DescriptionShamrock Lodge is a commanding historic house which dates back to 1720. Originally a hunting lodge it is currently separated into 2 houses. The new owners will more than likely convert back to a single dwelling to make this one of Dalkey’s finest properties once again.
The Lodge is a spectacular detached villa style residence (341m2) on private landscaped gardens of 0.4 acres., that have been a comprehensively restored and upgraded over the years by the present owners.
Accessed through electric gates, the graveled driveway sweeps up to a lovely granite entrance and on through to a hallway with magnificent adjacent reception rooms.
Shamrock Lodge was once the home of Richard Toucher, engineer famous for the construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1817.
The house is steeped in history and once had lands of over 70 acres sweeping down to the sea shore.
(2.35m x 1.32m) Georgian tiled floor, stained , decorative rose cornicework, double doors to
(8.88m x 2.74m) original wood flooring cast iron fireplace.
(7.44m x 5.97m) polished floors, decorative rose cornicework, dual aspect, original Adam fireplace.
(5.13m x 4.90m) Victorian cornicework, wood burning stove , dual aspect with french doors to garden.
(7.44m x 6.61m) handmade kitchen unit with polished granite counters and featuring a green AGA, central island with wood block counter, sandstone floor, glazed bifolding doors leading to garden.
(4.41m x 2.90m) Range of built in units.
(7.05m x 4.34m) carpeted flooring, attractive cornicework, bay window, walk in wardrobe.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
(4.83m x 1.74m) sandstone tiled floor, French style double basin vanity unit.
BEDROOM 2 (Formerly the original dining room)
(7.05m x 4.08m) wood flooring, bay window, cast iron fireplace.
(2.17m x 1.41m) tiled flooring, wainscoting, pedestal vanity unit with wash basin, w.c., shower.
Formerly the entire rear house would have been 3 or 4 bedrooms
(3.98m x 1.06m)
(6.04m x 3.40m) raised sandstone fireplace with feature arched sidelights and picture window overlooking sun terrace, open arch to
(4.44m x 4.30m) range of modern high and low level cabinets with breakfast bar counter, s.s.s.u., tiled splashbacks, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, timber paneled ceiling with downlighters, french doors opening out on to sun deck.
(4.82m x 2.81m)
(4.17m x 3.77m)
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
(3.0m x 0.95m) tiled flooring and walls, shower unit, w.h.b., w.c.
(4.40 x 3.16m)
(3.0m x 1.66m) tiled flooring and walls, timber paneled ceiling, shower unit, w.c., pedestal wash basin.
STAIRCASE TO ATTIC SPACE
(4.67m x 3.57m) with adjoining shower room.
Access via graveled driveway with ample parking and turning areas. Manicured, well stocked and landscaped gardens providing total privacy, mainly in lawns, with limestone pathways and patio areas leading to outdoor recreation room featuring flagstone floor, timber beamed roofing, bar and raised stone fireplace, with sliding door leading out to “secret” garden.
Secondary storage room with raised flagstone seating area.
Features• OUTSTANDING DISTINCTIVE PERIOD RESIDENCE
• ON 0.4 ACRES OF LANDSCAPED GARDENS
• ELEGANT RECEPTION ROOMS COMPLEMENTED BY MODERN LIVING AREAS
• MANY ORIGINAL FEATURES RETAINED
• SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT ROOM/SPORTS BAR
• ONLY 5 MINUTE WALK TO DALKEY VILLAGE
• GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING
DALKEY IRELANDDALKEY IRELAND, A GLORIOUS POSITION
Located in picturesque Dalkey village, a heritage town, which has Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre as its focal point. The town centre is within a 10 minute walking distance and where one can enjoy a good selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Shopping includes a butchers shop, a fish shop, delicatessen, numerous coffee shops, health food shop, craft shop, newsagents, a general grocery store, a wine shop, off-licence and assorted artisan shops and weekly market. The DART line provides access to Dublin city centre within about
30 minutes commute.
Dalkey, with its nautical and literary history, has managed to strike exactly the right balance, being largely unchanged and unspoiled by tourism yet offering everything that visitors and locals require including a number of pubs and shops, butchers, delicatessen, off-licence, banks and post office. The privacy, peace and tranquillity of it's surroundings, combined with its accessible coastal location, within easy reach of Dublin, make Shamrock Lodge both the perfect family home and weekend retreat. In the Middle Ages Coliemore was the main harbour for Dublin City. Bulloch Harbour is still a working harbour with boats that fish for lobster and crab. Dun Laoghaire Harbour is located 2.1 miles from Dalkey and houses four waterfront Yacht Clubs between the East and West Piers. The Irish National Sailing School is located here.
There are a number of schools easily accessible including Loreto Dalkey, Holy Child Killiney, Castle Park School Dalkey, Willow Park, St. Michaels, Blackrock College and St. Andrews.
SAILING AND WATERSPORTS
There are several small harbours close by, namely Coliemore Harbour and Bulloch Harbour, this being the biggest and is a declared seal sanctuary. There is also swimming at White Rock and Vico Rock.
Dalkey offers great leisure activities with Cuala GAA Club, Dalkey United F.C. or for those that enjoy a challenge there is paragliding off Killiney Hill or scuba diving in the bay.
ACCESS AND TRANSPORT LINKS
Communications are good with the M50 motorway (4 miles) linking Dalkey with the main arterial road system.
Dalkey railway station is within 10 minutes walking distance and is served by the DART electric rail system, which affords quick access to and from Dublin City Centre.
BUS/COACH An Aircoach service with a stop at Hyde Road links Dalkey with Dublin Airport. Dublin Bus services 59, 7d and 8 link the area with the city centre.
Dublin Port just 9 miles from Dalkey is served by four ferry companies, between them, they operate up to thirteen sailings daily connecting Dublin with Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.
Dublin Airport (45 mins) offers daily flights to an extensive number of international destinations and has a general aviation facility. 8 miles south east of Dublin City Centre, the heritage town of Dalkey is arguably one of the most sought after locations in Ireland the perfect setting for this superbly renovated home.