th century when the coming of the railway earned Bray the sobriquet of “The Brighton of Ireland”; a more genteel time, perhaps when wealthy merchants and built summer homes by the seaside in the shadow of Bray Head at the gateway to the “Garden County”.
Today, Bray's vibrant community has much to offer: shore anglers and sailors alike can enjoy the harbour, while a bracing walk along the Promenade can often lead to exploring the renowned cliff walk to nearby Greystones. There are the gardens and Saturday Farmers' Market to enjoy at nearby Kilruddery, with Enniskerry's Powerscourt Estate and Avoca Handweavers in Kilmacanogue to offer variety in leisure times. Active tennis, athletic and sporting clubs cater for many enthusiasts, while golfers are well spoilt for choice locally between Woodbrook; Bray, Old Conna; Dun Laoghaires' course at Ballyman; and Powerscourt all to hand.
Seanchara is lucky to have been in caring hands for over 35 years with tasteful modernisation and thoughtful conservation upgrading applied to a home that is both well-proportioned and easily managed. Members of the vendor family have, variously, run a restaurant and established a childcare/Montessori in the front lower garden level which enjoys independent access, while the family in the past have made useful income from fully ensuite guest accommodation lettings. The gard ...