DescriptionSylvan is an immensely charming and characterful 4 bedroomed detached bungalow set on an enviably large plot on the Dublin Road, to the north of Bray town centre. Dating from the 1930's, this hidden gem has been in the same family ownership for the best part of a century. Reminiscent of gracious living from a bygone era, the property retains many period features, including, original fireplaces, ceiling coving, picture rails, glass panelled doors and art deco light fittings, to name but a few, but also benefits from modern additions such as double glazing and gas fired central heating. Set back from the road and approached via a long driveway, this delightful property also boasts a highly desirable, southwest facing rear garden of large proportions. Offering oodles of potential to extend to the rear and plenty of scope to reconfigure the internal layout, Sylvan now awaits a new owner, who with the right flair and imagination can create a magnificent “forever home”.
To the front is a new double glazed entrance porch which leads to the original hall door, in turn opening to the hallway. On entering, there is a wonderful sense of space and light with high ceilings throughout. To the left of the hallway is the fourth double bedroom which is currently in use as a second sitting room, a fine room with a window overlooking the front garden. To the right of the hallway is an exceptionally large and elegant living room which was originally two separate rooms, but now combined to create one large reception room, featuring a 1930's tiled fireplace and an attractive bay window which takes in views over the front lawn. This room also has access to the bedroom corridor. The kitchen, in original layout is to the rear with a range of built-in storage presses, and vintage ceiling clothes airer, there's a window to the side passageway. In keeping with the style of the era, there is a separate utility room / scullery which accesses a shelved pantry and a rear lobby area housing a further utility space and a guest wc. A door from here opens to the rear garden. The main entrance hallway turns to the right, leading to the bedroom accommodation and there are two cloaks closets here and a further three double bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have original cast iron fireplaces, built in wardrobes and windows overlooking the extensive rear garden. There is an additional cloaks storage room, off which is a separate bathroom with full bath, electric shower, whb and a separate wc.
To the front, the long front garden is accessed via wrought iron gates opening to a tarmac driveway, providing off street parking for multiple cars. To one side is a lawn bordered by flowerbeds planted with a selection of mature shrubbery. A wide gated side passageway on the left side accesses the exceptionally large rear garden; this really has the wow factor - with a south westerly orientation, a suburban garden of this size is a rare find indeed. Laid out in classical style with a series of lawns bordered by low box hedging, there's also a traditional greenhouse and plenty of opportunity for a kitchen garden for grow your own enthusiasts. There is also a detached block-built garage and boiler house.
The location is highly convenient, just north of Bray town centre and being just minutes from all amenities including Castle Street Shopping Centre and Bray's Main Street, both offering a selection of supermarkets, shops and eateries. It's worth noting the new Bray Central Shopping Centre with Stella cinema complex due to open next year. The Peoples Park with river boardwalk is nearby, not to mention the renowned promenade and seafront within 2km offering an array of cafes, restaurants, bars, and ice cream parlours, along with wonderful seaside walks, including the famous Cliff walk to Greystones, not forgetting sea swimming! For commuters, there's no shortage of transport options including bus routes 45A, 84, 145, 155 and the Aircoach to Dublin Airport which all pass by the front of the property and access onto the N11/M11/M50 corridor is just meters away. Bray plays host to a number of highly regarded primary and secondary schools, as well as a wide variety of sporting facilities including sailing, kayaking, rowing, golf, tennis, horse riding, hockey, soccer and GAA clubs.
AccommodationPorch 2.31m x 1.27m.
Entrance Hall 1.73m x 6.67m.
Living / Dining Room 7.86m x 3.59m.
Sitting / Bedroom 4 4.16m x 3.49m.
Kitchen 4.19m x 3.06.
Utility Room 1.80m x 2.32m.
Pantry 2.31m x 0.83m.
Guest WC 1.20m x 0.82m.
Bedroom 1 4.23m x 2.94m.
Bedroom 2 2.64m x 4.39m.
Bedroom 3 2.91m x 2.57m.
Bathroom 1.57m x 2.91m.
WC 1.52m x 0.9m.
FeaturesServices / Special features
Characterful 1930s detached 4 bedroom bungalow
Period features intact
Gas Fired Central Heating
Gated long front garden
Off street parking for multiple cars
Exceptionally large southwest facing rear garden
Potential to extend or for infill site (subject to pp)
Mature residential area with superb choice of amenities within walking distance
Highly regarded primary and secondary schools nearby
20 minutes walk to Bray Dart Station
Dublin routes stop outside the property
BER DetailsBER: E1
BER No: 114342801
Performance Indicator: 333.75 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Bray on 01 286 6630