Savills is delighted to present Secrora to the market. A detached, 5-bedroom, double-fronted Victorian house in the sylvan setting of Killiney, it is a perfect house for raising a family. on 0.66 acres
Located at the end of a long gravelled avenue, leading off prestigious Killiney Hill Road, Secrora is part of the fabric of Irish sporting and literary history. Built in the 1840s, it is the former home of Irish tennis great Joshua Pim, who was four times a Wimbledon Champion in the 1890s. Before the Pims, the house was inhabited by TW Rolleston, an important figure in the late 19th century Celtic Revival, author of Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race and collaborator with Yeats (who was photographed in the garden of Secrora in the 1890s).
The house retains much of its original charm and character, together with very many period features: ceiling covings and cornices, fireplaces and shuttered sash windows. High ceilings throughout give a spacious, airy feel.
In a gently elevated but sheltered position, the house basks in a sunny southerly aspect, with the rooms to the front looking out on a beautiful garden, while many of the rooms on the upper floors enjoy an inspiring vista over Killiney Bay and south to Bray head and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Further enhancing the tranquil setting, the house and front garden are surrounded by the generous gardens of neighbouring properties.
Standing on the lawn of Secrora, one is struck by the warmth and character of this substantial and handsomely proportioned house. Cut granite steps lead to impressive double front doors of this 240 sq m / 2,583 sq ft property. The accommodation briefly comprises: at hall level, a large porch and welcoming entrance hall, drawing r ...