- For sale
A tastefully modernised and extended period house in a delightful, elevated garden setting with views to the sea. Situated a short stroll form the charming village of Enniskerry the house is approached via a winding avenue through extensive lawns (formerly paddocks) to an extensive four court.
Bought by the current vendors in 2004, they then undertook a total restoration over the next two years, including extending the house, improving the external flow and enhancing access to the delightful grounds.
Accommodation - 520sq.m / 5,596sq.ft
Approached via a pillared porch the exceptionally spacious reception hall is a feature of the property with its stone flagged floor, feature carved wood chimney piece and open arches to both the kitchen and the featured glazed passage, which in turn opens to the gardens. Off the hall is the dining room with marble mantelpiece with inset stove and polished timber flooring and the drawing room with ornate marble mantelpiece, bay window with seating and French doors to south facing terrace. The kitchen with its painted timber floor and French doors to the part-walled garden, has a four-oven aga cooker, fitted cupboards with marble worktop and double doors to the family room with its bay window and marble fireplace with inset gas stove. The ground floor was extended and remodelled and access is via the glazed passage to the utility room, two bedrooms, one with extensive storage and cupboards, currently used as home office, a well-fitted shower room and an interesting sitting room with a mezzanine area/children’s room. A door also leads from this passageway to the cobbled stable yard and gym. At first floor level, radiating off the spacious landing area with its fireplace with marble mantle piece with cast iron inset and grate is the guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, his and hers washbasins, a further bedroom with a shower room and dressing room and the large main bedroom with cast iron fireplace and exceptionally spacious en-suite bathroom with roll top bath with hand shower, double power shower, double sink vanity unit and corner dressing area.
Adjoining the house is a totally enclosed cobbled courtyard with a range of buildings including four stables, boiler house, tack room/feed house, separate wc with shower. Also opening into the courtyard is the spacious games room, rising to two levels with polished timber flooring off which is a separate smaller gym/home office which in turn leads to the sun room, specifically built to take full advantage of its south and west orientation, with two French doors opens to the walled garden. Also at this level there is a changing area and shower room.
Grounds and Gardens
Privacy is guaranteed by a variety of mature timber and shrubberies at the road boundary and there are extensive lawns on both sides of the avenue, which were formally used as paddocks. For those interested in keeping a few ponies or stock these would readily convert back. The orientation of the house is such as to take full advantage of the southerly and western orientation and perhaps the most striking feature is the west-facing part-walled garden with its sun room, sun terrace and tennis court,
Enniskerry is well served with amenities including two national schools and a variety of small shops and cafes. The world renowned Powerscourt House and Gardens and the two Powerscourt championship golf courses are even closer to Mervyn than the village.
Oil-fired central heating, recently installed septic tanks, mains water and electricity, security alarm.