DescriptionCombining modern amenity with oodles of character, The Mews comes to market for the first time in almost forty years having been thoughtfully updated by the current owner while careful to preserve its period ambience in keeping with the atmospheric village of Enniskerry whose amenities are within minutes' strolling distance. Unlike so many mews properties, and especially deceptive considering its tall courtyard entry doors from Church Hill, this characterful home enjoys all the benefits of a large garden oriented south and west set out in lawn and gravel paths edged in profuse flowerbeds and sheltered by mature boundary planting; a veritable “ rus in urbe”. There is a strong sense of community in Enniskerry, located at the gateway to the “ Garden County”, so aptly called given the proximity of one of the world's great gardens at Powerscourt, whose waterfall is the highest in these islands. Rural scenic charm abounds for sure, but retail therapy and city commuting are not overlooked:- Bray town with its DART station minutes' drive to the east with Dundrum Town Centre and Carrickmines Retail Park along with the LUAS all within a short drive northward.
Upon entering the gated front courtyard one emerges into a suntrap gravel terrace with kitchen access, but turn right through the hall door to find oneself in the L-shaped dining-room/ Livingroom where a exposed stone wall features lend mellow character, and sliding glazed patio doors open directly to an intimate paved terrace ideal for dining al fresco. The ground floor also yields up a luxury bathroom, a book-lined study, and an airy dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room using all the benefits of a westerly orientation and mono-pitch translucent atrium roof to full advantage. Upstairs off a gallery landing there are three double bedrooms and another study which makes a useful nursery/fourth bedroom on demand; serviced by a stylish light-filled mosaic-tiled shower bathroom. This is an intriguing mews property equally practical as a home for a young family as for the active retired, and we heartily commend viewing.
AccommodationPart-glazed hall-door entry directly to:- 2.15 x 4.08.
L-shaped open plan dining room/ living room hard-wood floor finish; wall-niche with glass shelving; exposed stone wall elevations; corner fireplace fitted with solid-fuel stove; fitted ornament shelving; louvre-fronted understairs cabinet. Glazed sliding screen door to paved patio terrace leading to the garden. Open-tread stairs ascending to the first floor gallery landing.
Glazed door to tiled lobby accessing:-
Utility room 1.17 x 2.71. plumbed for washing machine and space for clothes-dryer.
Bathroom 1.60 x 1.63. with contemporary suite of bath, W.C.; wash basin. Ceiling light cluster. Heated towel rail. Combination of tiled walls with exposed brick relief
Study 2.88 x 2.71. a book-lined study with polished timber floors
Another glazed door opens from the main living area to:-
Kitchen/breakfast room 1.9 x 7.25. with polished timber floor and a dual aspect opening to both the front sun-trap courtyard and via patio doors to the garden terrace. A generous custom range of wall and floor level cupboards with good worktop space and ample power points is complemented by integrated appliances and a retracting larder section. Integrated Zanussi appliances include a dishwasher, electric oven and four-plate hob beneath an overhead extractor hood; and fridge/freezer. Scallop bracket wall lights illuminate the breakfast area making this a lovely informal eating zone opening via double doors to the garden. This is a bright, airy room courtesy of the monopitch translucent atrium-style roof. A door at the top of the open-tread stairs shuts off any sound egress from downstairs when entertaining and trying to encourage youngsters to sleep, and the entire first floor is finished in polished timber boarding.
Bedroom 1 4.00 x 4.02. A dual aspect double room facing south and north-light via Velux roof window.
Shower Room 1.91 x 2.50. a contemporary space in mosaic tiles on walls and floor. W.C.; wash basin; corner glazed screen electric Aquastream shower; recessed downlighters; wall medicine cabinet; Velux and southerly window.
Bedroom 2 3.67 x 2.85. Another dual aspect “ double” oriented south and west with a louvred hotpress in one corner.
Bedroom 3 3.76 x 3.15. a double bedroom facing west.
Studio / Nursery 3.02 x 2.06. with Velux rooflight.
Outside The garden to the rear is a visual delight combining cultivated planters and flowerbeds providing year-round colour with informal zones which, inter alia, include some wild hops. Enjoying day-long sun due to its south/westerly aspect, the garden offers considerable privacy, an oasis in the heart of this historic village with a rich heritage. Appropriately, specimen plants, shrubs and bushes live easily with everyday varieties, and in pleasant weather the garden becomes more like a “ room outside”.
FeaturesPeriod ambiance with modern amenities.
Superbly presented tiered garden with panoramic views.
Central location in the heart of a vibrant community.
Contemporary bathroom suites and custom integrated kitchen.
Hardwood floor finishes.
Four bedrooms; well-proportioned living space with study, utility, and bright airy kitchen.
Convenient to N/11/M11 and transport links.
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 113911150
Performance Indicator: 265.19 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Bray on 01 286 6630